"Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It?" - Buffalo Springfield, 6/2/11
Here's Buffalo Springfield's "Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It?" at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on 6/2/11. (Thanks Peter!)
Also a comment of the moment on the Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour:
We caught the show Sunday here in L.A. and it was nothing short of sensational. It was obvious from the start the guys were "on" and having the times of their lives.
I was a bit too young to catch BS the first time around but have seen Stephen, Neil and Richie each several times in or with various bands (living in L.A. does have some rewards) and in my opinion all three performed with more joy and passion than I had ever previously witnessed.
They were like young men again, excited and energized and giving it their all...so much so it seemed they had to restrain themselves from high-fiving or hugging each other after each number. Hell, Stephen nearly tripped over a speaker in his excitement following one of his songs.
The entire performance was genuine and passionate and an absolute joy for everyone in the house: from the performers to the audience and even to the Wiltern employees and security who were rocking the sidelines.
I've been to hundreds of concerts in my live, but a medical condition threatens to soon end those pleasures at my current 57 years. I have tickets for a couple of bands I hope to see later this year, but I couldn't help but think during the show that should this BS show be the last show ever for me, then I am going out in style having been fortunate enough to witness a very, very special performance.
Thank you Buffalo Springfield!
Gary Cordova of Los Angeles
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