Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sting & Peter Gabriel - Rock Paper Scissors Tour


Obligatory Concert Selfie
by @LeahCville


One Concert Photo Allowed
by @MalindaAnnHill

We were so very grateful for the opportunity to see Peter Gabriel & Sting together again since their music has been an important part of our lives and our running playlists. ;-)

We first saw Peter Gabriel and Sting perform together as part of the Human Rights Now! Tour in Philadelphia in 1988. Wow. That was a long time ago!

The show was absolutely amazing - the songs, musicians, back-up singers, lights and video.

We also appreciated the audience who made us feel relatively "young" since the majority of attendees appeared to be card carrying members of the AARP. ;-)

We hope to share more about our experiences before, during and after the show in the coming days. In the meantime, we wanted to share the set list and links to articles, reviews and videos.

Have you seen the show? Will you attend a future show? We'd love to hear about your experience! And, if you see any links we should add to our post, please share in the comments*. 

*Note: Comments are posted after approval.

Sting & Peter Gabriel
Rock Paper Scissors
Verizon Center
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Set List:

"The Rhythm of the Heat" - Peter Gabriel
"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" - Sting
*"No Self Control" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Invisible Sun" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Games Without Frontiers" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Shock the Monkey" - Sting
"Secret World"- Peter Gabriel
"Driven to Tears" - Sting (featuring violinist Peter Tickell)
"Fragile" - Sting
"Red Rain" - Peter Gabriel
"Dancing With the Moonlit Knight" (Introduction) - Sting
"Message in a Bottle" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Darkness"* - Peter Gabriel
"Walking in Your Footsteps" - Sting
"Kiss That Frog" - Sting
"Don't Give Up" - Peter Gabriel & Jennie Abrahamson
"The Hounds of Winter" - Sting (featuring Jo Lawry)
"Big Time" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Englishman in New York" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Solsbury Hill" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" - Sting
"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" - Peter Gabriel
"Roxanne" (with "Ain't No Sunshine") - Sting
"Love Can Heal" - Peter Gabriel
"Desert Rose" -Sting
"In Your Eyes" - Peter Gabriel & Sting

Encore:

"Every Breath You Take" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel & Sting

Set List Changes:
* "Digging in the Dirt" - Peter Gabriel replaced "No Self Control" in Chicago
* "San Jacinto" - Peter Gabriel replaced "Darkness" in Chicago


Set List on Apple Music

Links to Concert Photos & Reviews

Sting, Peter Gabriel Announce Joint Rock Paper Scissors Tour

Tony Levin Road Diaries - Peter Gabriel & Sting 2016 Tour - Washington Show
tonylevin.com/road-diaries/peter-gabriel-sting-2016-tour/washington-show

Welcome to Washington Sting and Peter Gabriel
huffingtonpost.com/jack-healey/welcome-to-washington-sti_b_10347596.html

Sting, Peter Gabriel Play Rock Paper Scissors at the Verizon Center
dcist.com/2016/06/sting_gabriel_play_rock_paper_sciss.php

Peter Gabriel & Sting Bring Distinctive Raspy Voices to Washington DC's Verizon Center (Photos)
glidemagazine.com/164481/peter-gabriel-sting-bring-distinctive-raspy-voices-washington-dcs-verizon-center-photos/

Sting & Peter Gabriel - Photos from 6-24 by Concertchick27
flickr.com/photos/9192035@N05/sets/72157667488347114

Peter Gabriel and Sting Concert Review by Note-Tation
notetation.blogspot.com/2016/06/concert-review-peter-gabriel-and-sting.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel Trade Hits, Covers During Three-Hour Tour Kickoff
billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7415588/sting-peter-gabriel-trade-hits-covers-during-tour-kick-off

Videos & Setlist: Peter Gabriel & Sting Share Stage At Rock Paper Scissors Tour Opener In Ohio
jambase.com/article/peter-gabriel-sting-share-stage-rock-paper-scissors-tour-opener-ohio

Peter Gabriel and Sting Kick Off U.S. Tour With Exuberant, Inspired Collaborations: Concert Review
ultimateclassicrock.com/peter-gabriel-sting-tour/

Concert review | Sting, Peter Gabriel may be combo for the ages
dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2016/06/21/0621-sting-gabriel-review.html

Watch Peter Gabriel Debut New Song “Love Can Heal” At Joint Tour With Sting Opening Night In Columbus
stereogum.com/1884055/watch-peter-gabriel-debut-new-song-love-can-heal-at-joint-tour-with-sting-opener-in-columbus/video/

Music Review: Sting, Peter Gabriel Rock Jones Beach In Seamless, Sold Out Show
showbiz411.com/2016/06/25/music-review-sting-peter-gabriel-rock-jones-beach-in-seamless-sold-out-show

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Tour at the BB&T Pavilion, June 26, 2016
photos.nj.com/8002621/gallery/062616petergabrielsting/index.html#/0

Sting and Peter Gabriel's dueling tour was karaoke magic in Camden (PHOTOS)
nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2016/06/sting_and_peter_gabriel_camden_nj_concert_review_p.html

