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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2018, 01:47:49 PM »
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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2018, 12:03:26 AM »
Unforgettable show in Madison tonight. I'll post my thoughts tomorrow, but doing the setlist now before I forget:

VIP Experience:
Q&A
Help Me Make it Through the Night

Band Set 1:
1. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
2. The Christmas Song
3. Someone Over the Rainbow (w/Kase!)
4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5. O Holy Night
6. Ave Maria
7. Hands
Solo:
8. I'm Sensitive
9. Mercy
10. Morning Song
11. Intuition
12. Foolish Games
13. You Were Meant for Me (w/Atz Lee)
14. No More Tears to Cry (w/piano)
15. Who Will Save Your Soul
16. Homestead Yodeling Christmas (w/Atz)
Band Set 2:
17. My Father's Daughter
18. Silent Night
19. White Christmas
20. Let It Snow (w/everyone)



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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2018, 09:38:48 AM »


There are LOADS of great videos of the Oklahoma show!






















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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2018, 01:14:43 PM »
I had such a great time at the Madison, WI show this past Friday!

I’ll start by saying that the VIP experience felt a little rushed, but for the price it was certainly worth it. I’ve had VIP for many artists and paid way more (Carrie Underwood….9 second M&G) and this one was probably the most professional that I have ever been to. Everything ran on time and smoothly.

The “swag bag” for VIP was a fabric shopping bag that had a VIP logo and Jewel’s name. Inside the bag was a travel cup with the same logo, and a signed poster (which was rolled up in a tube so that it wouldn’t get damaged – nice touch!). 

There was time for 10 or so questions during the Q&A. Alaska had the earthquake earlier that day, and we were told that everyone was fine, and that Aunt Mossy got a real kick out of it. Someone asked what inspired “Deep Water” and she said it was written around the time that she had a friend letting her use his shower who was running a prostitution ring in the apartment. She was inspired by talking to the girls and realizing that we are all trying to get by. Jewel then asked if we wanted to hear her sing a song, or if someone else wanted to. After contemplating for a moment, her dad finally said they want to hear you, and she sang a cover of Help Me Make it Through the Night. We then lined up for a photo. You could either take the picture with the group you came with, or solo. Jewel and I chatted for a moment about what dress she was going to wear, and then remember me from IG saying that I would die and go to gay heaven if she wore the red one with the long sleeves. She said she wasn’t sure because it ended up being super short, but that she was going to wear it anyways and was glad that I made it to the show. (She did wear the dress and it was perfection!)

Madison is very much a music loving city, with a full concert calendar and multiple venues, and this was Jewel’s first time playing there since POY broke.  The floor appeared to be sold out, and the balcony was about 2/3 full, with around 1100 in attendance. From the second the show started with the boys taking the stage, the crowd went wild and hung on their every word. Nikos sang the first song and the audience was screaming like he was the biggest name in music afterwards. We got a real kick out of watching them eat up the love from the audience.

Going into it, I thought Jewel might phone in her performance, since she was essentially doing the same show as last year. Boy was I wrong! I think this was my 22nd time seeing her, and this was probably one of her best performances.  Her voice was pristine, she looked beautiful, and you could genuinely tell that she wanted to be there and that she was happy to perform.

Joy to the World was cut from the set, and she instead opened with Santa Claus is Coming to Town. A few songs in, she brought Kase out. She got on her knees and held the microphone between them, and they sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow. You could tell that he was nervous, so she would sing with him until his confidence was up, then let him sing on his own. If he started to stumble with the words or his voice began to get quiet, she’d join back in until his confidence was back up. It was the cutest thing and you can really tell what kind of mother she is in moments like these. The song ended with one of several standing ovations over the course of the evening.

The solo set started with I’m Sensitive. She said that when she was recording POY, some of the studio musicians gave her a hard time day after day, and that one day someone said something that really hurt her. She wanted to say something to hurt him as well, but wrote the song instead.

She then sang Mercy, and it was my first time hearing it live (other than on Youtube). I can’t explain it…she took me to another place when she was singing it. I also felt like I was in a dream and that a higher power was telling me that everything would be alright. It took all that I had not to start crying. It was a truly magical moment.

