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03/31/2010

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hotrod

Royale with cheese....

M-----l

I would like to hear Wilco play for 3 hours provided:

a) they didn't play "Bull Black Nova".
b) I had a comfortable couch to sit on.
c) I was the only person in the audience.  I can't stand today's crop of Wilco fans.

hotrod

a) They did play "Bull Black Nova," but it was the second or third song of their set.  So they got it out of the way in a hurry, which was nice.
b) We had comfy seats - no couch - which I used for a significant portion of the show.  But not all.
c) Our seats were right up front, so at least I didn't have to look over all the other fans.

Dabysan

I see Hotrod has looped you into his ruse. 

M-----l

I saw the setlist over on ViaChicago.  It actually looks like a pretty good show.  I could've done without about ten of the newer songs, but once you eliminate those, there's a full set of old Wilco songs.  And it looks like you got a Big Star cover.  That's cool. 

M-----l

I am unloopable.

Dabysan

A set list that can afford to lose 10 songs is too long, even if there are chairs. 

M-----l

Oh, I agree.  I used to like long shows crammed full of songs, but now I start to get grumpy after about 45 minutes.  I don't remember the last time I left a concert early, though.  What if something good happens at the end?

Dabysan

I'm the same way, which is why I appreciate a sense of brevity on the part of my favorite performers. There is rarely a good reason for a show to go longer than 1.5 hrs. There is never a good reason for a show to go past 2 hrs. 

M-----l

One of my favorite shows I've seen in recent years was a Sparklehorse show in Boston.  The band went onstage, didn't mess around, played about a dozen songs, and then called it quits after an hour.  There was a lot of grumbling from the audience, but I thought it was perfect.  More bands should do that.

hotrod

That Big Star cover was one of the top five moments in all the shows I have ever seen.

hotrod

We went through this in the chat, but you obviously didn't get it.  If a band you like ever puts out a second record, you'll appreciate a longer show.  I'm not saying I want every show to be three hours long, but when you have a catalog as deep as Wilco's three hours is not unreasonable - especially in a cool venue like the Strathmore.

M-----l

Oh, was that a real chat?  I thought Dabysan made up your parts.

hotrod

It's weird that you would think that, especially since my parts make so much sense and Daby's parts are so deranged.  But yeah, that was a real chat.  I haven't gone through word for word to make sure he didn't change anything, but it's mostly accurate.

hotrod

Thanks for pointing out the ViaChicago forum.  I saw another setlist earlier today that I knew missed some songs and had the rest in the wrong order.  Plus it led me to the Washington Post review, which - if nothing else - confirms that I was actually there.

M-----l

Is that you chatting up the cute gal in the red flannel?

(Sorry, I've already forgotten what you look like.  I think I drank too much at KttD.)

hotrod

No, that's me in the burgundy shirt in the center of the frame.

(Okay, that's not really me either.  I could have taken that photo, though.  If I'd used the zoom on my camera/phone.  I still can't believe how great our seats were.)

mariser

I wish I'd been there for Hoodoo Voodoo

hotrod

It was amazing - far more amazing than I would have expected.  It featured a guitar duel between Nels and Pat.

mariser

I hope a recording surfaces at some point.
HV makes me happy

...
the girl in the red flannel looks a bit like cranky

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