Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock w/ Dear Janes
Concert appearance: Wed., 19 Mar. 1997

Iron Horse
Northampton, Massachusetts US

Set list:

Gene Hackman
Chinese Bones
Serpent at the Gates of Wisdom
Madonna of the Wasps
Beautiful Girl
Raining Twilight Coast
I Something You
I Am Not Me
Dominoes (Syd Barrett)
Adoration of the City
Only the Stones Remain
Daisy Bomb w/ Dear Janes
You Won't See Me (The Beatles) w/ Dear Janes
Speed of Things
De Chirico Street

Well, it actually happened. We got the Iron Horse, met Mitch and briefly
someone named John, and you'll never guess what happened next....the Dear
Janes came on and played a set and then.......Robyn Hitchcock! He looked
good, sounded great, we talked to him for a few minutes after. It was a
nice time. The cones are being numbered anymore and I couldn't describe
ours if I had to. On a negative note, the crowd was probably the worst I
have ever seen at any concert. The Iron Horse is a restaurant, too, so
we were all at tables eating and drinking, but the people were dull, dull
dull. Very few even nodding to the music. They just sat there, like
soggy Weetabix, staring at Robyn. The woman next to me is new to RH and
she had a good time, especially like his banter. I've only just realized
that his banter isn't as spontaneous as I thought. I heard some things
I'd heard before. But that's OK, he's still funny.

I think it would be really nice to have a chance to sit down with Robyn
and talk to him like a person, not for a few minutes in front of a
dressing room where you feel like a fan addressing someone you admire,
but to sit down like fellow human beings and talk. The only real
conversation I've ever had with him was at a party and so it wasn't more
than about 15 minutes long and was on the same topic. He took UK fans to
the Isle of Wight, about taking US fans somewhere??


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