October 1, 1998 Seattle, Washington Show Review
This review first appeared in Kinks Preservation Society mailing list edition
Number 988, October 6, 1998.
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 12:16:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Annette Stephens
Subject: Raving reflections...
I've been thinking a LOT about Dave's show last week. What a fantastic show
he puts on. No shit, he really has some sort of aura, and the audience responded
to it with incredible enthusiasm (it wasn't just us first row "Julie Finkles").
Dave has the ability to make an audience just relax and dance and go for
it, every bit of it. As Mike said, it was so refreshing to see him stretch
his legs. What is also kinda cool, is that the Firehouse is this seedy little
bar in Ballard, WA (Scandinavian retirees' dream town); there were all these,
what I assumed were, seedy "regulars" who got the surprise of their
life that night as well as hardcore and not-so-hardcore Kinkophiles. Here
we were in this tiny little, ugly converted-from-an-old-firehouse bar, with
Dave Davies at the helm!
I have to admit, as someone else did about the recent Calif show, the sound
wasn't the best. I noticed his sound people were the same ones I've seen at
Ray's shows: maybe they were trying to sabotage Dave's success? Well, they
surely didn't succeed. Amazing versions of I'm Not Like Everybody Else,
See My Friends, Strangers (spine tingler!) and Fortis Green.
We need Fortis Green released fast, no more b**tl**s! I am now, officially,
a RDF, forever.
Oh, did I mention, he has incredible hands too?
Have fun all you who are seeing him this week. Give 'im a kiss for me, someone,