Tragically Hip Tour Stat Pack Vol. 4

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v.4 Stats are from 04/24/2009 - 10/03/2009 (66 shows)

We Are the Same

Total Plays:

1. The Depression Suite(65) - Only show not played was 4/29/2009. 31 of 66 shows have opened with this masterpiece.
2. Morning Moon(62) - 53 of 52 have come in the first set. Has shown up in the acoustic portion 3 times since Sept 7th.
3. Love Is A First(60) - 49/60 have either been as a 1st set opener or closer. Did appear in the Encore slot in 3 of 6 shows from July 23rd -Aug 5th.
4. The Last Recluse(58) - 27 first sets, 30 second sets (including 2 acoustic), 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.
5. Coffee Girl(52) - 18 of the past 26 shows have been acoustic (including 12 straight). Only 1 appearance however in the final 5 shows on the Canadian tour.
6. Now the Struggle has a Name(49) - 14 first sets, 27 second sets, 8 encores. From July 23rd - Sept 7th, Struggle only appeared once in 9 shows. Has not appeared in the 1st set in 28 shows.
7. Frozen In My Tracks(40) - 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. 5 first sets, 16 second sets, 19 encores.
8. Honey, Please(22) - Only played in 6 of the last 26 shows. 5 of those were in the 2nd set.
9. Queen of the Furrows(21) - "This song is picking up momentum". That was my quote from the last Stat Pack 2. I recanted in Stat Pack 3, but now I'm recanting the recant. 7 of 18, which is High Times for the Queen. A good song that along with Honey Please and Country Day, deserves more concert play.
10. The Exact Feeling(18) - 6 of the last 26. Hey, at least it's getting dusted off. That's more than I can say for the 2 songs below. I didn't even need to change my comments from last time.
11. Speed River (11) - Speed River has froze over. 0 for the last 41.
12. Country Day (7) - I guess it was swimming in the Speed River when it froze over. Already a rarity. Too bad.

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Total Appearances (non WATS songs)

New Orleans Is Sinking - 59
In View - 53
Courage - 49
Ahead By A Century - 48
My Music at Work - 48
Bobcaygeon - 45
Poets - 43
Blow at High Dough - 42
At the Hundredth Meridian - 40
Grace, Too - 40
Gift Shop - 37
Nautical Disaster - 34
Family Band - 33
Fully Completely - 31
Springtime In Vienna - 31
Fireworks - 30
Yer Not the Ocean - 30
Wheat Kings - 28
Escape is at Hand for the Travelin' Man - 21
Little Bones - 21
Locked in the Trunk of a Car - 21
It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken - 19
Thompson Girl - 19
Fiddler's Green - 18
Twist My Arm - 18
Lonely End of the Rink - 16
Scared - 16
Tiger the Lion - 16
Gus: The Polar Bear from Central Park - 15
Don't Wake Daddy - 13
Drop Off, The - 13
Boots or Hearts - 12
Flamenco - 12
Throwing Off Glass - 12
Dark Canuck, The - 11
Dire Wolf, The - 11
Pigeon Camera - 11
It Can't Be Nashville Every Night - 10
Puttin' Down - 10
Three Pistols - 10
Thugs - 10
Fifty Mission Cap - 9
Yawning or Snarling - 7
Long Time Running - 6
Bear, The - 5
Daredevil - 5
Eldorado - 5
Inevitability of Death - 5
Rules, The - 5
Looking For A Place To Happen - 4
Save the Planet - 4
Are We Family - 3
Emperor Penguin - 3
Fire In The Hole - 3
Goodnight Josephine - 3
Greasy Jungle - 3
If New Orleans is Beat - 3
Lake Fever - 3
On the Verge - 3
So Hard Done By - 3
Toronto #4 - 3
An Inch an Hour - 2
Something On - 2
Titanic Terrarium - 2
As Makeshift As We Are - 1
Chagrin Falls - 1
Completists, The - 1
Opiated - 1
Stay - 1
World Container - 1



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Encore Appearances

30 different songs have been played in the encore:

Blow at High Dough - 23
Frozen in my Tracks - 19
Little Bones - 15
Grace, Too - 8
Now the Struggle Has a Name - 8
Tiger the Lion - 8
New Orleans is Sinking - 7
Locked in the Trunk of a Car - 6
Dark Canuck, The - 5
Fifty Mission Cap - 5
Love Is A First - 4
Fire In The Hole - 3
On the Verge - 3
It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken - 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
In View - 1
Last Recluse, The - 1
Lonely End of the Rink - 1
My Music at Work - 1
Queen of the Furrows - 1
Throwing Off Glass - 1
Yawning or Snarling - 1
Yer Not the Ocean - 1

Notes: 6 songs have been added to the list in the last 26 shows with Grace, Too leading the way for the new comers with 8 appearances. Also the last few weeks have seen the return of the popular show closer Fire In The Hole.


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Acoustic Appearances

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

Wheat Kings* - 30
Coffee Girl - 27
Thompson Girl* - 19
Fiddler's Green* - 18
Scared* - 16
Courage - 13
Boots or Hearts* - 12
Flamenco - 11
My Music at Work - 8
Ahead By A Century - 5
Bear, The* - 5
Fireworks - 5
Rules, The* - 5
Are We Family* - 3
Bobcaygeon - 3
If New Orleans Is Beat* - 3
Morning Moon - 3
Toronto #4* - 3
An Inch an Hour* - 2
Greasy Jungle - 2
Lake Fever - 2
Titanic Terrarium* - 2
Last Recluse, The - 2

* = Only setlist appearances have been in acoustic portion.

