Yes, a lot of it was the same. I was so psyched when they came out to the audience, but unfortunately, I was in the middle of a row and so was nowhere near them.
The sphere was very cool, I agree. And the Segway thing was neat (and thanks--I couldn't remember what it's called!). His voice DOES still sound great. He has such a great voice. Did he end with his 'father and son' song? Very touching. The only bad thing about the concert was that it had to end!! :roll
I haven't seen him since 1987 or so during his "So" tour. I was about 13. It was my first concert. I was a fan back then, too. It was also the first time I smelled pot--my friend's father took us and pointed out the smell to us. I was thinking, what is he talking about?? haha.
I haven't seen the DVD of his last tour, but they've been playing a concert of his on DirecTV recently. They're on a rectangular stage. He wore the head camera for Digging in the Dirt, too, but there was also a mound of dirt or a rock, maybe, in the middle of the stage...is that the one? Also at one point they climb into a box and dissappear. If that's the video of his last tour I'd like to buy it. Oh yeah, and there's a big half-dome that comes down and covers them at some point, too.
I'm thinking if I can catch one of his upcoming shows!! I'd love to see him again, even if most of the songs are the same. I saw on his website that they're keeping video diaries that you can download...
Were you close to the stage? Our seats were decent--in the pavilion, not on the lawn, but I would have loved to have been closer. I had to look on the screen to really see his face.