Joni Mitchell: 5/17/2000

At the time, this was the most expensive concert ticket I had purchased to date; but I have always loved Joni’s music and my wife is a huge Joni Mitchell fan, so I had no qualms about buying tickets for this show and spending a little extra for good seats.

What can I say about this show? She was magical on stage, and even though her voice had the smoky quality to it, she was enchanting for the entire performance. When I picture in my mind’s eye an image of a creative, intelligent, and inspiring woman, it’s someone like Joni Mitchell that I see. She’s a cultural icon who, in my humble opinion, has made a tremendous impact on our society and the world as a whole. Thank you, Joni, for all you do!

I noticed that on Joni’s website she has the setlist from the concert, as well as some great pictures. Please visit the site and enjoy the images. Here is the setlist from the concert. By the way, “Both Sides Now” had me on the verge of tears.

Setlist:

  • Orchestral Overture
  • You’re My Thrill
  • At Last
  • Comes Love
  • You’ve Changed
  • Answer Me, My Love
  • A Case Of You
  • Don’t Go To Strangers
  • Sometimes I’m Happy
  • Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
  • Stormy Weather
  • I Wish I Were In Love Again
  • Both Sides Now
  • Be Cool
  • Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune)
  • Hejira
  • For The Roses
  • Trouble Man

7 thoughts on “Joni Mitchell: 5/17/2000

  1. Remarkable woman. I love her and her music dearly.

    She did so much that ultimately paved the way for other women musicians/writers/producers that still does not get the attention it deserves. One of my favorite albums will always be Shadow and Light, the live album featuring Jaco Pastorius, Pat Matheny and Don Elias. There is a video of the concert on YoutTube that can be seen for free. It’s stunning, the band is amazing, and Joni’s voice was the best it’s ever been.

    I saw her twice. Once on Long Island at Jones Beach theatre in the late 80’s, and again at the Gorge theatre in George, WA in the early 90’s.

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