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    telerien
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    well, it certainly was taped. there were lots of cameras. the weirdest thing though… before the band started, this guy came out dressed in a weird monster costume and was, i suppose, trying to get everyone excited (not very nessesary). anyone got a scoop on that? i haven’t read the forums in a bit so please excuse me if this has been addressed already. but needless to say when the monster came back out during the encore and went into the pit… well, let’s just say that the costume is no longer with us.
    anyway, the set was amazing. opened with ‘tarpit’ and i was very happy to hear ‘the wagon’ in there with lou grinning ear to ear and the crowd went nuts. very cool.
    anyone else think the songs sounded a bit slowed down from previous live shows? maybe it was just me, but i think they may have slowed it down a bit so as to make less mistakes for the filming and all.
    over all i had a better time than at summerstage and that was hard to beat!

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    King Tubby
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    Shit, man, they sounded amazing. Really tight and focused, and Lou was playing his ass off. Vocals were a little low early on, but that’s only because the guitar was so massive. This dvd is going to be sweet! The Irving Plaza staff was unusually low-key, too, only making people put out their joints rather than tossing them for smoking. Much appreciated. Can’t wait for tonight — a friend who went last night, and who rarely rouses herself to go to shows, was so galvanized by it that she’s foaming at the mouth to see them again tonight. A great, loud rock show will do that to a person. Like Lemmy says, it’s the new religion, the electric church, the only way to go….

    Setlist was (not in order, except for the opener):

    Tarpit
    Gargoyle
    Repulsion
    Forget the Swan
    Bulbs of Passion
    Little Fury Things
    Lung
    Sludge
    In A Jar
    Raisans
    Freak Scene
    No Bones
    Budge
    Just Like Heaven
    The Wagon

    I think that’s it. On paper, it doesn’t look too impressive, as we’ve all heard these a million times before, but they’re kicking the living shit out of every tune. And the guitar solos….jesus christ!!!! Beautiful stuff. So glad they’re still playing together.

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    stimp
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    awesome…..no bones was played, I wish they would have played that and mountain man in ann arbor! Glad you guys had a great time, let us know how tonights show is…

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    Rich
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    I may be going to the show tonight, my friend said he was going to get me a ticket for my birthday, because I have no personal funds, so lets just hope he comes through

    #113294
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    circus king
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    I went to both shows–first night VIP courtesy of Anthony the moderator and Dino God. Friday was the better show but they were both so awesome. Met J and Lou afterwards. J’s still weird, Lou’s still really nice!

    In all seriousness I think the Dinosaur I witnessed this past weekend was the best Dinosaur I’ve ever seen. Totally into it and psyched as if they were new songs they were playing. Great chemistry btwn the band. MURPH!!!! He was always amazing but I think he’s at his best NOW! Believe it.

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    King Tubby
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    "circus king " wrote:
    I went to both shows–first night VIP courtesy of Anthony the moderator and Dino God. Friday was the better show but they were both so awesome. Met J and Lou afterwards. J’s still weird, Lou’s still really nice!

    In all seriousness I think the Dinosaur I witnessed this past weekend was the best Dinosaur I’ve ever seen. Totally into it and psyched as if they were new songs they were playing. Great chemistry btwn the band. MURPH!!!! He was always amazing but I think he’s at his best NOW! Believe it.

    Agreed about Murph. A genuine character, and a monstrous drummer. I love the way he kept getting up between songs and yucking it up with the crew behind the stacks. The whole band seems to have stepped up their personal chemistry and musical interaction dramatically since the summer — did they practice for that, or has it just happened?

    I think Friday’s might’ve been better too, but Saturday’s was the more ferocious.

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    Anthony
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    hey Mark, check out the homepage on freesofree.net
    it’s a homage to you my man!

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    kracked873
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    thats funny i thought saturday blew sunday away.

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