The Moody Blues provide a special night at The Louisville Palace.
There was a high level of excitement in the Louisville Palace lobby as many fans entering the venue were comparing how many times they had seen the Moody Blues and the hopes that their favorite songs would be in tonightâ€™s set.
The Palace house lights drop, the roar from the crowd rises, and the overhead announcement, â€œLadies and Gentlemen… The Moody Blues,â€ introduces the group to the stage. Guitarist Justin Hayward and bassist John Lodge combine to start the show in a poignant and appropriate way with â€œGemini Dream.â€
The first verses of the song:
Long time no see
Short time for you and me
We’re on the road
Like you knew we would
Without missing a beat, they launched into a Moody Blues classic; â€œThe Voice,â€ then onto the hard-rocking â€œSteppinâ€™ in a Slide Zoneâ€ guiding us on our way to a great evening of music.
Over the next forty-five minutes, they rolled out one hit after another including â€œYou and Me,â€ â€œSay It With Love,â€ â€œPeak Hour,â€ and â€œI Know You’re Out There Somewhere.â€ They ended the first part of their show with the toe- tapping, â€œThe Story in Your Eyes.â€
Tonite was a celebration of sorts in many ways (great music, legendary band). But most importantly, tonight was drummer Graeme Edgeâ€™s seventy-fifth birthday. He was right where he belonged, behind his kit, on stage with the Moody Blues making people happy!
To everyoneâ€™s delight, the Moody Blues started off their second set with “Your Wildest Dreams.” They also performed â€œTuesday Afternoon,â€ â€œFly Me High,â€ and â€œI’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band).â€ They ended with the Moody Blues Classic, â€œNights in White Satin.â€
The Moody Blues two-song encore started off with one of their most popular songs, â€œQuestion.â€ The night ended with one of the most iconic tunes of the era, â€œRide My See-Saw,â€ putting a giant exclamation point on an outstanding evening!
There are shows. And then there are shows like tonite. The music and performance were memorable, one that fans will talk about for years to come.