Criss Oliva Memorial Show -- Tampa, FL -- October 17, 2003
Criss Oliva Memorial Show - October 17, 2003 - The Masquerade - Tampa, FL
Best concert of my life!
Savatage featuring Jon Oliva, Chris Caffery, Steve 'Dr Killdrums' Wacholz, Johnny Lee Middleton & Zak Stevens)
The Jon Oliva Project
Circle II Circle
Streets (Savatage Tribute Band)
Agony and Ecstasy
The Price You Pay
City Beneath the Surface
By The Grace Of The Witch
The Dungeons Are Calling
The Jon Oliva Project (Matt LaPorte, Chris Kinder, John Zahner, Jason Jennings)
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Outside The Door
I'll Fly Away
In The Dream
Doctor Butcher (Jon Oliva, Chris Caffery, John Osborn, Scott Farr)
Lost In The Dark
Don't Talk To Me
Circle II Circle (Zak Stevens, Kevin Rothney, Matt LaPorte, Shane French, Chris Kinder, John Zahner, Dan Campbell)
Out Of Reach
Watching In Silence
Face To Face
Into The Wind
Fields Of Sorrow
A Sea Of White
Savatage (Jon Oliva, Zak Stevens, Chris Caffery, Johnny Lee Middleton, "Doc" Wacholz, and John Zahner)
Twisted Little Sister
Jesus Saves (the slower DT Jesus version)
NY City Don't Mean Nothing
Can You Hear Me Now
Edge Of Thorns
Tonight He Grins Again
If I Go Away
Somewhere In Time
Power Of The Night
Hall Of The Mountain King
There was a formal meet and greet after the show, lots of exclusive merchandise!
The next afternoon, October 18, 2003, a brunch was organized and a large group visit to Criss Oliva’s Gravesite.
There was a formal Memorial Service.
That Evening, Streets (Savatage Tribute Band) played their own headlining show, the Mountain King himself, Jon Oliva was in attendance, and got onstage for a few songs. (I will edit if I can find this setlist)
Before we left Florida, I had the pleasure of seeing some wonderful Savatage artifacts, in particular items that belonged to Criss.
I even held his guitar.
The trip ended with a visit to the Hard Rock Café in Orlando, in the Florida Room, where Criss Oliva’s white (Streets guitar) was displayed proudly. This guitar was given to the Hard Rock Café in 1993 by Criss and Jon’s parents after the original Criss Memorial Concert. This guitar stood on that stage in 1993, wrapped in red roses, with a single spotlight on it for the entire set in remembrance.
Last edited by The Green and Black; 04-27-2010 at 07:23 AM.
Yeah, as I said via Yahoo - You can't even begin to fathom how incredibly jealous I am of you for having seen all of this stuff.
Also, this would've been the only time Zak ever sang "Miles Away" live. The only other times they did it previously were with Damond on vocals.
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