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- Kitten Intro
- Particle Man
- James K. Polk
- I've Got A Fang
- Hypnotist Of Ladies
- Cyclops Rock
- She's Actual Size
- Maybe I Know
- Ana Ng
- Doctor Worm
- The Guitar
- Why Does The Sun Shine?
- Birdhouse In Your Soul
On the setlist but not played:
They Might Be Giants
— with OK Go opening —
Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg, FL
March 24, 2001
Fan Recaps and Comments:
Review by Jared Pike:
Having TMBG come this far south into Florida was cause for celebration. Definitely an odd crowd mix... your standard alternative youth, but also some parents, and some older people with lawn chairs... almost as if this were the county fair or something.
Jannus Landing was a relatively small venue... essentially an open cement courtyard in the middle of a city block. The kids filled up the standing space, but there were also park benches and various steps for sitting... where I took up residence behind the sound booth. Working with retirees, I know firsthand about that "long term hearing loss" Flans is always talking about.
A good mix of opening CD music, including a Kinks song which I thought no one else would remember, "Ev'rybody's Going to be Happy."
OK Go opened with a Toto cover, "Hold the Line." Good band, good energy. They also did a cover of "Kiss Me Son of God." Semi-related story... before the show, there was this horrendously skinny kid with a cutoff T-shirt and no shoes just kind of wandering around the courtyard, not particularly talking to anyone or interacting with any crowd. I took notice of him not because he looked any different from the other skinny disheveled boys in attendance, but because he kept walking back and forth, in and out of the gate, around the venue. Of course, when OK Go came on stage, it turned out he was the lead singer. And of course, after the whole show was over, all the girls flocked to him like he was Elvis or something. Hmmm... where were they two hours ago?
Anyway, TMBG came out to "Subliminal," a good enough opener, and the band were clearly pumped with high energy. Flans commented that he loved how many people had fit into this courtyard, and that it looked like a NYC subway car. The setlist was a good mix of Mink Car stuff, classics, and some older chestnuts.
Random remembrances: a girl up front held up a huge piece of posterboard which read, "I have a frothing llama"; Flans replied after the first song, "I'm sorry, but you're going to have put that silly sign down."
The stage was covered by a big tent (necessary with the typical Florida heat and humidity), and one of the support poles for the tent was dead center on stage, right in front of Linnell's mic stand. He had to move off to the side a little bit so that he wouldn't be "serenading the pole."
Upon donning an acoustic guitar for "Letterbox," Flans comments, "I always feel like Neil Diamond with this thing."
My highlights for the night, apart from the typical banter, were the two fantastic Dan Miller solo motifs in "The Guitar" and "Istanbul." A shame they didn't play "Spy" so he could have a third. I could watch that guy play for hours.
Good show; didn't wake the neighbors; good experience.