1. Guarded By Monkeys 2. Been Around the World 3. Eurotrash Girl 4. Lonesome Lohnny Blues 5. Dr. Bernice 6. Happy Birthday to Me 7. Big Dipper 8. Teen Angst 9. Wedding Day 10. Shine 11. Sweet Thistle Pie 12. Take the Skinheads Bowling 13. Loser 14. Seven Days 15. One Fine Day 16. Merry Christmas Emily Encore: 17. What You're Missing 18. LowFirst of all, The Steepwater Band opened. They've got a fairly decent sized following here in Chicago, and this was the first time I saw them play. Guitarist was very good. Guarded By Monkeys kicked off the show with a bang. It's probably my favorite song on the new album and I was pumped to hear it. That along with Ms. Santa Cruz and Merry Christmas are my favorites and we got to hear 2 of those 3. Chicago crowds always seem to love Dr. Bernice. Must be the accordian. I love hearing Loser live. That makes it three shows in a row that I've got it and I still love it. A great version of Big Dipper that the crowd really appreciated. After Teen Angst, David threw it open to requests. First time in 5 shows I've heard Take the Skinheads Bowling, so that was fantastic. Brandy's been phenominal every time I've seen her play and tonight was no exception. The band seemed even tighter than last time through town in June. Just before One Fine Day David said he couldn't understand how we were requesting songs on an album that hadn't been released yet. What You're Missing was great. The track was on one of David's sample pedals, so the band was free to run around on stage, complete with the drop ins from the recorded version, i.e. "You call that a guitar solo?" Seeing Guarded By Monkeys and Emily were probably the highlights. Oh, and Skinheads too. A great, great, show, as they always are. That's why I'll go no matter where and what the price when Cracker comes to town.
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