September 30, 2006 - USA / Oregon
The band (not all members are present at all shows)
Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Fans who attended this show
The concert was amazing and I am greatful to both him and his band for giving me one of the happiest days of life!!!!
It was the best concert I have ever attended. Paul and the band were great in New Orleans, even better in Lake Tahoe, and absolutely spectacular in Portland. The sound was superb, and we had fabulous seats. The crowd was very enegetic, and Paul seemed to be enjoying himself immensely. We got the three encores and they played part of ´Diamonds´ again after someone yelled out ´play it again´. I feel sograteful to have been able to see this man three times this year. He is still at the top of his game. The outpouring of affection for this man was almost overwhelming. It brought me to tears several times.
I echo the previous review. I see a lot of shows every year and this is one of the best of my life.
Well, Paul and company were fabulous. I´m a longtime fan, though this was the first time I saw him live. He played such a nice mix of old favorites as well as new ones from Surprise. When someone yelled to ´play it again´ (after Diamonds), Paul kind of smiled and the band on stage started laughing. He ushered them to continue and we were treated to another 5 minutes of a Diamonds, only with some awesome solo drumming with Steve Gadd. The last encore of Late in the Evening was full of so much energy, especially when ´He blew that room away.´ Jerry Douglas is a talent too. Would like to see the two of them work together in the future. Awesome show :)
This was the first concert I have ever attended and it will remain with me for the rest of my life. It certainly is a story to tell the kids. I have seen many performances of Mr. Simon on various websites and DVD´s, but nothing beats it live! Thank you for the experience.