Compiled by Simon Montgomery, © 2001

1974.04    William & Mary Hall, College of William & Mary  Williamsburg, VA

» This Concert is a part of the 1974 Summer Tour of North America.

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bgriff57 on 2009-Jun-05 at 19:10:40 GMT-5:
I was in High school at the time. A friend of mine had an extra ticket and asked if I wanted to come along. Although my musical tastes were pretty broad, I wasn't at the time into Joni Mitchell. That night changed all that forever.
The concert opened with Tom Scott and the LA Express who were also backing Joni
on this tour. They set the tone for a truly wonderful evening. Wiliam and Mary Hall was built with musical acoustics in mind, and it really enhanced what was to follow. Joni came on a played guitar and sang from BLUE, FOR THE ROSES, and of course from her newly released, COURT AND SPARK album. After a short intermission, she came back with a grand piano and continued to capture the audience...and me along with them. As she finished her concert, she was engulfed with roses and a standing ovation. In the thirty five years that have past since this night, I've witnessed countless concerts and performances, but this one night still ranks near the top in my book...Joni, thanks for the music and the memories. I am so glad that you were a part of my generation and my life.