Compiled by Simon Montgomery, © 2001

1976.01.31  Charlotte Coliseum  Charlotte, NC

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On the floor just under the stage I looked over to my left and there was this Beautil Girl completely entranced in Joni's music.So I took this. Hope you see yourself here little Red haired girl. [wumple]
so a friend of mine Photoshopped this to make her the center of the picture. You can see how she was and how we are all so affected by Joni's music and poetry. [wumple]
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caseofyou13 on 2014-Mar-17 at 17:21:54 GMT-5:
My memories are a bit sparse, but I remember the LA Express Band being the opening act, & how much I truly liked them. They certainly showcased Joni's music, & provided a wonderful background for her songs.Tom Scott, Robben Ford,
& the rest, really shined.I remember Coyote, being a favorite that night.
wumple on 2013-Apr-07 at 11:18:32 GMT-5:
This was the Second Joni Concert I was lucky enough to have attended. I have only been to two.I would say it was my favorite,but I've already said that about the first .I guess what I have to say is that any/and all Joni Mitchell concerts are my Favorite.If I ever get to another it will also be my favorite.Because Joni is my favorite all time no.1 and always will be.There are not enough words to say how much I love her, her music and her poetry.  [ed.]
rogneu on 2010-Jan-12 at 10:48:18 GMT-5:
It's hard to believe it was thirty-four years ago when my sister and I headed to the Charlotte Coliseum to see Joni. "The Hissing of Summer Lawns" had just been released, and I was a dyed-in-the-wool ninth-grade fan. While other adolescents were listening to Wings and Peter Frampton, I found succor and solace in "Blue" and "Miles of Aisles."
My older sister accompanied me. At that time, her first marriage was about to become on the skids, and I recall she had a bottle of tequila on her person. I was excited when Joni came out, singing, "Help Me." My sister said, "There she is." I recall Joni sang "For Free," "Cold Blue Steel," "Shades of Scarlett Conquering," "Just Like This Train," and "Love or Money." Our seats weren't too close to the stage, so my sister, probably emboldened by the tequila, told me we were going to move up closer. We sallied forth, and got up to where people were standing at the front of the stage; I could see Joni perfectly. She was smiling a lot, but noticed she kept her back turned to the audience while she was playing. (Didn't Miles Davis do this?) At one point, she told the audience that she was tired of singing songs like "Carey," and "Blue." She then said she had two new songs she'd like to sing: "Coyote" and "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter." What a treat it was to see her. Of course, I was completely blown away when "Hejira" was released later that year. A true genius.