Feb 14 BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO [Biloxi, MS] ItsMyTime 1. Heroes [sans guitar] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz_PY2A0ECg [0:31 Shouting] All right it’s time for everybody to get out of their seats. [1:39] How’s everybody doing? [David acknowledges fan wearing tour tee shirts] [2:53 Without being prompted, crowd starts singing chorus, David steps back from microphone, smiling, clapping, and headnodding. Was this a milestone on the Declaration Tour?] 2. Mr. Sensitive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwNCPjcMgA [partial; didn’t find any banter] 3. Mid Breathe Tonight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzGNOGtubo [1:54 Andy/Dave guitar interaction and Joey rock jump] [2:18] Are you over it? 4. Little Lies [sans guitar] [I used two videos. The first has just the presong banter. The second video has the midsong banter and an image of the “little kid hug” in the middle of the song – gotta love David and his interactions with kids.] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb_E7M61gF4 I’ve got one pick left with like an hour and a half to go. Lovin’ it. Alright. You two in the back, the two gentlemen right there, stand up, turn around, just do, do slow turns. You guys see these teeshirts these guys are wearing? Little known fact, they’re for sale out front. Hey I’d be remiss if I didn’t say thank you very, very much to Ryan Star for coming out with us and opening the show. We ah, we actually got to play with Ryan in Atlanta, ah, last December at this radio gig, stellar dude. He actually, ah, as a thank you for coming on tour got us a Wii. So, I know, right. Just one more thing to make sure we don’t get anything done. But in the interim, we gonna throw a cover in here for you, if you guys don’t mind. You guys cool with that? I sure hope so cuz it’s on the set list and if you guys don’t like it, then, haha, forget it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_gNAdD62jg [0:38] You guys can get louder than that, right? [1:30] Everybody out of your seats, let’s go. [1:50] Ladies and Gentlemen you’ll see him a lot tonight, this is the Doctor. [2:032:45 Dave starts walking the stage and working the crowd; hands clapping overhead, then he spots a little girl at the other end of the stage and walks over to her, stops so a fan can take his picture, moves on and gives the little girl a hug.] That was the obligatory little kid hug. [3:01] Keep it up. 5. Lie 1
Feb 14 BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO [Biloxi, MS] ItsMyTime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f5qubTyEng [a little Pantera guitarjamming before Lie] We’re not playing that song so don’t you worry. I don’t think Pantera’s gonna fly with the Idol crowd, you know? So this will be the first time of many that I get to come out here and say thank you guys very much. 6. Declaration [sans guitar] [*Note: I had to use two video clips; one had full Freebird banter but no song and the other had partial banter and most of Declaration with midsong banter] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR0q7fq8OSo [Freebird banter video] [someone in the crowd chants Freebird] Waitin’ on the clip so we can play it right for you, ya know. Are we good Jason? This is what happens when you guys request up on the fly. [cue Freebird; Dave waves hands like a conductor; music stops, crowd boos] Y’all boo all you want. [Declaration starts, crowd cheers] Now, see now we got you back. So we did, ah, that actually happened to us cuz we just got back from Iraq. We went to play for the troops for the USO. And, ah, the soldiers always asked for Freebird. We don’t know it so we did that instead, so, hopefully everybody’s happy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72PLWlmdd5E [song video] [2:48 Dave clapping, holding up mic, fistpumping] I know there’s more of you out there than that. I can see more hands ready to clap. I see it. What do you think Andy? 7. My Last Request [sans guitar] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhNxjEfcNQ [Didn’t find any banter associated with this song] 8. Permanent [obviously sans guitar!] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks1jkGtJJJ8 I’m very fortunate I have a little bit of family in the audience tonight and, ah, I’d be remiss if I didn’t say hi, so Matt and Deena and kids wherever you guys are at, ah hi, thanks for coming, ya know. Ah, so this next song is actually probably one of the most personal ones for me on the record. It’s about my older brother Adam who’s been battling cancer for a long time. So, ah, hopefully this song will help promote a cure, I guess. [2:52] Everybody out of your seats. 9. Make Me [sans guitar] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pGp332QzPA [banter] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezBM8AoqEHo [song; better video & audio quality] We’re gonna liven things up a little now. Shake it out. We’re gonna play a song from an old band of ours. Andy, Neal, and I were in a band called Midwest Kings. So if you don’t know it, I guess you’re about to hear it for the first time. 2
