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Foto Tour Link Recensioni >> Concerto Canyon Club Ottobre09

Canyon Club  Agoura Hills, CA  October 16-17 2009

At the edge of the madness.

I was thinking for months about my decision to leave Italy just for the two concerts at the Canyon Club: more than 24 hours of flight to go and to come back in 5 days. And often I said to me: but you are crazy ! In fact when I reached Los Angeles and I explained my plan, some Americans told me: but you are crazy ! My answer was: yes, I really am, but I'm happy. And the happyness justifies everything.

The reason that pushed me to select the shows at Agoura Hill's was that I was looking for a very cosy atmosphere in a little venue. My intuition didn't mistake: the Canyon Club was on the top level with a very kind and helpful crew.

The shows also were extraordinary with the powerful voice of Pat, the electrifying passion of Neil, the sympathy of Mick Mahan and the crazy energy of Myron Grombacher in the back. Here is the list of songs of the first show:

All Fired Up

Shadows of the Night

Somebody's Baby

Invincible

Let's Stay Together

We Live for Love  acoustic

You Better Run    acoustic

We Belong

Hit Me with your Best Shot

Promises in the Dark

Love is a Battlefield

Everybody Lay Down

Hell is for Children

Heartbreaker

There are three remarkable things: first the performance of "You Better Run" in the acoustic version, recently played in New York City at the Nokia Theatre for the Grammy Artists Revealed event. The song confirms the beauty of the many tracks performed acoustically in these last years and confirms also the strong desire of the fans to have a new album in the same way.

Second the comment of Pat about the song "Somebody's Baby" that belongs to a group of material released by Pat and Neil not only nice but also rich in social messages. Not by chance Pat Benatar is cited at the Grammy Museum at Los Angeles in the section dedicated to the power of music to change conventional attitudes and behaviours.

Third the moltitude of girls at the tables in front of the stage with some really shy boys here and there. They got excited and become crazy above all during "Hit me with Your Best Shot". And it's curious to know that many of them were infants when the song was released. It's crazy but this is the power of Pat Benatar music.

A special thank's to the manager John Malta for his singular kindness.

Luca Ansaldo

Il manager John Malta

 

Mick Mahan

 

Ruth Grombacher, sorella di Myron

 

Carolina, amica di Ruth

 

Un amico di Ruth

 

Terry a sinistra con suo marito ed amici americani

 

Dougie e Laura dalla Scozia

 

Fans americane

 

Marie sulla sinistra con amiche

 

 

Tricia da Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 


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