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    Simon & Garfunkel Question

    Has anyone seen Simon & Garfunkel in concert before?

    they are the headliners for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 24th. Normally I avoid the big acts on a weekend and stick with going on Fridays but my friend really wants to see them and before agreeing to go with her, I was just wondering if anyone has seen them in concert recently and was it any good.

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    I saw them on their reunion tour in 2004 and they were amazing.

    But I'm a lifelong fan.

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    I haven't seen them live, but I'd go if I had the chance.
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    I'd go.
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    I've got tickets for the May 8th show... but that's not going to give you any information in time.

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    Thanks for the input! I really do want to see them but the crowd can be a bit much on Saturdays at the fest.

    Anyway, I looked at the schedule again and a couple of other acts that I really like (Treme Brass Band, Better than Ezra, Tab Benoit, Rockin Dopsie, Jr.) are on for that day too so if the crowd at the Simon & Garfunkel stage is too much, I'll just move my lawn chair to another stage and pick up my friend at the front gate.

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    I am completely jealous. Completely. Sob.

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    ^^ ditto. Love S&G!

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    Love Simon and Garfunkel! I saw them at Comiskey Park in Chicago in the early 80s. It's still one of the best concerts I've ever attended!

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    They were pretty awesome at the 25th anniversary of the rock&roll hall of fame concert back in October and all the live videos from the past few years on Youtube. I would go if I got the chance. I adore them though

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    I saw them in Chicago too! Absolutely no sound quality at Comisky but no one cared. amazing concert....saw the Beatles there too, of course, then all you really heard was the screaming. I still have a jelly bean that George scraped off his boot and threw into the stands. sigh
    Holy cripes that was a really long time ago, I saw a Paul Simon solo concert years later. Good times! Go..by all means go! They are icons.

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    Don't hesitate for a second to see S&G live. I'm going to see them live for the first time this May and I couldn't be more excited!

    To get a good idea of what they sound like live in recent years, I'd do a youtube search. But here are a few of my favorites from the last five or so years:

    2003 on David Letterman
    America:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ninu6q5jc4
    The Boxer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr-5z...eature=related

    2009 Australian Tour
    Leaves That Are Green
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmPN_ZMGf5w

    Speaking of S&G reuniting for a small US tour this year, I was thinking about songs I wish they would sing that are not part of their normal set list (i.e. songs like The Boxer, Scarborough Fair, Sounds of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water, etc...). I would love to see them include the following songs, even though I know some of them are just wishful thinking:

    Bleecker Street
    Wednesday Morning 3 AM
    Anji (maybe Paul can't play this anymore)
    For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
    Dangling Conversation
    Poem on the Underground Wall
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    I'm so glad to see people's positive responses to the OP. My husband and I have tickets to see them at the end of April in Vancouver. We are really looking forward to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    I am completely jealous. Completely. Sob.
    Me too! Their voices are sublime!
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    Go....and take me with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marilou View Post
    I'm so glad to see people's positive responses to the OP. My husband and I have tickets to see them at the end of April in Vancouver. We are really looking forward to it
    Oh, hell, if I had known I wouldn't have booked a trip to Dallas over that weekend

    But have a wonderful time, and please report back on it
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    We saw them in the early 1980's at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands (Northern NJ). Excellent! Go for it. They are legendary!

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    Saw them in '67 and enjoyed it very much. They shared billing with the Lovin' Spoonful who were also a lot of fun (though Zally had left by then). Yeah, you'll enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marilou View Post
    I'm so glad to see people's positive responses to the OP. My husband and I have tickets to see them at the end of April in Vancouver. We are really looking forward to it
    I so want to go to that but I thought it might be a little much considering we're already taking my niece and my boyfriend's mom to see The Lion King in July. If they were coming to Victoria I would totally be there, but when you add ferries and hotel on top of the ticket it gets pricey

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    Couple of days late with this but here are my thoughts on seeing Simon & Garfunkel on Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

    First of all, we had biblical rain on Friday so the festival grounds was a sea of yucky mud on Saturday. Anyone who has ever been to Jazzfest after a rainstorm knows what I'm talking about. Its GROSS. And stinks of horse manure. But my friend and I were determined to go so we put on our plastic rain boots and headed off to the fairgrounds pretty early, even though the forecast was for even more thunderstorms.

    The weather gods must be Simon & Garfunkel fans too as the rain moved north and except for some drizzle in the afternoon, the weather was great. We found a place to put our chairs about 3/4 of the way back from the stage, with a great view of one of the video screens. Then we asked a lady sitting by to watch our chairs and we headed off to check out some of the other music stages and get something to eat. When we got back, we assumed the position and waited for the show to start.

    Its was very exciting and the crowd was really getting into the build up. When Paul & Art came out on stage, you feel the electricity in the air and the sun was beaming down! But then during the first song, my friend turns to me and says "there is something wrong with Art's mic as I can't hear him." But it wasn't his mic, after the second song, he started to speak and he was totally hoarse and could barely talk/sing. Said if it wasn't New Orleans, he wouldn't have come at all but so wanted to be at Jazzfest for the first time. Needless to say, it was very difficult for him to keep up with Paul and he actually left the stage for awhile and let Paul do some of his solo work. Hearing all their great hits in person was great and I'm so glad we got the chance to go but it was disapointing that Art wasn't 100%. He wasn't even at 50%. But I give him kudos for showing up and not canceling.

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