June 27, 2004 - USA / Nebraska
The band (not all members are present at all shows)
Mark Stewart - Guitars, Cello, Saxophone, selfmade instruments
Fans who attended this show
Setlist same as rest as stops. Art wore purple shirt and was jovial, Paul red shirt and black leather jacket and seamed disinterested. Hightlights were when a fat, burly road crew guy bullied a woman behind me and took away her camera during ´America´ and ruined the enjoyment of that song. Art did a moving rendition of ´Kathy´s Song´ along with a tale of the song´s orgin. The Everly Brothers came out and killed and brought tears to more than one eye and everybody to their feet. ´Scarbrough Fair´ was as lovely live as on record and also brought many a tear. There was an extended jam on ´Homeward Bound´ that really cooked, great piano. Paul did a great guitar solo at the beginning of ´Sounds of Silence´ that was really cool, he shed his leather jacket and did an Elvis pose on ´Mrs Robinson´. The vocal interplay between Art and Paul on ´El Condor Pasa´ was smooth, the lighters came out during ´Bridge Over Troubled Water´. Everybody sang along to ´Cecelia´ and ´The Boxer´ and sat quietly during ´Leaves That Are Green´ and capped the night joyfully to ´The 59th Street Bridge Song´. Thank You Art and Paul and Band for visiting our little city and to the cute blonde girl who I gave my phone number and email address to on my way out of the concert , please call me, I´d like to get the chance to know you!!!
I´ve seen two S & G concerts this tour, within seven months of each other. This is the second one I saw, and I believe it had the exact same setlist as the first one I saw (then again, don´t they all?). Nevertheless, I enjoyed it even more because I brought to this concert a more thorough knowledge of the history of their music as well as their lyrics. My favorite moment, maybe because it was a unique one, was when Paul forgot his ´lines´ in their speech about how they met and started talking about how he had done Death of a Salesman the year before Alice in Wonderland and was looking for an easier role (he was joking, of course) and then said, ´A great deal of the ´70s also seems to have escaped me.´ It was an enjoyable experience even though Old Friends started off shaky, but I heard it usually does, and the music drowned out some of the voices on Baby Driver. They never failed to disappoint.
John from Omaha
Taking my wife and three kids to this show was really cool. None of us had ever seen either Simon or Garfunkel in person, so it was first for all of us. My wife, a veteran of many concerts, called it ´a pinnacle.´