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Sheryl Crow

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Grand Prairie, TX
06/20/2006
08:30 PM

Sheryl Crow Pictures and Grammy's

Concert Review by Paul Ridenour

I was surprised to get an email from Ticketmaster on 1/27 about tickets going on sale on Saturday 1/28 for a March 3rd Sheryl Crow concert.  I thought she was not touring and spending all of her time with Lance Armstrong.  On Saturday February 4th, the news was that she and Lance broke off their engagement.  I was fortunate to get 4 seats in Section 105 Row K and L.  Her set list does not vary that much from concert to concert.  Found out in church on 2/26 that Sheryl Crow has breast cancer and the show for 3/3/2006 was canceled.  Rescheduled for June 20th.

 

Waiting since March to see this concert, it was certainly worth it.  Dottie and I were on row 2 of our section which was really row 7 from the stage.  Shannon Watkins and daughter Kristin Nightengale were on the row behind us but there were two empty seats next to them.  We moved to those seats after the opening act.

The opening act was a guy I have never heard named Jack Ingram.  A country-western singer from Texas.  He was very good especially on a song about his daughter "Ada Adelle."  He grew up in Houston and lived in Dallas.  He is quite popular to those who know him and he has had some hits.  He said he "toured Texas for 10 years and never heard his songs or name mentioned on the Top 40 weekend radio countdown."  He said last year his name was mentioned 40 times on that same radio show. 

Sheryl Crow came out looking healthy, happy, and very upbeat.  The Dallas Mavericks were playing Game 6 of the NBA Finals to Miami Heat and Sheryl said she had a good feeling that the Mavs were going to win.  She did make a comment about Mark Cubin using the F word.

I wanted her to do 7 or 8 songs from her new CD like her previous concerts but she only did 4 new songs.  I really wanted to hear "Always On Your Side" but she did the song "Real Gone" instead.  "Real Gone" is from the new movie "Cars" and it is a very good song.

Sheryl would give us the score though out the concert but usually the Mavs were behind.  I pretty much knew that the Mavs were going to lose and I was glad I was at a concert instead of wasting my time watching it on TV like my friend Ed Brown.

Jack Ingram has definitely made it opening up for Sheryl Crow and he sang and played guitar with her on the song "If It Makes You Happy."

Having the set list before the concert, Sheryl did deviate from it somewhat by not doing three other songs from her new CD and doing songs like "Home" and "Leaving Las Vegas" instead.

I did have to tell a couple of young girls behind me to stop talking during one of the songs.  One got a little mad and said "Hey, it's a free country.  I can talk if I want."  She left before the encore but if I had a chance to talk to her again, I would have said "So, you think this is a free country! You think freedom has no boundaries?"  If she said "no boundaries," then maybe I would have touched her inappropriately so she would change her mind.  We have a right to freedom of speech, but we do not have a right to be heard.

Sheryl did have a couple of Laura Ingraham "Shut Up And Sing" moments.  She said "I think all wars are just BS" and during one song, she made the comment "We need to clear out the White House and fire all of those liars."  I've got a feeling this may be the reason why she and Lance are no longer together.  Lance rides bikes with President Bush.  He may have chosen Bush over her.  I do not know why these movie and pop stars want to offend half of their audience.  And what makes them think we care about their opinions?

"Safe And Sound" was written after 911 and she performed it during the encore.

I was surprised that she performed Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll."  I have seen her do it on a concert DVD.  She can definitely pull it off.

Dallas Set List (Play List)

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD - new CD
LETTER TO GOD - new CD
FAVORITE MISTAKE

THE FIR
ST CUT IS THE DEEPEST
PERFECT LIE - new CD
LEAVING LAS VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
MISSISSIPPI
HOME 
IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY
IT DON'T HURT
REAL GONE - new song from the movie "Cars"
WHERE HAS ALL THE LOVE GONE - new CD
ALL I WANNA DO
A CHANGE WOULD DO YOU GOOD

Encore

SOAK UP THE SUN
EVERY DAY IS A WINDING ROAD
SAFE AND SOUND
ROCK AND ROCK (Led Zeppelin)


Shannon Watkins, and daughter Kristin Nightengale


Sheryl Crow's in some good company here (picture taken in downtown Dallas)