The concert started with good sounds courtesy of Mike Gower which got the audience into the mood for the night, and there were plenty of pogo dancers to prove it. By 1.00 a.m. the crowd was beginning to move towards the front of the stage, after warnings from the management not to stand on the tables and chairs in order to get the best view of the man himself.
When he eventually took the stage, he had the undivided attention of the assembled masses. This man has "the power." There isn't much point in giving you a blow by blow account of his set, those of you who were there will no doubt still be talking about it, and those of you who weren't there, can jolly well buy the record!
One of the main attractions (pun?) was the keyboards man, whose name I don't know. He put in some very tasty fills and more than made up for Elvis' sparse guitar work. In fact, the whole band was very tight, and it should be pointed out that this is not the band he used for the album. So, the Attractions must have got the set together very quickly. Most impressive.
Tired, after a hectic journey from London where they were recording for Top of the Pops, without even a soundcheck, they played a great set. But Elvis was not happy with it, and he said so! The crowd brought him back to encore with "Less Than Zero" and a new song "Lip Service."
Overall impressions? Temperamental, verbal (like Jake!) but most important, sincere!
Net result? 500 or so very happy people. What more can you ask for?