The Rochester Show

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I haven't had a chance to hear this show yet. I don't even know if there is a source out there. I do know this... A good friend of mine went to this show and I am very jealous of that. This is easily the setlist of the tour so far. We didn't know it at the time because it was only the 3rd show in. Patterns had not yet developed. At this point it looked like we were going to be treated to eclectic setlist after eclectic setlist. To some extent we were, but the deep cuts never got any deeper than on this night. At least not in the quantities we saw here...

This is a show sans Grace Too, Bobcaygeon, Blow At High Dough, Poets, Gift Shop, Little Bones, New Orleans Is Sinking and My Music At Work. None of those crutches were leaned on here. But this is a powerful collection of songs to be sure. It shows the incredible depth that The Hip catalog has. It shows what is possible. It is not a lazy setlist.

Here's something pretty cool... 5 songs have been played only ONCE on this tour so far. 4 of those 5 were played at this specific show in Rochester, NY. If you attended this show you saw the only versions of Done And Done, Locked In The Trunk Of A Car, Yawning Or Snarling and Three Pistols played this tour.

It doesn't end there. Attendees of this show also saw Daredevil, Don't Wake Daddy and On The Verge. These songs were only played twice each in the 22 show tour.

Is there more? You bet. Morning Moon was only played 3 times all tour and yes, one of the performances was at this show. Long Time Running and So Hard Done By were played 4 times each and yet they both appeared in the Rochester setlist. Family Band was played 5 times in total. Yep. Rochester too.

The Modern Spirit would have made this list too if not for a late tour rally. It was played in 3 of the last four shows.

So what happened then? Why Rochester? It was the closest show to their home on this tour so it stands to reason that the band may have had some good friends there that maybe had some favorites that they wanted to hear. Daredevil makes sense just based on geography. Maybe someone doesn't like the way a song is sounding and they just decide to drop it?

When a song like Ahead By A Century or New Orleans or Courage gets played it's immediately recognizable and the casual fans who yes, do make up the majority of the audience cheer noticeably louder. Three Pistols or On The Verge can close a set just as good, if not better than a song like My Music At Work, but the fact is the casual fan is not that familiar with the in-your-face power of a dynamic On The Verge. The Man, The Legend, The Goat, The Satyr if you will... Maybe the band likes to hear the crowd recognition from the stage? Or maybe they feel like the songs that generate the most cheers are the ones that will leave the audience feeling like they got the most value for their cost.

The Canadian leg of the tour starts in mid January and goes for about a month. It will be interesting to see how the setlists continue to develop. IF they continue to develop. Will new songs be added? Will they stop playing Grace Too, ABAC & Bobcaygeon every single show? Will they jam more? Will the back end of the new album get more play? Is The Depression Suite dead? Or just hibernating?

You can check out the full tour stats so far HERE. Feel free to leave comments here, on the stats page or on our Facebook Page. I always like to hear from other fans.


The Tragically Hip
Auditorium Theatre
Rochester, NY
2012/11/06

Setlist:
Man Machine Poem, In View, So Hard Done By*, At Transformation, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, Morning Moon, Don't Wake Daddy, The Modern Spirit, Courage, Now For Plan A, Family Band, At The Hundredth Meridian, Yawning Or Snarling, Done and Done#, Three Pistols, Long Time Running, On The Verge, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Daredevil, Ahead By A Century, Streets Ahead, Fully Completely, We Want To Be It, Locked In The Trunk Of A Car


*only the 15th time played since the 90's
#First time played



Theme: Rochester Americans












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Now For Plan A: US Tour Stats

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The Tragically Hip Tour Stat Pack
(thru 2012/12/15 Las Vegas, NV)

Hey All,

We have completed the US leg of the tour -- 22 shows in all.



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Total Appearances:

At Transformation - 22
Man Machine Poem - 22
Streets Ahead - 22
Ahead By A Century - 21
We Want To Be It - 21
Bobcaygeon - 20
Grace, Too - 20
At The Hundredth Meridian - 18
Courage - 17
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 16
Blow At High Dough - 14
Fully Completely - 14
Gift Shop - 14
My Music At Work - 14
Poets - 14
In View - 13
New Orleans Is Sinking - 13
The Lookahead - 13
Fire In The Hole - 12
Nautical Disaster - 11
Greasy Jungle - 10
Eldorado - 9
Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man - 9
Little Bones - 8
Flamenco - 7
Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park - 7
It Can't Be Nashville Every Night - 7
Now For Plan A - 7
Springtime In Vienna - 7
The Modern Spirit - 7
Fiddler's Green - 6
Love Is A First - 6
The Kids Don't Get It - 6
Wheat Kings - 6
An Inch An Hour - 5
Family Band - 5
Fifty Mission Cap - 5
Long Time Running - 4
Scared - 4
So Hard Done By - 4
The Rules - 4
Coffee Girl - 3
Last Of The Unplucked Gems - 3
Morning Moon - 3
Take Forever - 3
Thompson Girl - 3
Thugs - 3
About This Map - 2
Boots or Hearts - 2
Daredevil - 2
Don't Wake Daddy - 2
Fireworks - 2
It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken - 2
Lake Fever - 2
Lionized - 2
On The Verge - 2

One-Timers So Far...

Done And Done - 1
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car - 1
Lonely End Of The Rink - 1
Three Pistols - 1
Yawning Or Snarling - 1

Bold = A 'Now For Plan A' song.


