2010 Feb. 27th - Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

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Re: New Show in CT

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Hopefully the band will make it. The storm is supposed to hit Thurs nite into Friday. I doubt they are planning to leave on Saturday morning so I hope their flight makes it or they decide to reschedule.
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Re: New Show in CT

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this week's "storms" in my area (i'm kinda between the 'hartford' airport and the casino) they're saying will be slow and drawn out - but mostly it sounds pretty slow/light to me. (of course you never know)
hope everybody has safe travels either way!

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Woohoo! Excited for your show! :D Safe travels folks! Have an awesome time! ;)

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Thanks for the responses! I plan on "lining" up at 6:00pm as well. I am beyond stoked to see Soul Asylum! I haven't seen them in a little over a year.

Does anyone know if Mohegan Sun makes you sit at your table during the performance? Or can you get up and rock out?

Rock on!

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most people were seated but a few were standing at their 08 show there. somebody posted a video of it - the video is misleading it looks like a much bigger place and more people standing than were really there just cuz it's zoomed in on them. but it's proof that people stand :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3upDVAW ... re=related

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:lol: Tha band loves my headbanging.
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Re: New Show in CT

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Great show tonight. As I told Nicole, this will be a long write-up.

Nicole and I were lucky to hear much of the soundcheck after dinner. We heard:

Lately
an upbeat jazzy riff
Easy Street
Whatcha Need (yes, Nicole, I wrote the title non-grammatically correct)
String of Pearls
Never Really Been
Sometime to Return preceded by a weird countryish jam
"jazzy riff"

Shortly after the soundcheck we spotted Dan and Tommy wandering through the casino. I wondered if they were going to try a little pre-show gambling.

The guys seemed to be in great moods...very happy, sometimes silly, lots of energy. They seemed to be having a blast in my opinion. Dave started off by saying in a loud deep voice, "the hills are alive with the sound of music!" Here's the setlist and other assorted goodies:

Easy Street--Cool to hear this as the show opener!

Misery/Silly Love Songs--Dave's facial expressions were hilarious following the "what's wrong with that?" lyric

Lately--preceded with Tommy declaring people standing were winners, people sitting were losers, and Dave saying "Who Dat" as a reference to the New Orleans Saints

All is Well--Dedicated to "Laura" according to Dave, but "Laurie" according to her friends who were sitting at the table behind us. The guys thanked people for coming to the show despite the snow, but noted that snow was no big deal where they come from.

We then learned that there was a possibility Michael was going to cut his mohawk but decided not to. Tommy said that shaving was NOT a Saturday night thing, but rather a Sunday morning thing.

Bittersweetheart--Nice hip swivels from Dave. For those interested in the holey jeans, there were holes at the knees.

Dave wished the audience a happy Mardi Gras and then made more references to the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl (instead of the New England Patriots, the closest local team). Then he dedicated Black Gold to the audience.

Without a Trace--In the key of G for Good. Dave said this was dedicated to Karl Mueller, who couldn't be here tonight, but Dave said he was sure Karl is "smiling upon you." I liked that thought.

String of Pearls--Dave told more of his bad jokes, but the guys noted these jokes just get worse. Dave really played up the gestures during this song.

Slowly Rising was introduced as another of Dave's "pro-woman songs." He also had another joke: "since we're here with this gear, lets play a song" or something like that.

Oxygen was dedicated to the Figgs, Tommy Stinson, and ultimately Brett Favre's groin. (I'm not kidding. I think they were trying to find another football team to make fun of.) The "before and behind you" line was punctuated by Dave dramatically looking behind himself, as was the "follows you everywhere you go" line.

Dave then said Tommy was going to pull a rabbit out. From where? Tommy did not want to say.

Just Like Anyone--Dave did, I presumed, a Garrison Keillor impression (he mentioned Lake Woebegon), while introducing this song as a song about thoughts one has when using the john.

Cartoon rocked, and the audience really enjoyed it, and the segue into Gone Till November was pretty good too. Dave said the latter was dedicated to Haiti. He thanked anyone who had donated to Haiti, and said now people would probably donate to Chile's relief effort. However, Dave said he did not think the world was ending just yet.

