Pat Benatar .... October 7, 1980 (9:45 PM)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
(BP3 Uncirculated ECM-16 Master AUD)

Pat Benatar - lead vocals
Neil "Spyder" Giraldo - guitar
Scott St. Clair Sheets - guitar/ keyboards
Roger Capps - bass
Myron Grombacker - drums

Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condenser microphone
Lineage: Maxell UD master cassette> Teac A-550RX cassette playback> TASCAM CDRW-700> Trade CD-R (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: vg (Clear but cavernous sound)(PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION BELOW)
Length: 68:31 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

01. I Need A Lover*
02. Treat Me Right*
03. Out Of Touch*
04. My Clone Sleeps Alone
05. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
06. I'm Gonna Follow You
07. We Live For Love
08. In The Heat Of The Night (Tape Flip)
09. You Better Run
10. Little Paradise
11. Heartbreaker (Stop)
12. No You Don't
13. Hell Is For Children
14. Just Like Me

*Issues with Pat's wireless microphone.

Taper's Comments:

1 - HELP!! If you have any uncirculated SPIRIT shows, or better quality FM
broadcasts than what's been posted here before, please share them. If you
know anybody who has shows that fit this category that aren't on DIME, please
dub off their stuff and share it. I'm trying to write a book on SPIRIT and need
all the information I can get. I have a database of over 1500 gigs 1967-1996, and
want to find as much information as I can to add to it. If you have any memories
of where you saw SPIRIT, the more specific the better (venue, city, date, supporting
bands, etc.), I'd love to know that as well. Please leave that in the comments
section or PM me. Thank you!

2 - Show description & comments follow:
Every venue I've ever been to that touts it's acoustics as being the best has always
been a disaster. Maybe they work for chamber music, but not rock n' roll. This one
was a sonic mess. It started out with Pat's wireless mic losing most of it's punch in
the middle of the first song. Just before "My Clone Sleeps Alone" they gave her a
new mic, and things greatly improved. The review in the Washington Post called it "a
screeching, monotonous mega-decibeled mess". Certainly whomever was running
the sound that night wasn't at the top of their game. The crowd went crazy anyway,
and the band could do no wrong.

This was the last time I saw Pat Benatar before she graduated from small theaters
to arenas. The show sold out in a heartbeat, and I was stuck in the second tier balcony,
but close the edge. My other Pat Benatar recording is amazingly still on DIME at Torrent
# 263698 after more than two years, and I think it's a better all-around show than this one.
As I mentioned in my first post, I think she went from rock to schlock real quick once the
bastards in the music industry got their hooks into her. That makes this early show, despite
it's flaws, one to treasure. Enjoy.


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