I was at the show last nite at Sonar in Baltimore (my 48th) and enjoyed
the hell out of it! It was also night and day compared to the (rare) subpar show
Live played at this venue back in the fall of 2006. It was not soldout, but still a
crowded room and a very enthusiastic throng. The band seemed engaged and into it,
and the sound quality and sight lines (at least my view) were good.
I caught Live recently back in March in both DC and Jersey, and what made my night
was that they made an effort to really change-up the set list. Songs played last
nite that weren't played in March were Simple Creed (opener), Love Shines, Iris,
Pillar of Davidson and Pain Lies By The Riverside. Iris, POD, and PLOTR are among my
favorite Live tunes, so this made it a stellar show and memorable night from my
perspective. They essentially replaced The River with Love Shines, which works for
me. And Simple Creed is an excellent opener. I probably would prefer Rattlesnake or
Otter Creek, but SC gets it done too. The show started at 10 sharp and ended at 1130
with only one encore. I thought we were going to get another encore given how jacked
up the crowd was and perhaps White Discussion, but no dice. So that's the scoop. I'm
venturing to Jim Thorpe for the Sunday night gig, and can't wait.