July 01, 2004 - USA / California
The band (not all members are present at all shows)
Mark Stewart - Guitars, Cello, Saxophone, selfmade instruments
Fans who attended this show
The Hollywood Bowl was packed. it was a two hour and ten minute show. All the hits and Art Garfunkel was joyous. But.......... Paul Simon was joyless, miserable, seemed that he hated being there. He talked to the audience with disdain. Hes up there like hes doing you a big favor. They are grossing here in L.A. almost FOUR MILLION DOLLARS for one show and yet Paul Simon acts like an uppity asshole. Next time Paul stay home. Keep your misery to yourself.
I won´t go into the whole story of why my mother and I were late for the most meaningful musical event so far in my young life, but (curses!) we missed the beginning of ´Old Friends´. The usher practically had to drag us to our seats because I froze right in the aisle as soon as I saw Paul and Artie. I was teriffically excited and emotional as I had not seen either of them in concert before and I still couldn´t believe that I was actually there. So, obviously, it´s difficult for me to put those initial feelings aside and give a critical review of the performance. I was tickled pink to hear ´The Only Living Boy in NY´, though indeed it was more than a little off-key...which is about the only bad thing I can say about the night. In my opinion Paul didn´t act like an ´uppity´ anything at all, though then again, Paul could have recited the alphabet for all I cared! I would´ve just eaten it up.