What I Realized at Fenway

I realized something new that makes a PJ show unlike any other show.   The anticipation of what song will be next makes the show really incredible.

I've seen over 30 shows since 1991, and I never before thought to appreciate the "mystery" of the next song!

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  • UNH1995UNH1995 Worcester Posts: 348
    Agreed, we'll said. How about hearing one little note between songs and trying to figure out what is next? 
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 7,932
    I made the mistake of viewing the leaked setlist prior to the show.  First time I've ever done that.  I wasn't referencing it very often.  I mainly just wanted to make sure my bathroom/beer breaks didn't coincide with something I didn't want to miss.  The beer lines were ridiculous on night 2.  I was actually sober at the end of the concert.  Why Fenway doesn't have beer vendors in the stands blows my mind.
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville
    2003: Noblesville
    2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville
    2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago
    2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1
    2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 811
    I made the mistake of viewing the leaked setlist prior to the show.  First time I've ever done that.  I wasn't referencing it very often.  I mainly just wanted to make sure my bathroom/beer breaks didn't coincide with something I didn't want to miss.  The beer lines were ridiculous on night 2.  I was actually sober at the end of the concert.  Why Fenway doesn't have beer vendors in the stands blows my mind.
    I wish I was drunk cause then I would have thought I heard all of dirty frank!
    Marquee 91
    Wetlands 91
    CBGB 91
    Roseland 91
    and many, many more
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 7,932
    I'll say this....I felt weird looking at the setlist, like I was violating a code or something.
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville
    2003: Noblesville
    2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville
    2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago
    2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1
    2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,804
    I made the mistake of viewing the leaked setlist prior to the show.  First time I've ever done that.  I wasn't referencing it very often.  I mainly just wanted to make sure my bathroom/beer breaks didn't coincide with something I didn't want to miss.  The beer lines were ridiculous on night 2.  I was actually sober at the end of the concert.  Why Fenway doesn't have beer vendors in the stands blows my mind.

    I was ticked off at Night 1 at Fenway (only show I went to in the US).  They had a two beer limit, and there were six in our group.  Of course, only two of us were willing to do beer runs so my extra was always taken.  I was hoping to let loose a little but only got like three beers during the show and they were small cups.  Oh well, made the 10am flight back more bearable. 
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,804
    But yes, the anticipation is awesome.   I used to get excited when they would be running around changing the songs but usually it doesn't end up being anything too crazy.
  • Thanks PeteThanks Pete Kefalonia, GreecePosts: 553
    I realized that the volume was not as high as 2016.
  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 704
    I can no longer willingly drink more than possibly two beers at a show, because I will not pay over $30 to have the 3rd.  It is absolutely insane the prices.  You can literally get illegal substances cheaper than a single draft beer, this is not sound healthonomics.
    His eminence has yet to show. 
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    1996 - 9/21, 9/28, 9/29
    1998 - 5/1, 8/22, 8/25, 8/26, 8/28, 9/8, 9/10, 9/11
    1999 - 10/30, 10/31 (left early due to flight grrr)
    2000 - 4/12, 8/4, 8/6, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/27
    2003 - 4/28, 4/29, 5/3, 6/29, 7/5, 7/6, 7/8, 7/9, 7/14
    2005 - 9/15, 9/16
    2006 - 5/12
    2008 - 6/25
    2013 - 7/16
    2016 - 4/29, 8/7
    2018 - 9/4

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