2017-10-12 Madison, WI

Notes from the Taper

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The Magpie Salute
Barrymore Theatre
Madison, WI
October 12, 2017

** 16 BIT **

Source: Church Audio CA-14 (omnis) > Church Audio CA-9100 > Tascam DR-2d @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) [iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.18 (tagging)
Location: Front row (of the otherwise empty) balcony, 2 seats left of DFC, mounted on the "blue head" which was set in the taper bag
Recorded by: Steve "ballsdeep" Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist:
01 Intro Music
02 Omission
03 Go Tell The Congregation
04 Horsehead
05 Sting Me
06 Shalimar Dreams (1)
07 Everything's Alright (2)
08 Hitchcock Railway
09 Every Picture Tells A Story
10 Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
11 Waiting Guilty
12 Evil Eye
13 Smoke Signals (1)
14 Fat Man In The Bathtub
15 Eclipse The Night (2)
16 Nick Rosen Intro
17 Goin' Down South (3)
18 Title Song
19 Kept My Soul
20 Another Roadisde Tragedy
21 Chat & Band Intros
- Encore -
22 By Your Side
23 My Morning Song

(1) Marc - lead vocals
(2) Rich - lead vocals
(3) With Congas (uncredited)

Rich Robinson - guitars & vocals
Marc Ford - guitars & vocals
John Hogg - lead vocals & percussion
Sven Pipien - bass & backing vocals
Joe Magistro - drums & percussion
Nick Rosen - keyboards
Nico Bereciartua - guitars
Charity White - backing vocals
Adrien Reju - backing vocals
Katrine Ottosen - backing vocals, harp, percussion, & piano on "Goin' Down South"

Show Notes:
Where to begin the "leg 3" storyline?

Wisconsin is the land of cheese and porn and fireworks.

The venue was AWESOME, had the entire 250 seat balcony to myself, so the sound should be pretty damn good.

It's hard to quantify how much better they get after each show. Both Marc AND John last night were like men possessed. It was like Marc McCready was on stage right, he was jumpin, jerkin and dancing all night.

As for the setlist, I'm on the way to Bloomington in T-minus 2 hours...but Waitin' Guilty, Title Song...Another Roadside Tragedy...and a couple of FTP's, I believe (haven't checked the tour stats to confirm or deny this).

A hightlight for me was "Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye"...really, really dig John's vox on this, and with it being a "Chris-heavy" song, I was worried when I saw it on the setlist. Instead, halfway thru, it was like #Chriswho...

Speaking of "who", the person you SHOULD thank for this prompt turnaround is Dennis. He's taken the Energizer bunny to a Tesla Minotaur level. If you throw him a quick "Thanks Dennis", it doesn't hurt, and it's the right thing to do.

Just stone me...rocks are optional.

Friday the 13th is COMING UP!!!!

---ballsdeep OUT!!!


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