Peter Gabriel and Sting: Odd couple on tour, but it works
philly.com/inquirer/entertainment/20160628_Peter_Gabriel_and_Sting__Odd_couple__but_it_works.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel: The ‘Tantric Twins’ Stretch Out in New York
radio.com/2016/06/28/sting-peter-gabriel-concert-review-msg/

Concert review: Sting and Peter Gabriel
northjersey.com/arts-and-entertainment/concert-review-sting-and-peter-gabriel-1.1623110

Rock Paper Scissors: School of Communication Collaborates with Peter Gabriel and Sting for North American Tour
rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/rock-paper-scissors-communication-peter-gabriel-sting-american-tour/

Sting, Peter Gabriel and London’s Royal College of Art

Peter Gabriel's So Album is Still Big Time 30 Years Later
theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160627/peter-gabriels-so-album-is-still-big-time-30-years-later

Sting and Peter Gabriel at the Palace - Photos
theoaklandpress.com/2016/07/01/sting-and-peter-gabriel-at-the-palace-2016/#1

Review: Sting and Peter Gabriel play a winning game of Rock Paper Scissors at The Palace
theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160701/review-sting-and-peter-gabriel-play-a-winning-game-of-rock-paper-scissors-at-the-palace

Sting and Peter Gabriel at the Palace of Auburn Hills
freep.com/picture-gallery/entertainment/music/2016/07/01/sting-and-peter-gabriel-at-the-palace-of-auburn-hills/86600766/

Sting, Peter Gabriel merge effortlessly for ACC show
torontosun.com/2016/06/30/sting-peter-gabriel-merge-effortlessly-for-acc-show

Review: Sting, Peter Gabriel team up in Worcester
masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/07/review_sting_peter_gabriel_tea.html

Last Best Show: Sting & Peter Gabriel at the DCU Center
bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/guestlisted/2016/07/last_best_show_sting_peter_gabriel_at_the_dcu_center

Sting, Peter Gabriel hit 'Big Time' at DCU Center
telegram.com/article/20160703/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/160709686

Fans Win Sting and Peter Gabriel's Rock Paper Scissors
worcestermag.com/2016/07/03/fans-win-sting-gabriels-rock-paper-scissors/44020

Peter Gabriel and Sting at the Bell Centre
montrealgazette.com/gallery/gallery-peter-gabriel-and-sting-at-the-bell-centre

Everyone Wins in Peter Gabriel and Sting's Rock Paper Scissors Tour
montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/concert-review-everyone-wins-in-peter-gabriel-and-stings-rock-paper-scissors-tour

Peter Gabriel & Sting Talk Brexit, Orlando & More in Final NYC-Area Appearance
kwbe.com/abc_classicr/peter-gabriel-amp-sting-talk-brexit-orlando-amp-more-in-final-nycarea-appearance-abcid35727396/

Sting et Peter Gabriel : tout le monde est gagnant
ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/arts_et_spectacles/2016/07/06/001-sting-peter-gabriel-spectacle-centre-bell-montreal-critique-philippe-rezzonico.shtml

20 Insanely Great Peter Gabriel Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know
rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-insanely-great-peter-gabriel-songs-only-hardcore-fans-know-20160705

Rock Paper Scissors – Two Englishmen in Qu├ębec via New York and Solsbury Hill
lifeinquebec.com/rock-paper-scissors-two-englishmen-in-quebec-via-new-york-and-solsbury-hill-12251/

Sting, Peter Gabriel at peace in Quebec music festival
yahoo.com/news/sting-peter-gabriel-peace-quebec-music-festival-180250902.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel's 'Rock Paper Scissors' Tour Showcases Friendship and Music
popmatters.com/post/sting-peter-gabriel-rock-paper-scissors-tour-msg/

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Bell Stage, Quebec City QC, July 7
exclaim.ca/music/article/sting_and_peter_gabriel-bell_stage_quebec_city_qc_july_7
flickr.com//photos/exclaimdotca/sets/72157670791991805/show/

Sting and Peter Gabriel’s ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ Tour Showcases Friendship and Music
963kklz.com/2016/07/09/sting-and-peter-gabriels-rock-paper-scissors-tour-showcases-friendship-and-music/

Sting, Peter Gabriel go great together on Summerfest's closing night
jsonline.com/entertainment/musicandnightlife/sting-peter-gabriel-go-great-together-on-summerfests-closing-night-b99749219z1-386246451.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel delight with synergistic collaboration
onmilwaukee.com/seasonal/festivals/articles/stingpetergabriel16.html

Peter Gabriel and Sting bring giant "Rock Paper Scissors" tour through Windy City
nwitimes.com/entertainment/music/peter-gabriel-and-sting-bring-giant-rock-paper-scissors-tour/article_a79b2e28-93bc-58cb-ad08-9cb02dc5bee1.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Concert Review
antimusic.com/reviews/16/Sting_and_Peter_Gabriel-_Rock_Paper_Scissors_Concert_Review.shtml

