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- Sammy Intro
- The Guitar
- When Will You Die
- Why Does The Sun Shine?
- The Mesopotamians
- Circular Karate Chop
- Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal
- Call You Mom
- Doctor Worm
- Clap Your Hands
- Birdhouse In Your Soul
- Withered Hope
- Auld Lang Syne
- Damn Good Times
- James K. Polk
- Insect Hospital
- He's Loco performed by The Avatars Of They
- Ana Ng
- Battle For The Planet Of The Apes
- We Live In A Dump
- Dr. Evil
- 123 Band Intro
- Mr. Me
Fan Recaps and Comments:
- Flansy pointed the spotlight at me before Battle For The Planet of the Apes, told me he knew me from Twitter, and called me weird. Ahh! <3
- Also, as they introduced Cloisonne, they made it sound like it was going to be the last time they ever performed it. I hope that's not true, but if it is, I'm honored to have been present at the final performance of Cloisonne. :)
- Moon Hooch kicked ass.
I was hoping for lots of rare stuff like the previous two nights, but this was kind of a "TMBG concerts greatest hits" show (other than the Nanobots stuff of course). Still, it's TMBG, so even the songs I've seen a million times before are a way, way better than seeing any other band.
<p>The heat and light of the sun were caused by the nuclear reaction between "progesterone, the Pontiac Aztec, the all-new Ford Taurus, and many others."
<p>JL: After progesterone, it almost doesn't matter what the other things that make up the sun are.
JF: I paused because I couldn't remember if the Aztec was made by Pontiac or a subdivision of Chrysler.
JL: It's a new year, no fuckups! That was the deal!
JF: No fuckups, and I didn't want to be the first one in the penalty box. Pontiac...it's the car your mother gave you. We'd like to thank our corporate sponsor.
JL: Actually, it's not 2013 yet, so we're still free to make fuckups. <p>Flans was pulling out his "Droid-shaped iPhone" to check the time a few times but then it was very close to midnight and he couldn't find the atomic time so he asked someone in the audience to tell when to start counting down. So we counted down, and people had noisemakers, and then they played "Auld Lang Syne" with lyrics projected on the screen. <p>Robin brought out (presumably) champagne in plasticc cups but SHE FORGOT TO GIVE SOME TO JOHN and he was all sad (he made this gesture like "HEY WHAT ABOUT ME") but then Flans gave him some a minute later. Robin didn't kiss Flans. <p>There were these giant white balloons bouncing around the crowd (and occasionally up onto the stage). John said, "I can see 2013 is gonna be a very distracting year for us, with the balloons." Then one of them popped and he said "Maybe not." A bit later one of them bounced on stage and he grabbed it and put it at the back of the stage so people couldn't bounce it anymore because JOHN LINNELL HATES FUN. <p>After a few more songs, John said, "This new Mayan baktun we're living in now...way better than the last baktun. Those are 492 years I just wanna forget." And I was like "OH MY GOD JOHN LINNELL I LOVE YOU." I was somewhat disappointed to discover that he was wrong about the number of years (it's actually 394) but whatever, HE TRIED. He looked so damn good (he was wearing a button-down shirt and jacket) that he could've, like, not known the number of days in a year and I would've forgiven him. <p>After "Insect Hospital" John did the same thing he did the night before, which was DANCING LIKE A TOTAL DORK on his way over across the stage for the Avatars. SO AMAZING. <p>They did "Battle for the Planet of the Apes," and when the two sides were booing each other Flans said, "It's a new year, why not start it off with lots of negative energy." He also said, "I don't know if the People are drinking more or have dome some self-actualization, but more cheers and boos...and boos is spelled 'o-o-z-e.'" Afterwards, he said it was a tie--"It's totally fixed! There's a clear winner, but it will never be announced!" Janet, my friend I was there with, was refusing to follow the rules and chanting for both sides but at opposite times. <p>Robin came out to do "Dr. Evil" again, wearing that same dramatic hat. She asked, "Has everyone made their New Year's resolution?" and when the crowd was like "NO!" she said, "That's good, cos I am making a New Year's REVOLUTION!" Flans, sarcastically: "Woo! Woo!" Also, when he was lowering the mic stand for her, she said, "I'm wearing heels, I don't need it. The mic comes up to meet me...like Dan Miller," (who was at the keyboard), and she held out her arm and gave him this come hither look. Why is she the beeeeeeest. <p>Before "Cloisonne," Flans said a bass clarinet might never be heard at the Music Hall of Williamsburg again, and John said the opening band had one but NO THEY DIDN'T--they had three different saxes but definitely no bass clarinet or anything that even looked like one. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT, JOHN. <p>They closed with "Where Your Eyes Don't Go" which makes a good closer. That was probably the song I was most excited about cos it's one of my favourites and I've only seen it a few times, and I love it so much when they close with songs I particularly love.