Sting - Concert information

[Updated: August 12, 2001]

07-08-1996 / Park City, UT / Wolf Mountain Amphitheatre / USA
Setlist same as: 21-07-1996.
Support act: The Samples.
Wolf Mountain is located on the side of a ski slope in a resort town that will host the 2002 Winter Olympics. On the road leading up to the venue, a giant inflatable bee was placed.
Before If You Love Somebody Set Them Free: "It's great to be back in Utaawh! You know I really should come skiing here some time. But I'm not really a skiier, I'm a shredder. I shred things." He then looked at Dominic with a "does that make any sense?" look. "Is anyone here English?" Someone in front yelled. "You're English? You'll know what I'm talking about then. We English are so glad the Olympics are finally over with. We only won one gold medal! Only one! And it was in darts or something like that. Oh, well, what can you do?".
During the intro of You Still Touch Me he sang "I'm a soul man". He played around with the lyrics a bit and at some points was singing almost a capella.
Sting has gone back to picking an audience member to sing along on I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying. "This is a very special part of the concert for me. This next song is called I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying. Does anybody know this? I need a guy. No, I don't need a guy! I mean I need someone who knows this song to come up and sing with me, preferably a man. How about you? Yes you. Just jump over it and I'll help you up." So he helped this guy climbing up on the stage and asked him his name. It was Jack Chase, and Sting said "You do know this, don't you?". Jack said he did so Sting told him "I'm going to sing the verse and you sing the chorus. While I'm singing you stand there, clap, and look sexy. Are you nervous?". Jack said "Yes, very!" Sting laughed and said "Good I like that." Jack did a great job. He knew the song, came in with the verse on time, and was able to work the audience while Sting sang.
The segue into Lithium Sunset was perfect, as he literally sang "I'll be watching ... Fill my eyes". Sting sang "See Mercury Falling!" with the conviction it deserved and Kenny did a great job on backing vocals. Sting introduced the band at the end and pointed to Jack in front and said "And Dereck on vocals."

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