Tragically Hip Tour Stat Pack Vol. 3

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v.3 Stats are from 04/24/2009 - 07/02/2009 (40 shows)

We Are the Same

Total Plays:

1. The Last Recluse (40) - Never missed. 22 first sets, 17 second sets, 1 encore. Who are you? Drop me a line if you've got something to say. mrjackstraw@gmail.com or add a comment anywhere you like.
T2. The Depression Suite (39) - Only show not played was 4/29/2009. 33 first set appearances. 23 of 40 shows have opened with this masterpiece.
T2. Now the Struggle has a Name(39) - After missing the Danforth show it has been a constant part of the rotation. 14 first sets, 18 second sets, 7 encores. 8 of the last 9 shows it has appeared in the 2nd set.
4. Morning Moon (38) - 32 of 38 have come in the first set including the last 13 shows in a row.
5. Love Is A First (35) - All but 4 have been in the first set. The last 12 shows have seen it open the 1st set 3 times, close it 8 times and encored once.
6. Coffee Girl (32) - 12 first sets, 13 second sets and 1 encore. 5 of the last 12 have been acoustic, the only WATS song to feature in this portion so far.
7. Frozen In My Tracks (29) - Didn't show up in the set list until 4/29/2009 making Frozen the last song to be played live on this tour from WATS. It has been played in 15 straight shows dating back to June 6, 2009. 5 first sets, 13 second sets, 11 encores.
8. Honey, Please (15) - 3 of the last 12????
9. Queen of the Furrows (14) - "This song is picking up momentum". That was my quote from the last Stat Pack. 2 of 12 since then. Oops.
10. The Exact Feeling (12) - Last 3 playings have all come in the first set after having never appeared in the first set before the June 17th show.
11. Speed River (11) - Speed River has froze over. 0 for the last 15.
12. Country Day (7) - I guess it was swimming in the Speed River when it froze over. Already a rarity. Too bad.

Notes: There's a real drop off from the top 7 songs by number of playings to the bottom 5. I understand there is always going to be a discrepancy, but some of these gaps are huge for such a new album. I think what surprises me the most is the quality of the songs in the lower tier. I realize this is all subjective, but I think Queen of the Furrows, Country Day and Honey Please are all top shelf Hip material. There's nothing wrong with Speed River or Exact Feeling, but there's nothing great about them either. I feel the same way about Frozen and Love Is A First.

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Total Appearances (non WATS songs)

New Orleans Is Sinking - 33
In View - 31
Ahead By A Century - 27
Poets - 27
Courage - 26
My Music at Work - 26
Bobcaygeon - 25
Gift Shop - 22
Grace, too - 22
Fireworks - 21
Fully Completely - 21
Blow at High Dough - 20
Nautical Disaster - 20
Springtime In Vienna - 20
Family Band - 18
Yer Not the Ocean - 18
At the Hundredth Meridian - 16
Escape is at Hand for the Travelin' Man - 14
Locked in the Trunk of a Car - 13
Wheat Kings - 13
Little Bones - 12
Twist My Arm - 12
Fiddler's Green - 11
It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken - 11
Tiger the Lion - 11
Lonely End of the Rink - 10
Thompson Girl - 10
Gus: The Polar Bear from Central Park - 9
Scared - 9
Don't Wake Daddy - 8
Drop Off, The - 8
Throwing Off Glass - 8
Dire Wolf, The - 7
Flamenco - 7
It Can't Be Nashville Every Night - 7
Puttin' Down - 7
Boots or Hearts - 6
Dark Canuck, The - 6
Pigeon Camera - 6
Yawning or Snarling - 6
Bear, The - 5
Eldorado - 5
Fifty Mission Cap - 5
Three Pistols - 5
Thugs - 5
Inevitability of Death - 4
Rules, The - 4
Save the Planet - 4
Are We Family - 3
Daredevil - 3
Goodnight Josephine - 3
Greasy Jungle - 3
If New Orleans is Beat - 3
Lake Fever - 3
Toronto #4 - 3
An Inch an Hour - 2
Emperor Penguin - 2
On the Verge - 2
Something On - 2
Titanic Terrarium - 2
As Makeshift As We Are - 1
Completists, The - 1
Long Time Running - 1
Opiated - 1
Stay - 1
World Container - 1

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Encore Appearances

24 different songs have been played in the encore:

Blow at High Dough - 16
Frozen in my Tracks - 11
Little Bones - 7
New Orleans is Sinking - 7
Now the Struggle Has a Name - 7
Dark Canuck, The - 5
Locked in the Trunk of a Car - 4
Fifty Mission Cap - 3
Tiger the Lion - 3
It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken - 2
On the Verge - 2
Ahead By A Century - 1
At the Hundredth Meridian - 1
Coffee Girl - 1
Country Day - 1
Don't Wake Daddy - 1
Emperor Penguin - 1
Escape is at Hand for the Travelin' Man - 1
Exact Feeling, The - 1
Last Recluse, The - 1
Love Is A First - 1
Throwing Off Glass - 1
Yawning or Snarling - 1
Yer Not the Ocean - 1


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Acoustic Appearances

21 different songs have made up the acoustic portion of the show:

Wheat Kings* - 13
Fiddler's Green* - 11
Thompson Girl* - 10
Coffee Girl - 9
Courage - 9
Scared* - 9
My Music at Work - 7
Boots or Hearts* - 6
Flamenco - 6
Ahead By A Century - 5
Bear, The* - 5
Fireworks - 5
Rules, The* - 4
Are We Family* - 3
Bobcaygeon - 3
If New Orleans Is Beat* - 3
Toronto #4* - 3
An Inch an Hour* - 2
Greasy Jungle - 2
Lake Fever - 2
Titanic Terrarium* - 2

* = Only setlist appearances have been in acoustic portion.


