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As we rode out to Fennario, February 1st, 2008

February 2, 2008
As we rode out to Fennario, February 1st, 2008

Now this was nice. Papa Phil wrote the setlists because it was his birthday. However, the band sort of veered off-course with Mission Man and never really looked back. Warhead was supposed to go there instead, but Jimmy was wearing his custom-made Mission Man t-shirt which caught Todd’s eye, so they launched into that.

First set highlights were the Peggy-O, obviously (and I got some great shots of Skehan playing his bouzouki during it), Bowling Green (!), Luxury Liner and a killer Mess (aren’t they all, though?).

Second set? Umm. Seven Story. Which was really sorta Seven Story Mountain > Slipknot > Over the Waterfall > Seven Story Mountain. All twenty four or so minutes of it. Boggling. John is really the only member of the band who would know what Slipknot is, but they totally had that vibe going on. Mission Man was a monster, and then Walk On By… so gorgeous. Butterfly was fun, as always, but hey, my URL stems from that one, so of course I would like it. 🙂

On the whole, Thursday was a more consistent show, but last night had its moments of jaw-dropping magnitude, particularly Peggy-O and 7SM.

February 1, 2008
Mexicali Blues Cafe
Teaneck, New Jersey

Set 1:

Peggy-O
Magic Foot –>
Luxury Liner
Came Up Smilin’
Bowling Green
Mama Stacy, in her Giants shirt, dirt-napping the Patriots
Any Road
The Good Life
I am a Mess

2nd set:

Peace on Earth
Seven Story Mountain
Sing for Me
Dirt-Nap (reprise)
Mission Man
Walk on By
Giants Cheer
Butterfly and the Tree
Crossing the Gap

Encores:

For Love
Ragtime Annie Lee

And a happy birthday to Papa Phil — who turned 427 dog years and who was lamenting that he didn’t even realize he had spent a whole year at the age of 420!

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