The Police - Concert information

[Updated: August 12, 2001]


07-04-1979 / Boston, MA / Paradise Theater (2nd set) / USA
Can't Stand Losing You - Truth Hits Everybody - So Lonely - Fall Out - Born In The 50's - Hole In My Life/ Fixing A Hole - Be My Girl-Sally - Peanuts - Roxanne - Landlord - Next To You ** Can't Stand Losing You ** Born In The 50's/ She Loves You
Attendance: 500.
DJ Oedipus of WBCN announced: "They are from the UK. Prepare yourself to be arrested by The Police".
Before Truth Hits Everybody Sting referred to the four successful shows at The Rat in Boston in 10-1978: "I tell you, we've been on tour for six weeks in America and this is the gig we've been waiting for. It's like being back home. Boston is were it happened first. Thank you. I wonder whether they receive this broadcast in England. If they do I'd like to say: 'hello mum'. Hello to Andy's mum and Stewart's mum. Thank you WBCN".
"Well, well, it looks like we have to come back to Boston after all. Hé Dave, bring me something to wipe my nose with. What you're hearing on the radio here is terminal laryngitis. Any doctors in the house? I'll now blow a deflate". After blowing his nose Sting continued: "Oedipus played this record on WBCN later this day, earlier this day I should say. It was our first ever single in England. It was called Fall Out".
Before Born In The 50's: "We had four audiences so far in this club. I think you're the best, I do. You're certainly the loudest".
"What we have on stage at the moment is a crisis. The crisis being that they have to change the tape over in the bus outside, so that people at home can hear it. Your mothers, fathers and all that. The chap there gonna give me a Q, when we can start". Immediately after saying that the guy gave the sign and Sting continued: "I can start now. Ok, that wasn't much of a crisis. What a disappointment. There is a Hole In My Life".
Before Roxanne Sting told that they were staying in the Bradford Hotel in the Combat Zone, the red light district of Boston: "I love the area. It reminds me of this song". The twelve minutes version included a singing competition between the people standing at the left and at right side of the club.
Before the first encore Sting came on stage wearing his bathing wrap and halfway through Can't Stand Losing You he stated: "When they told us to play the Paradise, they said that there was only one thing wrong. And that is that the seats are tied to the floor. They said, you'll never get them standing up. They are wrong. Stand on your seats. Everybody. Just for me. Come on. It's fun. Join in". After this encore: "Goodnight Boston. Thank you. We love you. What can I say? Goodnight".
The crowd's reaction to the show was very intense: everyone was standing on their seats, screaming, yelling and blowing the Police-whistles which were handed during the first encore. After two minutes they were able to get The Police back for an extra encore: "I see we never gonna get home. My mother is waiting up for me as well. Silly old cow. You can join in this one, it's sort of anthem like. Born In The 50's". Near the end of Born In The 50's Sting sang a few words of The Beatles' She Loves You.
The complete show was broadcasted live by the radiostation WBCN.



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