COUNTING CROWS & LIVE
Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA.
9/23/2000

          Wow!! That was live. What a great venue, what a great night, and what a great crowd! Oh yeah, not to mention, what a great view for a spectacular sunset over the San Francisco Bay. Aaaah! The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley, always brings back the fondest memories of days gone by and holds strong and true as a historic place for all great bands to make their seasonal migrations. Berkeley was bumping, traffic was hell, and parking was the usual nightmare; and all this is somehow always magically forgotten on the way home from a fantastic show at the Greek. Oh, did I say anything about the two great bands that just completely raged for two nights with nearly packed house crowds at the Greek Theatre this last weekend. For those of you who are not in the know, I'm talking about Live and the Counting Crows.
        I'm a big live music fan, I don't go for most of the album rock and studio cuts. I like it live, uncut and full of raw sound. I've even been hearing a buzz for a couple of years now about this band Live. Everyone I know that sees them says they are just a fabulous live band, and I have to agree with them. I hope you don't let the buzz pass you by again this year as this tour is coming your way soon. The action starts out west with several dates in California and heads east and south for a gallop through Texas and then further on into the deep south with a final hoorah in the only third world country in the United States. I'm speaking of the fabulous up all night town of New Orleans and its surrounding parishes.

        The show started early with an opening band to prime the fans for a great double bill. Live played second and completely stunned me, full of high energy and just pumping the crowd into a frenzy. They switched up their most popular song and played it with a few twists to show off their amazing versatility. The night was still young and the beer was still pouring as the Counting Crows hit the stage. This band is large, lined up across the stage and living large. With great melodies from the past and a very popular new album, we are indeed pleased. Both bands played fairly long sets and the show was bang for the buck worthy. The encore was crazy, the Counting Crows invited Live and anybody backstage that wanted to join in to sing their latest single "Hangingaround." The home town crowd sang along with the entire entourage and the whole thing was a riot to watch. I counted almost thirty people up on the stage---still sounded just right. Were all the microphones turned up, I'll never know. Don't miss this tour folks, it is prime live music. Thanks for reading and we'll see ya at the shows.
                                                       Nick Running
 
 



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COUNTING CROWS
 
DEF LEPPARD
CHER
THE OTHER ONES
AEROSMITH
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
PAUL McCARTNEY
SANTANA
SHERYL CROW
TESLA
JAY-Z AND 311
OZZFEST 2000 OZZFEST 2001 OZZFEST 2002
DAVID BOWIE AND MOBY AT AREA2
THE WHO
JACKSON
BROWNE
PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.,CYPRESS HILL, & ROB ZOMBIE
MORNING SPRING RAIN FESTIVAL JUNE 2002
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
MIDNIGHT OIL
MT. AIRE 2002
BIG HEAD TODD
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG
BUSH AND DEFAULT
INCUBUS
BLUES TRAVELER
LINKIN PARK IN
LAS VEGAS
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE
LINKIN PARK & P.O.D.
CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT 
NYE 2001-2002
FUEL & SALIVA
AEROSMITH 2002
STEVIE NICKS
THE
BLACK CROWES
AEROSMITH 2001
BLINK 182
THE STRING
CHEESE INCIDENT
 OZZFEST 2001
BAD COMPANY
LINKIN PARK
 OZZFEST 2000
MARILYN
MANSON
MEGADETH
TED NUGENT
AND TESLA
THE OTHER
ONES
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
 THE
COUNTING
CROWS AND
LIVE
THIRD EYE BLIND
      SUMMER
    TOUR 2000
YES
THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000
THE B.B. KING
  BLUES FEST
2000
THE B-52'S
AND THE
GO-GO'S
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
JOE WALSH
2000
  ELTON JOHN
2000
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNG
REUNION TOUR 2000
NYE
1999-2000
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
THE EAGLES
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
LAS VEGAS
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD
TOM PETTY
  HOLLYWOOD
BOWL
PEARL JAM
 HALLOWEEN
WIDESPREAD
PANIC
BONNIE
RAITT
'99
BONNIE
RAITT
'98
METALLICA
H.O.R.D.E.
'98
THE
B-52's
FURTHUR
'98
VAN
HALEN
 311
JERRY
CANTRELL
   BARENAKED
LADIES
COUNTING
CROWS

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