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  posted on 7/14/2003 at 08:55 AM
I just wanted to give the band some well-deserved props for mixing up their setlists lately. Veteran fans remember when the band used to rotate through 3 or 4 fixed sets with little or no variation. Nowadays the band is truly playing a unique set every night. Opening with Layla and Mountain Jam is a great example of what I'm talking about. These are both songs we would tend to think of as encores, but what better way to get a crowd charged up?

I am also glad to see new covers like Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and Who's Been Talking added to the repertoire. I would love to hear one of those in Atlanta! (hint, hint)

 
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  posted on 7/14/2003 at 10:20 AM
Oh yeah, I totally agree. It's really exciting because you just never know what they'll play next (or for that matter, who might sit in with them). It would seem to me that playing a lot of different songs would keep the band fresh. I don't know how bands can go out on the road and play the same songs all summer, year after year. I've been asked by acquaintances why I go to so many shows. Well, if they played the same setlist every night, there's no way I would travel as much as I do. Kudos to da boys!

 

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  posted on 7/14/2003 at 06:46 PM
Blue Sky on 8/6. Now THAT would be mixing it up

Very varied setlists so far, though. Great to see.

 

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  posted on 7/14/2003 at 07:02 PM
....so I'm sitting at Great Woods last night, wearing my brand new 2003 Gathering of The Vibes shirt...and the opener is Layla!
That's followed by a string of tunes NOT played at the Vibes, plus stuff, like Dreams that are presented differently each night (Warren solo on Saturday, Derek on Sunday)...the whole thing was wonderfully surreal. like one long 5+ hour show.

...and at the end, folks were thanking me for helping to bring the good Vibes Karma all the way from Mariaville to Mansfield...

 

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  posted on 7/15/2003 at 01:21 PM
Let's not get carried away here, my bretheren...

Yes, it's great to see them mix it up a little, and they've come a long way from how they presented the setlists from just a few short years ago, but they've still got a long way to go before they even touch what this fan dreams to see: Dead and Phish-like setlists where you TRULY don't know what's coming and where they do abstract covers and pull tunes from deep in their own archives that most fans may not even want to hear.

Play something, anything, from WLOD, Rogues, or Brothers of the Road, then segue into the Lone Ranger Theme>Kind of Bird>Happy Brithday Jaimoe>Pony Boy ...

wait, what am I saying? skip the part about Brothers of the Road!

 

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  posted on 7/15/2003 at 02:42 PM
Bring back Mike Lawler while their at it...

 

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  posted on 7/15/2003 at 04:25 PM
Absolutely great to see the variety in the setlists...basically a continuation of this years Beacon run where I think they played something like 55 different tunes over the 13 nights. I think the only songs they haven't played from the Beacon are "On the Banks of the Deep End...a Mule tune anyway..."Patchwork Quilt"...and "A Change is Gonna Come" the Sam Cooke cover. Thats about it.
On a side note: I would like to see Dreams go back to the 2 guitar solo format where both Derek and Warren get a shot in the same night. Love to see them S T R E T C H out on that one as much as possible. Some of the 2001 versions where both got to show their stuff were really really great!

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  posted on 7/15/2003 at 06:57 PM
I agree about "Dreams". I love hearing both guys solo in that. In fact, during parts of 2001, they split the solo, the second one going between the last 2 verses, which was really cool...

Anyway, yeah, I absolutely LOVE the fact that they are mixing up the setlists. At South Bend, I thought there were songs I'd definitely hear, and others I didn't think I'd hear. I was surprised. - Then to see they opened with Mountain Jam a couple nights ago again. Very cool. - I also agree though, that I could still go for a little more variety, just a little more. Again, maybe bring out a huge amount of "rare" songs that only get rotated in every so often. There are quite a few songs that I'm not sure why they aren't doing, but probably should be. But I don't think they should take the "Dead"/"Phish" route, that's not really what the ABB are about. I don't think the "no setlist/improv into songs you don't really know" is the right route for them.

 

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  posted on 7/16/2003 at 05:08 AM
Given how complex some of the ABB songs are I don't think they really have the time to rehearse up enough songs to give them a phish/dead like repertoire. I mean, they have a pretty big range of material at the moment, and given there is the odd report of a missed intro/missed verse here and there, I think they have the mix just about right. I'd rather hear them mix it up enough to keep it interesting, as they do now, but keep the quality good, than play different songs for the sake of it but not play them as well.
 

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  posted on 7/16/2003 at 08:01 AM
They should just play 2 1/2 hours of Rocking Horse!

 

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  posted on 7/16/2003 at 10:09 AM
Good point Jules, I always thought about that in regards to the Grateful Dead. Someone would be like "oh they broke this song out the other night (insert whatever obscure live tune you like)."

"Really how did it sound?!"

"Not too good."

I would rather the Brothers play 50 tunes really well, then play 100 below their normal level of performance. I think if they stay with all the stuff they were doing at the Beacon, which I believe was around 50-60 different tunes, then they are working with the right amount.

 

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  posted on 7/16/2003 at 10:25 AM
lee does like his fair share of rocking horse! lol.

 

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