Ain't That Strange
Wedding Day (David on bass)
Pictures of Matchstick Men
Sweet Thistle Pie (LP singing backup)
LP solo song
Been Around the World
Get Off This (LP singing backup, fuck the pie rap, everyone improvising)
Lonesome Johnny Blues
Low (encore, broken string)
Heaven Knows I'm Lonely (encore)
This was a radio station sponsored free outdoor show, so it's difficult to estimate how many people were there. Maybe 1,000, probably much more actually, but I really have no idea. It's also tough to tell how many people were there to see Cracker, but I'd say the majority were, or if not, at least they were well behaved so it wasn't obvious if they didn't give a damn.
The band sounded great, but this was a short set. I forgot that they played at the Kharma Club, I think early last year. It was the time before that at the WBCN show on Lansdowne Street where David got all pissed off at the guy in the audience who was either talking during the songs or laughing or something. David was calling him "the fat guy", asking him what he was saying, and basically made a total ass out of this guy by proving him a complete moron. However from that point on, I felt that David was like a time bomb waiting to explode and that he couldn't wait to get out of there. I was standing right in front of the crowd barrier so I could hear him saying things, and in one of the last songs, he was singing something like "you're all losers" away from the microphone and was no longer talking to the crowd between songs. It was pretty bad. Anyhow, because that whole night made such an impression on me, I couldn't believe it tonight when he was saying how Boston is a great city and they need to play here more. Maybe the Kharma Club show last year helped to heal the wounds!
Anyway, every time I've seen them they've been great, so it's hard to compare. Tonight was a good time, it was just way too short, but there was nothing they could do. David actually said at the end something like "we can't really do ourselves justice only playing for an hour and 15 minutes, there's just no way we can express ourselves. Come see us at a club when we can play for three hours."
I'd like to do that soon.
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