08/07/08 New York, USA, Madison Square Garden – Final concert … ever. Johnny said it so nice, so we took over his complete posting on our forum:
The opening song was SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE (from the Cream). kinda wierd IMO Next was MIAB backed by the NY City Police Dept drum band>AMAZING! Sting wore a Policeman’s hat too. Got it on video.
During ELTSDIM Sting’s 3 daughter’s came on stage to dance, and they Andy’s kids joined in the mess.lol
Big Surprise was when the band left the stage prior to the encores, a camera crew filmed sting & showed him back stage having his beard shaved off by 3 women as the audience watched! Somebody else was giving him a manicure as somebody else was shining his shoes. I got it all on video (see below). Andy & Stewart messed about on stage as this all went on for about 7 or 8 minutes before the band returned for Purple Haze.
At the end of next To You a giant cartoon figure appeared at the back of the stage & the “looney Tunes” theme played as the boys walked off into neverland and vanished forever. Running time approximately 110 minutes.
The setlist was as following:
Sunshine of Your Love
Message in a Bottle
Walking on the Moon
Voices Inside My Head / When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around
Don’t Stand So Close to Me
Driven To Tears
Hole in My Life
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Wrapped Around Your Finger
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Can’t Stand Losing You / Reggatta de Blanc
Next To You