It was electric. The show, largely and unofficially sponsored by the Carlson School of Management Full-Time MBA students who promoted the show like hell and packed the room (led by Tony Johnson & future bandmate Ryan Arnholt), led to the one time in my life where I remember an encore being legitimately demanded. And it was the one time I was fully unprepared (and unwilling) to comply. We just weren’t ready with a 13th song. Oh well. Colleen lit up the stage before we left.
Teddy on drums, Bob on bass, it represented a teaming of talent that would never take the stage again together and was Bob’s last hurrah until he, Colin, & Toby teamed up for Eagles vs. Rockets a handful of years later and rehashed at least one of the songs from this set.
Firooz kicked things off in a way that only he can, delighting the crowd with positive creative word usements, before the band crescendoed into the first number, the usual Speakeasy Heroes opener, People on the Run.
Alas, Teddy was elusive, Bob was out on his own accord, and Toby was left to rebuild the mighty empire that was Cryns #3! But for one night, everything came together for a memorable night and memorable show.
Video from the CD-Release Show at the 400 Bar Thursday, April 6, 2006:
- Intro/People on the Run (YouTube)
- You’ve got to get down on your knees and pray. (YouTube)
- Colleen (YouTube)
- Firooz Intro
- People on the Run
- Leaving L.A.
- It’s not the same without you here.
- Lookin’ Past Me (with Dave Brusie on keys)
- You’ve gotta get down on your knees and pray. (with Dave Brusie on keys)
- I’ll be right there by your side.