18 June 1997
San Francisco show - Oasis moment.
San Francisco show - Oasis moment. Oasis joins the tour for two shows only.
San Francisco first show, in the newly extended and gloriously sold out Oakland Coliseum. Big news on the international circuit was the arrival of Oasis as the "opening act". For these two shows only Oasis came to play, and the lads were loving it. We had beautiful weather for them, so it couldn't have been better - this being their first show for nine months after the "spot of bother" they got into last time they were in America. Everyone on the tour came out to watch Oasis, including the band in various disguises, and the initially sparse stadium filled up pretty quickly as their set progressed. They sounded great - some new material in there as well as their tried & tested. The road crew, some of whom toured with Oasis last year, were loving it and the California crowd responded pretty well, though I couldn't help thinking how strange it all was seeing Oasis have to work so hard. They seem to really want to crack America this time round.
I seem to remember ending up in an all night diner at around 5am, but I can't recall much else.