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likeadeadstar last won the day on November 4 2011

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    99% Of Us Is Failure; Change Of Season; Running For Home

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  1. I'll be at Richmond Hill! Also doing the Toronto shows, so people like me are probably why it sold quickly. So I've been busy and forgot to swing in here re Brampton. WOW. North Bay decided to top it out, but Matt's mood sadly was soured by the crowd and he was quiet for most of the night. It did lead to the most ominous version of Alert Status Red I've ever heard. (My dad shot it, vertical alas but the sound is great) Role call - anyone else doing Milton, Richmond Hill, Kingston or the Torontos?
  2. They've honestly been so catered to my fave songs, it's eerie (and obviously distracting! Ha!). Change of Season emerging has made me giddy and impatient for my shows. You=hero. *hands you a cape*
  3. I swore there was one I didn't see it, but it's entirely possible I'm too distracted by the goodies to notice its presence.
  4. Last night's setlist is exactly what I want for one of my shows. Change of Season. And he's played it twice, so he's feeling it. I'm shaking at the thought I could finally hear this song I have been chasing since 2000. It means the absolute world to me. With every new set, I'm more certain than ever that he's committed to gifting the diehards with a tour to remember. Look how often Omissions and Rabbits are being played - and conversely, Apparitions isn't nightly, which we know has been a "keeping the casuals content" choice for many a tour (although I'm not yet sick of Apparitions - would trade it for other treasures though)
  5. Co-signed. I love that song and would love to hear it acoustic. Matt's voice, echoing alone in a small venue: "Born to DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!"
  6. Wow, know this is old, but I just watched many of my faves get slagged LOL. Since it's already bumped up, hmm... hard to pinpoint one least favourite, but here are the ones most people seem to love that I could live without hearing for years: Blue Skies Over Badlands (it's just... not that good compared to the rest of that album and I'd take nearly every song on WLRRR over it live, please) The Rat Who Would Be King Tiger by the Tail (it's basically Cold Water with lesser lyrics) I didn't consider interludes or demos in my thought process because an interlude is just that - it's not a song, per se. Radio Bomb is probably the closest to a full-on "no thank you, next"?
  7. Maybe the live album was going to be a release of the I&I and since it didn't happen.... well, no release? I wish Matt had planned to release this current tour as live albums. An artist I follow did a tour where she dropped soundboard of every show that didn't have a prohibitive licensing fee the next day on iTunes. So we ended up with soundboard recordings of about 95% of one of her best tours. Given the rarities already popping up, having them for prosperity would have been incredible. Plus, more money for Matt as a bonus!
  8. I assume he didn't post it because of the songs he had to cut on the fly. And my FB source also came back to mention Omissions (same person who said Silent) but she didn't feel comfortable to edit the setlist because she couldn't recall the order anything was played. He played about 80 minutes night 2, for what it's worth (10pm curfew). Looks like set 2 is going to remain a mystery! LOL Don't worry, all - I obsessively update setlist fm so I've got us covered for Brampton, Milton, Richmond Hill, Toronto x2, Kingston and maybe Ottawa and Montreal as well (depends on my health, which is currently not great and might make me bail on Kingston, sigh). I really do love that it's becoming the career retrospective show that he mentioned wanting to do someday. I really miss a lot of songs from Vancouver, so the more the merrier! Would love to see Vancouver National Anthem resurface.
  9. Just asked someone on FB who attended. The venue had a 10pm curfew Matt was unaware of until day of, and with the amount of banter between songs, that is all he could play before they shooed him off stage. The hazards of playing smaller places/venues not used to rock shows. Hopefully this has made him start checking the rest of the shows on the tour for potential early curfews! EDIT: Now being told the list is missing Fearless, Los Alamos, Radicals, Fated, Apparitions Prime Time Deliverance and Silent Army in the Trees, But yeah, it was a shorter one.
  10. *unlurks* I have been asking him for Change of Season for 19 years. If it happens at any of my shows, I promise you will see a redhead leaving on a gurney, dead of joy (or slumped in her seat, barely alive). I think the last time I asked him, I even suggested reworking it as an acoustic guitar song. Just looking at the first two sets (or rather, what we know of night 2 - assuming the setlist.fm was updated by someone who put up what they knew/remembered), there's a LOT of songs I remember people asking about on Instagram months ago. This very much feels like a 'gift to fans' tour and it's incredible. I already have 6 shows bought, but I may have to go ahead and add a couple more now.