Feb 14 BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO [Biloxi, MS] ItsMyTime [2:47 Closeup with David pointing to some lucky fan as he sings, “How could you make me?” followed by a very intense and pointed “Make me fall for you as if I had nothing else to do at” eyebrows raise, smile, then the infamous Idol tongue out the side of his mouth 3:133:23 on second video link] 10. Kiss on the Neck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzgqnV4JBTs So I’d be remiss if I didn’t say Happy Valentine’s Day. I don’t know if you guys noticed already but, ah, we here at the David Cook camp decided to do something a little special, so, everyone one of you got a little cheesy Valentine’s card, should be in your cup holders [my treasured souvenir from the Declaration Tour!]. And on one of them it’s says You Win and it has a sticker on the back. Who’s got it? Anybody? You got it? No, lies, really? You really got it? Everybody’s lying. Alright, whoever’s got it go to the merch table, you got yourself a free tour tee shirt. Thank you guys so much for coming out. And it was done randomly; I don’t think my cousin won, so. But in honor of Valentine’s Day, this next song is called Kiss on the Neck. [3:14] All right I want everybody to be honest. How many ladies are in the audience? Okay, all right, how many guys are in the audience? How many guys are in the audience because their girl brought them to said show? Ok, well hopefully you’re enjoying yourself, alright? [4:37 this is when he was still singing KKKKiss on the Neck] 11. Straight Ahead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2x9r3yg3T8 So we already did a Kings song, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t do another old one. How many people got Analog Heart? How many of you listen to the first track? Okay. [3:17–3:30] I just want to make sure, Joey Clement just did a, a rock kick. Ha Ha. [Joey actually does two rock kicks; another first on the Declaration Tour?] [3:35] I like that, a little more of that, a little more of that. [3:46] Oh you guys can do better than that. [3:56] This is pretty cool, man. Thank you so much for coming. 12. I Did it For You [first video full with banter; second video partial but it’s got really nice close ups of Neal and David] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFJlNiV0kQw [0:56 We don’t see why Dave says this, but he’s smiling and pointing at someone] I like this guy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYCbirtR1BU [Nice little close up of Neal doing his thing; CTRL ALT LeftArrow or if you have a laptop, just flip it 90 degrees] 13. Billie Jean 3
Feb 14 BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO [Biloxi, MS] ItsMyTime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR9FkocsdtU [2:26] That’s what you get when I’m unrehearsed. Put me on the spot. 14. Avalanche http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR9FkocsdtU [2:38 after Billie Jean; no banter, just a thank you very much at the end] 15. Life on the Moon [2 videos; first has full banter and partial song; second has partial banter but full song] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePfH69nDhw [banter video; close up of a very animated David Cook during banter] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wWcTEYGec [full song] One more time, everybody still doing good? That’s what I like to hear. At the fantastic Beau Rivage. [fans screams out “I love you.”] I love you too. This next song is about, ah, the last year or so of my life because it’s been a little nuts. I don’t know if you heard. I, ah, I was extremely fortunate, ah, to ah, to win American Idol, so it’s been good and I have all of you to thank for that, so thanks. 