STYX: Notes from the Band
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Aug 14, 1999 Itchycoo Park
Aug 21, 1999 Travel Day
Aug 25, 1999 Hi Everyone
Aug 27, 1999 And then there was Utah
Sep 02, 1999 Last night with Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sep 06, 1999 In 1997
Sep 07, 1999 Here's Something
Sep 08, 1999 September 8
Sep 10, 1999 Half My Life
Sep 17, 1999 Hello Friends
Oct 07, 1999 We're BAAAAACK!!
Oct 10, 1999 Hello Friends
Oct 11, 1999 Hi Stygians
Oct 22, 1999 Detroit
Oct 23, 1999 Pittsburgh
Oct 26, 1999 Hello My Fine Friends
Oct 29, 1999 Hello Styxfans
Oct 30, 1999 Hi Friends
Oct 31, 1999 Tallahasee
Nov 02, 1999 The Big Easy
Nov 03, 1999 New Orleans
Nov 06, 1999 Walter Payton
Nov 07, 1999 Tom Short
Nov 09, 1999 St. Louis
Nov 14, 1999 Anaheim
Nov 16, 1999 Wear Some Flowers...



Notes from STYX on the Road #44


Hi everyone,

Last night was our third and final show in Anaheim at the Sun Theater for this tour, this year, this millennium. It was packed to the rafters with STYX fans ready for a big time Saturday night experience. Of course it was our pleasure to help them walk out the door with just that. What a perfect place to see a band like STYX. Good seats from front to back and the sound is nice and open without being too reverb laden.

It was nice to see so many of your faces there, some of them quite familiar and some brand new. A young man in with a banner which read U.S.N.--Come Sail Away! was proudly wearing a STYX bucket hat and having about as good a time as a person can have fully dressed. Cheers to him and all our other proud brothers and sisters in the armed forces. He told me that every time his ship leaves port they play Come Sail Away over the loudspeakers. You gotta love that. Salute!

The night before in Temecula was a wild and woolly one. This audience was so fired up, from note one, that I could tell security was on full alert all during the show. It was another tough one for Jeff, our in-ear monitor mixer, because the audience was so LOUD, it was very difficult to get a good sounding mix in our ears with all the screaming and cheering and singing a long. What a beautiful problems we have...

So, if I haven't lost count, that was show #67 last night. One thing about performing this many shows in such a short time is the amount of concentrated hands-on hours we have had to be players, to carve out the grooves and do the thing that a few fortunate musicians get to do--play the songs until you find other levels in your own instrument as well as the songs themselves. If you are a musician you know what I mean. Everyone has a thing that they enjoy doing and when they get a chance to really get deep into it, they find what seems to be infinite detail which can then be examined. Although we were very well prepared and rehearsed when we hit the road in July, there is no doubt we are a better, more intuitive band now. Is anybody else looking forward to the 2000 tour? Woo-hoo!

Thanks a million Anaheim. See you next year...

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