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A very few
Images from Sky City Casino,
Acoma, New Mexico

Saturday, March 26, 2005
shows 6:30 PM MST and 9 PM MST


On this Saturday evening, Paul Revere and the Raiders were appearing at Sky City Casino in Acoma, New Mexico. The Raiders were appearing in the Casino's showroom, which was the Bingo Parlor on more normal occasions. The stage was not very big, but Paul Revere and the Raiders still rocked the house... particularly during the second show, when the crowd really got into the Raiders' tunes. I was very glad to be able to attend both shows.


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The Raiders:
Paul Revere, bandleader and keyboards
Omar Martinez, drums and lead vocals
Doug Heath, lead guitar
Ron Foos, bass guitar
Danny Krause, keyboards and vocals
Matt Fasekas, drums
Darrin Medley, lead vocals and drums




I want to apologize in advance for the low quality of the photographs reproduced here. As I was taking pictures at the beginning of the first show, during the second song, I was approached by casino security and asked to put away the camera. So I only took eight pictures, seven of which are displayed here. Ordinarily when I take pictures at a show, I take a lot of pictures and I'm able to select the ones which turned out well to put on the web page for the show. Having only eight pictures of these shows, however, I am displaying nearly all of them. Apologies to the members of Paul Revere and the Raiders, for not being able to show your "best sides". This is emphatically not my preferred way to put together a show page. Casino security indicated that the "no pictures" rule was a dictate of the band. A review of both shows follows the few pictures that I have.



Pictures from the beginning of the first show:

Here's a group shot of the Raiders:


Ron, Omar, and Darrin, during "Just Like Me"





Omar.





Ron.





Darrin.





Doug.





Paul, with Danny in the background.





Ron again.








Sorry, but that is all the pictures that I have from these two shows. I don't generally like to post pictures that are as bad as these, but these were all I had and I fixed them the best that I could, just to have *something* to post on the page.



Here's a review of both shows.

It was really great to see Paul Revere and the Raiders and get my RaiderFix on March 26, 2005. It had been too long. The long drive I had in snow and sun sounds like nothing compared to... how did Paul put it? the Raiders' trek from Utah (where they had performed the night before) on a camel wagon, or something along those lines.

First show was scheduled to start at 6:30. Looked like a few last minute technical difficulties and mic adjustments, show started at 6:43 (and went til 7:50). They were wearing the black uniforms.


Set list, 1st show:

Just Like Me
Steppin' Out
Steppin' Stone
Where The Action Is
Good Thing
[Theme from Peter Gunn]
Like Long Hair
[ending]
[song for the old farts]
Hungry

switch drummers... Omar to Darrin

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Want Somebody To Love
For What It's Worth (Danny on lead vocals)
Fortunate Son
Run Through The Jungle

Matt drumming, Darrin and Omar up front:

Righteous Brothers Medley:
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
(You're My) Soul & Inspiration
Unchained Melody
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Reprise

Indian Reservation

Omar back on drums:

Kicks
Louie Louie
You Really Got Me

End Show

Encore (yes, they actually left the stage)
Born To Be Wild

End first show. No autograph signing planned, second show was scheduled to start in one hour and ten minutes.


The crowd seemed a little subdued at the first show, and there seemed to be a fair amount of late arrivals. Also, the center section first four or five rows were reserved... and very few people ended up sitting in that area. Not sure if it was reserved for VIPs or staff or tribal members... but when the guys looked out, it probably looked a bit sparse. Farther back, I think there were more people, but I'm bad at estimating crowds, sorry. (Plus I was not exactly looking *behind* me, when the Raiders were in front of me on stage...)



Second show, 9:00.

Perhaps in reaction to the late arrivals of the first show, the second show didn't actually start until 9:17. For this show, the crowd was allowed, after 9, to fill in some of the empty places in the front center section. The crowd was probably about the same size, but LOOKED bigger because they were more up front than in back.


Second show set list. Included **new music**!!

Just Like Me
Steppin' Out
Steppin' Stone
Where The Action Is
Good Thing
[Theme from Peter Gunn]
Like Long Hair
[ending]
[song for the old folks]
Hungry

switch drummers... Omar to Darrin

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Want Somebody To Love
For What It's Worth (Danny on lead vocals)
Fortunate Son
Run Through The Jungle

Matt drumming, Omar and Darrin out front:

Righteous Brothers Medley:
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
(You're My) Soul & Inspiration
Unchained Melody
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Reprise

Indian Reservation

Omar drumming:
Kicks

**All Along The Watchtower**
**Livin' In The USA** (Danny on lead vocals)

Louie Louie
You Really Got Me
Born To Be Wild

End Show

Encore (yes, they actually left the stage, except for Omar)

Darrin drumming
(Get By) With a Little Help From My Friends

Show ended at 10:33, so a little over an hour and 15 minutes.


Crowd was much more appreciative and vocal at the second show.

A few news items:

At this show (as well as, apparently, the Utah show,) Paul said Ride to the Wall 2 cd will be out in "two weeks". Something to look forward to. :)

Also scheduled to be out this spring... a new concert dvd! Paul said they taped the performance the group did at Thanksgiving for the soldiers going to Iraq.

So I guess we can watch their website for both and hope to see both, soon.

The guys signed and signed and signed after the second show. The line was very long. Of course, they stayed til everyone got their autographs.

It seemed like there were a lot of Vietnam veterans, at the second show in particular. Some of them were from the Run For The Wall organization. Very nice and interesting people to talk to as I stood in the autograph line. They were all wonderful and it was great to meet them. (Sending a big shout out to Jackie and Sandra, and Monte and Linda... hope to see you at RFTW in LaJunta! And sorry that I didn't get any pictures of you with the Raiders...)

I really enjoyed the new music that they sang (ok... new to me, and will be on RTTW2 according to Paul.) It was really rocking. There were a few times tonight, on the new music and in some of the old familiar places, where Doug was really given a chance in the spotlight. He always plays excellently but it's not always so obvious. (Perhaps I noticed more tonight because my seat for the second show was on Doug's side of the stage.) Plus, Danny did fabulous vocals on Livin' In The USA, which was a really fun song. Paul indicated that the new songs that they did, All Along The Watchtower (a Jimi Hendrix song), and Livin' In The USA, will be on the Ride To The Wall 2 cd which should be out in two weeks. Paul indicated that Steve Miller played guitar and sang on Livin' In The USA. I can't wait to hear this new cd!

A couple of great shows. I'm very glad I was able to make it down to Sky City for them. (And multiple shows are the BEST.... even if it means the first one is abbreviated a bit.)











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