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July 04, 2006 - USA / New York
Cooperstorn - Doubleday Field

Setlist

Gumboots
The Boy in the Bubble
Outrageous
Slip Slidin´ Away
You´re the One
Me and Julio Down by the School Yard
How Can You Live in the Northeast?
Mrs. Robinson
Love Me Like a Rock
That Was Your Mother
Duncan
Graceland
Father and Daughter
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Still Crazy After All These Years
Cecilia

E1:
You Can Call Me Al
The Only Living Boy in New York
The Boxer (w/ Jerry Douglas on dobro)

E2:
Wartime Prayers
Bridge Over Troubled Water




The band (not all members are present at all shows)

Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Bakithi Kumalo - Bass
Steve Gadd - Drums
Mark Stewart - Guitars, Cello, Saxophone, selfmade instruments
Robin diMaggio - Drums, percussion
Tony Cedras - Accordeon, Keyboard, Guitars
Andy Snitzer - Saxophone, Synthesizer
Harper Simon - Guitar
Adrian Simon - Keyboards




Fans who attended this show

 





Review by:
Ron

A great venue and music to match. Loved the new arrangements of old favorites, especially the updated Mrs. Robinson, which left nothing on the table. Without losing the original feeling, it leaped off the stage.
The mix was delightfully unexpected; old and new, original and reinterpreted. This was not nostalgia, it was an artist who is not afraid to adapt to new ears but without selling out. I wish there were more like him.

Review by:
Phil

All I can say - it was an amazing night. I think because PS is older, I´m older, it was a concert filled with agreat emotion. The band was great - the arrangements we refreshing and right on. His voice was in excellent shape. The addition of BOTW was a fitting end. I do wish he had something from ROTS, and one more from Surprise (tho I love it, I don´t count F&D as a new song). But to hear Duncan, Only Living Boy, the beats of Graceland, Northeast, etc. all magical. And YTO was an incredible performance - mezmerizing.
Yes, Doubleday field, Cooperstown 4th of July was an incredible venue. The crowd was what I have come to expect: the loyal, knowledgeable up front, on the lawn, grooving to the music. The others, the majority, sitting in the bleachers waiting to hear an oldie. Not sure what the crowd size was. I was told it holds @ 10k for concerts. There were a few empty bleacher seats. I´d say maybe 8k out of 10. Wish there was more merchandise: got a 900 sit ups a day shirt. There were awesome posters in shop windows: PS July 4, Doubleday. My wife tried to talk a couple of merchants into selling/giving one, no luck. Maybe ebay.
Throughout, I was listening to a friend, a member of my generation who never sold out - who consistently has given words and music to the human condition of our times, individually and collectively. Who´s many songs, were not just songs, but prayers - a constant road across the wilderness. And through it all just 3 words in my head: ´thank you, Paul´.

Review by:
BobMac

What a great night. 4th of July.....Doubleday Field.....Hot Dogs.....PAUL SIMON !!!! He still sounds superb at his age. His voice still has the quality it did 30 years ago. Lots of great music. Although on the 4th of July I wished he had performed ´American Tune´. It would have been a perfect 2nd encore. All in all, it was pretty ´magical´......4th of July......Cooperstown......Doubleday Fiend.....Paul Simon...

Review by:
Bill

This was a fantastic show - Paul and his band sounded great and of course the venue was fun. Did anyone get any pictures - I´d love to have one to save as a memory - Lynd8@Yahoo.com

Review by:
TomR

Great Concert at a great all American venue in beautiful Cooperstown NY. The concert was so moving that at points I found myself close to weeping tears of joy. This is what great concerts are made of and anyone who was there will agree. ´ God bless the US of A ´

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Review by:
Nick

The concert was great! Paul sounded really good and the setlist was very good as well. We arrived in Cooperstown at around 5:00 PM and we could hear ´Father and Daughter´ playing. At first I thought it was a recording coming over the loud speaker but then we walked down a side street and into the back parking lot of a bank which overlooked Doubleday Field and there we could see Paul in a bright pink shirt doing soundcheck. It was really coolto see Paul telling the band and sound people how he wanted the sound to be. He then played ´Outrageous´ which sounded great and then he and the band made some changes and then played ´Outrageous´ again. After that he played ´Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes´ and when they finished playing that they practiced the opening harmony of the song. After that the band played ´Still Crazy´ and Paul sang some of the lyrics but mostly adjusted his equipment. Then Paul practiced ´The Boxer´ with Jerry Douglas. It was really cool to see Paul for an extra 45 minutes before the show even started. Once the gates opened, we could see Paul playing catch with his kids behind the stage before Jerry Douglas took the stage. It was funny to see Paul running around in his pink shirt with his kids. I thought that Paul sounded great and the show was very very good!!