Actually, the Lee's Palace show wasn't diverse at all:
Poets, New Orleans, Fireworks, Fully, Grace, Courage, Use It Up, Gift, ABAC, Darkest, Puttin Down, Meridian, Bob C, Nautical, Music. Encore: Lake Fever, All Tore Up, Blow
The Belleville show was much better, but that entire tour followed that formula (ie. the 2 Fort York shows with no repeats). Every show included some rarities, not just Belleville.
It seems to me that these Registered Users/Fan Club shows don't differ too much from the other shows on their respective tours.
I meant the Danforth show in 2009 instead of the Lee's Palace show. And that show was highly diverse. They played Eldorado, Stay, The Bear, Titanic Terrarium, Pigeon Camera, Escape is at Hand and Tiger the Lion. Not to mention songs from the two previous albums before WATS. It sucks that they just drop every song from every album after M@W save for maybe the biggest hit off of the previous album, in this case LIAF.
You are correct that these shows do follow the trend for the future shows on the tour. I was just disappointed with the setlist at the Jackson Triggs show. I think a back catalogue like the Hip has deserves to be brought out at a show like that, at least out of respect for the hardcore fans that would appreciate a couple of gems. I've seen 19 shows and have never once seen Cordelia or Thugs, they used to play those songs every show every tour. Now they never play them ever. I'm starting to piss myself off with all this bitching I'm doing, and I'm not trying to come across like a negative asshole. I won't say anything more about it.