-- 5 July 2002 --

2002 Index


DATE: 5 July 2002
VENUE/SHOW: Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
LOCATION: Portland, Oregon, USA
SHOW COMMENTS: Supported by Shawn Colvin


  • A Dream Like Mine
  • Lovers In A Dangerous Time
  • The Trouble With Normal
  • When You Give It Away
  • Pacing The Cage
  • Rumours Of Glory
  • My Beat
  • Put It In Your Heart
  • Let The Bad Air Out
  • Trickle Down
  • Call It Democracy
  • Wondering Where The Lions Are
  • Closer To The Light
  • Last Night Of The World
  • World Of Wonders


    Submitted by Dave Linger.

    Report from Michael: The show was outstanding, just him and his guitars (3); his voice was in good shape, his guitar playing was excellent (much better than his last show here in Portland, at the Aladdin Theatre, in March). I believe it was the setting: a world class zoo. Packy, our pachyderm, just celebrated his 40th birthday in May. He was/is the first elephant born in captivity; both a sad and a good thing. The elephant exhibit is at the opposite end of the ampitheatre, opposite the stage end. I go to a lot of shows there and the elephants really groove. They will sway (dance?) to the sounds of Pink Martini, Otmar Liebert, and Riders In The Sky. Tower Of Power will be here July 19th. Those elephants are gonna rock baby!
    I'm getting side tracked, sorry. It was a full house (approx. 4000), it was 80 degF, 50% RH, 60 deg F dew point, perfect! During the breaks, Bruce talked about Portland, not having his bike available, walking around our town, getting lost and enjoying it! He ended the show with World Of Wonders. He said that they were at the curfew and could not play any longer because Shawn Colvin used up all the time. Then he said, "let's give Shawn a big hand." That was a very class act, as you would expect from an artist such as Bruce, and I will say I enjoyed Shawn a lot. Anyway, we had a very enjoyable time, and I got another $40 parking ticket (and so did my girlfriend), this time for STAYING IN THE PARKING LOT TOO LONG!!! We're going to beat these!



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