Set Openers:
At Transformation - 19
Grace, Too - 1
In View - 1
Man Machine Poem - 1

Set Closers:
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 14
Fire In The Hole - 3
My Music At Work - 3
Nautical Disaster - 1
Streets Ahead - 1

Encore Appearances:
34 different songs (titles) have appeared in the encore. 125 songs in total have been played during the encore portion of the show for an average of 5.68 per show.

Bobcaygeon - 10
Courage - 10
My Music At Work - 10
At The Hundredth Meridian - 9
Blow At High Dough - 8
Grace, Too - 7
Little Bones - 7
Ahead By A Century - 6
Fiddler's Green - 6
Wheat Kings - 6
Nautical Disaster - 5
We Want To Be It - 4
Fifty Mission Cap - 4
An Inch An Hour - 4
Scared - 3
Family Band - 2
Greasy Jungle - 2
Long Time Running - 2
Now For Plan A - 2
Springtime In Vienna - 2
The Lookahead - 2
The Modern Spirit - 2
Daredevil - 1
Eldorado - 1
Fire In The Hole - 1
Fireworks - 1
Fully Completely - 1
Gift Shop - 1
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 1
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car - 1
Man Machine Poem - 1
Poets - 1
Streets Ahead - 1
Lionized - 1


Randomness

-61 different songs have been played played
-504 total songs have been played in 16 shows
-22.91 songs per show
-5 one-timers





To get an idea of what we did previously you can check out the Tragically Hip Tour Stats from The 2009 WATS Tour here: v.1 | v.2 | v.3 | v.4 | v.5


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2012/12/15: House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV

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The Tragically Hip
House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, NV
2012/12/15

Setlist:
At Transformation, Grace Too, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, In View, Ahead By A Century, Man Machine Poem, Last Of The Unplucked Gems, Gift Shop, The Modern Spirit, Poets, Flamenco, Streets Ahead, Bobcaygeon, We Want To Be It, Fully Completely, Fire In The Hole, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Blow At High Dough, Lionized, Fiddler's Green, Springtime In Vienna, Courage, Little Bones




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2012/12/14: House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA

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The Tragically Hip
House Of Blues
Anaheim, CA
2012/12/14

Setlist:
At Transformation, New Orleans Is Sinking, Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park, Man Machine Poem, Love Is A First,  Greasy Jungle, Ahead By A Century, Streets Ahead, Boots Or Hearts, We Want to Be It, Courage,  Take Forever, In View, Thugs, Family Band,  At The Hundredth Meridian, My Music At Work

Encore:
Wheat Kings, The Modern Spirit, Grace Too,  Bobcaygeon,  Nautical Disaster,  Fifty Mission Cap





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2012/12/12: House Of Blues - West Hollywood, CA

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The Tragically Hip
House Of Blues
West Hollywood, CA
2012/12/12



HOB - Sunset Strip...


Setlist:
At Transformation, Grace Too, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, Man Machine Poem, Gift Shop, Ahead By A Century, Streets Ahead, Eldorado, Poets, Now For Plan A, In view, The Kids Don't Get It, Fully Completely, We Want To Be It, NOIS > Nautical Disaster > NOIS, Bobcaygeon, Fire In The Hole, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Blow At High Dough, Long Time Running, Courage, The Lookahead, At The Hundredth Meridian, Little Bones


Notes: I made the trip up to West LA from San Diego for this one. It was a long day on the road as the wife and I awoke on Wednesday in Las Vegas. I had to drive her home before heading back up I-5 and into the traffic nightmare of LA. I managed to make it to the Sunset Strip at about 7:30 after leaving SD at 3:30. Not good time if you do the numbers... Anyway, it all worked out.

I brought some of my Pigeon Camera and Little Bones T-Shirts to sling before and after the show and I was able to cover my costs and meet some pretty cool people as well. I was lucky enough to get miracled for the show and this is the second time this has happened to me. (The first was 2006/06/24 Fort York. The return of 38 Yrs Old.) I usually don't purchase a ticket in advance for these small US venue shows as they alway release tickets on the day of and are rarely "sold out". Plus you can usually get your tickets from the box office on the day of the show without having to pay the ticket company fees which is probably about 25% of the ticket cost these days. Also, the "ticket broker" outside drop their price quite quickly once the show starts...

I think I'm heading to Anahiem on Friday so I'm going to wait to do a more extensive review. I do want to mention how good the new songs sounded. Especially 'Now For Plan A'. That was definitely my favorite song of the night. I'm not sure the last time I caught Eldorado live. I'll have to check on that. That, along with Escape were the highlights of the older stuff for me. Kind of a bit more heavy on the 'greatest hits', but it's hard to complain about this on a micro level. It will be fun to crunch the numbers after the US leg to see how the setlist have evolved as the tou has moved across the continent. There are always a lot more deep cuts at the beginning of tours than there are near the end for some reason...

Overall it was a great night. It's always cool for a Canuck to see the boys in these intimate venues. (Has that ever been said before?) It poured rain upon exiting the venue and it poured all the way home to SD. Whatever... I was grinning and singing all the way.





