23 November 1993

Fan Review: Cattle Club 1993

The Cattle Club
Sacramento, California
November 23, 1993

Sacramento 93
Promotional Flyer I was one of the 10 people at this show and it was one of the most amazing shows I've ever seen.

 Man, that was so long ago but here goes:

Earlier in the week I heard a commercial on the radio promoting the show. The commercial said the opener was a local Sacramento band I quite like called Trace and then they played about a five second clip of the Verve song Blue which sounded good so I decided to check the show out. Man I am glad I did. The show was really low key. There was about 20 people there at the most. After Trace and Acetone set the mood with some swirly mellow tunes, Verve slowly took the stage. The lighting was dark, they had a colorful slide show projecting onto some sheets behind them and once they broke into Star Sail I was hooked. There were a few people sitting on the stage and Richard talked to us in between songs. It was a very intimate show and the ambiance was just really cool. The music combined with Richard's emotion absolutely filled the room. It's kind of hard to put into words what I was feeling but as Richard jumped around on stage with his hands in the air and his mouth ba-ba-ba-ing to the beat I knew I was seeing something special. It was one of the coolest shows I've seen and one of my fondest musical moments. I went out and bought the album and the singles comp the next day and have been a Verve fan ever since.

I've included a scan of the setlist my friend snagged from the show. I also have a flyer for the album that was handed out at the show which has pictures all the band members over a picture of Richard wearing big goofy sunglasses and a flowery t-shirt. It's 8 1/2 x 11 and has a picture of Acetone on the other side.

I paid at the door so there was no ticket stub. I think the show was really cheap - like $5 or something.
  • By Tony Leon