knotgreen Posted October 12, 2019 Share Posted October 12, 2019 I suppose that in some respects the band revealed during night 2 of 2 at Boston's Wang Theatre how they'll be handling setlist variety on leg one of the OtJ tour. We knew how the show would start (again promptly at 8:30), but I was surprised by how early Jeff took to the mic to address the crowd, or more accurately a group of men "with the biggest beers" Jeff had ever seen. It was right after One and a Half Stars that Jeff called out the guys for texting, and after ribbing them for a moment he softened the blow with a "we're not playing for you, we're playing with you." By my count, we got 17 repeated songs across the two nights. Night 2 featured 9 additional unique songs, including a beautiful On and On and On and one of the best live versions of Laminated Cat that this fan has ever seen. From my perspective, night two's crown jewel was the intense three song run: Laminated Cat, Random Name Generator, and We Were Lucky. We Were Lucky was truly a standout among the 8 OtJ songs; I have to imagine that that song will be converting fans that are either on the fence with the new material or aren't yet familiar with it. It was before another new song, Everyone Hides, that Jeff once again engaged with the beer drinkers in the front row who were enjoying large cans of light beer. "A bit oxymoronic," Jeff said, "it's Friday.... get yourself a real fucking beer." Now I will refrain from projecting, but one must assume that Jeff was maybe feeling a bit unsure of how the comment landed because after the song he made peace with the beer drinkers: "I haven't had a real beer in 20 years. I have no business shaming your beverage choice." As before, the band did not exit the stage for the encore, which started with Hold Me Anyway, a song that Jeff said was written for such an occasion. He made the same comment the previous night too. Others should feel free to chime in with their comments. Here's the setlist: Bright LeavesBefore UsI am Trying to Break Your HeartWar on War One and a Half StarsHandshake DrugsAt Least That’s What You SaidSomeone to LoseHummingbirdWhite Wooden CrossVia ChicagoLaminated CatRandom Name GeneratorWe Were LuckyLove is Everywhere (Beware)On and On and OnImpossible GermanyBox Full of LettersEveryone HidesJesus, etc.TheologiansI’m the Man Who Loves You——————Hold Me AnywayMisunderstood (24 nothings?)California StarsThe Late Greats Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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