September 17th 2011 .... PENRITH PANTHERS, PENRITH - NSW

   

Saturday night and we were ready to rock. Tonight the venue was Penrith Panthers. This was the last Jimmy solo gig for awhile so we were going to make the most of it. And with our old mate rejoining us for the night after a long time missing, the four of us were in for a big one, just like old times!!
Attack Of The Mannequins opened up once again and got us going. Another full on performance from the guys.
Jimmy hit the stage shortly after and my god he hit it hard. Can’t Do It Again was up first. It was a different set list to last night and it was a lot faster. Jackie was back from his death bed and playing like a man possessed. It was his last gig for awhile and he was making the most of it, beating those drums hard and fast and singing along to all the songs, Danny and Stuart were playing well together and there was a lot of interaction and playing off each other going on between them, loved it. It reminded me of the good old days with Danny and Dave Leslie! Lachy was brilliant on keys and was so getting into his solos, jumping out off his seat. Dario’s bass was loud tonight, excellent, heavy bass. He kept the vibe up as he always does. Ben and Mahalia were on backing vocals and she knocked the crowd out when she joined Jimmy in When The War Is Over and Good Times.
It was an awesome set list with Temptation and Rather Be Blind, the rock version, great inclusions.
Jimmy worked the stage all night. He grabbed hands as he paced along the front, which had all the crows pushing forward. But nothing bad, no trouble, just fans trying to get a touch of their idol. There is a great connection between Jimmy and the punters; he gives us all 110% all the time.  Whatever he is doing at the moment I hope he keeps it up, he looks and sounds fantastic! I thought maybe the acoustic set at Lizottes was showcasing his voice as he wasn’t rocking it out competing with guitars. But these last couple of gigs when he has been doing just that his voice is still sounding amazing. Enjoyed both nights but I think tonight had a slight edge over Mounties.
Now to wait for the Chisel gigs and the good times they promise. I will miss the solo performances of Jimmy and his band though!

   
 



 

 
 
 
 

SET LIST:
Can't Do It Again
I'd Die To Be With You Tonight
Lover Lover
Temptation
Stupid Heart
Lay Down Your Guns
Rather Be Blind
Resurrection Shuffle
Choir Girl
Letter From A Dead Heart
Ride The Night Away
Merry Go Round
When The War Is Over
Flame Trees
Driving Wheels
No Second Prize
Good Times
You Got Nothing I Want
Working Class Man
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Khe Sanh
Do Or Die