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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    For that price they should throw in Peter Gabriel
    While at Duke, I went to see Genesis at (clutch your pearls) the Dean Dome, approx 1987-8, with a couple of fellow Dukies / longtime fans. I didn't know their catalog from the Steve Hackett / Peter Gabriel days, despite formative years in a market (Detroit) with four AOR stations. Prog rock was not unheard of (especially when the DJ needed to go to the bathroom) but still a niche thing there. Anyway, I really only knew their Phil Collins "fronted" tunes, and even then, probably only from 1980 on. But I respected my friends' knowledge.

    After playing a few crowd-pleasing 80s hits, the band paid homage to the past with a medley from their 70s stuff, from Trick of the Tail, Selling England by the Pound, Nursery Cryme, etc. My buddies were initially pleased, though maybe not quite elated since they knew the older songs were going to get the Cliff's Notes treatment. But shortly after the medley began, some teen girls in front of our row started talking among themselves: "I don't know this one, do you?" "Me neither." "Oh well - so, did he ask you OUT???" and they proceeded to talk loudly about their crushes for the next few minutes. My buddies were beside themselves. Not knowing the classics so well that they were ruined for me, I got through it OK.

  2. #82
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    Feb 2007
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    Durham, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by cspan37421 View Post
    While at Duke, I went to see Genesis at (clutch your pearls) the Dean Dome, approx 1987-8, with a couple of fellow Dukies / longtime fans. I didn't know their catalog from the Steve Hackett / Peter Gabriel days, despite formative years in a market (Detroit) with four AOR stations. Prog rock was not unheard of (especially when the DJ needed to go to the bathroom) but still a niche thing there. Anyway, I really only knew their Phil Collins "fronted" tunes, and even then, probably only from 1980 on. But I respected my friends' knowledge.

    After playing a few crowd-pleasing 80s hits, the band paid homage to the past with a medley from their 70s stuff, from Trick of the Tail, Selling England by the Pound, Nursery Cryme, etc. My buddies were initially pleased, though maybe not quite elated since they knew the older songs were going to get the Cliff's Notes treatment. But shortly after the medley began, some teen girls in front of our row started talking among themselves: "I don't know this one, do you?" "Me neither." "Oh well - so, did he ask you OUT???" and they proceeded to talk loudly about their crushes for the next few minutes. My buddies were beside themselves. Not knowing the classics so well that they were ruined for me, I got through it OK.
    I was at one of those shows. They opened with Mama, which was pretty cool. Fall of '87.

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