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Review: The Police @ Toyota Center Houston, 6.29.07

July 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Was The Police’s reunion show worth $101 per ticket (after fees)? Most definitely not — not many concerts are. But we had good seats for being upper deck, and a VERY good view of drummer Stewart Copeland, thanks to a sparsely decorated set. That in itself was worth half that, I guess.

It was an excellent show, don’t get me wrong. The band was tight and the crowd was very hyped up.

The following is their setlist as close to what I recall. Some of the tracks I could have done without (which was also when most people went to get refills), but overall the band played everything you’d want to hear and more. And thankfully, no “Demolition Man.”

Message In A Bottle | Synchronicity II | Walking On The Moon | Voices Inside My Head | The Bed’s Too Big Without You | When The World Is Running Down | Don’t Stand So Close To Me | Driven To Tears (my highlight & favorite Police song) | Truth Hits Everybody | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic | Wrapped Around Your Finger | De Do Do Do De Da Da Da | Invisible Sun | Walking In Your Footsteps | Can’t Stand Losing You | Roxanne | ENCORE 1: King of Pain | So Lonely | Every Breath You Take | ENCORE 2: Next To You (I think this was it)

Note: I may be off a song or two — not really sure. But this was pretty much it overall.

Copeland is by far the most technically proficient drummer I have EVER seen live. Plus, I was impressed and surprised that the band seemed to be having fun and actually smiling. Although Sting’s crowd-raising “Houston’s louder than Dallas” chants wore thin quickly. Everyone knows he’s a total arse and couldn’t care less. I guess I was the only one to notice…

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