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  1. I didn't see this so maybe I'm missing some context. I respect the fact that they're not able to unilaterally issue refunds to folks, but presumably with their name on the festival they have some pull in that respect, right? I'm sure there's plenty going on behind the scenes, just curious about this point.
  2. What a depressing situation. Hope all of the folks here with covid or covid symptoms are resting up and getting well. I had the thought about whether or not to attend Solid Sound this year ... I'm planning on it, and my logic was "we'll probably be between spikes/variants at that point..." what a depressing thought.
  3. I was too far back to see anything, but it appears there was at least one photographer in the pit last night ... https://www.facebook.com/events/203844190852157?post_id=541359660433940&view=permalink
  4. There was! Right before RNG I think - it bubbled up from the crowd and the band had a false start before someone cut it off and allowed the audience to continue.
  5. Looking forward to your writeup of the show, bbop. I had a good time, band sounded great, Jeff and company seemed to be in good spirits. I've seen a dozen or so Wilco sets, most at Solid Sound, and I'd rank this towards the bottom. That's not to say it was bad, or that I didn't enjoy myself, just that I'm used to getting almost everything I want and being surprised at things like new arrangements/variations on tunes etc, and there was nothing new or surprising here, and I would have swapped out maybe half the setlist if it were up to me. The setlist didn't really lend itself to many noisy-chao
  6. and the security is so laid back and friendly, and there's a place you can smoke without leaving the venue, and you can get back in easily!
  7. Not surprised you didn't love the sound. I think it's the worst sounding venue in the area, which is a shame, because it's a nice size/location and the alternative for many bands is Mansfield.
  8. I was able to get Ubers to get to and from the venue in 2019, but sometimes 'just barely.'
  9. Wouldn't the PA be trucked around to each venue by Wilco? I thought that was the standard practice for touring, but I could be wrong.
  10. The northeast is rotten with Xfinity/Verizon/Bank of America/TD Bank/Dunkin Donuts etc amphitheaters/arenas, it's kind of depressing to look back at some of the major shows i've seen and remember that Comcast was tangentially involved. It's nice that Wilco generally does mid size theaters in that sense. Rooms with real history.
  11. In the US most of the 10k+ seat amphitheaters are similar looking "sheds," nearly all owned by Live Nation and named for corporate sponsors that buy naming rights for a set number of years, leading to many of them changing names every few years. The Boston venue Wilco is playing has been named after like 6 different banks in the last decade; there's also a place in Tampa that was called The 1-800-ASK-GARY Ampethetre for a couple years. I don't have data to back this up but I think the majority were constructed during or after the 90s (or existed before the 90s, but became "sheds" with the big
  12. They were fairly static during the Ode to Joy tour, but there were some slots that were regularly changed up. Longer shows meant they had a little more wiggle room there too. I haven't kept up with every tour over the last several years but this may be one of the most "set in stone" setlists. I'm only able to catch one show, so it doesn't bother me much, except that because I couldn't exercise any self control I now know for sure that a few of my favorites won't get played. There's a quote somewhere from Jeff where he says he actually prefers a pretty static setlist, so
  13. I hear that. Struck out for Air BNB's the day the festival was announced. I'm sure more places will pop up. but the festival + holiday weekend means they are not gonna be cheap .... Ended up booking some rooms at the best western in Bennington as a fallback and they were almost filled up.
  14. I'm sure I'll enjoy Portland ME next week, but I share a little disappointment with the setlist. I want Spiders, dammit! Didn't get it at Solid Sound or on the Boston Ode to Joy show that followed. I always want to see Handshake Drugs and Via Chicago too ... but perhaps those of you who see more than one or two shows a year feel differently. 90 minutes though, and they've gotta hit the YHF "hits" to keep people happy, so what can ya do.
  15. With the CDC's new mask guidance for vaccinated people, feels pretty likely the majority of the shows will go on as planned.
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