Gallery: Sting, Peter Gabriel rock the UC
http://www.nwitimes.com/digital/photos/entertainment/gallery-sting-peter-gabriel-rock-the-uc/collection_11a316a4-1ca8-5400-b06f-10e9e5256697.html

Sting and Peter Gabriel Teamed Up at the Pepsi Center - Photos by Aaron Thackeray
westword.com/slideshow/sting-and-peter-gabriel-teamed-up-at-the-pepsi-center-8092496/30

Review: Sting, Peter Gabriel prove to be brilliant teammates
mercurynews.com/music/ci_30131449/review-sting-peter-gabriel-prove-be-brilliant-teammates

Sting and Peter Gabriel will swap songs in Seattle on ‘legacy tour’
seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/sting-peter-gabriel-will-swap-songs-here-on-legacy-tour/

Peter Gabriel & Sting Revisit Genesis, The Police & Iconic Solo Catalogs in Denver (Photos)
glidemagazine.com/165862/peter-gabriel-sting-revisit-genesis-police-iconic-solo-catalogs-denver-photos/

Sting and Peter Gabriel get cozy with each other's material at the Hollywood Bowl
latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-sting-and-peter-gabriel-at-hollywood-bowl-review-20160715-snap-story.html

Eddie Vedder Is ‘Driven to Tears’ With Sting and Peter Gabriel in Seattle
spin.com/2016/07/eddie-vedder-sting-peter-gabriel-joint-tour-driven-to-tears-red-rain-live-video/

Sting and Peter Gabriel Seattle Superstar Summit
seattlemusicinsider.com/2016/07/23/sting-peter-gabriel-seattle-superstar-summit/


YouTube Videos*
Rock Paper Scissors Tour Playlist (82 Videos)
Sting & Peter Gabriel 7/2/2016 Worcester, MA Full Show Playlist

*Disclaimer: We recommend that you attend the show and be fully present without cell phone distraction. We acknowledge that an audience full of raised cell phones is annoying and technically against the rules. We've already noticed that several videos have already been flagged and removed by itspetergabriel for copyright violations. Fortunately, we noticed few cell phones around us and saw security asking a few people to put down their cell phones. Nevertheless, we're grateful for the few videos that were posted so we can appreciate the experience from others' perspectives. We suggest you watch them while you can since they could disappear at any moment due to copyright infringement.

Verizon Center
Washington, DC
June 23



Love Can Heal



Red Rain



Solsbury Hill




Invisible Sun



Shock the Monkey



Games Without Frontiers



Don't Give Up


In Your Eyes




Sledgehammer





Nikon Jones Beach Theater
Long Island, NY
June 25

Games Without Frontiers






Shock the Monkey




Sledgehammer


Desert Rose







Opening Night
Columbus, OH
June 21

Rhythm of the Heat 
If I Ever Lose My Faith






Fragile and Red Rain


Desert Rose


Solsbury Hill



Sledgehammer



Madison Square Garden
NYC
June 27

Rhythm of the Heat



Dancing Out with the Moonlite King



Games Without Frontiers



No Self Control



Englishman in New York


Red Rain


Sting/Peter Gabriel 7/2/16:  Worcester, MA

Rhythm of the Heat



Montreal













Hollywood Bowl






Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2016 ODDyssey Half Marathon Costume Contest and Race Recaps

ODDyssey Half Marathon Costume Contest

3 of 140 (45-49)
54 of 1,419 (Female)
207 of 2,448 (Overall)

I'm the first to admit that I'm not the best at writing race recaps. As Joan Benoit Samuelson says, "every race tells a story" and I enjoy reading and sharing other runners' stories. I wish it was easy for me to tell my story but I'll try to share what I can. After suffering from severe and sudden shin splint type pain during my run on Thursday, I was seriously worried that I wouldn't be able to run at all on Sunday. Running is my stress relief and I just began marathon training so the thought of not being able to run for weeks was overwhelming. Fortunately, I decided to take it one day at a time and forced myself to rest (no more #RWRunStreak for me) and iced, iced, baby! ;-) Two days without running felt like 2 months since my shin still hurt while I walked and I feared the worst. When I woke up on Sunday morning, I taped my leg, put on my compression socks and hoped for the best. I was pleasantly surprised that I had no shin pain at all during the race. I was truly grateful for every step and enjoyed every mile (even that final hill!). Due to the high temperature, humidity and dew point, I knew that I had to race carefully. I tried my best to maintain marathon pace throughout the race and I was able to meet my goal - finishing in 1:54:57 (average pace 8:46). Since I just began marathon training (#Train2BQ) and I'm not a fan of summer racing, this was my last race until my 11th attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ) at the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon on Saturday, September 10.

Many thanks to all the volunteers, spectators, runners and walkers! I had an amazing time and hope to elaborate more on my recap in the coming days.

Did you run, cheer or volunteer? Write a race recap? 

Share your link in comments & we'll add to our list!

ODDyssey Half Marathon 2016 Race Recaps
Ready to run!