Brownsville Herald, TX 2-18-72 review
"Electric Night" with Chicago By CiARY r.ARKISON ''It was an electric night." Six thousand, maybe more, made their way to Kieberg Hall in Kingsville. At 6:00 p.m. two hours before it all started, ttie place was packed. For everyone it was hot. For us on the floor it was hard and tight. It was worth it. About 7:30, while the light crews and the stage hands were gelling bheiir stuff together, a big rubber balloon, then two, ttien three popped up. It was not much, but with six thousand people throwing paper cups and ice at three balloons, it was really far out. Then as usual, the voice of authority booms down out of nowhere, "you shouldn't do that, someone may gel hurt." It was lun while it lasted. The time came, first the lights in lihe middle, then no lights on the sides. Ulen no light at all. The slage was alive with red and blue mixed, the sound of amps and the p.a. wanning. R was almost too much-the anticipation. Then it happened...C.T.A. in Kinggville. They took about three minutes tuning, then they got it on. It was a new one from an album they haven't released yet, which I don't remember Die name of. Then another new one. Both were a gas! Then "Beginnings." followed by another new number "City Streets." They kept it cooking with another new one, dedicated to a composer, composer, and I don't even remember his name. (Get Che idea, if you want the names buy the new album when it comes out.) From their second album came "In The Country." Everyone was on to it. People were on their feet, some on each others shoulders. Chicago just kept truckling it out wiUi "Lowdown." They finished off the first half with a long song for about twenty minutes. "It Better End Soon." Nobody wanted it to "end soon." C.T.A. mixed it up after the break. A new one. linen "Questions 67 t 68; aifter two minutes into ttiat, everybody was on their feet again."Then. two new menjbers followed by "Does Anybody Beally Know What Time It Is". H was really heavy by then. People really act freaky when they get off to tile music. The ending was more than heavy: "I'm a Man." a fantastic drum solo and right into "Free." The Crowd was wild when they left the stage; six thousand people clapping and shouting for more. After about five minutes of that and the promoters sweating it... Chicago was back with "25 or 6 to 4." It ended too soon. What can you say about CHICAGO that hasn't been said? Terry Kath. Pete Cetara, Robert Lamm. Lee Loughnajie, W a l t Parazaider, James Pankon, Danny Seraphine. CHICAGO.