Tuesday, September 7, 2010


The show last night in Houston was incredible. Here's the setlist:

1. Vultures
2. Clarity
3.Why Georgia
4. Ain't No Sunshine / free-form blues jam
5. Heartbreak Warfare
6. I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
---John tweaked his back playing whiffleball earlier that day and it was a running joke throughout the night. At this point in the show, he called a dude from the crowd to go onstage and apply a bit of icy hot to his lower back.
7. Perfectly Lonely / started off with lyrics from "Beast of Burden"
---During an interlude in this song John had some interesting analysis of what it means to be perfectly lonely... I love how he says such deep stuff off the top of his head
8. No Such Thing
9. Free Fallin' (acoustic, of course)
10. Who Says
11. Gravity
12. Do You Know Me
13. Half of My Heart / after the last verse he sang "Don't Stop Believin'" to the same chord progression

---At this point he came back out and made a really emotional dedication to a 17 y/o girl who passed away leaving one of his shows in Tulsa a few days prior
14. Edge of Desire

I was really hoping for a longer encore but "Edge of Desire" really fit with his dedication, plus his back was bothering him.
On paper it doesn't look like he played very many songs, but you have to understand each one had an extra 2-5 minutes of live instrumentation added on.
Free Fallin' was even better in person, he held a high note for a really long time.
Owl City was opening. Not a fan, but they put on a good show.

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