Hello everyone! (See the Set List I posted a few days ago)
I'm not really sure what else I can say about a Vince Gill concert that hasn't already been said over the years. From the opening song until the final encore, Vince and his band have given 100% at each of the now eleven shows I have been to.
Tuesday nights show at the Paramount Theatre in Denver began at 7:30 on the mark. After a short intro by two DJ's from KYGO of Denver...Vince strolled out on stage, said hello, and went straight into "One More Last Chance." While the rest of the sixteen piece band was dressed in casual wear, Vince decided that night to wear a dark colored pin stripe suit with a white shirt and no tie. (Easy ladies)
As other folks have mentioned, Vince is one of VERY few entertainers that I have seen over the years that will take the time to explain where and how he got the idea for many of his songs. The majority of the concert was all new material...and it was interesting to hear where the idea of the songs came from instead of wondering what thoughts caused him to pen the song.
For three solid hours, Vince and his band covered thirty one songs and played them well. From traditional and contemporary country/western, to a pair of solo songs, to bluegrass, and then rock...every style of music that has helped make him the performer he is today was played. You also have to mention the fact that he played four differant instruments, and featured several of his amazing guitar solos. (The man just seemed to be in a differant world during the solo for "Oklahoma Borderline")
Vince has been known over the years to add personal stories to his show as well. Among others, Tuesday night he mentioned that the inside art for the new box set was actually drawn by a good friend of his that lives here in Colorado. Each of the pictures drawn features something that Vince wanted included from over the years. Interesting I thought.
Another thing I have to mention (Not bragging) is the amazing seats that I was able to score through the fan club. I was able to get third row center! I didn't believe it myself until we were in our seats. Amazing.
To wrap things up...one more thing Vince mentioned was that he was hoping that this box set could sell "a cool million or so"...so that he could finally pass Garth Brooks. Well Vince...no disrespect to Garth...he is/was an icredible entertainer...but as enjoyable as his shows were you left the arena after one of them feeling almost like it was canned and there wasn't a whole lot of heart put into the performance. You KNEW Tuesday night that you had put 100% into the show...and it's not because I'm a fan or "kissing" whatever...it's true.
Well, at that point, I wanted so bad to stand up and let Vince know personally that he is simply more talented then Garth...but I guess all of us already knew that.