Saturday, June 4th 2011
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Day two in my Double Cross adventure has left Seattle behind and picked the bad up in Portland. I regret to say its not the band I hate, it’s the lack of fan support in P-town. For fans up north looking for a location to hear Sloan in an awesome acoustic environment, this is the place. It was nice to drive 35 minutes to a show vs. 3 hours.
The band rocket it. In particular, the padded walls in “The Fir” really compliment the bands vocals and tight musical precision. They followed the Seattle set less a few minor changes. Jay sounded very strong as the venue/mix allowed him to sing without having to shout and Chris was doing his best to get this everyone to wake up on a Sunday eve. Patrick’s vibe was solid as always and Andrew was having a good time banging away. Don’t under estimate the Goose, he had the baby rattle a working.
Follow the Leader – The Answer was You – Unkind -
Marquee – strong acoustic, another great Chris performance.
Snowsuit – Jay seemed to really enjoy playing this. Should have been a single.
Burn 4 it. Chris heckled, Parallel Play, check.
Shadow of Love – The newbee crowd liked the XX songs
Everything you’ve Done Wrong – Patrick dead on, Greg with a nice keyboard fill
Who taught you to live like that. The crowd showed some life. Jay’s on fire.
Gimme That -- Still feel the Power, another strong Patrick/Chris performance.
Greg played an NS intro to fool me into thinking Andrew would change it up….wrong.
She’s going down. –Something wrong ( I just can’t put my finger on it)
Traces – Gonna love this one for a long time.
Sinking Ships. The crowd gave it a cheer at opening.
Green Gardens mixed as a team effort. I wasn’t sure at first but it works. In this venue, Jay could have easily pulled it off solo.
Its Plain to see. (Patrick, thanks for the nirvana blog discussion.)
Your daddy will do. I can’t help singing Daddy be cool.
Don’t you believe a word. Jay felt the heat mid song but recovered nicely.
I gotta know. Crowd started to wake up again.
Coax Me. It takes more then 3 cans to pervert me.
Beverly Terrace. This continues to play very well live. Give credit to Jay/Chris/Goose
Losing California Goose tossed his tambo and caught it on key change. Nice dude.
For the encore Chris came out eating an apple and politely heckled the crowd how much did you pay to get in. When the answer was $15.00, he said “Good Night Everybody”
There was a pitch to buy some merch or they would go broke for this show. Say hello to the merch dude, he gives you the scoop.
Lines you amend.
Good in Everyone.
I had a chance to meet Patrick and it was interesting to learn about the 1998 Intimate and Interactive, no sound check (I owe a buck) experience and talk about the Nirvana blog. Mission accomplished, doubled up on the Double Cross. Peace.
The show was awesome. i've been seeing Sloan many years. I thought one of the best shows. I didn't see fans who are around my age (who know Sloan since 90s) and more young crowds. Maybe it was the reason audience was quitter. I started afraid that Sloan might start skipping P-town. I hope more people will have chance to see Sloan! Such an amazing live band. I have nothing to complain about their show. Congrats on 20th anniversary! I have a lot of respect for that - playing great music with the same members for that long. I was so happy to see my most favorite bass player, Chris! He and Sloan are inspiring!
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