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10/13/07 Crossroads KC, MO


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I can't believe no one has posted anything on this show yet! it wasa serious corker. The second time seeing the guys in a year now and they were amazingly intense. Everything was great. I got to meet and see both pat (walking down the sidewalk next to me on 19th st.) And also saw Mike outside the tour bus on his cel. Also got to watch the soundcheck, they played a couple of songs that didn't show up in the proper show. I was bursting all day.

 

Saw at least two tapers at the show. Hopefully, it shows up soon. I was just glad to be there and see so much.

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Just a terrific show last night. Super high energy, and the crowd was giving it all back in spades. Tweedy, "You're a really infectious crowd. I didn't want to have a good time tonight." There's just something about these midwest shows.

 

Hopefully someone will post what seemed like an unusually long setlist. Fireworks in the sky downtown, then more fireworks during Spiders above the stage. Plenty of Elton jokes, who was performing a couple blocks away. (Off mic Jeff sang a sweet couple bars of Tiny Dancer, though.)

 

Lovely rendition of At My Widow in soundcheck. I'm really digging how Nels is swinging those dusty AM tunes. Jeff's voice has never sounded more soulful.

 

Great to see everyone. You just never know where ms yvon is going to turn up. :lol

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here's the setlist:

 

Via Chicago

Company in my Back

You Are My Face

I am Trying to Break Your Heart

Pot Kettle Black

Handshake Drugs

Side with the Seeds

Shot in the Arm

She's a Jar

Impossible Germany

Pick Up the Change

Box Full of Letters

Jesus, Etc.

Too Far Apart

Walken

I'm the Man Who Loves You

 

E1:

Hummingbird

Hesitating Beauty

Hate it Here

Heavy Metal Drummer

 

E2:

Red Eyed and Blue

I Got You

Casino Queen

Outtaside(Outtamind)

Spiders

 

unbelievable show! fireworks during Spiders at the end with Jeff making some funny comments about Elton John (who was playing at the Sprint Center about 3 miles away)

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Just a terrific show last night. Super high energy, and the crowd was giving it all back in spades. Tweedy, "You're a really infectious crowd. I didn't want to have a good time tonight." There's just something about these midwest shows.

 

Hopefully someone will post what seemed like an unusually long setlist. Fireworks in the sky downtown, then more fireworks during Spiders above the stage. Plenty of Elton jokes, who was performing a couple blocks away. (Off mic Jeff sang a sweet couple bars of Tiny Dancer, though.)

 

Lovely rendition of At My Widow in soundcheck. I'm really digging how Nels is swinging those dusty AM tunes. Jeff's voice has never sounded more soulful.

 

Great to see everyone. You just never know where ms yvon is going to turn up. :lol

 

:cheekkiss Glad you had a great time -- with a bonus sighting of ms Y -- makes the whole thing even better. No rain during the show I hope. How did Sarah like it?

 

Pick up the Change -- wow.... also Company in my Back! I was wondering when that would start showing up. And the continuing presence of PKB..... It sounds soooo good live.

 

I love the "H only" first encore :yay

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Right after i saw both Pay and Mike on the sidewalk, I was trying to find a good place to park my car. as soon as i parked it, I could hear the band going into Pick Up The Change. Here's the soundcheck list I heard (in order):

 

Pick Up The Change

Poor Places

Say You Miss Me

At My Window...

 

There might have been more, but that is all I heard. The band played full versions of each and it appeared, I think, that Nels stayed around a bit longer than the rest of the guys checking his gear. We were all over by the admissions gate but that is what it appeared to me to be.

 

Also, did anyone hear what that rud announcer guy said about elton John at the end of the show? Did he call hi ma fag or say "Fuck Elton John?" Cause I know it turned more than a few heads where I was, but there was so much goddamn pot being smoked that I could barely hear or make sense of anything.

 

Again, I saw at least 2 tapers, so hear's hoping the show pops up soon. Every song was great and I thik this was the definitive Shot In The Arm. Clearly, these guys love playing this music and with each other as they ever have. LEt's hope this lineup can stay togather for a few more years!

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Company in my back? Nice... I'd love to hear that tonight. And I've got everything crossed for Poor Places, too.

 

Sounds like a great show--fireworks had to be a nice touch. Glad everyone enjoyed it!

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I love seeing more songs from the back catalogue, and I hope this tour is turning people onto A.M, a really underrated album. However, I'm a little disappointed that they seem to have retired "Either Way" and "On and On and On." This is the SBS tour, right?

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I gotta agree. I was hoping for a bit more SBS stuff, esepcial Either Way, What Light or SBS. I loved everything they played and LOVED hearing the AM stuff especially Boxfull of Letters, but What Light in the necore would've been amazing. Still, one can't complain at all.

 

Is it me, or does Pat kinda look like Will Ferrell's younger, thinner, bearded, English looking brother? Seeing him right next to me on the sidewalk really made me think of this.

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I found when I saw them this year some of the SBS stuff wasn't projecting as well live (particularily Either Way) I just found they were too mellow for such a rockin' show. However I find it weird that What Light gets such little play. Last year the opened almost every show with it and I thought it was a shoe in for a great show closing encore-sing along moment. Oh well, I love that AM is getting so much more play now.

