I saw the Police play on Friday at Hershey Park Stadium. I’ve been a huge Police fan since I was about oh, 11 years old (36 now) so I never had a chance to see them. I was really excited to finally get a chance to see them. They didn’t disappoint, but I’ve got to say that it was one of the weirdest shows I’ve ever seen.
Why? Well, I’ve got to disagree with DoctorJ on one of his main points. The guys seemed to be having no fun at all and I thought it was pretty obvious they didn’t really care to much about being around one another. That was kind of a bummer. The other 7 friends of mine that went (4 of them being big Police fans) all agreed with me. On the other hand, the music was excellent. No question that all three of these guys are virtuosos and still performing at a level that’s much higher than nearly everybody on the planet. The crowd was great. The crowd put out so much energy that it made up for the “no fun” workmanlike performance. Like I said, it was one of the weirdest shows I’ve ever attended. I really did enjoy the show and I wasn’t disappointed. I just kind of hope the guys give the rest of the fans like me what we want (and they are) and then go have some fun and play the music you want to play with people you want to play with. Make this be the last Police tour.
I agree with DoctorJ on his other points. Stewart was really impressive, especially on “Wrapped Around Your Finger.” The man is a true athlete. From nimbly running out from behind the drums to play the chimes, xylophone, etc. to just playing like a madman, he really gave it his all.
I loved that Sting was playing a beat-up, broken-in bass.
Did anyone else notice that they for the graphic on “Walking in Your Footsteps” they put a T. Rex head on an apatosaurus body?
Good show, odd show.