View Full Version : Steely Dan, Tanglewood

07-27-2011, 09:31 AM
Went to see Steely Dan last nite down at Tanglewood. The ride was a little hairy, ran into a semi-hurricane about an hour or so out. The show started about 8 o`clock with Becker and Fagan coupled with 3 backup singers and a larger than usual horn section ( all top notch as usual). A solid 2 hour show with no intermission that featured some of the main tunes, Reeling My old school Babylon sisters etc, and pleasing deeper cuts Gold Teeth Aja Kid Charlemaine . Fagan still sounds pretty strong but the real surprise for me was Becker. Not only was his playing unusually sharp but after years of almost never hearing him talk, last nite he was very vocal and constantly interacted with the crowd. Nice to hear and see him so active. Good crowd, nice venue if you get a chance and definetly worth the $$. Tanglewood is a little isolated but parking if free, nothing like an open-air show, and you can bring your own food/drinks etc.

07-27-2011, 02:03 PM
I saw them in Raleigh many years ago. One of the few shows I went to by myself. Bought a solo ticket from a scalper and sat on the front row. Hey 19, Peg, Green Earrings, etc....all top notch songs. Definitely one of the best concerts I have ever seen......

07-27-2011, 05:54 PM
One of the few older bands I haven't seen in concert but I absolutely love their music. I bet the show was great!!

08-02-2011, 05:07 AM
Simply the greatest band of all time in my opinion. 37 songs on my top 1225 of all time. Fagan is a genius. Hope to see a couple of their shows when they are in New York City in September. They are doing entire Royal Scam cd on one show plus other hits and entire Aja and Gaucho cds with other hits on other nights.