Fans Hit The Jackpot

Boston Herald: Jed Gottlied: May 22nd 2011

Elvis Costello & the Imposters began Friday’s packed Citi Wang Theatre gig sprinting through five songs in 16 quick minutes. One of them, “Uncomplicated,” even crammed in three (admittedly clipped) guitar solos.
That was just the beginning. There were 20 more songs in 114 more minutes of mad spectacle, guest stars (Peter Wolf!), go-go cage dancing, one wedding proposal (spoiler: she said “Yes”) and genius rock ’n’ roll.

By the time Costello welcomed Peter Wolf for “Help Me” and “Cry One More Time,” the show was in full-on marathon mode. But that didn’t stop the band from pushing on: A four-song second encore ended with a feverish “Pump It Up.”
It was a final 15 minutes as good as the first 15.

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