Saturday, November 17, 2012


 They were Amazing at THE CHICAGO THEATER last night!  I have seen them many times over the years...together and solo, and this was by far their BEST LIVE performance!   Musicianship was A+ and every time Peter played the Banjo, they took it to the next level :)  So many GREAT performances to speak of including all of my favorite Michael Nesmith tunes!  "Tapioca Tundra,"  "Papa Gene's Blues" and "You Told Me" sounded so full!  Mike found his GRETSCH "Blond Beauty" to be out of tune after "Sunny Girlfriend" and wanted to make up for it by playing it again BUT after some more technical issues, they launched into a great version of "You Just May Be The One."    

Micky gave some vocal performances that I was in disbelief and could still do the dance to "Goin' Down."  He was full of energy and solid on the drums!  Peter played all of his favorites and even played bass on some of the HEADQUARTERS numbers BUT his banjo playing really made the MONKEES sound :)  The back up band was PRIMO including Christian Nesmith and Coco Dolenz! (I didn't like the back up band from their 1986 reunion and some of the other reunion shows)

Davy was not forgotten and was featured in a few video montages and songs.  I video taped Davy singing "Daydream Believer" at the last Chicago area performance he made and will post it soon on YOU TUBE.

If you are a MONKEES fan, you will not want to miss this!  I hope they film one of the shows and make it available via BLU RAY/DVD.  One interesting note, the line for the merchandise was over 30 minutes long!  They had SOLD OUT of tour programs and most of the T-Shirts!

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