MSTRKRFT (2) ryan adams (2) wilco (8) coldplay sufjan stevens dashboard confessional mute math (3) pete yorn (2) felix cartel cat power death cab for cutie (2) jeff tweedy the counting crows (3) bright eyes (2) the white stripes justin timberlake bloc party. tokyo police club my morning jacket MGMT (2) the smashing pumpkins (3) tool tricky dave matthews band (3) cursive the weakerthans absinthe blind headlights (3) garbage everclear (2) the black crowes black sabbath a perfect circle girl talk (2) copeland (3) mickey avalon (2) say anything the decemberists fuel (3) cracker chevelle peter frampton lynard skynard foals tilly and the wall weezer saves the day she wants revenge LA riots VHS or beta rusted root lenny kravitz blues traveler goo goo dolls pedro the lion stone temple pilots aqualung joseph arthur third eye blind (2) dan deacon king khan and bbq show dam funk dignan (3) brooke waggoner eisley gillian welch casiotone pantha du prince blonde redhead darwin deez band of horses kings of leon
well the show lastnight was incredibly beautiful. the show started a little after 830pm and there was no opening act. i loved how they were set up: a tight group of ryan adams on the left, drums, bass, guitar, and book ended by a baby grand on the left and a steel guitar on the right. the lights were very dim and beautiful as they bounced off the velvet curtain in the background! the show was very stripped down and mellow. he wore sunglasses during the second half. the crowd was nice and quiet, just taking it in. ryan did not engage the crowd all, and the last song he got up and came to the front and sang goodnight hollywood blvd. then everyone walked off. the crowd, expecting an encore of heartbreaker songs, did not get one. later i found out that they did not do an encore, because the band was pissed that GPAC would not let them smoke on stage :)
Please Do Not Let Me Go Dear John Let It Ride The Sun Also Sets Goodnight Rose Night Birds Blue Hotel Starlite Diner Two Oh My God Whatever Etc Blue Sky Blues Wildflowers I taught Myself How To Grow Old Elizabeth You were Born To Play Carolina Rain Peaceful Valley Magnolia Mt. Goodnight Hollywood Blvd.
that was the best night of my life in 2007. what a fantasically amazing-can't breathe-without-you-all-or-nothing-want-to-repeat-it-over-and-over show! this was my first time seeing mr. oberst and cassadaga was just starting to grow on me. when those lights went out at the ryman (after gillan welch played) i was getting excited butterflies in my stomach! i couldn' believe that i was about to witness bright eyes. everyone came out dressed in white. the instruments were white as well as the the cords and conor's fingernails :) clairaudients was the most beautiful song to start the set with. the majority of the set was cassadaga, with one or two songs off older albums. false advertisement, i believe in symmetry, etc. first day of my life was a different arrangement with the full band. the encore was a song that gillian welch, david rawlings wrote in the dressing room during the show, and the final song of the night was lua! what a great show and such an incredible venue, filled with so much history. truly a memory i will never forget :)