Jabberwockie and Kansas in Topeka
Topeka Performing Arts Center
February 15th, 2002
photos by Danl Blackwood click on pictures for a larger image
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|It's always a big concert when Kansas comes back to Kansas||
Chris Livgren (left, Jake's dad) and Jake Livgren ... goofing off during sound check
|Britta Livgren (Jake's sister) during setup||final adjustments during sound check||Lemme hear ya say "Fight!" ...
(l to r. Tom Long (bass), Jake (guitar/vocals), Britta (back to camera - BGVs), Shawn O'Trimble (obscured by Britta - lead guitar), Ryon Lawton (in sleeveless vest - drums)
|Jake (center) and Britta (right) are ready to go.
Chris' friend Sherry (left) helps out back stage.
|Everyone was pretty nervous just before going on stage||The house was packed for Kansas, but Jabberwockie had a fair amount of fans in attendance for their first major concert|
|Ryon Lawton on drums||Jake rocks...||Britta's background vocals were very strong, and complimented Jake's voice very well|
|The sound was awesome, even though there were some minor glitches with the bass amp sound||Jake seemed very comfortable, and his voice was strong.||Shawn O'Trimble on lead guitar|
|Chris joins the group for a couple tunes on bass|
|Ya' can't have a Kansas concert in co-founder Kerry Livgren's hometown, without having him sit in on guitar!||In fact during the concert, Robbie Steinhardt (on violin) mentioned that it seemed everytime he turned around, he met another "Livgren."|
|Billy Greer (on bass) jamming with Kerry||It was awesome (and nostalgic) hearing those twin leads of Kerry and Rich Williams (right)||The house is rocked and Steve Walsh's (far right) vocals were great!|
|(l to r): Billy Greer, Phil Ehart, Jake Livgren, Ryon Lawton, Tom Long, Robbie Steinhardt, Rich Williams, and Shawn O'Trimble|