LOCATION: Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
LINEUP: Karin, Linford
After a 140 mile drive and a nice dinner with Kim (Happy Scout) and her husband Dave, we lined up outside Club Cafe, under a light drizzle, with my rain jacket conveniently in my car a few blocks away. As the rain got worse, we were treated to one of the nicest gestures ever by a venue. One of the Club Cafe people scrounged up all the umbrellas she could find and passed them out! As the rained picked up, we felt increasingly grateful. Things got progressively more interesting inside, as Kim, Dave and I were saving choice seats for Bill, KylieJo and Scott. For while, Kim was outside on her cell phone trying to direct lost Bill to the club, so Dave and I were left to fend off increasingly grumpy people who hungrily eyed those four empty chairs. Scott, meanwhile, was happily quaffing stouts, until he guessed who we were and joined us in the battle. Kim and Bill got disconnected, so she reclaimed her seat. Four people holding two empty chairs is much easier than two holding four, believe me! Happily, Bill and KylieJo arrived just before the OTR took the stage. The funny thing, right after they arrived, while each was visiting the rest room, some angry-looking guy game over and demanded, "WHERE ARE THEY???" He didn't believe me when I told them they had just arrived and were in the club. "We'll SEE!", he replied, glaring as he stalked off. It seemed that the people who arrived the latest were the most upset that people were saving chairs; they didn't seem to grasp the fact that even if we hadn't saved the spaces, someone else who have grabbed them long before they got there. It was a nice show, just Linford and Karin: Thanx to Bill and KylieJo for helping me with the setlist as I wrote the songs down. I'm familiar with much of their material, but sometimes bad with the titles. Faithfully Dangerous Bothered Anything at All Who Will Guard the Door? What I'll Remember Most The Seahorse Summertime Fever My Love is a Fever Little Blue River/In the Garden Ohio Drunkard's Prayer All I Need is Everything Rhapsody Encore: She Orphan Girl Nice meeting ya'll, Kim, Dave, Scott, KylieJo, Luke, Nicholle, and a couple whose names I didn't learn. Nice to see you again, Bill. Hope you found the hotel!Bill Ivester
on the guitars, linford told the story about the shopping experience, then after the next song, karin talked about linford sayng that he also always wanted a lowden. so, she said [paraphrasing here], being a "girl", she needed "reasons" for purchasing some things, so she thought with linford's 40th birthday coming up, that this would be a good "reason", a good present for him, a new lowden guitar. then she proceeded to smile, show "his" new guitar to everyone then strap it on and play it, as she did several times throughout the evening, switching out between the two new guitars. poor linford never even got to touch the thing but he did seem to get a kick out of it. linford also noted that this was the first time she had played the new guitar in front of an audience... several of us helped them load up after the show and i sort of jokingly asked linford if they were parking the van in more secure places now, and he said yep and that they are taking everything in their room with them now... yeah, those were real lights, little blue (christmas style) lights hanging behind a black backdrop, nice effect, nice little venue. and don't worry, "who will guard the door" seems to becoming a staple of the sets recently, it's been in every set i've seen since the CST shows so i'm sure you will get the opportunity to hear it soon, nice song.