The Concert — San Jose, CA

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1994 Concert Tour

San Jose, Calif.

San Jose Arena

June 7, 9, 1994

Streisand reads top ten list in california

Sipping tea and coughing throughout the show, Streisand—despite her bout with laryngitis that forced her to reschedule some California shows—still turned in an amazing opening night performance when The Concert premiered in San Jose on June 7, 1994.

On her first night in San Jose (6/7/94) Barbra dropped “Ordinary Miracles” from the show. She repeated the Top Ten list, but changed #1 on June 9th: “They were having a shoe sale at Nordstroms.” She also told the San Jose audience on 6/9/94: “I will have fond memories of San Jose and I found my way.”

San Jose Set List:

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Act I

Act II

* June 7th only

Top Ten List of Reasons Why She Didn't Perform (à la David Letterman):

10. I always wanted to spend four hot, muggy days in San Jose in the middle of July.

9. I was trying to work out Dan Rostenkowski's* plea bargain.

8. I didn't know it would take a whole week to dust all this furniture.

7. I was at home waiting for the cable guy.

6. I hurt my voice yelling, "Yabba Dabba Doo!"

5. I wanted to get Barbra Streisand tongue depressors into the boutiques.

4. There was a shoe sale at Nordstrom's.

3. I thought my concert tour needed more publicity.

2. It took me three days to read Dan Quayle's new book—and four days to correct the spelling.

1. Every time I started to drive here, I got sidetracked and drove to Disneyland instead.

* Rostenkowski was indicted on corruption charges in 1994 for his key role in the House post office scandal.

Newspaper review of San Jose show

“The Concert” Tour

Date City Venue
England
April 20, 1994 London Wembley Arena
April 25, 1994
April 27, 1994
April 29, 1994
North America
May 10, 1994 Landover, MD US Air Arena
May 12, 1994
May 15, 1994 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 17, 1994
May 19, 1994
June 2, 1994 Anaheim, CA Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
June 4, 1994
June 7, 1994 San Jose, CA San Jose Arena
June 9, 1994
June 20, 1994 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
June 23, 1994
June 26, 1994
June 28, 1994
June 30, 1994
July 10, 1994
July 12, 1994
July 18, 1994 Anaheim, CA Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
July 20, 1994
July 22, 1994
July 24, 1994

 

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