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July 01, 2006 - USA / Wisconsin
Milwaukee - Summerfest


1. Gumboots
2. Boy In The Bubble
3. Outrageous
4. Slip Sliding Away
5. You´re the One
6. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard
7. How Can You Live In The Northeast?
8. The Only Living Boy In New York
9. Mrs. Robinson
10. Loves Me Like A Rock
11. That Was Your Mother
12. Duncan
13. Graceland
14. Father and Daughter
15. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
16. Still Crazy After All These Years
17. Cecila
18. The Boxer
19. You Can Call Me Al
20. Wartime Prayers

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:

What a GREAT SHOW! I was 3rd row center and unlike whaty other reviews said from prev. nights, Paul Simon was having a GREAT time. Maybe people in certain towns dont understand a New York attitude.

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The show was amazing. I was up higher where no one complained about the dancing because almost all of us were. I was surprised by the number of young people. My daughter and I were surrounded by kids in their teens and twenties. Maybe because we were in the cheaper seats. The three young girls next to me said the had all worked at the same resurant and his Greatest Hits album was always playing when they were cleaning up after closing. When they heard he was coming to Milwaukee they just had to see him. They were on their feet the whole concert. The young kid next to my daughter knew the words to every single song.

Paul was full of life and humor and his voice was in great form. The audience carried on after every song and he actually had to wait to get into the next number several times. The band was so full of life and enthusiasm. People went crazy when Bahtiki did his licks on You Can Call Me Al. Paul did the last song with Jerry Douglas and it was excellent.

We had a wonderful time. It was outdoors and lucky for us, the rain held off.

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I was able to attend this show with my parents. I was moved beyond my comprehension of music. My father introduced me to the love of music that we now share together, I am grateful for the passion!

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Wow! Once again Pauldelivers such poise andstage presence. I was fifth row center and it felt like Paul was singing directly to me. The set was a perfect blend of all his genres. I was brought to tears during Father and Daughter. Paul gave a sincere anectdote about his daughter and finger painting that was touching. It is nowonderthat this man is as tender in real life not just in what his lyrics reveal.

Show was definitely on the short side even though he threatened a 3 hour show nd paing the whole Bruce Springsteen catalouge...With Pal´s long repetoire of music he could have kept the audience entertained for hours.

Speaking of the audience, they were a bit on the ame side. I got hassled for dancing durin the opening song...I just don´t get how people could go see Paul Simon and SIT! His music makes me move...I don´t pay for fifth row center seats to sit...C´mon people even though you are a couh potato at home, it might do you a bit of good to shake your thing every once in a while!!!! All in all itheld for the this was everything my expectations held for the mst talented artist ever to live.

Review by:
Dr. Winston O'Boogie

I have seen Paul SImon several times over the last few years (w/Robbity Bob Dylan, w/Brian ´I Can´t Beleive He Is Opening His Set List With The Barenaked Ladies song, ´Brian Wilson´ Wilson and a couple of times with Artie in ´03) and Paul had NEVER sounded better than he did last night. The arrangements were remarkable, nothing short of awesome. Paul was in stellar voice and, somewhat surprisingly, that kick ass band of his harmonized so well together it was nothing short of awesome.

Paul always puts on a wonderful show. You always leave thinking, ´Amazing´, ´Perfect´, ´Beautiful´, ´Inspiring´, etc; but, until now, I never thought I would actually say this about a Paul Simon concert: ´It ROCKED!´

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Paul Simon ROCKED.

*A little advice about the people bitching when you were dancing: Just ignore them. We did. They eventually had to get up and dance too.

*Any disappointments? Just three, hee hee - No ´Sure Don´t Feel Like Like Love´, no ´Once Upon A Time There Was An Ocean´ and no ´Everything About It Is A Lovesong.´ My roomate and I would have been ecstatic if he had just performed the whole new album from beginnning to end (like Brian Wilson did on his ´Smile´ performances). We didn´t think anyone would agree with us, though. So we asked the other young couple sitting next to us we just met who we could tell were true Paul Simon fans, and they were like, ´Hell yeah! Wouldn´t that be great?´

Wouldn´t it?

Peace. Love. Simon.

Dr. Winston O´ Boogie


1. Gumboots
2. The Boy In the Bubble (sweeeeeeet arrangement)
3. Outrageous (awesome played live)
4. Slip Sliding Away
5. You´re the One (thank God! I love this song!)
6. Me and Julio (permission finally given to dance from the sitters)
7. How Can You Live In The Northeast? (so moving live)
8. The Only Living Boy In New York (kudos to Mark Stewart singing)
9. Mrs. Robinson (interesting arrangement, very serious tone)
10. Loves Me Like A Rock (Is it OK to dance again? OK, thanks)
11. That Was Your Mother (What? No Take Me To The Mardis Gras?)
12. Duncan (I thank God for your fingers too, Paul)
13. Graceland (hell yeah, best song ever written)
14. Father and Daughter (With Lulu on Fingerpaints)
15. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Steve Gadd in top form)
16. Still Crazy After All These Years
17. Cecilia (Brought the house down)
18. The Boxer (please people, remember to only sing the lala´s)
19. You Can Call Me Al
20. Wartime Prayers (subtle ´remember what´s really going on´ reminder. Thanks, Paul.)

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O'Boogie's Roomate

As the roommate of the aforementioned reviewer, I just wanted to add that I had never seen Paul Simon live - so I had no expectations.

But what I found was someone genuinely grateful to be there, happy, warm, open and VERY VERY personable. My roommate has seen Paul several times and said that it was very unusual that he was as ´chatty´ as he was last night.

His interaction with the audience was intimate for such a large venue and he somehow captivated such a close one on one feeling with us. It was truly magical.

Maybe not as magical as the night we ate a few shrooms and played the ´Bridge Over Troubled Water´ album, the S & G 2003 live album and ´The Graceland´ album, but you know what I mean.

Hmmm....shrooms and ´Surprise´, anyone?

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Can´t add a whole lot to what´s already been said. My girlfriend and I were 3rd row with our curstom-made t-shirts (´Speedo´ and ´Human Trampoline´). Most of the people down front were really, really lame, especially for the first half. I was standing for the opener and getting shouted down, having stuff thrown at me, etc. I turned around and reminded everyone that ´this isn´t the goddamn handicapped section.´ It´s ok to dance! The band was great, the arrangements were great. The show was a bit short, I really missed the R. of the Saints songs, and Paul wan´t moving around as much as on the You´re the One tour it seemed. Otherwise, great. Before one of the encores, he tripped on something on the stage and shot his stage manager a very severe ´go to hell look´ - ouch, hope she still has her job, he should watch where he´s going! Good time by all.