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- Can't Keep Johnny Down
- They Might Be Giants
- Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2
- Why Does The Sun Shine?
- The Statue Got Me High
- Meet James Ensor
- The Famous Polka
- Doctor Worm
- Alphabet Of Nations
- Authenticity Trip
- Rhythm Section Want Ad
- Your Racist Friend
- Bills, Bills, Bills
- Turn Around
- I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar
- Let Me Tell You About My Operation
- Birdhouse In Your Soul
- Trouble Awful Devil Evil
- Man, It's So Loud In Here
- Damn Good Times
- Memo To Human Resources
- Don't Let's Start
Fan Recaps and Comments:
Finally got to see TMBG live and it was easily my favourite gig ever! Flans was in superb form in particular, highlights including him stealing an audience member's phone midway through Operation and a ridiculous extended version of Robot Parade in the encore. There was a funny interlude during Older where Flans (as Jamie Kitman) gave the band a telling off for swearing during the earlier kids show as well as some other jokes about doing the kids' concerts. Flans and Linnell were both admiring the giant disco ball in the ABC as well!
Linnell was pretty chatty too and was on the accordion a lot more than I expected. His vocals were on top form, especially during Fingertips and the little solo section of Here You Come Again in the middle of Particle Man. He caught my eye and smiled during Psychological Reasons as I guess I was the only person who already knew it and my horrible singing was startlingly obvious for that song! Both the standard and bass clarinets made appearances too for Trouble Awful Devil Evil and Cloisonné.
The band were terrific, and Marty was good enough to hang about and sign stuff on stage just after the gig.
Flans warned us that they take playing the old songs seriously and he wasn't wrong with a very well-mixed setlist. The Apollo 18 songs in particular were really slick, especially Statue and Turn Around. My only complaint was the lack of John Henry stuff apart from Ensor but you can't have everything when TMBG have literally hundreds of songs in the bank. They did a really unusual bossa nova-ish version of Istanbul for the final encore that I definitely wasn't expecting, minus the opening guitar solo from Dan Miller.
It was an excellent show and I hope the guys will be back to Scotland after their well-earned rest. In case anyone was wondering what the hell happened on Twitter, Flans asked the audience to take a picture of the person next to them looking "mildly bummed" and send it to them!
- Thank you for explaining this!
In case anyone was wondering what the hell happened on Twitter, Flans asked the audience to take a picture of the person next to them looking "mildly bummed" and send it to them!
- I had noticed a number of "disappointed" posts on Twitter, and figured it had to be something like that, but wasn't quite sure. ebow (talk) 13:11, 12 February 2016 (EST)