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:cheekkiss Glad you had a great time -- with a bonus sighting of ms Y -- makes the whole thing even better. No rain during the show I hope. How did Sarah like it?

 

Pick up the Change -- wow.... also Company in my Back! I was wondering when that would start showing up. And the continuing presence of PKB..... It sounds soooo good live.

 

I love the "H only" first encore :yay

The rain finished up about mid afternoon when we were all sitting down for lunch. The night was perfect.

 

My concern was for the venue ground which was soggy mulch when Sarah and I were there earlier in the week. It was an interesting juxtaposition of Wilco doing soundcheck, while a crew spread dumptrucks of dry mulch on the ground.

 

Sarah had a great time. I was nearly blinded by her bouncing ponytail. Periodically she would turn and kiss me out of sheer exuberance. She seemed to experience the music in such a pure, unfettered way. So fun to share that with her.

 

(Now I know what it would be like to stand behind me at a show. :lol)

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Excellent show. A lot of energy. I went with my older sister and some of her friends, who were really really digging on the AM and Being There songs. Fireworks during Spiders could not be any more perfect.

 

I can't believe that no one has mentioned Andrew Bird. I love how his shows sound so different every time. It's near impossible to sing along with him though. I met him after the show too. I liked Tweedy's crack "I taught Andrew Bird everything he knows...".

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The rain finished up about mid afternoon when we were all sitting down for lunch. The night was perfect.

 

My concern was for the venue ground which was soggy mulch when Sarah and I were there earlier in the week. It was an interesting juxtaposition of Wilco doing soundcheck, while a crew spread dumptrucks full of dry mulch on the ground.

 

Sarah had a great time. I was nearly blinded by her bouncing ponytail. Periodically she would turn and kiss me out of sheer exuberance. She seemed to experience the music in such a pure, unfettered way. So fun to share that with her.

 

(Now I know what it would be like to stand behind me at a show. :lol)

 

Awesome -- it's wonderful that she loves them as much as you do. She has to tie down that hair though :lol

 

It's probably the last outdoor show for them for a while.

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I found when I saw them this year some of the SBS stuff wasn't projecting as well live (particularily Either Way) I just found they were too mellow for such a rockin' show.

 

Yeah, this is probably it. Especially with an outdoor show, you need louder stuff. Too bad, though - I thought "On and On and On" was a highlight of the Madison show.

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It was definitely a fun show. Even though with the exception of Company in My Back, Box Full of Letters, She's a Jar, and Pick Up the Change, it was the same set they played in Columbia in a different order.

Did anyone else just want to hit the "MC" in the eye with a cinder block?

 

 

 

Yeah, he annoyed me. too.

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It was definitely a fun show. Even though with the exception of Company in My Back, Box Full of Letters, She's a Jar, and Pick Up the Change, it was the same set they played in Columbia in a different order.

Did anyone else just want to hit the "MC" in the eye with a cinder block?

 

That guy was a turd.

 

As for the show though... The best Wilco show ive been to. That last encore was melting faces.

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I kept tripping over a giant stick in the mulch, which I pondered throwing, javalin-style, at the announcer.

 

Otherwise, awesome show! Andrew was fab. I got the impression from the beginning of Wilco's set that they weren't in the finest of moods, but that certainly changed through the show. It was a lot of fun to see them transform from being rather terse to fully rocking out. One of their best shows.

 

Not happy about the VIP area. At least the people in there got into the show. Had they not, some of us directly behind them were planning a brawl.

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I kept tripping over a giant stick in the mulch, which I pondered throwing, javalin-style, at the announcer.

 

Otherwise, awesome show! Andrew was fab. I got the impression from the beginning of Wilco's set that they weren't in the finest of moods, but that certainly changed through the show. It was a lot of fun to see them transform from being rather terse to fully rocking out. One of their best shows.

 

Not happy about the VIP area. At least the people in there got into the show. Had they not, some of us directly behind them were planning a brawl.

I looked for you. Where were you standing?

 

That VIP deal always sucks. With a cocktail waitress working that section, there were plenty of folks real liquored up, one dude that I was surprised remained on his feet the whole show. We were on the rail, meaning that section was in constant motion back and forth in front of us. An hour before the gates, they opened three gates instead of the one where us band nerds had been queueing up. I really don't know that I would go see another show there. If I did, at least I would know the protocol.

 

Especially since Columbia was the last show I saw. A similair type venue, but seems much better managed.

 

Whatever. The band did their part. It was a tremendous show.

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Wow. Pick Up the Change, CIMB, etc. :worship

 

I'm hoping that check of Say You Miss Me makes it to the stage again soon. I've never heard that one live, and it's definitely a song that I love dearly.

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No the venue isn't the best, but it was a phenomenal show. I have seen them god knows how many times stretching back to the Tupelo No Depression days, and this was, by far, the best I have ever seen them play. Super tight, good-spirited and just downright fun. Can't wait to see them again, though this one will be tough to match.

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