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2012/12/10: The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA

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The Tragically Hip
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA
2012/12/10

Setlist:
At Transformation, Grace Too, The Kids Don't Get It, Man Machine Poem, Gift Shop, Greasy Jungle, It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken, The Modern Spirit, Courage, Ahead By A Century, Streets Ahead, Springtime In Vienna, Flamenco, Poets, Fully Completely, My Music At Work

Encore:
An Inch An Hour, Scared, At The Hundredth Meridian, Bobcaygeon, Nautical Disaster, Blow At High Dough




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Hallowed Ground...

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I am a huge fan of the Grateful Dead and of course Jerry Garcia. I listen to more Dead/Jerry music than anything else. Don't be shocked. It's just so good and there's just so much of it on archive.org and well, everywhere. I mean they recorded everything... So The Tragically Hip are about to play The Fillmore in San Francisco. Worlds are colliding. Now this Fillmore isn't the original Fillmore West that was located at Market and Van Ness and was formerly known as The Carousel Ballroom, but it carries a lot of the old history with it. In particular - upstairs. When you walk up the stairs you come face to face with the image below of Jerry and then you go into a room with an amazing collection of 60's San Francisco rock posters. It's like a museum. The venue has posters from other eras as well, including some of past Hip shows. You have to really look though as they are scattered throughout the whole venue. A cool place if you ever get the chance...



I guess the only question is, "Will The Hip play The Dire Wolf?"










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2012/12/08: Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

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The Tragically Hip
Wonder Ballroom
Portland, OR
2012/12/08

Setlist:
At Transformation, Grace Too, In View, Man Machine Poem, Ahead By A Century, Courage, Streets Ahead, Eldorado, Poets, Thugs, We Want To Be It, Fully Completely, So Hard Done By*, New Orleans Is Sinking*, Bobcaygeon*, Nautical Disaster, Fire In The Hole
Encore:
Wheat Kings, At The Hundredth Meridian, Springtime In Vienna, Fiddler's Green, My Music At Work*

*with Steve Berlin (Los Lobos - Saxophone)

Notes: Los Lobos toured with The Tragically Hip as a part of Another Roadside Attraction 1997. That ARA was a very strong line up with Sheryl Crow, Wilco, Change Of Heart & Ashley MacIsaac among others... This is the 2nd Portland of the current tour as The Hip already played Portland, ME.



Portlandia... Good Stuff...





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2012/12/07: Showbox - Seattle, WA

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Showbox
Seattle, WA
2012/12/07

Setlist:
At Transformation, New Orleans Is Sinking, Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park, Man Machine Poem, Love Is A First, Coffee Girl, Streets Ahead, Gift Shop, Greasy Jungle, The Rules, Ahead By A Century, We Want To Be It, It Can't Be Nashville Every Night, The Lookahead, At The Hundredth Meridian, Bobcaygeon, Goodnight Attawapiskat, My Music At Work

Encore:
Grace Too, An Inch An Hour, Now For Plan A, Courage, Blow At High Dough


Notes: Coffee Girl in Seattle... Had to see that coming :) Check out The Hip's Seattle history HERE.







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Now For Plan A: Tour Stats & Observations Vol 2.

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The Tragically Hip Tour Stat Pack
(thru 2012/12/05 Spokane, WA)

Hey All,

We are through 16 shows.



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Total Appearances:

At Transformation - 16
Man Machine Poem - 16
Streets Ahead - 16
We Want To Be It - 16
Ahead By A Century - 15
Bobcaygeon - 14
Grace, Too - 14
At The Hundredth Meridian - 13
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 13
The Lookahead - 11
Courage - 11
Blow At High Dough - 10
Fully Completely - 10
Gift Shop - 10
My Music At Work - 10
Poets - 10
Fire In The Hole - 9
In View - 9
New Orleans Is Sinking - 9
Eldorado - 7
Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man - 7
Greasy Jungle - 7
Nautical Disaster - 7
It Can't Be Nashville Every Night - 6
Little Bones - 6
Flamenco - 5
Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park - 5
Now For Plan A - 5
Family Band - 4
Fiddler's Green - 4
Fifty Mission Cap - 4
Love Is A First - 4
Springtime In Vienna - 4
The Kids Don't Get It - 4
The Modern Spirit - 4
Wheat Kings - 4
An Inch An Hour - 3
Long Time Running - 3
Morning Moon - 3
Scared - 3
So Hard Done By - 3
The Rules - 3
Thompson Girl - 3
About This Map - 2
Coffee Girl - 2
Daredevil - 2
Don't Wake Daddy - 2
Fireworks - 2
Lake Fever - 2
Last Of The Unplucked Gems - 2
On The Verge - 2
Take Forever - 2

One-Timers So Far...

Boots or Hearts - 1
Done And Done - 1
It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken - 1
Lionized - 1
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car - 1
Lonely End Of The Rink - 1
Three Pistols - 1
Thugs - 1
Yawning Or Snarling - 1

Bold = A 'Now For Plan A' song.


