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last night in live music: wilco

Wilco rocks my world. Last night's show at Sunset Pavillion in San Antonio was great.
Setlist here.
We had a great view of Nels Cline. The new stuff is great. I like "Impossible Germany" more every time I hear it. I also realized that I have somehow ended up among the truly obsessed since I was the only one around us singing, "Walken/Talking to Myself About You." They also played "Let's Not Get Carried Away" as the next-to-last song of the evening - the song is rockin', totally fun, and completely un-Wilco. Put it this way: they played it right after "Heavy Metal Drummer" and it sounded like a Kiss cover.

At the beginning of the second encore, Tweedy called out a guy who'd apparently had his back to the stage for the entire show and told him to quit acting like a child. It was pretty entertaining, especially as an intro for an amazing version of "Misunderstood" (which included 40 "nothin's").

During "Kingpen," Tweedy asked the crowd where everyone was from. It was very obvious that most of the crowd came down from Austin, but when he said Waco, my little sister was the one and only person to cheer! Which means she's the hippest kid in Waco. Or that they all went to the Fort Worth show. Whatever. Woo-hoo!!!!

We got home at 2am, completely exhausted, but it was totally worth the trip. For those of you not lucky enough to get to see the show, the setlists on this tour have been pretty consistent. Wilco's show at the 9:30 Club on Thursday will stream online on NPR.


Anonymous Sister said...

It was 40 "nothin's", not "never's." Sorry, but in the interest of factual reporting...

Sunday, October 15, 2006 12:13:00 AM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Which reminds me not to post after not enough sleep.

Sunday, October 15, 2006 2:53:00 PM


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