By popular demand (and by that I mean Therese and Judi), here is my take on last night's concert at Belly Up in Solana Beach, which I attended with Debbie and Amy.
First off, it was a very small crowd. Not totally unexpected considering it was a Monday night, but a lot smaller than the last time he played here. Timothy called us "small, but mighty." It was a very strange crowd. One guy behind me apparently thought he was auditioning to be one of Timothy's backup singers and decided to add his own harmony on certain songs before I gave him the death stare and politely told him that I would prefer to hear the people on stage. Even Timothy seemed a bit irked by them at times, especially when he sang LWKUA as his finale and a group of people decided to sing along with him as loud as they could. For a brief moment, he gave them a death stare.
The show had an opening act - some guy named Matt Grundy who played for about 30 minutes longer than he should have. Mercifully he finally left the stage and Timothy came on. The set list was the same as in Phoenix. Timothy I thought started out a bit weaker than in the past but got better as the show went on. At one point he almost skipped a song and started to tell his story for the inspiration of "Ella Jean," and the band got a little panicked. But then he realized it was time for "I Don't Mind," and all was right again.
He utilized the backup singers a lot more than he had in the past, as opposed to just "White Boy From Sacramento." Everyone dropped their instruments (except for Timothy) and came up front with him to sing "Keep on Tryin," which sounded great.
That's all I have time for now, as there's a classroom full of students apparently waiting for me. I did take some pics, which I will send to Lisa later and hopefully she'll be able to post them. If I think of anything else I'll post it later.