throw it on the fire, throw it in the air….

Michael Stipe

I realized that the horror of horrors, I had not shared my R.E.M. review with everyone yet. life has been a whirlwind since then…

at any rate here ya go, written just after I got home:
I wasn’t planning on drinking tonight ($8 cups of beer! ugh), but it was such a beautiful day/night, I was giddy like a school girl upon seeing r.e.m. I always revert back to my teens when I see them.

at any rate, we got there early and the guy parked next to us shared some beer with me and chatter. he was a real cool guy, and helped pass the time before the show. then once we got in to our seats (6th row center, fanclub seats), brian was so happy about our seats, he bought me a beer, which I drank down during the first half of Modest Mouse.

The National were incredible!!! I had yet to see them and now I love them. I can’t really get a feel for a band and their music until I see a live show….live they just rock! I never saw MM before either and I was drunk enough to not know if I had any of their stuff on my ipod. didn’t matter that I didn’t know any of the songs, really, except for like one or two, probably the two that are somehow on my ipod….they were also incredible.

incredible set by R.E.M. as well. I am an idiot and forgot to charge my camera battery, I lost my voice from screaming and singing. and I ache all over from dancing my ass off. we expected the political edge to the set with Drive, Ignoreland, Man-Sized Wreath and Mr. Richards (which dedicated to Dick Cheney, whom Stipe despises)

photos up on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluflower/
photos via my brian’s phone: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rev_bri/

setlist:
Finest Worksong
Living Well’s the Best Revenge
Bad Day
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
Drive
Ignoreland
Man-Sized Wreath
Little America
Hollow Man
Walk Unafraid
Houston
Electrolite
(Don’t Go Back to) Rockville
Pop Song 89
Horse To Water
The One I Love
Driver 8
Until The Day Is Done
Let Me In
These Days
Orange Crush
I’m Gonna DJ

Supernatural Superserious
Losing My Religion
Mr. Richards
Fall On Me (with Johnny Marr)
Man On The Moon (with Johnny Marr)

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One thought on “throw it on the fire, throw it in the air….

  1. I would have been happy with that REM setlist. Not too heavy with the new stuff. I’d love to hear stuff from Reckoning, but that’s probably not going to happen, eh?
    Nice review.

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