[Live Review] Wantagh, New York, USA – 15 August 1997

August 15, 1997
Jones Beach Amphitheater
Wantagh, New York

Review by Amanda

Well let me start. I loved her so much. The atmosphere I had to adjust with because I like seeing Sheryl in a more smaller venue rather than a larger amphitheatre but it was a humid night and it was perfect because we were right by the ocean, and the breeze felt so good while i was dancing through the night. Michael Penn was really good. I enjoyed him alot. He was having alot of fun! He was just chilling and playing with his band….4 members, and it was so chill man. His set lasted about 40 minutes, and then Wilco came on. I really like their music but playing live wasn’t as good as i wanted it to be. Their first album “A.M.” is really good. They played about a 50 minute set. It was chill. Funny thing about the weather was that it was so humid out, and when Michael Penn was out he talked to us and said that it was really moist. MOIST..the audience said it and it was a really cute small highlight of the evening. The moon was beautiful, right by the water, and the clouds were so hazy and dense. It was nice. Here’s the set list:

    If It Makes You Happy – acoustic guitar
    Hard to Make a Stand – acoustic guitar
    Leaving Las Vegas – acoustic guitar
    A Change (Would Do You Good) – acoustic guitar
    Run Baby Run – voice
    Redemption Day – acoustic guitar
    Can’t Cry Anymore – tambourine
    Home- keyboards
    Everyday is a Winding Road – guitar and harmonica
    All I Wanna Do – electric guitar
    The Na-Na Song – tambourine and moraccas
    I Shall Believe – voice


    Strong Enough – accordion
    Ordinary Morning – keyboards
    Money (That’s What I Want) – harmonica

Some of the highlights…during the middle of Na-Na…..the power just went out. It was really strange. It was like the music and the whole world stopped….just for a few seconds…then sheryl quickly said…”Wow…was that god? it’s a sign man….It’s some kind of sign..” She wore a blue metalic vest with a tight white tank top… and her hair was down and frizzy. but phat frizzy . you know? She wore tight blue metallic pants. She looked beautiful. The band was dressed quite casually and comfortably. I guess. I hope they were comfortable!…The crowd was tight in the beggining. During the time of “Can’t Cry Anymore,” almost everyone stood up and danced, just chilled with the music. You can’t help to just groove with the music touching your mind. I was in total bliss. I noticed that the stage was right on the water and that you had to take a boat backstage…It was really something different to see. The show ended about 11:25 it started approx. 7:30…….She got rid of her big pink tourbus. Now it’s really nice. It is really big with blue streaks on the side…dark windows and white lines…the night was a beautiful, turning point in my life. I just realize that anything can happen for a given reason and that everyone is really cool, some more than others. I had a terrific night. I hope you all can have a chance to see sheryl and the band. peace.

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