The love of this band has reached an intensity that is hard to ignore. It’s pretty deep. It’s so deep that several complained that the show was not long enough. People literally timed the show at around less than 90 minutes… one hour twenty or so? Hmm…and with a deep concern as to why it wasn’t longer.
Well they played all of the ELAHE selections and classics we expect and enjoy on tour. Only thing missing was the Arcade Fire Ready to Start cover…but that wasn’t on the set list last year either. So…all we can say is…those who are longing for more have a classic case of superfanitis. Many of us suffer from it. It’s dreadful. Even after going to shows for nearly two weeks in a row it’s not enough. There’s never enough of such a great band. This is what happens to you…you become addicted. One show is never enough. If it was we wouldn’t have formed this travel team. Big thanks to Susan for initiating a meetup!
And what a show it was! Look at these shares!
Sowing the Seeds
Head Over Heels
There were also some great shares on Instagram. As always, leave a little thank you, make a new friend! 🙂
There were some encounters with the band along the way and some snap shots. Those have been posted to various fan pages. Explore and enjoy. Tweet us if you have any questions. We are out of extra tickets for shows but can perhaps assist with other things. This weekend members of the core team head out to Colorado. Say hi if you see those of us with the yellow bands or VIK badges. Those are the hardcores that made sure people got great seats at shows during the reschedule xox.
-TFF Travel Fan Team
This post is dedicated to the Devine family and to TiffyCuppyCake.
The Devines took great photos which were posted to one of the numerous fan pages on Facebook. We are sharing one of Roland here with permission. TiffyCuppyCake made dolls (we’ve been waiting on these to surface for some time). All the TFF doll jokes Roland had from 2012 are now a reality. It’s a dream come true for us.
SK was a kind soul and got a hold of her for us through a tag. Roland posted some awesome photos of the dolls. Stating, “Since NASA changed everyone’s star sign, @curtsmith and I have grown a lot closer.” Then posted photos of the dolls in the cutest of poses…the loving kiss we all adore.
Here are other posts from that night. Big Shoutout to all of the awesome people who attended including our friends on the ground. We made new friends too. Be sure to like their posts and say hello! Make a new friend and expand the Tears for Fears fan family. 🙂
Tears for Fears came round in the wind and the rain in Michigan. This post is dedicated to dear Becky M who is no stranger to the Tears for Fears tours. She grabbed the set list for the team. Way to go! So awesome of you! Here are some other photos and posts from that day. Big thanks to our Becky and fans on the ground for uploading and sharing photos.
Here’s Becky’s experience. She writes…
“No pictures tonight, but this is the set list from the Meijer Gardens show. AMAZING…..had some rain and a couple of wind gusts but it was a great show. Tonight will be hard knowing they’re only an hour away, but need to spend time with family before they fly home Wednesday morning. Vocals were solid, and the people around us were wonderful……too wound up to sleep.”
We also e-met @sutecides. What an outstanding photo!
Lot’s of great people posted to Instagram. Be sure to like their posts and send a thank you!
One of the many things that stood out were the number of people at the event who tweeted and repeated “I had no idea they sang that song!” iHeart put a face to our legendary Rock gods for those who’ve merely been “listening” without devotion. People all over the world were watching online, listening via the iHeart app (sponsored by Tmobile and Twix) and the awestruck faces were priceless as people made the connection. Those folks were outnumbered by the numerous hardcore fans singing with passion and a sway in their step. The crowd was very mixed in age. Seemed to feature a myriad of generations from older teens to grown-ups getting into the groove. They may not have been standing for all of the stars that weekend but people stood up for Tears for Fears and they showed their respect for a few more minutes after the set was over. THAT was epic!
ROCS taking out ear tech…crowd is screaming and applauding…
There is a lot of material from that night including Instagram clips of fans recording the songs to mark the majestic fact that they witnessed it in person as well as YouTube clips that captured the evening. We were told the show will rebroadcast on CW next month. You’ll get to see all of the featured stars and of course experience the magic that is Tears for Fears. It was an excellent set! Huge salute to the fans and audience that stood up and honoured our favourite band of all time.
