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October 24, 2006 - USA / Pennsylvania
Philadelphia - Tower Theater
2) The Boy In The Bubble
4) 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
5) Slip Slidinâ€™ Away
6) Youâ€™re The One
7) Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard
8) Train in the Distance
9) How Do You Live In The Northeast?
10) Loves Me like A Rock
11) That Was Your Mother
14) Father & Daughter
16) The Only Living Boy In New York
17) Diamonds on the Soles Of Her Shoes
18) You Can Call Me Al
19) Still Crazy After All These Years
20) Mrs. Robinson
21) Wartime Prayers
22) Bridge Over Trouble Water
23) Late In The Evening
24) The Boxer
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
This was my first Paul Simon concert and I have to say it was the best experience of my life...and I´m only 18 years old.
I knew Paul as part of Simon and Garfunkel and after watching The Graduate, I fell in love with their music. Then I got into Paul´s solo work and I became somewhat obsessed.
This concert in UpperDarby PA was outstanding to say the least. I actually had 2 mid-term exams the next day, but said to myself ´screw that...Im going to see Paul Simon.´ I left at around 5:30 pm and didnt get home until around 1:00 am
Jerry Douglas as the opening act was quite good. It actually got annoying though after 35 min...particually because I was too anxious to see Paul. Then They needed another 25 min to set up for Paul´s band...I got restless...got some snowcones and popcorn.
Finally he came on...His presence was shown by a vociferous applause and some standing ovations.
I dont quite know the whole setlist, but here is some of it:
He did 5 songs from ´Graceland´:
- The Boy In The Bubble
- That Was Your Mother
- Diamonds On The Souls Of Her Shoes
- You Can Call Me Al
Then 5 songs from his Simon and Garfunkel days:
- The Boxer (final encore)
- Bridge Over Troubled Water
- The Only Living Boy In New York
- Mrs. Robinson
Also did songs from ´Surprise´ duh...it was his Surprise tour
- Wartime Prayers
- How Can You Live In The Northeast
- Father And Daughter
- Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
- Still Crazy After All These Years
- 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
- Loves Me Like A Rock
- Slip Slidin´ Away
and others I cant recall
It was funny because I had to stop for gas on the way...and on the radio ´Kodachrome´ was playing. It was at that point though I had to stand outside in the freezing cold and couldnt listen to it...Paul didnt do it at the concert and I was a little disappointed.
I bought a t-shirt that said ´Paul Simon Live In Central Park´...30 bucks, but well worth it.
After the concert ended, I couldnt get over it...it was SO GOOD. As the last song was playing (the boxer) I headed up to the top of the theatre so that I could get out of the parking garage without any hassle.
I did get through my 2 mid-terms and the concert was well worth the trip...Im still thinking about it.
- - I´m surrounded by the sound...the sound... - -
GREAT SHOW!! I didn´t actually see it (I did see the July 4th show in Cooperstown, NY at the baseball hall of fame stadium & it was this great too)...
This whole show was broadcast on NPR & is archived & available to be heard at:
Here´s the setlist...
2. The Boy in the Bubble
4. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
5. Slip Sliding Away
6. You´re the One
7. Me & Julio Down By the Schoolyard
8. Train in the Distance
9. How Can You Live In The Northeast?
10. Loves Me Like A Rock
11. That Was Your Mother
14. Father and Daughter
16. The Only Living Boy in New York
17. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
18. You Can Call Me Al Play Video
19. Still Crazy After All These Years
20. Mrs. Robinson
21. Wartime Prayers
22. Bridge Over Troubled Water
23. Late In The Evening
24. The Boxer