SCRITTI POLITTI – THE OPERA HOUSE, TORONTO, Nov. 6th, 2006

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SCRITTI POLITTI – THE OPERA HOUSE, TORONTO, Nov. 6th, 2006
Posted by John Hyde
Written by Kirk

Wow! What an amazing show Green and band put on at the Opera House in Toronto tonight. I got to the venue early and soon Jim and Jennifer arrived, they had also driven down to see the Chicago show (and plan to go to more). We heard the sound check through the front doors and I knew I was in for an amazing night. Everyone in the band (except Green) walked past us and a few said Hi as they went to find some food after the soundcheck.

The show was fantastic, Green sounded amazing and the band was very tight. The setlist is below. Unfortunately there were quite a few security people hanging around which meant taking pictures or video of the show was risky. I tried to video tape two songs but the picture didn’t really turn out, the audio is okay.

After the show I managed to meet the entire band and they were all very friendly and seemed very happy to be touring with Green. Unfortunately they hadn’t had a chance to explore Toronto, another reason to come back and spend a longer visit here.

Well meeting Green (and seeing him perform live) was a dream come true for me being a fan for such a long time. He was very gracious and signed my cds and posed for some photos. When he saw my Anomie & Bonhomie fridge magnet he said that was one of the few items he had kept from that era and I gathered it is on his fridge at home. He signed it and my set list that Rhodri was nice enough to get for me. I overheard Green mentioning that he and David and Fred plan to get back together to record another record next year, what great news that is.

Green also said that he felt this was a new beginning for him, performing live again after all these years. He seemed happy to meet the fans and had time for everyone.

It was a concert I’ll never forget, and I wish Green and the band all the best and look forward to the next record and hopefully another tour.

Setlist:

Snow In Sun
Robin Hood
After Six
E Eleventh Nuts
Come Clean (cover)
The Word Girl
Dr. Abernathy
The Boom Boom Bap
The Sweetest Girl
Hands Up
Brushed With Oil Dusted With Powder
Cooking
Road To No Regret
Skank Bloc Bologna
Die Alone
D 2 O
Wood Beez

Encores:
Petrococadollar
Edge Of Degradation

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