This is the third time I’ve seen Elvis Costello & The Imposters in the past 363 days. We saw the Look Now tour at the DAR Hall in Washington D.C.in November 2018, and the Costello/Blondie tour at The Anthem in D.C. this July (tinyurl.com/zubbeastly). Both amazing shows and both very different. Anyone who knows me knows I am a diehard Elvis Costello freak, and this year’s shows have probably brought me to around 55 Costello shows I’ve seen.
But first, we had to deal with the nightmare of the Greensboro Coliseum complex, as detailed in our Parliament/Funkadelic review (tinyurl.com/zubfunky) and our B-52’s/OMD/Berlin review (tinyurl.com/zublobster). The good news, this was a true Zub corporate show, with Adrienne and I and our graphics/logo Czar Jill attending with her cool hubby Hank. They know Greensboro like the back of their hands. The Piedmont Hall is a brand new venue at the complex, and the Coliseum was also having a show at the same time, with trap and reggaeton singer Bad Bunny. So when we went to the parking lot we were definitely profiled by the nice man at the booth, asking the four old white folks if they were going to Elvis Costello. He gave us better directions to parking at Piedmont Hall. We ended up with a GREAT parking spot ...right next to the Coliseum entrance for Bad Bunny. Piedmont Hall was almost a mile away with no safe walking to be had. Once again the Greensboro Coliseum failed us miserably. Their crowd control and organization were beyond the worst.