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First Set Openers

Depression Suite, The - 23
Love Is A First - 8
Honey Please - 4
Last Recluse, The - 4
Now the Struggle has a Name - 1

WATS up first. I'm still holding out for that Last of the Unplucked Gems opener. Still waiting....

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First Set Closers

13 different songs have sent you off for a piss and some beer. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!

Love Is A First - 19
Depression Suite, The - 5
Now the Struggle has a Name - 3
Country Day - 2
Springtime In Vienna - 2
Blow at High Dough -1
Escape Is at Hand for the Travelin' Man - 1
Fifty Mission Cap - 1
Frozen In My Tracks - 1
Last Recluse, The - 1
New Orleans Is Sinking - 1
Tiger the Lion - 1
Three Pistols - 1

We live to survive our Paradoxes. Huh!

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Second Set Closers

Only 8 different songs have been awarded this coveted spot with Fully Completely being the latest song to join the list, deservedly so.

My Music at Work - 16
Locked in the Trunk of a Car - 5
New Orleans is Sinking - 6
Blow at High Dough - 3
Little Bones - 5
Poets - 2
Fully Completely - 1
Three Pistols - 1


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Randomness...

- 989 songs have been played total
- 24.7 songs per concert on average
- 310 songs from We Are the Same
- 679 songs from the rest of the albums

Totals By Album

31.3% We Are the Same - 310 songs played -0.1%
10.8% Phantom Power - 107 songs played -0.2%
10.6% Fully Completely - 105 songs played +0.8%
8.7% World Container - 86 songs played +0.1%
8.4% Trouble at the Henhouse - 83 songs played +0.5%
7.7% Day For Night - 76 songs played -0.1%
6.1% Up to Here - 60 songs played +0.5%
5.8% Music @ Work - 57 songs played -1.0%
4.3% Road Apples - 43 songs played +0.1%
3.2% In Violet Light - 32 songs played -0.1%
2.6% In Between Evolution - 26 songs played -0.4%
0.0% The Tragically Hip - Zero, Nada, Nil

Percentages of Albums Played...

100% We Are the Same - 12/12
75.0% Phantom Power - 9/12
71.4% Day For Night - 10/14
66.7% Fully Completely - 8/12
57.1% Music @ Work - 8/14
54.5% World Container - 6/11
50.0% Road Apples - 6/12
46.2% In Between Evolution - 6/13
41.7% Trouble at the Henhouse - 5/12
36.3% In Violet Light - 4/11
36.3% Up to Here - 4/11
0.00% The Tragically Hip - See above


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Tidbits:

The Depression Suite, Coffee Girl, Morning Moon, The Last Recluse, Love Is A First, Now the Struggle Has A Name, Frozen In My Tracks, and of course New Orleans is Sinking have all been played every show for the last 12. These 8 songs alone accounted for nearly one third of ALL songs played over that span.

Trouble at the Henhouse jumped Day for Night in the total songs standings on the strop performances of both Gift Shop and Springtime In Vienna which have been played 8/12 and 9/12 respectively. Day for Night was hurt by the band's abandonment of Greasy Jungle, Inevitability of Death and Yawning or Snarling. Those 3 songs combined for a total of 1 playing over the same period.

Music @ Work is another album that has been more or less abandoned compared to its early tour appearances. It had 10 playings total during the last 12 shows; 8 for MMAW and 2 for Tiger the Lion. By comparison, M@W was represented with the playing of 8 different songs for a total of 24 songs in the first 12 shows of the tour.

Fully Completely had the most songs played over the past 12 shows with 37 slots total. Despite the increase in volume from the album, some songs were dropped completely from this last run. Eldorado, 50 Mission Cap and Pigeon Camera had all but disappeared with the increase coming with the saturation on the set lists with songs like Courage, 11/12; Wheat Kings, 7/12; and Fully Completely, 9/12.

We Are the Same continues to lead the way and is holding steady at just over 30% of all songs played. The weight of the playing has really shifted with the top 6 songs getting 72% of all plays. The top 7 songs account for 81% of all WATS plays, meaning Queen of the Furrows, Country Day, Speed River, The Exact Feeling and Honey Please have only been played 58 times between them.



Top Ten Longest No-Shows:

These songs have all been played this tour, but not in a while...

9. Goodnight Josephine: 26 shows (May 15)
9. Something On: 26 shows (May 15)
8. Emperor Penguin: 27 shows (May 14)
7. Are We Family: 28 shows (May 12)
6. Greasy Jungle: 29 shows (May 11)
5. Long Time Running: 31 shows (May 8)
4. The Completists: 32 shows (May 7)
3. World Container: 36 shows (Apr 29)
2. As Makeshift As We Are: 38 shows (Apr 27)
1. Stay: 39 shows (Apr 24)

Thanks for reading. Be good out there.

-mrjackstraw

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