Set Openers:
At Transformation - 13
Grace, Too - 1
In View - 1
Man Machine Poem - 1

Set Closers:
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 12
Fire In The Hole - 2
Nautical Disaster - 1
Streets Ahead - 1

Encore Appearances:
32 different songs have appeared in the encore. There has been an average of 5.62 encore songs per show.
My Music At Work - 9
Bobcaygeon - 8
Courage - 7
Ahead By A Century - 6
At The Hundredth Meridian - 6
Grace, Too - 5
Little Bones - 5
Blow At High Dough - 4
Fiddler's Green - 4
We Want To Be It - 4
Fifty Mission Cap - 3
Nautical Disaster - 3
Wheat Kings - 3
An Inch An Hour - 2
Family Band - 2
Greasy Jungle - 2
Scared - 2
Daredevil - 1
Eldorado - 1
Fire In The Hole - 1
Fireworks - 1
Fully Completely - 1
Gift Shop - 1
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 1
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car - 1
Long Time Running - 1
Man Machine Poem - 1
Now For Plan A - 1
Poets - 1
Streets Ahead - 1
The Lookahead - 1
The Modern Spirit - 1


Randomness

-61 different songs have been played played
-366 total songs have been played in 16 shows
-22.08 songs per show
-9 one-timers


Patterns are emerging. I expected a few more On The Verge's and Three Pistols by this point. The back half of the new album is getting no respect. Blow, NOIS, Courage, Grace, Bobcaygeon, ABAC et al are still flying at us fast and furious. The brakes have been put on In View. Thankfully. Now For Plan A (the song) has not been played in 7 shows. I'm depressed that The Depression Suite may not be in out future. Family Band can substitute for any of the above mentioned overplayed songs on any given night and nothing will be lost. Little Bones has been somewhat of a rarity and that's pretty cool. In Violet Light has been completely abandoned. Locked In The Trunk Of A Car is on the One Timer list through 16 shows. Who woulda thunk, eh? And finally, a list of songs that haven't yet, but still could be played this tour: Yer Not The Ocean, Emperor Penguin, 38 Years Old, Something On, Twist My Arm and Pigeon Camera. I love that both Greasy Jungle and 50MC have had a bit of a resurgence this tour. Hopefully that keeps up...


I welcome your thoughts...


To get an idea of what we did previously you can check out the Tragically Hip Tour Stats from The 2009 WATS Tour here: v.1 | v.2 | v.3 | v.4 | v.5


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2012/12/05: Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA

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The Tragically Hip
Knitting Factory Concert House
Spokane, WA
2012/12/05





Setlist:
At Transformation, Grace Too, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, The Kids Don't Get It, Man Machine Poem, At The Hundredth Meridian, Flamenco, Poets, Streets Ahead, About This Map, Daredevil, Springtime In Vienna, We Want To Be It, Fully Completely, Blow At High Dough, Fire In The Hole, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Bobcaygeon, Nautical Disaster, Fiddler's Green, Courage, Little Bones

Notes: Only the 2nd Daredevil of the tour (Nov 6 - Rochester, NY). Only the 2nd About This Map as well. 1st show this tour not to feature Ahead By A Century. Where has Now For Plan A gone???










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2012/12/03: Babcock Theater - Billings, MT

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The Tragically Hip
Babcock Theater
Billings, MT
2012/12/03

Setlist:
At Transformation, Gift Shop, Lake Fever, Bobcaygeon, The Lookahead, Blow At High Dough, Man Machine Poem, At The Hundredth Meridian, Morning Moon, Ahead By A Century, We Want To Be It, It Can't Be Nashville Every Night, Streets Ahead
Courage (For Hugh Maclennan), Fully Completely, New Orleans Is Sinking, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Wheat Kings, Grace Too, Poets, My Music At Work

Notes: Unusual 4 song encore for this tour. Lake Fever sticks out, but as the tour progresses we are seeing a trend back towards Greatest Hits type of setlists...






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2012/12/01: Fargo Theatre - Fargo, ND

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The Tragically Hip
Fargo Theatre
Fargo, ND
2012/12/01

Setlist:
At Transformation, New Orleans Is Sinking, Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park, Man Machine Poem, Love Is A First, Boots Or Hearts, The Lookahead, Streets Ahead, Ahead By A Century, Poets, Eldorado, We Want To Be It, Fully Completely, Blow At High Dough, Fire In The Hole, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Grace Too, Wheat Kings, Gift Shop, At The Hundredth Meridian, Bobcaygeon, My Music At Work

Notes: First Boots or Hearts this tour. Fist encore appearance for Gift Shop this tour.








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2012/11/30: Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN

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Mill City Nights
Minneapolis, MN
2012/11/30

Setlist:
At Transformation, New Orleans Is Sinking, Thompson Girl, Don't Wake Daddy, The Modern Spirit, Courage, So Hard Done By, Streets Ahead, Ahead By A Century, It Can't Be Nashville Every Night, Springtime In Vienna, We Want To Be It, Take Forever, Blow At High Dough, Bobcaygeon, Nautical Disaster, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Man Machine Poem, Grace Too, An Inch An Hour, Fiddler's Green, My Music At Work, Little Bones


Notes: This show featured a thourough examination of the new album with the crowd experiencing 7 of the 11 new tracks including relitive rarities Take Forever and The Modern Spirit. Day For Night fans will have appreciated both So Hard Done By and An Inch An Hour both making their 3rd appearances of the tour. Ahead By A Century has been played at every show so far. Grace Too is on a 10 show streak and Bobcaygeon has been played in the last 9 shows.

Here's a nice article by Matt Cory of the Grand Forks Herald...






