Suzanne Vega – Open Air Theatre, Regents Park, London 7th June 1987

As my wife had missed the Hammersmith Odeon gig because of the death of her father I bought us tickets to see her in one of two shows at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park. There were two performances and I went with the first one which started at 5:30. There was a weird support act who we think was trying to do some comedy but it was so out there that it fell flat with the audience – his name was Vic Reeves, wonder what happened to him!

I honestly can’t remember if Suzanne Vega performed sol or with a band – the only thing I can find on the net would suggest she was solo! I do know that as the set wore on the temperature dropped and we got colder and colder and we were so glad that we hadn’t bought tickets for the later show!

Set List:

Tom’s Diner
Some Journey
Small Blue Thing
Straight Lines
The Queen and the Soldier
Knight Moves
Solitude Standing
Freeze Tag
Ironbound / Fancy Poultry
Marlene on the Wall
Neighborhood Girls
The Silver Lady


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