Morning Song, Intuition and Foolish Games. After FG, she asked if Atz Lee was around and if he wanted to sing YWMFM with her. It took a few minutes for him to make his way to the stage, and they pulled the lyrics up because he didn’t know them. They sang the song as a duet, during which time Atz came into the audience and was taking pictures and video.  She then went into No More Tears to Cry and explained that it was written for a girl who had made multiple attempts to take her life before she turned 13. The solo set ended with WWSYS.

After the show Atz and Nikos were out by the merchandise table, chatting and taking pictures. They had 5 or 6 shirts available, CDs, a Jewel ornament, a wood candle holder with Atz’s logo, handmade bracelets, and some other items. Pretty reasonably priced.

All it all, it really was an unforgettable evening and I’m so thankful to Jewel for it!

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2018, 01:39:17 PM »
Wow!!! Can't wait to see her tomorrow night!! Excellent review!

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2018, 01:53:14 PM »
That's a really great review - thanks!

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2018, 10:35:17 AM »
Had a person drop out for tonight's show. So if theres anyone in the Ridgefield CT area that wants a ticket...

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2018, 01:17:32 PM »
What a fantastic review! I love seeing Jewel perform with her family. I imagine she doesn't see them too much throughout the year so this must be very special for all of them. Would love if she brought this show to Canada, I would be first in line for tix.  :angel:
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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2018, 11:51:02 PM »
Well I think I deserve the award for worst EDA tonight. I finally bought a Tascam recorder so I could get a better quality recording of the show instead of using my phone. It was my first time using one for a concert. After Ave Maria I went to check the levels to make sure it wasn't clipping, unfortunately the screen lit up pretty bright for a moment when I did it and security came right over and snatched it from me. When I got it back after the show I saw they had wiped the memory card, so the recording to that point is lost. I did get the remaining 90 minutes of the show from my phone and will upload, but sucks they deleted everything else.

It is really unfortunate because I recorded the VIP beforehand and she actually played See Sassy Wake Up... it was great! I was really looking forward to being able to share that with you all, so upset they deleted it! Amateur mistake getting caught like that. At least I have the two shows next week to make up for it, and I won't make the same mistake again, but unfortunately that performance of See Sassy is lost. She had someone hold the lyrics up on a phone while she played, which was fun. She said "can anyone go on to Jewelwiki and pull up the lyrics?" Love it!

Opened up with Somewhere Over the Rainbow, which was gorgeous as always. Brought my dad along, who is a super casual fan, as in only knows the big hits. He enjoyed it for the most part but doesn't like the way Jewel plays her own songs acoustic because they are so different from the radio versions that he doesn't even recognize them. This of course was not an issue with me.

She played Before It Had a Name and No More Tears, which was outstanding. I will definitely upload what I got from my phone, unfortunately it is not the complete concert. I'll be at it again next week and learning from that stupidity however. Just really sorry I lost See Sassy!  :thumbdown:

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2018, 07:11:30 AM »
Ah, I bet she played See Sassy because Alan was there :wub:

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #50 on: December 05, 2018, 09:53:17 AM »
Maybe so, but that was still pretty bad to get caught like that.  :oops:

Thanks though  :D

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #51 on: December 05, 2018, 11:31:17 AM »
Did she do Over the Rainbow acapella, or with the band?

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2018, 11:45:21 AM »
Acapella

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2018, 12:51:30 PM »
Trevor, no biggie! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and got to hear Sassy. Like Jess said, I bet it was for Alan!
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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #54 on: December 05, 2018, 03:07:09 PM »
It was for Alan! It also took a couple tries until she got it going

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Re: 2018 Handmade Holiday Tour
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2019, 02:16:22 PM »
Wow...just catching up at hte forum... what a difference between expectations up front and reviews afterworth. Too bad the filming of Trevor was deleted. I never record if it's not allowed (men...I'm annoyed by all the values my parents learned me :rolleyes: )

Glad so many of you enjoyed it!
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