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2012/11/28: The Fillmore - Detroit, MI

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The Fillmore
Detroit, MI
2012/11/28

Setlist:
At Transformation, Grace Too, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, The Kids Don't Get It, Man Machine Poem, Gift Shop, Streets Ahead, The Rules, Lionized*, Poets, We Want To Be It, Eldorado, In View, The Lookahead, Thugs*, Fully Completely, Fire In The Hole, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
At The Hundredth Meridian, Ahead By A Century, Greasy Jungle, Family Band, Bobcaygeon, Fifty-Mission Cap

*Tour debut.

I miss hockey....






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Gord Downie on Studio Q

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This is a little over a week old, but I have beena little out of the loop lately... Gord Downie interview on CBC Radio's Studio Q with Jian Ghomeshi.






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Black Friday: Get Your Hip Gear For Christmas

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Hey,

Need a gift? Want something for yourself? Why not make that move on the 'Mother of all shopping days...'? That's right. Today's Black Friday and it comes with pleanty of time to ensure shipping for Christmas (or The Canadian leg of Hip Tour)...






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Now For Plan A: Tour Stats Vol. 2

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The Tragically Hip Tour Stat Pack
(thru 2012/11/17 Salamanca, NY)

Hey All,

We are through 11 shows.



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Total Appearances:

Ahead By A Century - 11
At Transformation - 11
Man Machine Poem - 11
Streets Ahead - 11
We Want To Be It - 11
At The Hundredth Meridian - 9
Bobcaygeon - 9
Grace, Too - 9
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 8
In View - 8
The Lookahead - 8
Courage - 8
Gift Shop - 7
My Music At Work - 7
Blow At High Dough - 6
Fire In The Hole - 6
Fully Completely - 6
Greasy Jungle - 6
New Orleans Is Sinking - 6
Poets - 6
Eldorado - 5
Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man - 5
Nautical Disaster - 5
Now For Plan A - 5
Flamenco - 4
Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park - 4
It Can't Be Nashville Every Night - 4
Little Bones - 4
Family Band - 3
Fifty Mission Cap - 3
Long Time Running - 3
Love Is A First - 3
The Modern Spirit - 3
Scared - 3
An Inch An Hour - 2
Coffee Girl - 2
Fiddler's Green - 2
Fireworks - 2
Last Of The Unplucked Gems - 2
Morning Moon - 2
On The Verge - 2
So Hard Done By - 2
Springtime In Vienna - 2
The Kids Don't Get It - 2
The Rules - 2
Thompson Girl - 2
Wheat Kings - 2
Daredevil - 1
Done And Done - 1
Don't Wake Daddy - 1
It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken - 1
Lake Fever - 1
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car - 1
Lonely End Of The Rink - 1
About This Map - 1
Take Forever - 1
Three Pistols - 1
Yawning Or Snarling - 1

Bold = A 'Now For Plan A' song.


Set Openers:
At Transformation - 8
Grace, Too - 1
In View - 1
Man Machine Poem - 1

Set Closers:
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 7
Fire In The Hole - 2
Nautical Disaster - 1
Streets Ahead - 1

Encore Appearances:
29 different songs have appeared in the encore.

Courage - 6
My Music At Work - 6
Ahead By A Century - 5
Bobcaygeon - 5
At The Hundredth Meridian - 4
Blow At High Dough - 4
We Want To Be It - 4
Little Bones - 3
Fiddler's Green - 2
Fifty Mission Cap - 2
Grace, Too - 2
Nautical Disaster - 2
Scared - 2
An Inch An Hour - 1
Daredevil - 1
Eldorado - 1
Family Band - 1
Fire In The Hole - 1
Fireworks - 1
Fully Completely - 1
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 1
Greasy Jungle - 1
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car - 1
Long Time Running - 1
Now For Plan A - 1
Streets Ahead - 1
The Lookahead - 1
The Modern Spirit - 1
Wheat Kings - 1


Randomness

-58 different songs have been played played
-255 total songs have been played in 4 shows
-23.18 songs per show
-11 one-timers


Now For Plan A Tour Stats Vol. 1



To get an idea of what we did previously you can check out the Tragically Hip Tour Stats from The 2009 WATS Tour here: v.1 | v.2 | v.3 | v.4 | v.5


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2012/11/17: Seneca Allegany Casino - Salamanca, NY

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The Tragically Hip
Seneca Allegany Casino
Salamanca, NY
2012/11/17

Setlist:
At Transformation, Grace Too, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, Ahead By A Century, Man Machine Poem, At The Hundredth Meridian, Flamenco, Poets, We Want To Be It, Fully Completely, About This Map*, Bobcaygeon, Blow At High Dough, On The Verge, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Wheat Kings, Streets Ahead, Courage, My Music At Work

*First time played

Notes: A shorter show than all the others on this tour by abour 20%. 50MC was listed on the setlist, but not played. The Las Vegas show from the 2009 WATS Tour was similar. I have a casino (conspiracy) theory I may try to put into words in the coming days...









