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  1. Thanks for the recap, P! It was wonderful to see the band back in my city again. It might not have been my first show since Covid's debut, but it was my first indoor GA show. And what a fun, sweaty night it was. Ending with Kicking TV was everything I could have hoped for. Happy to have been able to share it with those familiar front row faces, even if I don't make it to as many shows as I once did. And a special shout out to my nephew who just started his sophomore year at UW Madison and decided (all on his own!) to buy last-minute tickets to the show with a friend. Seeing him grinning in the
  2. I got nothin’. Including Junk folder. And I received my ticket email a couple days ago…
  3. If I had gone to this first show, I would have been very surprised seeing only YHF plus a 3-song encore. Not because I was aware of these shows being billed as anything specific (other than the YHF album), but because, as others have mentioned, my mental model of what "one entire album" shows are just includes a longer second set. So I totally get that part. That being said, I'm intrigued by the idea of the band presenting the album nearly on its own - especially with arrangements more similar to the recorded versions. I'm eager to see the Saturday show in Chicago, and frankly also like the th
  4. Wow happy 20 years, VC! I joined pretty close to the beginning, it seems - I think I was seeking a recording of one of the January 2003 Tweedy Vic shows (the first of many solo shows I would attend). My first contact with whole lot of great people happened on this site, and I still have a saved web doc floating around of quotes that made me laugh from the RTT. (I just went and found it and honestly think I might get in trouble if I posted most of them. ) Here's to many more years!
  5. Thanks for the recap, as always, P! I had to miss these shows last year, but was very happy to attend once again this weekend. While I hope there weren't too many disappointed numbers 21-30 in line, I thought it was a good strategy for Jeff to "reserve" 10 songs for himself each night. I always love hearing everyone's picks, including the ultra-obscure, but I think this allowed for more control over pacing and shaping the general trend of songs in one direction or another each evening. Thanks once again to Jeff and Susie for all they do, nap-powered or otherwise.
  6. Yeah, when I got a break from work to load things up at 9:58, I was pretty surprised that Friend of the Fest passes were already gone 2 minutes before “on sale” time. It feels a little wrong that someone who has been to every SSF didn’t get a chance to be a “friend” of the festival!
  7. Very nice recap, P. I really enjoyed this show and Milwaukee the night before. It felt like it had been a long Wilco/Jeff drought, so it was nice to ... soak up the rain in the company of friends. It was very cool hearing so many new songs over both nights. 2018 has been a hard year for my family, so many of the songs - older as well as new - had a particular resonance.
  8. I'm so thankful and happy I got to attend these shows. Despite being a midwesterner, I've been to fortunate enough to visit both incarnations of Largo enough over the years to really grow attached to the place. The opportunity to see Jeff there is something I will certainly never take for granted. Thursday and Friday were both excellent nights of music and comedy (from both openers and the main act). On Friday night I especially loved hearing "Ashes" solo - I saw that version live for the first time a little over four years ago in the same room, and it was every bit as good as I remembered.
  9. Man, I loved this show. I knew I couldn't make either of the first two in St. Paul, so when they announced a 3rd and final show on a Friday night that also happened to be my birthday, I couldn't pass it up. So glad I didn't. So many favorite live songs, (And I'm honored to share my birthday with Josh! Though I didn't remove my shirt during Hoodoo Voodoo.) Even though a many-months hiatus is run of the mill for a lot of touring bands - and I imagine Wilco has even done it at some point in the past - it did feel like an emotional night and a bit of a finale. It was great hearing Jeff talk abo
  10. Thanks for the recap, P! It felt a little weird not to be there, but sometimes with work and $$ and driving time and fests on back to back weekends (and the general march of time), ya just gotta make the call. Sounds like a good time as always, with another great rocking finish. I hope you got some custard.
  11. I took the New Zealand stuff as an extension of his previous joke about you requesting songs he hadn't even written yet, P. Like, not only that, you're congratulating them on shows they haven't played yet!
  12. I would've enjoyed the fucking Brian Wilson song too, T, but YAMF is so great. And I am also guilty of singing Happy Birthday to "Brett." I believe Paul was dubbed the King of Wilco Fans, a title of which is he certainly deserving. Maybe the next Solid Sound should have a Bbop exhibit. See all his handwritten show notes from the past 10 years! I was telling some friends last night that I don't think I've ever not had fun at one of these benefit shows. No matter how the details go, it's going to be a good time. All hail the Tweedys!
  13. It really was an excellent show. I hadn't had a chance to see most (any?) of the newest Wilco songs performed solo until last night, so I found myself catching more lyrical nuances than I have listening to the full band versions. It also seemed like the Vic had acquired a new PA system since my last visit, and thanks to that and Stan, things were sounding particularly crisp. Choosing the songs may not be fully in Jeff's hands for these shows, but I always enjoy seeing how he puts them together into a setlist with a recognizable ebb and flow. My favorite banter tangent came after California S
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