Lisa Marie Presley says Lancaster is “best show of the tour” 11.11.12

Me and Lisa Marie Presley 11.11.12

I really did not think I could have a better day with Lisa Marie Presley than I did June 15th when I went to two saw two of her shows on the same day – a free radio promotion show in Annapolis in the afternoon and then her regular show in Baltimore that night. I met Lisa, talked with her, got my picture taken with her and she autographed my set list. Perfect day. But as perfect as that day was, last night was even better. Unimaginable, but true. Lisa Marie Presley’s show at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA November 11, 2012 was phenomenal. Lisa said, “it was the best show of the tour – even better than Nashville.”

Lisa Marie Presley
Chameleon Club
Lancaster, PA

I left my house around 11:30 Sunday morning and made the 90-minute drive up to Lancaster. I met my friend Abbey at the Brickyard Sports Bar to watch the Denver Broncos football game, which they won. After partaking in some yummy, unhealthy foods we made our way over to the Chameleon Club around 5pm to line up for Lisa’s show. There were about seven people ahead of us. Much to my surprise and delight, they were my old friends (Tee, Rosanna, Matt, Maria, Bambi) from Lisa Marie Presley tours past. Then Birgit and her husband, whom I had met at the Baltimore show, joined us. It was great to see everyone again, which ultimately made the night even more special. We were let inside around 6:45, then into the club about a half hour later. We secured our spots on the front rail. The opening band, El El from Lancaster, played for about a half hour then Lisa took the stage at 9:07 and played until 10:23.

This Lisa Marie Presley show was better and longer than the one in Baltimore a few months ago. It is still a promo tour for her latest album, so all songs but three were off Storm and Grace. A welcome addition to the set list for me was a re-worked Idiot off Lisa’s second album Now What. It is probably my favorite Lisa Marie Presley song – if I was forced to pick one. Lisa said Idiot was the “meanest song she had ever written.” The crowd cheered, and Lisa laughed and asked why that made us happy.

Idiot – the meanest song Lisa Marie Presley has ever written:
Please remember me
Forever believe in me
As someone whose never gonna wish you well
I’m gonna tell you what I think about you in that unforgivable way I do
You’re an idiot
And I hate your guts
I guess I’m about as happy for you as I would be a cockroach in my food
I know it’s terrible I really hate you though
Do you have your fairytale lie
Are you dancing to the white trash twist
Please remember me
Forever believe in me
As someone whose never gonna wish you well
I heard the thing that you hate about me
Almost every day
But you still wouldn’t leave
I had to pull the plug
I hated your guts
And I heard the opposite of love isn’t hate
It’s indifference but I can’t relate
It’s not good enough
Cause I hate your guts
Did you settle your mediocre mind
You had the fine wine your better off with Bud Light
Please remember me
Forever believe in me
As someone whose never gonna wish you well
Please remember me
Forever believe in me
As someone who wants you to go to hell
You’re raining you’re boring oh did you hear me snoring
I’d wanna mutilate myself when I’d talk to you
So here we have it I hope you can tell
That I’m no referral you can have ‘em call hell
You’re gonna drive ‘em nuts
They’re gonna hate your guts
Please remember me
Forever believe in me
As someone whose never gonna wish you well
Please remember me
Forever believe in me
As someone who wants you to go to hell
Please remember me
Forever believe in me
As someone whose never gonna wish you well
Please remember me
Forever believe in me
As someone who wants you to go to hell

Lisa’s drums on the Chameleon stage

I think I was the most excited during the show when Lisa played drums on Un-Break and Sticks and Stones because it truly is all about drums. I have a newfound love for Sticks and Stones. I loved the lyrics before, but after Lisa’s amazing performance last night…Wow!

Sticks and Stones – my new favorite song:
That girl I’ve seen her
I don’t care for her at all
She got a silver spoon
An attitude, she got a wall
Why does she do this, Why is she doing that
She never smiles it all her fault that everything went bad
You can take my place
You’d do it better anyway
But you better hide your bones from all the sticks and stones
So they don’t break
Too bad she ain’t just like her Daddy
Oh what a shame
She got no talent of her own
It’s just her name
She looks bad, she looks mad
Why is she saying that
Why she so angry and so mean
I just don’t understand

Lisa was interactive and expressive as always and this Lancaster audience was amazing – very enthusiastic and singing along to every song. Lisa said one of her favorites off Storm and Grace is Soften the Blows. The set list last night was as follows: So Long, Over Me, Weary, Storm of Nails, Just A Dream, Storm and Grace, Idiot, You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet, Forgiving, Soften the Blows, Un-Break, Sticks and Stones, Lights Out, I Need to Know (Tom Petty cover). For some reason Storm and Grace was not played even though it was on the set list.