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2012/11/16: Landmark Theatre - Syracuse, NY

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Landmark Theatre
Sycaruse, NY
2012/11/16

Setlist:
At Transformation, New Orleans Is Sinking, Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park, Grace Too, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, Man Machine Poem, Gift Shop, Greasy Jungle, Flamenco, Streets Ahead, Eldorado, In View, Ahead By A Century, We Want To Be It, Poets, Fire In The Hole, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore: Courage, At The Hundredth Meridian, Bobcaygeon, The Lookahead, Nautical Disaster, Blow At High Dough






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2012/11/15: Upstate Concert Hall: Clifton Park, NY

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Upstate Concert Hall
Clifton Park, NY
2012/11/15

Setlist:
Grace Too, An Inch An Hour, Man Machine Poem, Gift Shop, At Transformation, Morning Moon, Bobcaygeon, In View, The Modern Spirit, Now For Plan A, Little Bones, Love Is A First, Streets Ahead, Long Time Running, Fully Completely, New Orleans Is Sinking > Nautical Disaster > New Orleans Is Sinking, Fire in the Hole

Encore:
My Music At Work, Ahead By A Century, We Want To Be It, Courage, Fireworks, Fifty Mission Cap






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2012/11/13: Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA

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Theatre of Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA
2012/11/13

(Unconfirmed & I believe incomplete based on average show length this tour. Song order seems wrong too. Source setlist.fm)

Setlist:
At Transformation, Gift Shop, Lake Fever, Bobcaygeon, The Lookahead, Blow At High Dough, Love Is A First, Man Machine Poem, Greasy Jungle, Ahead By A Century, Now for Plan A, Courage, Streets Ahead, It Can't Be Nashville Every Night, Fully Completely, Fifty Mission Cap, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Grace Too, We Want To Be It, Eldorado, At The Hundredth Meridian, Scared, My Music At Work


Theme: Philadelphia Eagles (setlist art to follow confirmed setlist)





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Bobcaygeon: The Movie - Advance Screenings

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I may have put this info out earlier, but just as a reminder if you live in one of these areas this is something pretty cool you can check out...

From the band...

Hi Folks,

Someone once said, all good things come to those who wait. Time and time again that statement proves to be true. November is once again an exciting time in the Hip camp. The band is into their US tour, the Canadian tour is approaching, The Tragically Hip in Bobcaygeon documentary is set for release and limited theatrical run and Now For Plan A will be released in Europe.

Just over a year ago, The Tragically Hip and 25,000 fans descended upon the grounds on Pigeon Lake in Bobcaygeon, ON for a sold-out show and director Andy Keen was there to film the monumental moments. Next week the infamous "Bobcaygeon" documentary will debut at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto. The film documents an inside view to one of the most anticipated events in Canadian music. The film will have very limited screenings in select theatres before the in-store release on BluRay and DVD on November 20th! You can buy advance tickets to the screenings below, and check out thehip.com next week for pre-sale information on the BluRay/DVD release.

Special Advance Theatrical Screenings
TORONTO
Bloor Cinema 506 Bloor Street West
Advance Screening
Friday November 16th @ 11:30pm
Saturday November 17th @ 8:30pm
Tuesday November 20th @ 6:45pm
- Release Day Q & A with the director Andy Keen
Ticket information
OTTAWA
Empire Ottawa 111 Albert Street
Sunday November 18th @ 7:00pm
Ticket information
KINGSTON
Monday November 19th @ 7:00pm
Empire Capitol 7 Cinema
213-223 Princess Street
Ticket information



www.bobcaygeonthemovie.com







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2012/11/12: 9:30 Club - Washington, DC

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9:30 Club
Washington, DC
2012/11/12




Setlist:
At Transformation, New Orleans Is Sinking, Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park, Man Machine Poem, Gift Shop, So Hard Done By, The Lookahead, Thompson Girl, At The Hundredth Meridian, Wheat Kings*, Coffee Girl, It Can't Be Nashville Every Night, Ahead By A Century, Streets Ahead, Bobcaygeon, Nautical Disaster

Encore:
Long Time Running, Grace Too, An Inch An Hour, We Want To Be It, My Music At Work, Little Bones


*Paul sings 2nd verse.
**First show on US Tour not to feature 'In View'

Setlist via Hipbase

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2012/11/10: Termanal 5 - New York, Ny

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Terminal 5
New York, NY
2012/11/10





Setlist:
At Transformation, Grace Too, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, The Kids Don't Get It, Man Machine Poem, Gift Shop, Streets Ahead, Eldorado, Ahead By A Century, Poets, The Lookahead, In View, We Want To Be It, Springtime In Vienna, Fully Completely, Fire In The Hole, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
At The Hundredth Meridian, Bobacygeon, Nautical Disaster, Fiddler's Green, Courage, Blow At High Dough



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2012/11/09: House of Blues - Boston, MA

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House of Blues
Boston, MA
2012/11/09




Setlist:
In View, Man Machine Poem, Grace Too, At Transformation, Ahead By A Century, Love Is A First, Last Of The Unplucked Gems, Greasy Jungle, The Lookahead, Streets Ahead, The Rules, It Can't Be Nashville Every Night, At The Hundredth Meridian, Now For Plan A, Family Band, We Want To Be It, New Orleans Is Sinking, Fire In The Hole

Encore:
Scared, Courage, Little Bones, Bobcaygeon, Goodnight Attawapiskat, My Music At Work



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Now For Plan A - Tour Stats & Observations Vol. 1

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The Tragically Hip Tour Stat Pack - Vol. 1
(thru 2012/11/17 Portland, ME)

Hey All,

The Stat Pack is back! I don't know if I'll go into as much detail with every update like I did for the 2009 We Are The Same Tour, but there will be some good nuggets of information available to you here for sure.