Whatcha Need--Dave said this song "features...me". Some of the things Dave and Michael speculated people may need: shrimp cocktails, various other drinks, a free massage, a bass solo, and a guitar solo. We got Dave's guitar solo. I actually thought it was pretty good. Dave seemed to think otherwise. He joked that his electric guitar was taken from him and replaced by his acoustic guitar, and that this essentially means "shut up Dave." Dave also sang the Olympics theme, and then said the guys were going to form a cover band called Led Zappa.

Never Really Been--In the key of D for Dave, Dan, and almost done. Where will you be in 2023?

Runaway Train--this was a song Dave claimed they just whipped up in the dressing room. During this song Dave threw a guitar pick to Tommy, and this made him laugh, and after the song they started talking about guitar picks. Dave let the audience in on this fact and followed it with bad jokes about picks.

Closer to the Stars--first verse acoustic and the rest electric.
Sometime to Return--rocked as usual. :)
Somebody to Shove--in the key of Farrah Fawcett Majors

Encore:
The guys brought out Pete Donnelly of the Figgs as well as guitar tech Susan to play on Stand Up and Be Strong. Unfortunately Dave messed up on the "you might have to fight" line, so everyone who was ready to yell "FIGHT!" kind of couldn't. Oh well. :) It was still a fun performance.

The guys closed with a spirited version of My Generation. It was cool to hear a "full" version of it instead of the brief version I heard last year in Boston.

Sorry this was a long post, but notetaker girl here took alot of notes! Nicole, it was great to hang out with you before and during the show. Judith, it was good to see you again as well...I could tell you were having fun.


Sarah

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Re: New Show in CT

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yay the show was awesome - thanks for all the great notes sarah!! here's my added tidbits

"Dave then said Tommy was going to pull a rabbit out. From where? Tommy did not want to say." - after that Dan said something about pulling it out of "your checkbook"?

"Somebody to Shove--in the key of Farrah Fawcett Majors"
this is when my baby finally woke up and started taking this song too literally and shoving me from the inside :) but seriously he was doing pretty well - was active during the soundcheck but i think my bouncing/dancing around in the show kept him pretty soothed or sleeping for most of the show. i thought he'd react more.

Cartoon - during this one i think dave was looking right at sarah&me when he sang "i tried... F*cking Everything!"

"All is Well--Dedicated to "Laura" according to Dave, but "Laurie" according to her friends who were sitting at the table behind us" those gals seemed Pretty mad that he got their name wrong! i'd just be happy to have a song dedicated to me - dave can call me whatever he wants!

oh by the way for the record the show started at 9pm afterall. the sign said 9 but i still didn't believe it at first (ran into more people in line who'd experienced previous messups of this venue's time being off) and there was a MUCH MUCH longer line to get in this time than there was at the same venue 1.5 yrs ago on a monday night. anyways we got a great spot and i was surprised i had tons of energy in spite of all the standing and waiting before the show. (i think being able to watch the soundcheck helped get my energy up!!)

anyways i agree with sarah the guys seemed in great moods and were smiling a ton. at the very beginning dave was doing/saying weird stuff i couldn't understand he said he was working on his 'between song... stuff" i think he meant banter. anyways at first i thought he was in an extra 'weird' mood but i guess it was just another version of silly cuz he snapped back into his usual silly mode :)

oh and during "my generation" tommy tried changing some of the words to relate to casino lingo.

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Re: New Show in CT

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You know, I _thought_ Dave was looking at us during Cartoon, but I wasn't sure. I'd like to believe he was. ;)

My drive home was thankfully uneventful. If Karl is indeed smiling down on us like Dave said...thanks for helping out with the weather, Karl.

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mystic_spiral_3 wrote:You know, I _thought_ Dave was looking at us during Cartoon, but I wasn't sure. I'd like to believe he was. ;)

My drive home was thankfully uneventful. If Karl is indeed smiling down on us like Dave said...thanks for helping out with the weather, Karl.
Great posts, thanks for sharing!

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