And who can forget the Billboard interview that followed?!! HA!!! What did the Good Sir say? Watch and hold on to your big chair, don’t have a drink because it’s a chocking hazard.
Be sure to say thanks to all these great contributors! We’ve connected with quite a few. More to come! We’re on standby for fans who have travel info questions. You can email us on Facebook. We’ve had quite a few inquiries about age requirements for shows and meeting up. It looks like most people are with their spouses and families so we won’t hassle everyone to gather for group photos. We’ll plan something when we’re not so rushed.
-TFF Travel Fan Team
Well, that was one heck of a good time this past weekend. Huge thanks to all the travel fans, online party peeps and loyal interactive loves of the band who watched online and tweeted about it. Another grand thanks to all who posted videos and pictures. Hope everyone was able to access the video and found the travel fan notes useful. We had a good time all around. You can see pre-show sound check and other clips via Tears for Fears Instagram.
One of many neat shares from the band over the weekend…
Please enjoy these videos from Friday’s show at the gorgeous Silver Legacy Casino in Reno. Lots of funny and cute things happened between ROCS during this show. Toward the end of the (during Shout) Roland runs underneath Curt to the other side of the stage. It may not be a big deal to others but it was another fine example of how cute they are. Speaking of cute, the Reno front row crew on Shout were awesome! Listen to them having a blast during Shout. We’re giving them the superfan MVP for this show!
Break It Down Again
Head Over Heels (be sure to leave her a thank you…very sweet set of fans)
*Had planned to combine both the Reno and Las Vegas show material but Las Vegas’ was so over the top, despite being a standard 5-song festival set, it really needs its own post. Stay tuned for those clips and feel free to share the link to the blog post on your personal pages and with other fans. If you decide to use the photos from any of our Travel Fan publications be sure to give credit out of respect to those who have travelled and spent their hard earned cash to provide and share their experience with everyone.
Second show of the tour, Tears for Fears Chateau Ste Michelle in Washington State. Eager fans could not wait for them to get on that stage. They went absolutely wild. There were some “live” people in that audience too. They were fiercely dedicated and our hats are off to all of you. Many thanks to all the fans who posted videos and pictures. Be sure to follow @tearsforfearsmusic on Instagram for videos as well.
Things to enjoy? Curt Sticking his tongue out on someone’s picture. Too freakin’ cute. Be sure to like all of these videos and say thanks to the videographers.
Let’s open with this gorgeous piece of footage by Live Music Guy – nice job!
Bit of a recap on the past week’s shows stars with the one at Maryhill Winery. These are videos and photos from Instagram and fans on the ground who have been in touch throughout this part of the tour. Many thanks to everyone for sharing individually and on your social accounts. Remember to tag your items #TFF2016 and we’ll be sure to find you and feature your dedication to the band and their music. Be sure to follow @tearsforfearsmusic on Instagram for live video and mini-montages from the shows.
Touch of the Superficial
Can we mention how good they looked at this show? Whaat whaat?! ROCS looked like teens! Check out Roland on Break It Down Again in the video link below. Amazing! That breeze had his tresses a’flowin’ like a river, it was gorgeous! Wow!
Compliments on the wine at Maryhill Winery + Billie Jean
So far several fans just feel the shows are too short. They want more than 90 minutes. But these set lists are the standard for Tears for Fears. When you adore them that much there is not such thing as “enough time” in their presence. It’s never enough…and why we as travel fans fight to get to as many shows as we can year after year. We feel you! It’s never long enough. We need a 3-day Tears for Fears concert with a show every night including solo work. Just sayin…keepin’ it real.
For those looking to meetup, let us know what shows you’re going to so we can get you in touch with other fans for group pictures and anything else that may come up! Safe Travels!
-TFF Travel Fan Team