So far it's really too early for any substantial patterns to have emerged, but it's looking exciting with all the song variation and one-timers we've seen so far. The Hip have played 53 different songs from their catalog through 4 shows including 26 one-timers. I'd have to say that the biggest surprise (to my delight) is the return to prominence of Greasy Jungle now having been played in the first 3 of 4 shows.

About This Map is the only song from 'Now For Plan A' not to be played.

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Total Appearances:

Ahead By A Century - 4
At Transformation - 4
In View - 4
Man Machine Poem - 4
Streets Ahead - 4
We Want To Be It - 4
At The Hundredth Meridian - 3
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 3
Greasy Jungle - 3
Poets - 3
The Lookahead - 3
Blow At High Dough - 2
Bobcaygeon - 2
Courage - 2
Eldorado - 2
Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man - 2
Family Band - 2
Fire In The Hole - 2
Flamenco - 2
Fully Completely - 2
Gift Shop - 2
Grace, Too - 2
Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park - 2
My Music At Work - 2
New Orleans Is Sinking - 2
Now For Plan A - 2
The Modern Spirit - 2
Coffee Girl - 1
Daredevil - 1
Done And Done - 1
Don't Wake Daddy - 1
Fiddler's Green - 1
Fifty Mission Cap - 1
Fireworks - 1
It Can't Be Nashville Every Night - 1
It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken - 1
Last Of The Unplucked Gems - 1
Little Bones - 1
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car - 1
Lonely End Of The Rink - 1
Long Time Running - 1
Morning Moon - 1
Nautical Disaster - 1
On The Verge - 1
Scared - 1
So Hard Done By - 1
Springtime In Vienna - 1
Take Forever - 1
The Kids Don't Get It - 1
The Rules - 1
Thompson Girl - 1
Three Pistols - 1
Yawning Or Snarling - 1

Bold = A 'Now For Plan A' song.


Set Openers:
At Transformation - 3
Man Machine Poem - 1

Set Closers:
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 3
Streets Ahead - 1

Encore Appearances:
19 different songs have appeared in the encore.

Ahead By A Century - 4
Blow At High Dough - 2
Bobcaygeon - 2
At The Hundredth Meridian - 1
Courage - 1
Daredevil - 1
Family Band - 1
Fiddler's Green - 1
Fifty Mission Cap - 1
Fire In The Hole - 1
Fully Completely - 1
Greasy Jungle - 1
Little Bones - 1
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car - 1
My Music At Work - 1
Now For Plan A - 1
Streets Ahead - 1
The Modern Spirit - 1
We Want To Be It - 1


Randomness

-53 different songs have been played played
-97 total songs have been played in 4 shows
-24.25 songs per show
-26 one-timers



To get an idea of what we did previously you can check out the Tragically Hip Tour Stats from The 2009 WATS Tour here: v.1 | v.2 | v.3 | v.4 | v.5


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2012/11/07: The State Theatre - Portland, ME

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The State Theatre
Portland, ME
2012/11/07




Setlist:
At Transformation, Grace Too, It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken, In View, Man Machine Poem, Greasy Jungle, The Lookahead, Eldorado, Fireworks, Coffee Girl, The Lonely End Of The Rink, We Want To Be It, Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park, Take Forever, New Orleans Is Sinking > Nautical Disaster > New Orleans Is Sinking, Flamenco, Poets, Streets Ahead

Encore:
Blow At High Dough, Ahead By A Century, Courage, Fiddler's Green, My Music At Work, Fire In The Hole


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2012/11/06: Auditorium Theatre - Rochester, NY

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Auditorium Theatre
Rochester, NY
2012/11/06




Setlist:
Man Machine Poem, In View, So Hard Done By*, At Transformation, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, Morning Moon, Don't Wake Daddy, The Modern Spirit, Courage, Now For Plan A, Family Band, At The Hundredth Meridian, Yawning Or Snarling, Done and Done#, Three Pistols, Long Time Running, On The Verge, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Daredevil, Ahead By A Century, Streets Ahead, Fully Completely, We Want To Be It, Locked In The Trunk Of A Car


*only the 15th time played since the 90's
#First time played

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Now For Plan A - Lyrics

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Welcome to to lyrics post page for The Tragically Hip's Now For Plan A album. Click on a song title below for the lyrics and Digital Lyric Art.



Released: Oct 2, 2012
Recorded: Noble Street Studios - Toronto, ON; Bathouse Recording Studio - Bath, ON
Length: 39:18
Label: Zoƫ Records, Universal Music Canada
Producer: Gavin Brown


Track listing:
At Transformation - 3:44
Man Machine Poem - 3:52
The Lookahead - 2:26
We Want To Be It - 3:28
Streets Ahead - 3:26
Now For Plan A - 5:07
The Modern Spirit - 3:21
About This Map - 3:47
Take Forever - 3:10
Done And Done - 2:53
Goodnight Attawapiskat - 4:04


Previous album: We Are The Same




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Road Tales From The Hip

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Interviews with a few of the boys at the time of Paul's Kingston show in August 2012...



Armed with will and determination, the Tragically Hip embarked 30 years ago on a rock ‘n roll journey that has taken them around the world and across Canada more times than the band members can remember.

Those trips have resulted in songs and lyrics that will forever resonate with the group’s devoted fan base. “At the Hundredth Meridian,” “Last American Exit,” “As I Wind Down the Pines” and “Silver Jet” — with its continent-binding lyric about flying “from Clayoqout Sound to Cape Spear” — are only a handful of the Hip’s songs that reference Canadian geography and a sense of the nation’s vastness.

