This is gonna be short'n'sweet, as I'm actually *supposed* to be working today!
Got to Borders about 10:00, actually found a chair-seat. This is relevant, as the store area quickly filled up; I'd guess there were close to 100 (?? I couldn't see how far back the crowd went) people there by the time the show was in full swing.
Jian's setlist (hidden under the drum kit, Lawrence!)
Author 1/2 Earth Q. Boss Spidey G. Hold M P G Michy Sauce Splitter S. (sic)
Here's what *I* wrote down:
Authors -issues of missed lyrics; "Spilled some dressing *with* Doris Lessing..." - Introcuction of audience member wearing a Beatles shirt Half As Much Earthquakes I Love My Boss (I'd *written down* Downsizing, before they started. D'oh!) Spiderman - ("I'm STUCK!" as Mike jumped on a chair that broke) - Introduction of Virtual Boy I WIll Hold On - knocking Pentago City, next performance -Improv of Beautiful Stranger, the Hayseed remix -Improv: "Dave's Got a Book for Mike"; the book? "Solo Guitar Playing" Michigan Militia Saucep'n Splatter Splatter (typo on Jian's setlist? =) )
Had a great time-- time to do some work before leaving to get to Pentagon City!
All in all, I *really* enjoyed both in-store concerts. I had nnever ben to one prior to 12:30 yesterday, and it was a lot of fun. The setup wasn't ideal, and a lot of people had trouble seeing (I had a good seat both times [5:30: *Thank you,* Amanda!!], luckily) from the back, or from behind the racks (it was noted that everywhere one turned, people could be seen in nooks).
Upbeat songs were well-appreciated; as was being able to hear some of the stuff I'd anticipated at Ram's Head that weren't played. (not that I didn't enjoy the show-- I did, very much!) A great big kudos to the lads for sticking it out through that enormous line after the Borders 5:30 show; I was at the very-end with Amy, and they guys, while tired, were still jovial and friendly. And *special* thatnks to Tobey for getting me my hockey jersey!
Three shows in less than 24 hours. Aaaahh, saturation. =)
Hope all ye who tripped from out of town had a good time in DC! Good to
meet you, Angie, Queen Lisa, Fruprincess Dana and Amy, finally!
Some other tidbits from the performance include: