Paul Westerberg


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My friend Steve got tickets to see Paul at the Supper Club and The Gotham Gal and I went with him. 

Another friend named Steve hooked us up with some great seats.  But we forgot to bring a camera so all we had was The Gotham Gal’s Treo.

Paul put on a hell of a show.  It was basically a Replacements concert.  At least 2/3 of the songs were from the five records Let It Be through Don’t Tell A Soul.

Paul cranked out the songs, never really stopping.  He must have played over 30 songs in less than 2 hours.

Highlights were:

1 – Paul switching to drums on Can’t Hardly Wait
2 – Taking a request from the crowd to sing Things (from his first solo record), forgeting the words, and getting the guy who made the request to feed him the lyrics
3 – Going from the line "I Will Dare" in Anywhere’s All Right (from the new record) to the real thing.
4 – How Can You Like Him from the new record
4 – Ending the first encore wtih Left Of The Dial
5 – Coming out and doing Alex Chilton for a second encore.

God bless Paul Westerberg.

Replacements Playlist on Rhapsody.