Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Status Quo - Tuesday 9th November - Southend Cliffs Pavillion
A fastish train to Southend Central gave us a bit of time to explore a couple of hostelries - most were pretty much dead until we got the "Alex" who were IDing people on the door. I managed to blag my way in (maybe I look over 21?) and we found out why it was so popular - £1 for a bottle of Becks, £1.50 a pint of Stella - should have got their earlier! We also had a quick game of pool on possibily the worst table I can remember in the pub outside Westcliff station.
Onto the gig and in just in time for the opener - predictably "Caroline". Third song in was a nice surprise - the return of "Break The Rules". Best bits of the evening were the 2 previously unplayed songs - "Spinning Wheel Blues" in a medley and a full version of "For You" - 2 songs I never thought I'd hear live. Ricks vocals were better than I've heared for a while and Francis was on good form with his playing and banter. Even though in an ideal world there would have been a few more set changes, all in all a very enjoyable show.
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like
Break The Rules
Beginning Of The End
Medley: Mystery Song / Railroad / Spinning Wheel Blues / Wild Side Of Life / Rollin' Home / Again & Again / Slow Train
Creepin' Up On You
In The Army Now
"Killer" - Drum Solo
Roll Over Lay Down
Whatever You Want
Rockin' All Over The World
Rock & Roll Music / Bye Bye Johnny