|photos from this concert - copyright Elizabeth Carnegie, courtesy of City Magazine|
|a ticket for this concert|
|The Police at their hotel after the Bookie's concert - copyright Elizabeth Carnegie, courtesy of City Magazine|
|Artist performing:||The Police|
|Tour:||1979-1980 Reggatta de Blanc Tour|
|Venue:||Bookie's Club 870|
|Location:||Detroit, MI, USA|
|Ticket prices:||TICKET PRICES|
- Next To You
- So Lonely
- Truth Hits Everybody
- Walking On The Moon
- Hole In My Life
- Fall Out
- Bring On The Night
- Message In A Bottle
- The Bed's Too Big Without You
- Can't Stand Losing You / Reggatta de Blanc
- Born In The 50's
There's a recording of this concert (unpublished before june 2009 !!!) with all the songs of the setlist above.
The Police arrived too late to do a soundcheck at Bookie's. Instead they were interviewed for CREEM magazine in a private room at Menjou's (a gay bar).
The club was set up with the 'backstage' area actually up one flight of stairs next to the stage. Bookies had been a gay bar at one time and it still had a reputation for that. The stage was only about knee high so the audience could get really close to the band. When The Police did the encore, the three of them came running down the stairs and leapt onto the stage. After the show, a reporter and photographer from City Magazine went out to dinner with Andy and Stewart (Sting declined) for an interview. They went to a little diner where all they ordered was cherry pie and vanilla ice cream (which they devoured in about 30 seconds).
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