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Got in the door a little after 8pm, too late to see Moon Hooch - Flansburgh remarked that they had a strict "Curfew" during the show and I'm guessing that meant the show had to start right after the doors opened.
Excellent PA, excellent sound. Good lights. Less projections than last time.
That rendition of Istanbul Not Constantinople that devolved into echoing throat-clearing noises. I'd always hoped I'd get to see them do that song as a two-piece instead of with the band I really really got what I was looking for.
The introduction to Tesla was drawn out with a very long bit of banter that started with Flansburgh's insistence that Tesla is not pronounced "Tezla" as people have taken to pronouncing it. Linnell then went into a bizarre story about how apparently some of the guys in Moon Hooch had met a guy "somewhere between here and Pensacola" who had built a perpetual motion machine based on actual Tesla blueprints. While insisting that perpetual motion is real, Flansburgh began to mime smoking a bong.
Lyrics in He's Loco were changed to "I vote for Ted Cruz in every election" - lots and lots of laughing at and especially "If we all had guns we'd all be safer" - I think the band also brought up bitcoins a little later down the line.
They began to introduce How Can I Sing Like A Girl as though it were a track off of John Henry before they remembered it was from the "even less-traveled reaches" of Factory Showroom.
People won Battle for the Planet of the Apes, despite there being more audience on the "Apes" side. Linnell suggested they might have Super PACs.
The rocking version of Black Ops was a nice surprise - Linnell played bass clarinet on it and Cloissone.
A big intro for the melodica on Icky - specifically that it's "a breathalizer" in some states.
Flansburgh worked his vocal modulation device as "Robo-Flansburgh", delivering a very long joke about a hipster in a leather anarchist jacket and his dog he'd ironically named Fido. He insisted that robot humor was "infallible" and therefore the joke was very funny.
The Future of Sound had evolved into 123 Intro since the last show - absolutely killer solo from Marty Beller.
Polk seemed like a weird exit, but given that he annexed Texas into the US it's rather fitting.


Michael's review was spot-on. I was 8 feet from the stage the entire concert. The only thing I'll add is that I do very much wish The Band would leverage the woodwind wizardry of Moon Hooch and give us a live version of The Darlings Of Lumberland.
Speaking of Moon Hooch, they were pretty incredible. They only did three numbers as the opening act, but I suspect that was enough to garner a dirt lot full of new fans. Kenny G made circular breathing famous, and I'd never seen anyone else who could do it until Mike Wilbur started playing his rockin' arpeggio solos. To quote the two Johns, I'm Impressed!