London, England. Friday 19-July-2013
Another musical legend ticked off the bucket list. My sister had a copy of Abraxas so Santana has been part of the soundtrack of my life since 1970.
Wembley Arena - waiting to see Santana
Nearly two and a half hours of non stop classic tunes.
Set list: http://www.santana.com/Historical-Tours/Set-List/3738/185/
1. Toussaint l’ouverture
2. Sunshine of your love
3. Black magic woman / gypsy queen
4. Oye como va
5. Maria maria
6. Foo foo
7. Corazon espinado
8. Incident at Neshabur
9. Batuka/ no one to depend on
10.taboo/ hope your feeling better
12. She’s not there
13. Evil ways/ a love supreme
14. Smooth/ dame tu amor
15. Soul sacrifice
Photo by ZumbaGirl123 via http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Santana-tickets/artist/741473
For me the highlight was Santana playing Cream's Sunshine of your Love. Two classics from my teen years collide - epic! My eyes may have leaked. For Mary the highlight was a riff from While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
Picture courtesy of Marshtowers
A somewhat sycophantic review at the official site http://www.santana.com/News-Articles/1028/:
"... they opened with a rendition of “Toussaint L’Overture” that threatened to rock Wembley off its foundation. There was a moment’s hesitation after the band concluded-almost as if the crowd was asking, “did that really happen?”- and then absolute pandemonium ensued as a tidal wave of sheer delight and approval erupted. [...] no one could remember a UK audience that behaved with such abandon and fervor. It was truly fantastic!"
More measured words and more pictures at Marshtowers - Santana at Wembley Arena
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