Diggin' the dirt underneath, on Saturday night with the DBT:
Set list (with some help from www.ninebullets.org)
Bulldozers & Dirt
A Ghost To Most (new, Cooley)
After The Scene Dies (new, Hood)
Panties In Your Purse
Women Without Whiskey
2 Daughters & A Beautiful Wife (new, Hood)
Daddy Needs A Drink (new, Hood)
Tails Facing Up
Lisa's Birthday (new?, Cooley)
Checkout Time In Vegas (new, Cooley)
The Opening Act
My Sweet Annette
George Jones Talkin' Cell Phone Blues
The Living Bubba
That Man I Shot (brand new, Hood, first time played?)
Loaded Gun In The Closet
Buttholeville / State Trooper / Buttholeville (short reprise) ***
Angels & Fuselage ***
*** with Scott Baxendale, part-time guitar tech & full-time luthier, on guitar
Started at 10:30, ended around 01:15 or so.
Just what I was expecting in terms of music, but less "storytelling" and song introductions than I thought there would be. I know that "the faithful" know the background of all of the old tunes, but why not more "intros" to let us know what's "underneath"? There also seemed to be less of the Hood & Cooley banter than I'm used to, but still enough to be friendly (like them saying how well behaved we were, and how we'd all get gold stars to show our moms).
Loved all the new tunes, especially "Checkout Time In Vegas" and "... Beautiful Wife". Really liked the "unplugged" takes on "Women Without Whiskey", "Sinkhole", "Cottonseed" and "Living Bubba", but wasn't feeling the same about "Lookout Mountain" (there's a "chaos" to it that isn't served well acoustically for me; YMMV). BTW, the "Buttholeville / State Trooper" was as kickass as it looks "on paper".
Another thing I liked was the pre-show announcement (something like this):
"It's going to be a different kind of good time tonight. Imagine sitting around your living room having a drink, hearing some music and stories. So if you have to talk, go to the lobby. If you have to talk on your cell phone, go outside."
(of course, there was still chatter, but it's no match for DBT, even at an "unplugged" show)
I hear there are still tickets available for Sunday night. So all you folks who saved $25 by ignoring DSO when they came through Denver a couple of weeks ago, come on out for $20 or so and support a band that writes their own songs, and damn good ones at that.
Get some dirt underneath y'all!
I too was surprised by the lack of stories, since they billed the tour the way they did, but hey, if it means more playin', then I'm down with it.
Checkout Time in Vegas is one of the best songs I've heard in a long time, by anyone! I love all the new songs and glad they are playing such a healthy dose of them each night
So envious of my buddy who is getting his first taste of DBT EVER tonight in Boulder! My body is back home in Chico (with a nice case of spring flu or tour crud) but my head and heart are still at the GAMH
I think the storytelling was limited due to the somewhat rowdiness of the crowd. Not in a bad way, but the show on sunday really opened up since everyone seemed a bit mellower.