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The band bought a keg of Stella Artois and offered everybody in the crowd free beer for as long as the keg lasted.
John F. said that he looked at the setlist for the last show at the Belly Up while making the setlist for this show and only had two repeat songs (there were actually three: Birdhouse, Mesopotamians and Istanbul)
Battle for the Planet of the Apes was declared a tie.


Above as noted. First beer I've ever had on the Johns' tab.
Per Flansy's avatar, They is now sponsored by Epic Fail Bologna Sandwiches now available in menthol. "Putting bologna in your face since 1972."
As it was the last on this tour leg, the band looked a little weathered but they still sounded fantastic. They seemed to catch a second wind for Purple Toupee and rocked out the rest of the set.


I’m not sure what it is about the place, but the best Southern California Giants shows always seem to be at the Belly Up, especially when it’s the last show of a tour or tour leg.
In comparison to say, oh,… the House Of Blues,… there is a totally different vibe at the Belly Up. Maybe it has to do with the lack of the large corporate organization that one can’t help but sense at the HOB, could possibly be the life size paper mache great white shark that hangs over the bar, or maybe it’s simply the pine wood paneling and event posters that cover the walls. One things for certain, what really helps is that the stage is no more than 2 1/2 ft. high. It’s nice not having the stage floor at eye level.
While waiting in line for the doors, we could hear the band repeatedly rehearsing “Stand on your own head”.
Coulton and his backing band were great fun. The Bassist and the drummer were almost as much fun to watch as Marty. Since Joco’s set left us wanting more, I guess we’ll just have to catch him again the next time he’s in town.
It was great that the band purchased a keg of Stella beer for everyone to enjoy. A glass of which made its way to Flans via a thoughtful fan.
My kind hearted, wonderful, TMBG concert pal, MyInsatiableOne, came away with Flans handing her the signed display copy of the Join Us vinyl. Very nice!
With regard to the 2 1/2 ft. stage: Being one of those folks whose favorite spot is in the very front, the shorter height seems to help when Marty and Flans come out afterwards to pass out goodies. There’s nothing like the annoyance of being unable to move or even turn around when you find yourself pinned against a HOB sized stage when you have a crush of people behind you pushing forward in their effort to reach higher to retrieve whatever it is that’s being handed out.
(It would seem that this would be the last show for much of their stage equipment. Just got word that the trailer used for hauling it caught fire, destroying most of it, but that They and the Avatars are safe.) -- 22:06, 18 November 2011 (EST)


My first TMBG show, loved it! Free Stella beer was wonderful, and Flans handed out Join Us window clings to the fans at the end of the show (he gave me like four...). Great venue too, that giant shark is really cool and the stage is great because it's not too high up as Captaincaustic said.. I would love to see them again in the same place! -- 04:39, 20 November 2011 (EST)