  11. On instagram it seems like he played I'm a Window and is working on playing Champions?
  12. My GA is sold but I do have section 201, row C seat 28 for sale now. I'll ditch it for $65 (well below face of $102). I won a 4 pack of box seats and am sitting with my dad and the fam in the box now. :)
  13. Me, my body creaks more than usual so I rock a little less hard in body (still thrashing at heart \m/>_<\m/ ) I would love an acoustic tour again, since I missed all his acoustic dates before. Every damn time, I was literally out of the country seeing Tori Amos. So frustrating! The CN VIP was fantastic because it let Matt play songs he really likes to play, while not having to stress with a band pulling them together. Plus some of the newer songs would sound awesome in acoustic form (a brooding, creepy-slow Girls In Black?). I'm always going to sing marbles now thanks to you :lol: In the best possible way. This tour's going to be the tour where everybody cried. I thought Strange Days was going to be where it started for these shows too, but maybe because I've heard it live multiple times, I was alright? Failing the Rorschach Test was where it started all 3 nights for me. But Running For Home was when it went from misty eyes to full tilt tears streaming. I think I caught the camera guy filming me cry during that one so god help all of us if they include that! I'm so excited for Oshawa tomorrow. I thought I was done and then husband decided I was so, so happy seeing this tour that he wanted me to do one more. Bonus: now I'm at a round 25 shows, in the smallest venue I've ever seen him at. Now, maybe this keys-free Running For Home will inspire him to revive Change of Season? *dreams so, so big*
  14. I agree completely with this, with that headspace. I do suspect Stu's copious bourbon supply for Matt as the tour's progressed has been to help him relax and keep the intensity while freeing him to banter more. Striking a balance. I never felt he was angry or unhappy at any of the shows I've seen this tour. Definitely intense and focused. I haven't been disappointed by recent tours, aside from maybe Arrows. That one did feel a bit... lacking in energy somehow. Something was off there and I could never put my finger on it. But CN was a blast - that may have been luck of the draw in Toronto, with Holly showing up and decent crowds. I really think Army of Lions gave him a shot of energy because it always got the crowd going. I always blamed the declining stage banter on the audiences honestly. The NSPB show was amazing because Matt just cut loose and did whatever and the audience was all for it. But even this tour, there are people grumbling when he banters, "play music, enough of this". I remember a lot of that in early solo tours and I think Matt just got tired of people yelling Rico and demanding MGB hits. The audience will always be a mix of diehards who have followed his entire career and enjoy the complete body of his work, and the more casual fans who love the radio hits. It's tough to make the two happy all the time. Maybe shutting up and playing the set straight through has been his solution. But I'm very happy bantering, DGAF Matt is back.
  15. *unlurks* So, so happy to have our awesome trifecta with Emma united for the final and best IMO of the Toronto shows this tour! You can lean on my back anytime in the pit, good sir. I couldn't agree with your post more in so many ways. Rorschach is one of my favourites and it was a highlight all 3 nights. Just so full of punch and energy. I feel a lot of these songs that haven't been played in years had a great deal of life in them and could use more time in regular rotation. Here's hoping this tour will inspire Matt to change up a few of the mainstays. Last night was pure magic in every way for me. Front row, dead centre (with the frostbite to show for it!) and everything was just so on. Blake, Peter, Stu, Matt - it all clicked together just so. And perhaps it was because of the filming, things shook up in a way that we really were at the best seats in the house. Suburbia, Going All The Way and the beginning of Running For Home were all sung straight to our faces. I agree Jesse, it felt like Going All The Way was this intense, intimate focus on those of us in those first few rows. I felt like I was being sung to eye-to-eye. This tour is so special for me. Beautiful Midnight is so special for me in so many ways. It was my first MGB album I owned (I'd heard MGB and even seen them prior, but it was the beginning of my love affair). My estranged (at the time) father lent it to me, since the only thing we could talk about anymore was music, so it was this gift from him, like he knew how much I would love it too. But beyond that, BM came out at a time I was going through a lot of intense, dark things, struggling and sleepless. The lowest I've ever been. It literally saved my life, kept me going. Having never seen the BM tour, finally hearing some of these songs that mean so much live... it's intense. It's joyful catharsis. I'm never going to forget Running For Home being sung to my face as I cried. In those dark years, I'd close my eyes and listen to it and it felt like a song just for me. Last night, it felt that way again, in a good way. Like Jesse, it didn't feel right for me to film it, view it through a lens. I just enjoyed every moment. Apparently I gushed so much about how emotional the tour's been that my husband bought me a ticket for Oshawa, so if you see a girl in blue eyeshadow (BM represent!) who's misty during half the songs, say hi! (I will try and lurk less LOL) (And if Matt or the guys lurk by, I really hope that video gets released. Remember what you said Wednesday about flaws in live performances making it real - we promise not to freeze a DVD and tell you where you messed up. We'll just enjoy the art.)
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