Here's the setlist, in order, with some details of the rants. The band was in top form tonight, as was the sound. All afternoon it seemed like the sond techs were struggling, but once The Hip hit the stage, it was perfect.
Fire In The Hole
Grace, Too - Don't worry baby, everything will work out right; also the rant about a stranger, and the way the dust clings to the air.
Poets - Swim, from within, swim
Daredevil - introduced with, "This song is for people from Niagara, I still say it like I'm not!"
Boots Or Hearts - before this was played, Gord reminisced about a time he, "burned a pair of boots here once, they were my brothers. i thought it was fitting, what do i know about fitting."
Looking For A Place To Happen
Nautical Disaster - changed words to rusty rocket over the coast of France.
During Nautical, Gord was in fine dancing form, riding the mic stand like it was a bull, complete with his free hand swirling overhead. Awesome!!
Gord chatted with the crowd a few times in between songs at the show, he really seemed into the night. He even said, "thanks to the spot operator. Doin a fine job, nothing fancy, just a steady glow."
Ballroom - stellar
At The 100th Meridian - Introduced with, "Things are going so well I didn't want to tell you what point in the trip we were at. But we're here, we're at the 100th meridian. Get out and stretch. I'll tell you a bit about the local geography!"
Springtime In Vienna
Joe (maybe Josephine) - awesome!!
Locked - Introduced with. "I'm feeling the first flecks of winters long f**k you note." And then, "You're going to leave a key with me rlght? Even if you do, I can't use it from in here. What are you going to do to me? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO ME?? (and then in french) Qu'est-ce que tu va me fait? Qu'est-ce que tu va me fait? Qu'est-ce que tu va me fait? Qu'est-ce que tu va me fait?
Wheat Kings - beutiful under the stars, moon, and Mars. Great lighter display.
NOIS - screwed up the "hands in the river" part, repeated it twice. A little about the dorsel fin.
50 Mission Cap - fan-fucking-tastic!!!!
Puttin' Down - poor crowd response by comparison, but still great
Little Bones - "Here kitty, kitty!" Also the bit about, "you're just a microphone, and I'm a full grown man. You're nothing without me. I'm a brooding man!" (This was the same as a rant at Hummingbird in October)
Finished song with a howl of a werewolf, right out of Werewolves Of London, "Howww Ooooooooo!"
An incredible show from start to finish. All the bands were great. Stereophonics played a set without their drummer, saying that they got so fuckin' drunk last night that they couldn't find their drummer today. Ha Ha Ha.
Sloan kicked serious ass. OLP played the exact set as on their live CD, except two new songs.
Perfect weather, great crowd, awesome venue, a beautiful goodbye.