16. Hot for Teacher [sans guitar] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXLGUU6c8UU [Another milestone… the introduction of Hot for Teacher to the Declaration Tour, thank you for that David] This next song I think you guys should know so hopefully most of you will be singing along. Hut. [This video is just fun to watch, starting with Dave doing a little skippingdance thing at 0:07, followed by a little headbumping with Joey at 0:20, then a little jumping at 0:24 and finally the water spray at 0:29 that gets him into trouble later on in the song.] [0:43] Oh hello baby. I wonder how many teachers we got in the audience tonight, baby. Oh! [2:04 Dave slips on the water he sprayed at Kyle and recovers quite nicely, thank you.] [2:50] You remember the doctor, right? [3:30] I think the crowd has slowed, I don’t feel targeted (?) 17. Light On http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UNRsvHvnCA [full beginning banter; no ending banter] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf0zD6KJw90 [partial beginning banter, much better quality; good close up of Neal head roll, final ending banter] You didn’t have any videos of that do ya, when I slip and fall? Ah. [laughs] Yeah, I was feeling pretty good about myself until that point. I needed it; I needed it. What is it? My self esteem had been hovering around normal. I’d been needing to knock it down to negative a thousand. And that’s apparently how you do it! So what do you
Feb 14 BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO [Biloxi, MS] ItsMyTime say we play the single? What about that? You guys want to hear Light On? I’m giving you a nofall guarantee this song. It’s like this. [NOTE: I used the second video for the midsong and ending banter.] [2:29 Neal puts his head on Dave’s shoulder and head rolls him.] [4:05] Thank you guys so much Biloxi. You guys have an awesome night. Go win some money. 18. BarBaSol [Needed 2 videos to represent this song properly. The first has Kyle’s 1:30 minute drum solo, but you MUST watch the second for the song; trust me] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP5PQXaYno [Kyle’s opening with the glowinthedark drum sticks.] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdz2ejxhpUk [This is incendiary! Winner of DCO’s Best of Declaration Tour for BarbaSol] Thank you guys very much. This is our favorite song to play. And no it’s not about shaving cream. Whoever wants to know? Help me count. 1, 2, 3! [Neal and Dave guitar sex at 3:00; Dave solo guitar sex at 3:38 – whew!] 19. A Daily AntheM [sans guitar] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uOZJMwgr0A So. We’re already out. We’re already out here man. HaHa. Listen, ah, I’ve said it all night and I’ll say it again. Thank you guys so so much for coming out tonight man. To have this many people show up in a city that I’ve never been in before is pretty unreal so thank you so much. And, ah, you know what, I’m gonna take a… I’m gonna introduce everybody. Everybody this is Andy Skib. And this fine gentleman with Liza Minnelli on his tee shirt, that’s, ah, that’s Joey Clements [yes, he said Clements]. This is Kyle Peek. And, ah, that’s the Doctor. So, ah, this will be our last song of the night and thank you guys so much. Thank you to the Beau Rivage Casino. Thank you to everybody in Biloxi. Thank you guys so much. I’m up here because of you so thank you. If you guys watched Idol, this song is called A Daily AntheM. [2:18 after ‘would you sing along] Well would ya? You guys ready? [4:02 armwaving, whoa whoas, tosses hat, takes out “ears”, musses own hair] [4:41] All the way in the back, let me hear ya, come on. [4:58] I can’t thank you guys enough. One more time, here we go. [wraps mic cord around his hand and onearm waves]. [5:18 Pats heart] Last time, here we go. [5:36 chokes up; hand to heart; fist to mouth] Biloxi Mississippi, thank you so much. [hand to heart one more time. Looks up at jumbotron and sees that Beau Rivage has a heart cutout on the screen with his live image in the heart and he cracks up. Blows a kiss [[sigh]], waves, bows, tosses guitar picks, hand to heart again, blows another kiss [[how much more can I take!!]]. Pulls all the guys together for a final bow, but Neal is missing, claps, musses his own hair, waves at the audience, and 5
Feb 14 BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO [Biloxi, MS] ItsMyTime Neal finally emerges. Dave bows to the band [[nice view of Union Jacks, thank you]], then joins the band for a bow. Claps once more and he’s gone]. None of the videos I saw had the heart cutout so here’s one of my still pix.
1. Heroes [sans guitar] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz_PY2A0ECg [0:31 Shouting] All right it’s time for everybody to get out of their sea...