I really meant to post something more about this unplugged show, sorry for my delay. Being a matinee, it was a shorter show than usual, but they made the best use of the time they had, skipping the fake ending & encore routine (like they do on the Rocks Off cruises). The whole show was just beautiful. The highlight for me had to be Dogs... the acoustic arrangement with Jon's sax was amazing. Another high point for me was Julia Dream, it being a first for me (although in searching I see they have played it before at an A-Z show, and maybe other times in the past I'm not aware of). And we got some other great rare ones like Wot's..., Bike, and If. But even the not-so-rare songs got fresh treatments for this show, so everything was a real treat. Money was pretty special, and that's the one that got the biggest reaction from the crowd. And Two Suns In the Sunset was another favorite of mine. Jon's work on the saxophones was beautiful and really adds something to this music... I've told the guys they should make him a permanant member of the band. Don't know if that'll happen, but I do know he'll be there for the next acoustic show on Long Island on Apr 17th.
As I said in the other thread, my son really enjoyed this acoustic show... so glad it was all-ages this time and he could make it. I just now asked him what his favorite thing about the show was, off the top of his head... he said the sax, the way it added to the songs, and also the way Scott harmonized with the sax with his little keyboard thingy he blows into (ha, I always forget what that instrument is called, but it's the one he uses for Outside the Wall, you know what I mean). His favorite songs were Dogs and Money.
I wish there were a recording of this show, as the magic of an acoustic show is hard to explain. Let me just say, everyone should make it a point to get themselves to an unplugged show, if the rare chance arises for you.