I decided at the last minute last
night after cutting the lawn in 80 degrees to go see the police
show. The first one. It was bad. I got a 240 dollar scalped
ticket out front for 100. A good seat and a good price for the
first of two nights in g m place. People from everywhere and
shitloads of press. Good merch table. Good staging and
pa/lights. Shiiitty band up first...Sting's kids band. The
police had good energy for the first two songs, Message in a
bottle and Synchronicity 2, songs i never liked, anyway, the
momentum just died after the second song. It was sad to see all
the people sitting down trying to enjoy their hard earned
dollars with this tripe. I walked out before the last encore and
went for some delicious slice of pizza and italian coffee.
What a rip off!
Sting looks biafran, but sounds the same and Andy was muffing
lots of notes. Stuart was the only bright spot. But he is so
advanced tech wise beyond that crap now, he looked bored trying
to look into it if you know what i mean. All reworked, downed
out versions of the hits. Kind of a pop, dirge, jazz weird
thing. That music is not classic and seems stuck in that
era...with Safety dance. It suuucked!