One major highlight for me was during Lake Fever (song #4.)
Well, I was right up at the front on the rail directly in front of Gord S, about maybe 10 feet to Gord D's left and during the brief pause after the "break the hearts of everyone" line, I yelled the Live bit he always does ("and thats a lot of hearts") and he heard me and just as he said the line himself, he quickly looked over, somewhat 'surprised' if that is the right word to describe the look. I am surprised he kept his place.
Early on in the night, GD knew I was hardcore. Surely that helps get him jazzed.
Another highlight was one moment when Robbie hit a funny little note. Probably noone noticed. But, I was watching GD and heard the note and I turned my head and looked directly at RB's guitar because it sounded like it came right from it! Well, Robbie noticed that I noticed and we looked at each other with a mutual 'whoops what was that funny noise?' look. He had just a hint of embarrassment, but mostly it was 'whatever, shit happens.' I think he was a little surprised I picked it out. Felt like I bonded with him there.
It seemed like Johnny watched me for all of Boots or Hearts. I sooo had their groove there.
It seemed Paul watched me a lot too, particularly at the beginning. Not sure though. I had to behave myself for fear of him kicking my ass.
At the beginning of the night, some young lady next to me, that I met before the show was overcome with emotion and started to cry. I only noticed because I noticed GD GS and RB's body language and their facial expressions and them looking to my right. Might pick this up on the bigA's video when/if it is released. I told her before the show that she will never be the same and to prepare to have her world rocked. She hadnt seen them before and was front row in front of Robbie. Nice first experience.
Watching Gord Sinclair's bass work from so close is so incredible. He grooves better than anyone, and I got his setlist which was rather scuffed up and damp, presumably from his sweat.
Two saturday's in a row I got his setlist, with the first one being when Fiddler's Green was 1st played.
I shot tonnes of pics and vids with my digital camera up at the front and I think they all noticed and Gord did lots of hamming-it-up. Gave me some amazing pics. I had my Oilers jersey on, just like the last few shows I have been to, so maybe that helps.
Also, at the end of On the Verge, it looked like Gord waved the last gracious goodbye directly to my digital camera. He even seemed to pause there for a sec in order to do it. Wishful thinking i know.
I doubt I will never top this concert. Only thing that woulda made it truly perfect woulda been meeting up with the band, but I sorta felt like I did meet the band.
Thanks so much guys.