Another travel-inspired tune is “Broken Road,” which appears on guitarist Paul Langlois’ solo album, “Fix This Head.” The song was written “while I was in the middle of doing a lot of driving for these guys,” says Langlois, whose lyrics speak of being 700 miles away and homesick for Cataraqui — the river that flows through the Hip’s hometown of Kingston, Ontario. It recalls the quintet’s early days in the ’80s when they toured the country in a van, not the luxury bus or airline flight that takes them from stop to stop these days.

Read the full article by Adrian Brijbassi at VACAY.CA





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2012/11/03: Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL

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Riviera Theatre
Chicago, IL
2012/11/03




Setlist:
At Transformation, New Orleans Is Sinking, Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park, The Last Of The Unplucked Gems, In View, Man Machine Poem, Gift Shop, Greasy Jungle, Streets Ahead, Flamenco, Poets, We Want To Be It, Thompson Girl, The Lookahead, At The Hundredth Meridian, Scared, My Music At Work, Goodnight Attawapiskat

Encore:
Blow At High Dough, Ahead By A Century, The Modern Spirit*, Now For Plan A*, Bobcaygeon, Little Bones




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Now For Plan A - Tour Expectations

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Tonight kicks off the first 'tour show' since the epic 2009 We Are The Same Tour. There have been a little over 20 shows in between the end of that tour and tonight's show and they have all been mirrors of each other for the most part. This has been a real head-scratcher for me because for as long as I have been a fan I've never seen them fall into something like this. Even during non-tour years when they played shows the setlists were all different.

Now granted, we were introduced to new songs, but never the entire new album. It was always the same songs over and over. And every show had a Courage, Bobcaygeon, Wheat Kings, NOIS, ABAC, Gift Shop, 100th, Grace, In View (aaargh!!)... I'm not saying that these were bad shows, but they were not unique experiences as each individual Hip show should be. The catalog depth is there and the musicianship is there. I mean, some of those shows were so close together that of course people did multi-night runs... Only to see the same setlist 2 nights in a row. Again, I'm sure they were well played and energetic for anyone there but...

I can cite the 2-night Fork York run in 2006 as an example. And just forget the fact that Thirty-Eight Years Old saw a bust out.

********************

2006/06/23
The Lonely End Of The Rink, Fully Completely, Twist My Arm, Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park, Poets, Lake Fever, Heaven Is A Better Place Today, Ahead By A Century, It Can't Be Nashville Every Night, As Makeshift As We Are, Fly, Gift Shop, Bobcaygeon, Fireworks, Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man, Grace Too, My Music At Work

Encore: Lionized, Flamenco, Fire In The Hole

2006/06/24
Don't Wake Daddy, Courage (For Hugh Maclennan), Yer Not The Ocean, Summer's Killing Us, It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken, Chagrin Falls, Nautical Disaster, It Can't Be Nashville Every Night, Thirty-Eight Years Old, Puttin' Down, At The Hundredth Meridian, Sherpa, Springtime In Vienna, No Threat, Blow At High Dough, Something On, The Wherewithal

Encore: The Drop-Off, Greasy Jungle, We'll Go Too

********************

Now of course there's a sprinkling of the heavy-hitters throughout these 2 setlists but they don't make up the entire setlist. I believe one of The Hip's best assets is their diverse catalog that is capable of filling in any show for any audience... Whether it's made up of casual fans or hard-core fans. Sure everyone blows a nut for Courage or 100th Meridian, but look at these 2 setlists. No New Orleans. No Little Bones. No problem.

Songs like Gus, Lake Fever, Makeshift, Nashville, Sherpa, Lionized, Greasy Jungle, We'll Go Too, The Wherewithal, No Threat, Chagrin Falls, Something On, Flamenco, Puttin' Down, Escape Is At Hand are all solid, solid tunes. Ocean, Fly, Drop-Off, Lonely End were all new to the crowd as they hadn't been released yet...

Listen, I know that Highway Girl, I'll Believe In You, Fight, Bring It All Back, Get Back Again may never again see the light of day on the stage. And whatever. That's cool. I've always loved how The Hip continue to create new music and evolve as they go and as they grow. Sometimes though I just find it frustrating when they write this great new material only to basically shelve it after 1 tour. One and Dones I call them...

Some songs that fit into this category include: Emergency (never played), Impossibilium, Butts Wigglin, Apartment Song, Coconut Cream, Put it Off, Stay, The Bastard, The Completists, Freak Turbulence, Sharks, Wild Mountain Honey, Train Overnight, As I Wind Down the Pines (never played), Are You Ready, Use It Up, The Darkest One, All Tore Up, Leave, A Beautiful Thing, Vaccination Scar, You're Everywhere, Mean Streak, The Heart of the Melt, One Night in Copenhagen, Luv (sic), Pretend, Last Night I Dreamed You Didn't Love Me, World Container.

And I'm really scared for the We Are the Same material because it was produced with keyboards. Country Day was dropped very early in the 2009 tour. The Depression Suite is the big one for me. I think it's one of The Hip's greatest songs. I think it's their Terrapin Station (Grateful Dead) or their You Enjoy Myself (Phish).

I guess time will tel what we see on this tour. Is it going to fall into a familiar pattern or will there be surprises along the way? What do you think?




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