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RyRod
11-12-2009, 06:16 PM
I just got home from Jake's amazing performance at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Again, all the stories you hear about Mr. S are true. He's a very humble guy. He's telling jokes, stories, etc....

The house was packed:

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I saw a few people from the Underground and was happy to finally meet them. Seeso saw me wearing my UU shirt and being the super friendly guy he is, came up to me and introduced himself. Danielle(IamDanielle) was also there.
Seeso (if you can make him out of my blurry picture)(lighting wasnt too great)
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He played his new song, Annon to open things up.
Other songs were:
blue roses falling
gently weeps
5 dollars unleaded
me and shirley t
orange world
let's dance
in my life
norewegian wood(had some awesome effects)
piano forte
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (which he just arranged a few weeks ago)
and ended with some Ave Maria(unplugged)

RyRod
11-12-2009, 06:17 PM
I had great seats, right in line with his stool. I got to watch his masterful hands make that beautiful ukulele sing.

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I took my father because one of my friends ending up having to work. My dad's words were, " That was phenomenal, tell your friend he really missed out".

After, Jake took time out to talk with everyone as usual.

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He's a great guy and I thank him for coming to our state to spread the ukulele love.

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If he's coming to a town near you; DO NOT PASS UP ON THE CHANCE TO SEE HIM!

wickedwahine11
11-12-2009, 06:21 PM
I just got home from Jake's amazing performance at the Ark in Ann Arbor.

He played his new song, Annon to open things up.
Other songs were:
blue roses falling
gently weeps
me and shirley t
orange world
in my life
norewegian wood(had some awesome effects)
piano forte
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (which he just arranged a few weeks ago)
and ended with some Ave Maria(unplugged)


If he's coming to a town near you; DO NOT PASS UP ON THE CHANCE TO SEE HIM!

Thanks for posting your review...I'm really looking forward to seeing him play on the 22nd in Southern California. It will be my first Jake concert, and I'm glad I won't be disappointed. :)

Dominator
11-12-2009, 06:28 PM
"norewegian wood(had some awesome effects)"

When I saw him a few weeks back at the Jazz fest in San Francisco I was surprised to see that he was using a looper on a few songs. Norewegian Wood being one of them. He is really making good use of it. It was awesome to say the least.

Glad you enjoyed your first time seeing and meeting Jake. Many more to come I'm sure.

RyRod
11-12-2009, 06:32 PM
Definitely many more.

I had my dad represent your GOT TABS tee there as well Dom. Jake loved it.

Yea, the looper, I forgot what it was called. It was awesome, he'd play one part of the song, loop it, then take his hands off his uke, like he was magically playing it. Everyone got a kick out of it.

ChamorroDT
11-12-2009, 06:35 PM
He's coming down to SD next thursday - I already bought tickets :cool:

iamblinkin
11-12-2009, 06:41 PM
I second everything RyRod said and apologize for not introducing myself :P I was in shock for the majority of the time - I expected to meet Jake but didn't expect to meet Seeso as well...! Incredible concert and no number of youtube videos can do him justice.

sukie
11-12-2009, 06:47 PM
Seeso was there too????? Holy Cow.

Didn't we tell you that Jake's concerts were the greatest?:D Glad you liked it.

seeso
11-12-2009, 08:56 PM
It was an amazing show. Great to meet you, Ryan! :shaka:

RyRod
11-13-2009, 07:25 AM
Yep, it was awesome to finally meet you as well.

My dad is still talking about how he had a great time last night and how jake's performance was amazing.

retrozombi
11-13-2009, 08:29 AM
...Clearly I need to pay more attention to who's playing at the The Ark. I work two blocks away from the place! :(

Tube
11-13-2009, 08:39 AM
And I hope, he will perform in Germany one day...

iamdanielle
11-13-2009, 08:50 AM
Yaaaaaay!!! I still can't get over how fantastic the last 24hrs has been. Meeting Henry, Seeso, Grant and Ryan was wonderful and Jakes show couldn't have been better. I'm also so glad that I got the chance to take Seeso and Henry out after the show!

(Expect a fun little surprise from Seeso, Henry and me sometime soon. :) )

deach
11-13-2009, 09:17 AM
Cool! I hope iamdanielle performs here one day.

iamdanielle
11-13-2009, 10:45 AM
Cool! I hope iamdanielle performs here one day.

deach, have I ever told you that I love you?

Hankthetank
11-13-2009, 01:47 PM
Yaaaaaay!!! I still can't get over how fantastic the last 24hrs has been. Meeting Henry, Seeso, Grant and Ryan was wonderful and Jakes show couldn't have been better. I'm also so glad that I got the chance to take Seeso and Henry out after the show!

(Expect a fun little surprise from Seeso, Henry and me sometime soon. :) )

Danielle, It was so great to meet you as well. What a fun time at the show, then to the alley where we hung out with your friends as well as the Joaquin Phoenix lookalike. And who can forget Spence, the Vietnam War Vet. The Hippie Hash was great at the diner (Thank you so much for that). And our little jam session was so much fun. I can't wait to hang with you again.

Ahnko Honu
11-13-2009, 02:04 PM
I hope this Jake kid comes to Hawai'i one day, I'd like to see him perform to see what all the hubbub is about.

Ahnko Honu
11-13-2009, 02:06 PM
The Hippie Hash was great at the diner (Thank you so much for that).

Anything like Hippie brownies? :D

seeso
11-13-2009, 02:20 PM
Jake's Bohemian Rhapsody blew my mind!!!

iamdanielle
11-13-2009, 02:33 PM
Anything like Hippie brownies? :D

Hippie hash would be fantastic AFTER hippie brownies. haha. It's hash browns with a bunch of veggies and feta cheese.

seeso
11-13-2009, 02:46 PM
Hippie hash would be fantastic AFTER hippie brownies. haha. It's hash browns with a bunch of veggies and feta cheese.

I recommend the gyro hippie hash. Yummmmm.

iamdanielle
11-13-2009, 02:49 PM
I recommend the gyro hippie hash. Yummmmm.

Haha yeah you and Henry were dead silent while you were eating that goodness.

seeso
11-13-2009, 03:33 PM
Haha yeah you and Henry were dead silent while you were eating that goodness.

We inhaled it!

Hankthetank
11-14-2009, 06:50 AM
Here is a pic from the Jake show.

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad106/Henriness/danielle2.jpg

bt93
11-14-2009, 06:51 AM
damn i wish i could have gone...i only live like 30 minutes away from ann arbor:(

iamdanielle
11-14-2009, 06:57 AM
hell yeah! UU represent. (minus ryrod. :( he was in this picture in spirit.)

KC8AFW
11-14-2009, 07:03 AM
I'm so jealous. I so wanted to go to that show...but, alas, work got in the way. I think getting to hang with you guys would have been every bit as cool as getting to see/meet Jake. Hopefully another opportunity will come up in the near future.

RyRod
11-14-2009, 07:29 AM
hell yeah! UU represent. (minus ryrod. :( he was in this picture in spirit.)

ha thanks. I would've hung around at the back of the line with you guys but I could tell my dad's knee was really bothering him. I didn't want to make him stand around any longer. Next time for sure.

tuscadero
11-15-2009, 06:56 PM
Just got home from the New Hampshire show. It was everything you guys reported and more. Here, in New England, we had Tripping Lily as the opening act and everyone (Tripping Lily and Jake) signed my beater uke. Yay!:p

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seeso
11-16-2009, 04:25 PM
The video is still processing as of 8:24 PM CST, but here is the link for the collab that I did with Hankthetank and Iamdanielle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L0QdUuEVuU