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senorconebra wrote: Sun May 01, 2022 5:28 am Went to the New Bedford show last night, going to Hampton Beach tomorrow and Medford next weekend. Since I am (kind of) an adult and now have access to adult money, I decided that this was the year to get into low-key tour chasing.

I've got VIP for June 18th in LA, GA @ Indian Ranch on 8/05, VIP for San Antonio on 10/04 (birthday show), GA @ Kennedy Center on 10/19 and VIP for Carnegie Hall 10/29.

Brings me to eight shows on the year, for a lifetime total of either 12 or 13 shows- I can't remember which lol
Awesome! Would be great if you could help contribute or verify the spreadsheet (see other thread). I'm gonna try not to bring up the spreadsheet too much here, but I'm worried that we might have trouble getting info for some shows (I had to dig a bit for tonight's setlist - still don't have extra info about solos, etc.). So, to everyone attending shows - we would really appreciate any help with the details!!!
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Yeah, definitely! I gotchu
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Fantastic show as always in New London las night, I was fifth row back near the center, great seats right up front. Great setlist, they hit just about everything I wanted to hear, although I’m sort of surprised he’s keeping Don’t Download this Song in there, not that it’s a bad song, but technology has move on and the song and jokes feel uncharacteristically dated by the standards of Al.

If there’s one other thing I would like to opine on with regards to the show, it’s the fact that after 20 years of seeing Al, with this show it really hit me for the first time with the sobering reality that unfortunately we’re a lot closer to the end of this journey than we are to the start of it. I’m sure we will get many more enjoyable years of seeing Al, but the show and his touring in general is going to evolve. The band was great, everyone played to perfection, but lets be real, no one is getting any younger. Jim in particular, without dropping the O word looked, lets say tired by the end of the show. Didn’t effect his performance one iota, but at 71 I’m not sure how many more multi city 6 months on a bus across the country tours we’re gonna see him on. The selfish part of me wants to see Al and the band forever and ever, but they’re going to have to enjoy retirement eventually, whether that means an end to touring, or a future where the schedule is more retracted and selective, I don’t know, but as a fan it hurts to think about.
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So are we not doing individual threads for each show anymore?? Very well, then all I'll say for the Ridgefield show tonight (which with 504 seats is officially the smallest venue on the 2022 tour) is that "every night for dinner, I had a lousy bag of rocks. Every year for Christmas, I got a big ole chunk of dirt" is even funnier than the original lyrics!

....and for those keeping score at home, drum, bass and cowbell solos.
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It looks like they've probably played most if not all of the originals that will be in rotation this tour. As foretold by some of the band members, the pool of songs is a bit smaller than 2018 - but I'm still happy with the options this time! If anything, it increases the chances that I'll hear some of my favorites.

Here is what I've come up with for songs played in 2018 but not this tour (might not be totally correct):
Jackson Park Express
Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me
Happy Birthday
Party at the Leper Colony
Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung
Traffic Jam
Good Enough For Now
Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White
Truck Drivin' Song
If That Isn't Love
She Never Told Me She Was A Mime
I'm So Sick of You
One of Those Days
I Was Only Kidding
That Boy Could Dance

I'm not too devastated by those, but I must say I will miss a personal favorite - Good Enough For Now. I also really enjoyed Jackson Park Express, but it is quite long and was played on the Strings Attached tour.
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Good Enough For Now was the first dance at my wedding, so I'm pretty devastated that it's not being played (I noticed that there isn't even a steel lap guitar on Jim's rack this year) and that I missed it last time around, as I am that Happy Birthday isn't being performed since tomorrow I'll be seeing them on my actual birthday for the first time (I have previously seen them on the day before and the day after my birthday).

At this point, the only song that's been performed on the 2022 tour that I haven't seen is Christmas At Ground Zero, which also happens to be the first Weird Al song I ever heard, and since I see a next to 0 chance of them playing it in NYC-proper, tomorrow will be my last chance. Crossing my fingers since they did TNSWC at the last 2 shows.

I still think it's way too soon to say for sure that they've played every song they're gonna play on this tour, there are still over 100 shows to go and it's gonna be some real stretches to do a different setlist for each of these without rotating in a couple other songs.
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My one and only comment for 5/13 Huntington since nobody reads this forum anyway: the only thing more disappointing than not getting to see Christmas At Ground Zero was not getting to see that jerk during Girl U Want get tackled and dragged out by security.
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richegreen wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 4:58 am My one and only comment for 5/13 Huntington since nobody reads this forum anyway: the only thing more disappointing than not getting to see Christmas At Ground Zero was not getting to see that jerk during Girl U Want get tackled and dragged out by security.
Wait, what? You didn't see it, but someone reported a jerk got dragged out by security?
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Some idiot was trying to climb onto the stage during Girl U Want and even Al told him "we'll talk later" and the security were about half a second from pouncing on him before he got back in his seat. He was being a jerk the entire show (he kept screaming I STILL LOVE YOU AL during You Don't Love Me Anymore) and even in the lobby beforehand and I thought I actually did see someone throw him out a side door earlier in the show. Also it was about 99 degrees in there (almost as hot as the Forest Hills 2019 show where it actually did hit 100) which really hindered my enjoyment of this one.
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Thanks for the info. That sounds intense.
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