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maxspr1

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  1. I can help with some of the banter: At the start of Hummingbird, Mikael stopped playing because a bug flew down his shirt. Jeff ribbed him for a little while, then mentioned he had a spider on his microphone a few days ago. After the song (perhaps a little later), Mikael started handing Jeff parts of the bug, which led to Jeff saying it was just a tiny moth--no reason to stop the show! Later, during Kingpin, when Jeff asked the crowd to scream, he said "scream like you just had a moth fly down your shirt; scream like a girlyman!" It looks more mean-spirited typed than it seemed on stage--it wa
  2. This show was filmed/recorded. While in line before the gates opened, I asked the leader of the camera crew what/who they were filming this for, but he just glared at me and didn't answer. Oh, well... My guess: Promowest (the venue owners) often film concerts in their venues and broadcast snippets locally on Saturday nights after SNL (a week or two after the concerts occur) and on the web. I'll keep my eyes peeled and post links or info if/when I have any.
  3. Columbus, OH in August! Saw shows in Indianapolis & Detroit already, but we can't pass up the gig in our own town!
  4. I was a latecomer to the band. I didn't know Wilco's music, but I'll watch a documentary on almost anything. I work at home, often pulling all-nighters to meet deadlines. I play a lot of documentaries via Netflix when I'm working in the wee hours. I decided to stream I Am Trying to Break Your Heart one night last year when I couldn't find anything else that interested me. I found myself thinking the title track over the credits was interesting...then I really found myself liking the version of Kamera that follows a little later. Then after that great live in-studio take of I'm Always in Love,
  5. Both times I've seen the band this tour, I've hung around after the show and met everyone but Jeff Tweedy. They were all incredibly nice to the fans and talked, signed and posed for pics for everyone there. I wrote a little about my experience this past weekend in the Detroit thread in the After the Show section if you want more details. Not sure why Jeff wasn't around. I'd love to meet him but i'm not complaining--after all, I paid for tickets to a rock concert and i got more than my money's worth both times--Jeff and the other guys don't owe me anything else. The only real advice I can of
  6. Exactly--most of the songs are interrupted by voiceovers. I'm Always In Love is not, however, so that one can be ripped. Also, I'm not entirely certain, but I'm reasonably sure that the version of Kamera in the film is not the same as the version on More Like the Moon (Camera). The vocals are less buried and the bass/drums aren't as aggressive in the move version. I don't know--just doesn't sound like the same take or mix to me. I'd really love to have that movie version, though!
  7. Great night! The sound at the venue was excellent, at least where we were. We easily strolled up and found some empty spots up close to the stage when the doors opened (even without fast lane tickets), right in front of John & Pat. High energy all night in the crowd and the band. Jeff smiled and talked quite a bit and seemed to be having a good time. The setlist was excellent with plenty I didn't expect (Candyfloss and the A.M. songs, especially). My wife, a huge fan of Nick Lowe, almost passed out with excitement when they did Cruel to be Kind together! Only negative: the annoying couple
  8. I requested I'm Always in Love for the Indianapolis show and they played it. Jeff even mentioned it was a website request before they started it.
  9. What did he do? We saw something going on but it was hard to tell from where we were.
  10. The Lifes Rich Pageant 25th anniversary was worth every penny to me for the set of demos on disc 2. The LRP demo set was the first bootleg i ever owned back in 1987 or so and I've always wanted a nice clean copy, so this was perfect! The 25th Anniversary version of fables is also very cool because of its set of demos on disc 2--it's like hearing Fables as if it were recorded during the Reckoning sessions--crisp and clean and classic jangly R.E.M.. If you'd rather not have the remastered reissued versions, the IRS Vintage series (black border across the top) are an excellent choice as they both
  11. For me, R.E.M. led to (among others) the Velvet Underground, Jonathan Richman, Television, the Replacements, Robyn Hitchcock, Billy Bragg, and eventually Wilco!
  12. They were f--ing incredible live at times! When I saw them on the Fables tour, it sure seemed like they played more songs in the multiple encores than in the setlist.They pulled out half a dozen covers (including King of the Road and Behind Closed Doors) and some b-sides plus songs that we didn't know which would eventually show up on later albums (Fall on Me), all the while pretty much only lit by the stock footage of trains on the screen behind them and a couple of dim lights at the sides of the stage. Very spooky and cool and my favorite concert experience of all time. Just sayin'...
  13. If you're still reading this thread after all the sarcastic comments, remphish1, thanks for this--I hadn't checked their site yet today. I first became a fan in 1984, seeing them on every tour since, and as it was for you, this band's music had a huge impact not only on my musical taste, but on my life in general. I met new friends, took a lot of chances I never would have before, and discovered so many new things through my interest in the band. Definitely the soundtrack to my adult life...helped me get through some rough times and always made me feel better.
  14. I used to never try to talk to any bands after shows, but my wife changed all that. She used to regularly try to get stuff signed after concerts, and when she met me, she pushed/encouraged me to get over my shyness and go meet R.E.M. after a concert. They have been my favorite band since 1984, responsible for me really getting into music big-time. Definitely changed my life for the better--I know that sounds like hyperbole, but every once in a while music can do that. Anyway, we did meet R.E.M., and they were all super nice, posing for photos with us and signing. We've met Peter buck again, ru
  15. Poster for Indianapolis was simple yet cool--it's on the Wilco facebook page and Wilcoworld's past tours/show details page for this show. No new album, but they had the I Might 45 and a good selection of side-project cds (Autumn Defense, etc.). Plus the last few Wilco cds, scarves, the dbpm yo yo, stickers, hoodies, and a few t-shirts with good art but very limited number left in several of the sizes (not sure why when this was 1st show of the tour). I'm sure there was other stuff, the above is all that I can remember. Prices ranged from $40 for the hoodies down to $11 for the yo yo's with may
  16. "Did anyone stick around after the show? Wondering if any of the band came out for autographs, etc. We had a long drive so left right afterward." Yep to both! We went outside under the marquee where there was a stage door off to the right. At first there were about 15 or 20 people waiting, but eventually the number dwindled down to just a handful. About 45 minutes after the end of the show, John Stirrat came out and talked to a few fans and signed various items. Nels and Glenn were next, followed shortly by Pat. They were all incredibly nice and seemed very down to earth. Interestingly, they
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