Set Lists

Ray Davies and Band
Saturday, 1st July, 2006
Comerica Taste Fest, Detroit, Michigan

Contributed by: Dan Skorich

Low Budget
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Where Have All the Good Times Gone
After the Fall
20th Century Man
My Next Door Neighbor
Over My Head
Sunny Afternoon
Dead End Street
The Tourist
Till the End of the Day
A Long Way from Home
Well Respected Man
The Getaway
Tired of Waiting
All Day and All of the Night
Encore: You Really Got Me
2nd Encore: Lola

Contributed by: Anonymous

I just got back from my first Ray Davies concert. A free one at the Comerica Tastefest in downtown Detroit. It was a great show. Just a couple weeks after Ray turned 62 and you'd never know it. He rocked. The only negative thing was that due to the festival, he probably couldn't play as long as he wanted. I heard he's been doing a couple multi-song encores, tonight he played for 90 minutes. Here's the setlist:

1. Low Budget
2. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
3. Where Have All The Good Times Gone?
4. After the Fall
5. Here Come the People In Grey (couple verses)
6. 20th Century Man
7. Next Door Neighbour
8. Over My Head
9. Sunny Afternoon
10. Dead End Street
11. The Tourist
12. Till the End of the Day
13. A Long Way From Home
14. A Well Respected Man (couple verses)
15. The Getaway (Lonesome Train)
16. Tired Of Waiting For You
17. All Day and All of the Night
18. You Really Got Me
19. Lola

As opposed to all the people that came to see Ray, there are always those who just go because it's a free show. And they sat right behind my wife and I. There were folding chairs set up and we were in about the 11th row. A nice sized, Ray adoring crowd. But two guys sat behind us right before the set started. The one says to the other, "how's your view?" And he said, "fine, except for these lovebirds in front of us." We weren't even doing anything. And they kept yelling "down in front," expecting us to sit down so they could see, when everyone in front of us was standing! They kept nudging the chair into the back of my wifes legs and eventually took off. But that's not going to dampen our night. We paid only $5 to park, got great seats and a fantastic 90 minute set by the legendary Ray Davies!

Contributed by: Dan Skorich

To set the record straight, Ray did not play any part of Here Come the People in Gray. The opening prelude to 20th Century Man contains the phrase "people dressed in gray" in its lyrics and that has apparently caused some confusion, but no part of the song Here Come the People in Gray was peformed.

Up in the 4th row everyone had a good time and there were a lot of hard core Kinks and Ray fans there.
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