Tuesday, June 14th 2005
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YEAH!!! I cant freakaleakin wait until the show tonight its gonna be balls to the wall. Holla at your boy!!! yeahhh number 1 fan! peace.
Shit, I just found out about this show and it's sold out. If anyone has an extra ticket please email me!
I'm totally bummed out!
Awesome show! Special thanks to the guys for keeping it real and continuing to play small places like this, when we all know they can (and do) sell out much larger venues. It's great to be able to see and hear them in such an intimate (and inexpensive) setting. A very happy fan in front of me called it "kissably close!" The music was great, the energy was great, just good solid rock n roll fun was had by all. Murph said they haven't played TTs since Clinton's inauguration - please don't wait that long for next time! Alright everybody, wake up and start posting...it's getting lonely out here...
Thank you for an awesome show, as usual. I've been going to your shows since the beginning back in 1992. (I was even at the famous floor-collapsing Corktown show in Hamilton.)
Chris - thank you for graciously talking to me after the show (I was the petite Canadian doctor from Toronto in the 'bebe' t-shirt who you thought looked too young to be such a long-time fan; you also don't seem to have aged over the years!).
solid show at tt's last night. it wasnt the best sloan performance ive ever seen but it was very solid and they all appeared to having a very good time on stage though murph didnt do anything stage theatrics as past shows...of course, that might have been because the stage was so small.
im not sure they played TT's other than every other venue in town being booked! in any event, they turned like, 200-300 people away. despite this, the crowd was a bit unenthused.
not many suprises in the setlist but they did do friendship and cancer! i think they cut a song out of the setlist due to curfew reasons. regardless, here is the setlist.
I Am the Cancer
Lines You Amend
All Used Up
Money City Maniacs
Before I do
People of the Sky
Try to Make it
Suppose Close Door
Says What She Means
Everything D. Wrong
Rest of My Life (really awesome!)
Good In Everyone
Feels Good Do It
very good show indeed though i wouldve liked a couple more songs from action pact.
Hello all. I'm happy to report that I was one of the lucky ones to see Sloan at TT The Bear's in Cambridge last night. I thought this was a small venue for them, as they easily sold it out and people were turned away.
As usual, the gentlemen in Sloan "brought it". A great show for me--I last saw them at The Paradise for the "Action Pact" tour. The set list was a good mix through the history of the band, and they played the new songs off of "A Side Wins". "All Used Up" is probaby better than half the songs on Action Pact, and I can't figure out why it wasn't included. The live version was no less spectacular. Early on in the set while playing "Underwhelmed", Andrew's kick drum batter head gave out on him (he's using his sparkle blue Ludwig for this tour, as opposed to the blue vistalite kit). Rather than stop the song to deal with the problem, he switched to the old "Peppermint EP" version of the song and faked it real good by compensating for the loss of the kick drum with the floor tom. I'm sure there were folks towards the back of the crowd unaware of the problem until the song was over and they took a break to change the head (at which point Chris sang "Coax Me" while Patrick and Jay backed him up, and then Andrew came crashing back in when the head was finally replaced). Anyway, for those who will be lucky to see them in the next few weeks, enjoy the show. Sloan is everything that is good about rock music.
.....at the heart of the traveling band, I'll never understand....all Sloan needs is a good P.A.
Once again seeing the Action Team at work on Boston.
TT's is so tiny, so box shaped, I felt so bad for Sloan at the top of the show. The sound was eating it and Andrew's drum went ka-flooey. (Hope you liked the mug and the tea Andrew, the Imperial Earl Grey is choice.)
So the guys went through their tourset and had everybody screamin' and a singin'. jay was inexplicably "riffing on Clinton".... the top three of the night for me were " Take Good Care of the Poor Boy", "Live On" and, I wouldn't have predicted this but,..."All Used Up" rocked my face off !!
Thanks for dropping by guys and thanks for signing the paper dolls.
Sloan is still, if not the Kings, ...the Earls of Rock.
The show was really great. I rocked my ass off in front of some irritating tall guy who didn't move his body a centimeter the whole time. I find this to be very annoying. I spotted an incredibly cute girl with a mole on her face dancing and singing along to every song. Wow! I slept on getting a ticket and by the time I tried Ticketmaster had sold out of them. I found some guy on Craig's List who had a few extras but he stood me up! Luckily I found some wicked cool doods outside who sold me one for 10 solid bucks! Man, those guys could have gotten 50 out of me if they were crafty. I was one desperate man! I'm so glad I got in. The show was fantastic. Capital Years were good too. I agree with a past posting that the crowd was pretty lame. The last time I saw Sloan at the Paradise it was the same. No wonder the band seems so pissed off and sick of touring (The States, at least). Anyway, Jay seemed a little more enthusiatic this time. At The Paradise show he looked really angry and not wanting to be performing. This time I actually saw him crack a few smiles! Anyway, I agree with that guy who said "The President Sucks" mainly because that person was me. They should have taken the crowd's advice and played G Turns to D because it is a good rocker. Much better than All Used Up, which I like, but come on. They have so much better "fuck shit up" songs. Money City Maniacs is by far the ultimate. I'm going to go jerk off to Smeared now.
Despite the fact that the show seemed besotted with problems (Andrew's kick drum head being screwed up from minute one, Patrick breaking a string, and this tall guy standing in front of me blocking my view - ha) the gents were oh so on top of it all, delivering a knockout set while making numerous jokes about the Clinton administration. It was delightful to see them in such a small space, the only problem being their sound system, which was surely calibrated for a venue twice the size. My ears were ringing for 2 days afterwards even though I wore earplugs. Still, I believe as Shaun Cassidy once said "That's Rock n' Roll".
Most notable was how Jay, Patrick and Chris all hung out after the show and chatted amicably to anyone and everyone who wanted a piece of them. Their niceness is so unbelievably nice. You want to take them all home and make them dinner. One day I swear I will.
Oh man, and everyone should buy Sloan trading cards and belt buckles. I am loving the very peculiar merchandising that is happening at the show. Jay told me there was once talk of Sloan action figures - I say bring them on!
ok, for starter's, I'll have to disagree with the overall assesment that the crowd were all lame. There were a lot of people at this show, and we were all packed in pretty tight. I thought the Capitol Years were great as an opening act. This was the first time since my first ever concert that I'd been to to find the opening act do so much to promote the headliners. I ran into some other Sloan fan's whom I'd met at various show's, which was nice. Unfortunately, I had to leave the area in front of the stage and move to the side due to the fact that I am still recovering from a dislocated knee, but even that wouldn't keep me from coming up from Connecticut to see the lad's.
In any case, I felt that over all, Sloan did what they alway's do...they kicked ass. There is nothing more "rock and roll" than breaking thing's on stage, whether on purpose or accidentally. Andrew's kick drum head gave out, but they kept rolling on. Patrick busted the "d" string on the junior, but they kept going. The choice of material was perfect, not only for the CD. but for the live show's as well. It was truely great to hear "Before I Do" (one of my very favorite song's) played, as well as "Suppose they Close the Door". Both were very intense, and strong as stage pieces. Sadly, I did manage to see the setlist in front of me, as I was practically on top of the guitar tech for most of the show, and I was pretty bummed out that "Sensory Deprivation" had to be cut due to the curfew. Either way, I was not disappointed in the slightest, and as I said top Patrick after the show..."I look forward to seeing them over the next few year's" to which he repiled "year's"???? Hahahaha.
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