Given last night's festivities, it was surprising that we were up
before dark today, but the evidence at right shows us squinting into the
late afternoon sun outside our dinner destination, Thai Paradise.
Lee and Dave joined us for dinner. We came here last year with Penny
and Lee and it was good enough to go back again. The locale was a bit cheesy
(inside a strip mall), but the food was authentic and scrumptious. Lee
was especially psyched because he could eat, socialize, AND watch the Wildcard
Football Playoffs between the Oakland Raiders and the NY Jets (Raiders
ended up beating the Jets 38-24).
Following a leisurely meal (with lots of interruptions by Lee cheering
and us trying to turn around in time to see the replay), we went back to
the Marriott and spent a while hanging out and relaxing before tonight's
After a bit of pre-show partying, we drove over to the venue with
Shawn & Dottie. We first met Shawn on the Europe Rads tour and met
up with him at the Ed show, where we met Dottie and found out that they
were in the room right next to ours! We went over in Dottie's brand new
and very festive silver VW Bug decorated with bright day-glow hippie-dippie
flowers. If we had thought about it, we would've taken a picture of it!
We arrived early at Respectable Street to hang out and socialize
in costume. There were a lot of great outfits...we regret that we
didn't make more of an effort to photograph folks in all their festive
finery, but it's hard to catch everything!
Eventually it was showtime and as the band took the stage, Ed was
wearing a really splendid hand-decorated white suit and had an especially
impish grin...he turned away from the crowd for a moment, then turned back
to face us wearing a great monkey mask. Yeah! Extra points for participatory
spirit!! Ed was the only one that monkeyed with a costume, however. Even
Dave didn't have a hint of a tail for the ball! Ah well! We love the outfit
and the mask, Ed!
With most all of the previous night's technical troubles properly
ironed out, tonight's show was one huge coaster ride, with lots of fun
alterations to the song lyrics in accordance with the monkeyin' theme of
Here's the full setlist:
- Set One -
All told it was a solid three hours of music, and a rockin' good time
was had by all.
(Introduction of the new Monkey Krewe Court)
Welcome to the Monkey House
Are You Ready for the Monkey Time?
? One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
How Far to the Horizon?
Dave: "Tamest bunch of monkeys I ever saw.
Aww, it takes me saying something for you to go 'Ooh-ooh-ooh.' You should
be just doing that, naturally. Act like him, only worse!"
She's 19 Years Old
Pay Some Dues -> Everybody's Got Something to Hide, Except for Me
& My Monkey ->
Linin' Track ->
Stand on the Rock Where Moses Stood -> Domino
I Don't Speak Love
All Meat ->
Too Much Monkey Business
Show Me the Monkey ->
- Set Two -
Fools Go First
Dave: "Yeah, Ignorance is Bliss, I Know"
Death of the Blues
Junker's Blues -> Cakewalk into Town
City of Refuge ->
Nail Your Heart
- Encore -
Got My Mojo (Monkey) Workin'
You Can't Always Get What You Want ->