Thursday, May 6th 2004
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Show is tonight and I am amped. I can't wait. Hoping that we are treated with a few classics mixed in with the new rockers.
Please play Penpals, G2D, and Before I Do.
good show. it's been about 5 years since i last saw them when they were supporting navy blues. the crowd was made up of loyal fans and they were pretty pumped up. wish they had done a few more from navy blues which is my favorite sloan album.
I saw the Friday, 5/7 show at Bowery. It was the fourth time I had seen Sloan. The show started strong. Lots of energy, and the band was tight. I felt like I was one of the only people singing along to the songs from the new album, but maybe other people didn't order it from a Canadian store like I did.
Anyway, I thought all the other shows were amazing, but this one disappointed me. The band totally lacked energy. They didn't even look they were trying. They just phoned it in. I have called Sloan my favorite band for a while now, so this was really disappointing to me.
I hope it was just an isolated off night. I left unhappy and that's never happened before.
This show was lacking in fan support...
The band looked like they were being
watched through a fishbowl,
and being a big fan that I am,
and trying to get the crowd pumped
I was embarressed for myself
and for the guys up on stage,
here's a tip...
if you want the crowd to be into
play some songs that will rock....
don't try lulla bye'ing us to sleep.
well i knew i wasn't the only one... the whole show bummed me out. the old songs rocked, along with some of the new ones, but i just wished we had heard a few more classics. i brought along two people who had only heard navy blues, knowing that i was going to turn them into die hard sloan fans, but that surely didn't happen. i feel like i may have to lay off sloan shows for a while and listen to nights at the palace really loud and pretend. now i'm sorry i missed fountains of wayne at irving that nite.
i'm sorry to sound lame.. i still love you sloan.
I think y'all are nitpicking. i thought the show rocked.
The last person who made a comment said she wished she had seen Fountains of Wayne that night. Don't sweat it: i went to FOW, then hightailed it to catch the last half of Sloan. Verdict: Sloan blew them away. FOW is ok, but they sound just like their albums live and they don't have much edge. plus the crowd at Roseland was dead, even up front.
i got into the Bowery right when Sloan was doing the Good in Everyone, and that song alone was better than the whole FOW show. sloan was a happy ending for my power pop night out
This was my first time seeing Sloan live. I've been listening for years and happened to be in NYC last weekend so of course I jumped at the opportunity to catch them in person.
Not having seen them previously, I was not comparing to supposed former glory days. It was a good show, I brought two friends with me and they were also quite impressed.
I think it's important for any music fan...especially those who follow a specific band over a long period of time...remember that changes happen. Every band goes through different phases, and while you may like one and not the next...who knows what's to come? Support your bands, have positive feedback or at least constructive feedback. If this was Sloan on a bad night...I can only hope that most bands reach that level on their best night.
I'll be trying to catch the show in Carborro this weekend and am definately looking forward to it.
I was in NYC to see Morrissey on Friday and was lucky enough to get Sloan tickets for Sat. at the Bowery Ballroom.
I thought the show was awesome with a good mix of old and new. And a good amount of instrument switching.
Actually, I think I am into the new stuff more now than I was. Much of it works even better live. But, I would not have complained if they played Twice Removed in its entirety!
I saw Sloan at the Moonroom in Oshawa many many years ago and they rock now as they did then.
Maybe the complainers are the same people who were tossing postcards and CDs at Chris all night. Or, maybe they were fans of the Kicks, who opened and were annoying.
I loved this show, and it was well worth flying in from the Midwest just to see it. (I've been a fan since Twice Removed leaped out at me during a lucky trip to a pawn shop in '96--obviously, the previous owner must have died.) False Alarm, I Was Wrong, Sensory Deprivation, The Good in Everyone, and MCM got the crowd charged up. Can I tell you what a sweet man my husband is? He left to get a beer so I could have the band all to myself for The Other Man. Even though I enjoyed the song tremendously, I still was not moved to buy the Gimmie That or the Ready for You panties. Oh my, those are sick!
from what i remember, and help me out, the setlist, in no order was basically the entire new album, plus coax me, good in everyone, i am the cancer, sensory deprivation, money city maniacs, the great wall, people of the sky, if it feels good do it...
pretty much what was to be expected, as they are supporting their new album and have a responsibility to play it.
but, after looking over previous shows, they're playing basically the same extra songs. i went to a show a few years ago at some dive in ohio, and they played 'chester the molester', which none of the rednecks who had never seen sloan before could have appreciated. that show was obviously for the handful of die-hard fans there, so let's see some more tributes to sloan fans such as that! dig deeper into our favorites...even if you haven't practiced them in a while, we'll forgive you if you mess up.
love the new album though...too bad it wasn't released earlier so the fans would know it better...
yeah, this show wasn't their best, but it was still great to see them again. last time i saw them was about five years ago in albany. i would've liked to have heard more classics (still never heard snowsuit sound live!) but they definitely didn't get much crowd support. i didn't see the opening band- just wanted to see sloan. the crowd really livened up when they played a few twice removed/one chord era songs. the band has to be sick of playing the old stuff, but we like it! at least they played "i am the cancer". took me back to the days when i first discovered them.
i thought about going back on sat. night. if they played snowsuit sound, i'll be pissed! :)
The microphone licking. Ever since this show, I can't sleep, I can't work . . .
Getcherocksoff! I luv seeing Sloan play live. (here's a hint to other bands - chicks dig it when a guy has a f#*$#@% good time onstage!) I missed the shows at the State theater last tour-found out too late. What about Hampton Beach? Catch ya in Toronto in August. Sloan is soooo hot they sizzle like bacon & eggs on a hot two lane black top.
Hey - does anyone have the set list from that night that they can post.
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