Italian Feast of San Gennaro, Hollywood, CA, September 24, 2011 (dubbed Popapalooza by KV in the Announcement section)
I don't figure a lot of people here stayed up to watch the live stream of the show in Hollywood last night (or, for many or most of you, this morning), but I'm kind of surprised that nobody has posted anything about it yet. Yeah, I was lame - I didn't go; I just watched it on my laptop, in my nightgown (teeth brushed and otherwise ready for bed), curled up on an overstuffed chair with two cats who slept through most of it (though I can tell you, they were definitely smiling when KV was singin'!).
WOW! The Talent was really workin' the stage there! The camera couldn't keep up with him. Bouncing and hopping and running from one end of the stage to the other, bending down, jumping up, kneeling, sitting at the stages' edge with the audience. I was worn out just watching!! Though there were other lead singers performing during the set, our Talent was out front and visible most of the time, though he didn't stay still for a second.
For those who missed it, I can give you a rundown of most of the setlist. I say most, because during the set, my laptop decided to download updates and I couldn't stop it. Halfway through "Billy Don't be a Hero," the updates automatically started installing and I lost the feed. I couldn't pause the installation and couldn't get the Internet back until it was done installing! Geez; it's always something!! So I missed a good ten to fifteen minutes, I think. Someone will have to fill in the blanks.
"Back to the Sixties" set
Ron Dante kicked off the set with:
"Good Lovin' "
"I'm a Believer"
Next up was Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, featuring our very own KV on lead vocals:
"Who Do You Think You Are?"
"I Only Wanna Be With You" (complete with tartan jacket)
Bo came up front, introduced the band, and sang lead on a song I don't know the title of (?"old Folks" or "Never Can Tell" would be my best guesses)
KV back on lead vocal for "Billy Don't Be a Hero" (again, this is where I lost the feed -- it cut off when the fiancee got a letter)
?? (missed about 10-15 minutes, I think)
when I got the feed back, it was during The Buckinghams' Dennis Tufano's last song - "Kind of a Drag"
Sonny Geraci from The Outsiders and Climax was the last act of the set:
"More Today Than Yesterday"
"Time Won't Let Me"
"Precious & Few"
Then Sonny brought everybody (Ron, Bo, & Dennis) back on stage for the finale, The Buckinghams' song "Mercy Mercy Mercy"
Then I fell into bed, quickly followed by the kitties, and was sound asleep within seconds.