EC at the Beacon Setlist

Here’s the setlist, thanks to John O.

Beacon Theater New York 4.22.05:
1 Waiting For the End of the World
2 Uncomplicated
3 Clown Strike
4 Radio, Radio
5 Country Darkness
6 Bedlam
7 Needle Time – Really vamping
8 Next time round
9 Either Side of the Same Town
10 (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea
11 Clubland/I Feel Pretty
12 Our Little Angel w/story
13 Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down
14 The Poisoned Rose
15 Kinder Murder
16 In the Darkest Place
17 When I Was Cruel No. 2
18 Watching the Detectives
19 The Delivery Man
20 Monkey to Man
***Hubert Sumlin Arrives***
21 Hidden Charms – EC sings into pickup
***Hubert leaves***
22 Mystery Dance
23 Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used to Do
24 Pump it Up
25 Mystery Train
26 You Really got a Hold on Me
27 (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding
28 Heart of the City
29 The Scarlet Tide

I enjoyed the show. It was my first Elvis show since the North pre-tour shows at the Town Hall. I thought Elvis did some interesting guitar work, a lot more soloing than usual which was cool. I guess he has been fine tuning his guitar chops on this tour and it showed. His stage patter was limited, but it was new to me, which is always a nice thing (after 10 shows or so). It was professional show and the crowd seemed to eat it up, after all, he is the beloved entertainer. My only complaint, and I will say it again, too damn expensive. Sorry Elvis, but you can’t rip off the faithful and expect them to keep coming back for more, bring the ticket price down.