By Eric | March 14, 2001 11:59 pm
The Edge hoarded most of the tickets until the day of the show, so a friend of ours managed to score us tickets. We got inside and were the first people at the barrier. Waited about an hour, during which we got entertained by this video reminicent of MTV’s Jackass, then OLP came out and kicked into Middle of Yesterday, Right Behind You and Automatic Flowers without missing a beat. By now I had fully gotten into the show, and had a great time. Duncan was home resting after an operation on his pancreas, so Rob Higgins filled in for him, and did a great job. Anyway, back to the show, they played about 20 songs total, a healthy mix over 3 of the 4 albums, with only 2 from Happiness (OMA and IAH?), but THEY PLAYED JULIA!! This was the highlight of the night for me, as I havent heard it since Summersault! During One Man Army, Raine climbed up on the speakers and stayed up there for the whole song. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Raine happier on stage than tonight. For the encore, Raine turned the mic towards the crowd, and proceeded to have the crowd sing 4am while he strummed the guitar, then the usual crowd-pleaser closing song, Starseed. This was one of the best times I’ve seen them, even though Mike seemed a little more distant than usual.
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