Even after the lights were up and Lisa was long gone from the stage, we stayed there soaking in the wonderful show we had just experienced. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in my quest for a set list. Unless I get one at Carnegie Hall Saturday, this will be the only leg of a tour I have not gotten a set list. After a while we went to the merch table to see what new and exciting things I could spend my money on. When I finally made it to the front of the line, I discovered they were out of Storm and Grace on vinyl which I had been wanting since I heard they were selling it at the Tunica shows. I was told that they were out of the vinyl and the shipment was late, but they should have it for the Carnegie Hall show in New York Saturday. I had already bought the hoodie and tour tee from Lisa’s website, so I left with nothing. We waited around a bit longer. Abbey decided to leave, but she had a wonderful time celebrating her birthday at her first Lisa Marie Presley show.

my autographed LMP ticket

I got back in the merch line and noticed Lisa was standing right next to me waiting to start the Meet and Greets. She heard me say “I’m back” to the merchandise lady. Lisa leaned over to me and asked, “Are you buying everything?” I told her no, just a hat because I had bought everything on her website. She asked if she could sign something for me, so I had her autograph my ticket. I told her that I love Idiot, and it was my ‘go out’ song – that I used to listen to it before I went out to bars to get me excited and hyped up. I told her that I also wanted my picture with her, so I was going to go to the end of the Meet and Greet line – since I wasn’t technically in line for the Meet and Greet yet. It was just pretty cool that Lisa initiated a conversation with me. (yes, i’m geeking out a bit) When I got back to Lisa for my ‘official’ Meet and Greet, I asked her to autograph my M&G pass and asked for a photo with her. I also thanked her for doing the Meet and Greets because a lot of bands charge for them or don’t even do them. She had no idea that bands actually charged for Meet and Greets – she was appalled. Lisa Marie Presley is the sweetest person. She is so gracious and down to earth. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to meet and speak with her.

But the night with Lisa did not end there, and I have never written about this before because at the time we all thought it should be kept private. But it has been six years now, so I think it ok to make it public now. After the Meet and Greet was over, I noticed a few fans who I knew from previous shows (maybe about 5 or so) were just hanging around. Then they all went downstairs, so I followed. It was like somebody’s basement with a bar. It was the 6 or 7 of us, Lisa’s band and Lisa. We put two long tables together and just sat around and talked and listened to music. Lisa told us about taking her kids Trick or Treating in Memphis a few weeks before. She was showing us their photos from her phone. It was just like we were at Lisa’s house hanging out and had been friends for year. “Xanadu” came on and I LOVE Olivia Newton-John so I was singing along and noticed Lisa was too – and we were the only ones. We looked at each other and smiled and sang even louder, so yeah I sang with Lisa Marie Presley. Her husband Micheal Lockwood bought us all shots. I was drinking mine when all of a sudden I felt a hand on my knee and I turned around to find Lisa sitting next to me! She was asking how far I had to drive to make sure I was ok drinking that shot. Now I am a lightweight but was TOO excited about the night to be too drunk or too tired to drive home. I can’t recall what else was said, but we did speak for a few more minutes. That was a great night!

me and Lisa

The Lisa Marie Presley show at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA last night was absolutely amazing! Lisa sang beautifully, the band was tight, and the audience was enthusiastic. Everybody in that room was a great mood and there was a fantastic energy. It was just one of those one in a million kind of nights. Thanks to Abbey, Birgit, Tee, Rosanna, Matt, Bambi, Maria, LMP’s band and crew, Michael Lockwood, and of course Lisa Marie Presley for making November 11th in Lancaster, PA a night to remember!

my autographed Meet and Greet pass

1 Comment on Lisa Marie Presley says Lancaster is “best show of the tour” 11.11.12

  1. Deena: I love your LMP enthusiasm … I have been a long time fan of Lisa’s and have been touting her music to all that will listen. Most cannot see beyond the last name. I am sure you would agree – Their loss. While “Storm & Grace” is a bit of a departure from her previous albums, I think this latest work is a masterpiece. I have been listening to it virtually non-stop since my purchase in early August, and find new meaning in the lyrics virtually every play. On a whim, i decided to take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to see her and drove the four hours from Michigan to see her in Kent Ohio. Truely impressed with the intimacy of the concert and the vulnerability of the artist. I was astonished by her humility. I am in envy of your meet and greets but glad that a devoted fan such as yourself had the opportunity to meet one of America’s true royalty. LMP rules!

    By the way, in searching LMP concert reviews, I stumbled over some merchandise from her earlier concert tours….thought it would be of interest to you…


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