Close while not a singer you'd want to listen to on an album was riveting on stage and acted the hell out of those songs. The end of As If We've Never... where she builds to I've come home at last was goose bump provoking.
She was good in NY both times but in LA she was just rivetingly raw. I've never seen such emotion on stage. And humor too.
Buckley and Paige sang beautifully but they weren't the white hot energy sources Close was.
Patti was seemed to have wandered in from another show and looked like she was about to ask now what show are we doing here now? Odd. Personal demons? Never understand how she could give such an unfocused mess of a performance considering her experience on the stage.