Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006

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Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« on: August 27, 2006, 04:52:52 PM »
OK Guys, it's not in order but here it is...

Zak and Sara
Smoke
Lullaby
Ascent of Stan
*Ben intro's Fred Jones Part 2 by explaining that Cigarette is essentially Fred Jones Part 1, and that was based on the longest sentence he's ever seen in a newspaper.  He tries to quote the sentence (almost the enitrety of Cigarette), buggers it up badly 3 times til someone yells for him to sing it.  He laughs and  tries a few chords whilst saying it's been about 10 years since he's played Cigarette.  With a few dodgy chords he gets though Cigarette (audience goes wild) then onto...
Fred Jones Part 2
Stephen's Last Night in Town
Gracie
Jesusland
Mess
One Down (Solo - no orchestra)
Adelaide
*Someone yells Rock This Bitch.  Ben says he can't do that because the orchestra weren't prepared last time (a la WASO DVD) and it won't be fun when they're ready for it.  Instead he says he's made up a song about Perth to match 'Adelaide'.  He has 5 folks from the crowd get up with large cue cards with chords written on for the orchestra to try and follow.  He promised to write a Perth song after the Wednesday show, actually wrote it just before the Friday show and performed it solo on Friday and last night got the orchestra involved. 
Annie Waits
Brick
Narcolepsy
One Angry Dwarf
Rockin the Suburbs (Solo)
Philosophy
*Encore*
Not the Same (Solo)
The Luckiest

Standing ovation but at this point Ben comes back out, accepts the applause for a minute then steals the Concertmaster (that's the head of the orchestra after the conductor, for those who are uninitiated) with him as he walks offstage.  She looked a little surprised to be led off stage by the guest artist!

Excellent show and we were given 'Concert Notes' indicating the list of songs (arranged with orchestra) that the performance was to be selected from.  So we missed out on:
Landed
Alice Childress (I wanted that one!)
Boxing
Evporated

But Philosophy wasn't on the list and was performed with Orchestra, so they are obviously mixing it up a little.  The solo stuff Ben seemed to be deciding on the spot.

Lots of usual chat from Ben.  Nothing about new stuff or the EP rework though.

Watch out Sydney - you're next!  Enjoy!
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Re: Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006, 05:04:33 PM »
That was beyond awesome!

I was within poking range  \m/
'nuff said.

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Re: Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006, 01:46:10 PM »
i wish i couldve been there...that sounded awesome
Whoo

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Re: Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 03:31:00 AM »
Hey Tagg,
I must've been in poking distance of YOU, my friend!
Not sure if I got everything for the setlist, feel free to let me know if I missed stuff.

How phenomenal would it have been to have got the Perth songwords he threw into the audience??  Damn that girl who caught them...
 
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Re: Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006, 02:27:49 PM »
Ooo. I can't wait, he's got to release the Perth song somewhere, doesn't he? Nice setlist. Wayyy jealous about Adelaide, I love how he's just starting to do that, hope he brings it back to the States.
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Re: Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006, 02:45:39 PM »
It'd be kind of weird for him to play it here though....
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Re: Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2006, 09:04:47 PM »
Maybe making up songs about cities will become the new Rock This Bitch.

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Re: Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006, 09:15:34 PM »
Ooo. I can't wait, he's got to release the Perth song somewhere, doesn't he? .

I can't see it happening, seeing as he had to get the songwords out of his pocket to remember them and threw them to the audience after he'd finished performing the song...more like a tongue-in-cheek one-off thing.  'Twas cool nonetheless!
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Re: Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2006, 09:47:12 PM »
Oh, I gotcha. Sad.

Yeah, it'd be weird to see Adelaide here, but I'd still appreciate it. And I can't get to Australia to see it. Grawr. Well, a live version on an EP'd be fine by me.
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Re: Setlist Perth 27 Aug 2006
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2006, 06:53:07 AM »
damn... you got to hear cigarette.
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