Decemberists LIVE!

The Fillmore (sigh) show was nothing short of spectacular. So great, in fact, that I am compelled to change "Fillmore (sigh)" to Fillmore (yay). The band was tight, energized and clearly enjoying the show. And the crowd was electric, despite not entirely filling the auditorium. This was clearly a show dominated by serious fans. Sing-a-long passion flowed freely throughout.

Playing the entire Hazards Of Love album first, then a handful of back catalog songs, Colin, Jenny, Chris, Nate and John nearly brought the house down as if this were a metal show. Guest vocalists Becky Stark and Shara Worden performed beyond any expectations established by the album. And then ladies turned it on for a jaw-droppingly special 70s hard rock cover. Just a fantastic show. If they're playing near you throughout the remainder of the tour, I wholeheartedly recommend attendance. You will not be disappointed. The set list is below (cobbled together a bit from memory... so the first encore set may be ever so slightly jumbled) NOW REVISED FOR CORRECTNESS:

  1. Prelude
  2. The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
  3. A Bower Scene
  4. Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
  5. The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
  6. The Queen's Approach
  7. Isn't It a Lovely Night?
  8. The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid
  9. An Interlude
  10. The Rake's Song
  11. The Abduction of Margaret
  12. The Queen's Rebuke/The Crossing
  13. Annan Water
  14. Margaret in Captivity
  15. The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
  16. The Wanting Comes in Waves (Reprise)
  17. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)
Intermission - First Encore:
  1. Leslie Anne Levine
  2. We Both Go Down Together
  3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
  4. Billy Liar
  5. Dracula's Daughter
  6. O Valencia!
  7. 16 Military Wives
  8. Crazy On You (Heart Cover)
Second Encore:
  1. Sons & Daughters

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