1. (w/John Bell) Loser
2. Been Around the World
3. This Is Cracker Soul
4. Teen Angst
5. Eurotrash Girl
7. Wedding Day
8. Sweet Thistle Pie
9. (w/Sixer) Bring Us Down
10. Happy Birthday to Me
12. One Fine Day (wow)
13. 100 Flower Power Maximum (wow)
14. Get Off This (wow)
Kenny was from Suffolk, VA today and was the "King of Tidewater Blues Accordion" or something to that effect.
Johnny blew his amp(?) during Teen Angst mid solo, so David and Johnny though quickly and finished it out vocally with "do dos" (you know you "do do" it when you're singing along in you car...)
Getting John Bell out for Loser was funny because he didn't know he would be asked to joining them that soon... He was off some where when David asked him to come up... Then there was much scrambling to get his guitar hooked up and sounding through monitor and amp. But it did work out in the end and he did an acoustic guitar solo at one point. The chorus was repeated many times...
During Strange Johnny sings along with David in the chorus while Frank and Brandy do the "do dos" and that had a nice effect.
Before Wedding Day David introduced his "cousin" Brandy as being a St. Catherine's girl and Brandy responded that yes, she did know how to recite her Apostle's Creed in the morning after she'd done something she needed to repent for, and David added "But not as often as she'd like" - and at that precise moment a passing train blew it's whistle. It was perfect! David commented that that was like a rim shot. Perfect timing. At least 3 trains passed over the island during the show.
For Bring Us Down David coaxed out two guys who are (in) the Richmond punk band Sixer to sing backing vocals. He said they sing them on the album version of the song.
During Low David mentioned "cause I was getting high" in the chorus near the end... A mosh pit and a few crowd surfers appeared mid-set and really kicked up during Low, but it was more contained that last year's Brown's Island show... But I think I recognized a shirtless curly haired guy with a hairy back from last year's mosh pit...
The last few songs really kicked ass. The energy was great and they really ended out the show with some power. Great way to finish the set. Hopefully they raised a bunch of money for Andrew's Buddies (Fight SMA) and hopefully they'll make it an annual thing.
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Setlist already posted. Quick comments:
*ONE FINE DAY is an incredible piece. And tacking on 100FPM and then
even GET OFF THIS at Sat's show was a nice bonus for a festival that
was "scheduled" to end at 7.
*Too bad the passing freight train schedule wasn't incorporated into the setlist. Imagine having the train come by with the band launching in to I SEE THE LIGHT...
*It was refreshing not to see LJBLUES. (no offense to Johnny or the song; it's just nice to have some songs cycled out now and then) *Personal treat: My first HAPPY BDAY.
*AIN'T IT STRANGE doesn't quite hit the mark. All the elements of a great tune are there, but something needs to be re-worked or touched up.
Brandy's Fireballz set was attended by the band. John Bell, too, was
sitting in the back. (He did seem to disappear sorta early, though)
The cover that Johnny and Frank participated in was Bad Company's
CAN'T GET ENOUGH.
Brandy's set rocked and grooved in a great way. And then she spent much of the next hour with her boots off rockabilly-dancing around with whoever was willing during the set by London's 3-piece Love Cowboy.
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