Notes: Morning Moon and The Last Recluse were added to this list since the last update.

Starting July 23rd, Coffee Girl made a run of 12 straight shows in the acoustic portion and has been there for the last 18/26 shows.


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First Set Openers

Depression Suite, The - 31
Love Is A First - 13
New Orleans Is Sinking - 13
Honey Please - 4
Last Recluse, The - 4
Now the Struggle has a Name - 1

Notes: NOIS has opened the last 13/26 shows. Not an ideal bathroom break spot, but feel free to linger outside a bit longer or to take some extra time for your indulgences. I can't believe how much they play this song. I mean if you have to why not flop positions with Blow at High Dough every once in a while. Walk out on stage and open with Blow. Why not? No one will see that coming. Then you can get off to NOIS in a one song EPIC encore. Old school style. I'm not even going to bring up Courage...

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First Set Closers

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

Love Is A First - 36
Depression Suite, The - 10
Blow at High Dough -4
Now the Struggle has a Name - 3
Country Day - 2
Springtime In Vienna - 2
Escape Is at Hand for the Travelin' Man - 1
Fifty Mission Cap - 1
Frozen In My Tracks - 1
Last Recluse, The - 1
My Music at Work - 1
New Orleans Is Sinking - 1
Tiger the Lion - 1
Three Pistols - 1

If you can get 3:1 odds that Love won't open the show, you gotta take it. You will lose this bet over 1/2 the time, but when you win it will be worth it. Just sayin'...you're there, might as well place a bet or two to pass the time.

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Second Set Closers

Only 9 different songs have been awarded this coveted spot with Grace, Too being the latest song to join the list.

My Music at Work - 22
Blow at High Dough - 13
Locked in the Trunk of a Car - 6
New Orleans is Sinking - 6
Little Bones - 6
Poets - 2
Fully Completely - 1
Three Pistols - 1
Grace, Too - 1

Notes: Blow at High Dough has really emerged as the go to song lately in this position going 10/26.

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Randomness...

- 1610 songs have been played total
- 24.4 songs per concert on average
- 463 songs from We Are the Same
- 1147 songs from the rest of the albums

Totals By Album

28.8% We Are the Same - 463 songs played
10.7% Phantom Power - 171 songs played -0.2%
12.3% Fully Completely - 198 songs played +0.8%
9.1% World Container - 146 songs played +0.1%
8.7% Trouble at the Henhouse - 140 songs played +0.5%
8.1% Day For Night - 130 songs played -0.1%
7.1% Up to Here - 114 songs played +0.5%
5.2% Music @ Work - 84 songs played -1.0%
4.7% Road Apples - 76 songs played +0.1%
3.3% In Violet Light - 53 songs played -0.1%
2.8% In Between Evolution - 35 songs played -0.4%
0.0% The Tragically Hip - Zero, Nada, Nil

Percentages of Albums Played...

100% We Are the Same - 12/12
85.7% Day For Night - 12/14
83.3% Phantom Power - 10/12
75.0% Fully Completely - 9/12
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


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Tidbits:

Top Ten Longest No-Shows:

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

10. Lake Fever: 50 shows (May 19)
9. Goodnight Josephine: 52 shows (May 15)
8. Something On: 52 shows (May 15)
7. An Inch An Hour: 53 shows (May 14)
6. Are We Family: 54 shows (May 12)
5. Greasy Jungle: 55 shows (May 11)
4. The Completists: 58 shows (May 7)
3. World Container: 62 shows (Apr 29)
2. As Makeshift As We Are: 64 shows (Apr 27)
1. Stay: 65 shows (Apr 24)

Thanks for reading. Be good out there.

-mrjackstraw

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's great all these stats you have under control. So, sure you'll know: what's up with Vaccination Scar? it's a recent classic, no more than 5 years older, and it's off the setlist? Any chance to play it in Europe? And the same to Makeshift we are, or Looking for a place to happen...
Cheers

mrjackstraw said...

A few songs have been absent that are surprising especially in light of where they were perceived to be after as album release. Vaccination Scar as well as Summer's Killing Us have been completely abandoned this tour and year. In Between Evolution along with In Violet Light have both been flung to the curb so to speak. Silver Jet, Use It Up, Are You Ready have all been no shows too.

Makeshift did make a couple of appearances in the acoustic portion of the show early in the tour but was then dropped along with many other songs that were played and I thought would continue to be: Save the Planet, Something On, Are We Family, Toronto #4, Lake Fever, Emperor Penguin, Eldorado, The Bear, Titanic Terrarium, Stay, The Completeists, An Inch An Hour, Opiated....

Looking for a Place to Happen showed up on the 2nd leg of the Canadian Tour and has now been played 3 or 4 times so I think that's your best shot in Europe of getting the songs you mentioned. Of course anything could happen...

rocknrollmf said...

Thanx for the info. I'm looking forward for the London show. It will my first Hip show.

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