Pontiac, MI: 2008-07-10

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[edit] Pontiac, MI

  • Location: Pontiac, MI
  • Date: July 10, 2008
  • Venue: The Crofoot
  • Supporting act: Paul and Storm


[edit] Setlist:

  1. The Future Soon
  2. Ikea
  3. Shop Vac
  4. Still Alive - video
  5. Baby Got Back (with Paul and Storm)
  6. Code Monkey (with Paul and Storm) - video
  7. My Monkey (with Paul and Storm) - partial video
  8. Birdhouse in Your Soul (with Paul and Storm)
  9. Creepy Doll (with Paul and Storm)
  10. I Feel Fantastic (with Paul and Storm) - partial video
  11. Mr. Fancy Pants - video
  12. I Crush Everything
  13. Skullcrusher Mountain
  14. Mandelbrot Set
  15. Re: Your Brains
Encore
  1. First of May (with Paul and Storm) - video
  2. Sweet Caroline (with Paul and Storm)

[edit] Notes

  • Forum member paulrpotts recorded excellent audio of the full show, including Paul & Storm's set. MP3 files (with the exception of the covers, which are copyrighted by the original artists, and "Still Alive," which is owned by Valve) are available here
  • Doors opened at 8, but Paul and Storm didn't start until just past 9 p.m. The venue (the Pike Room at the Crofoot) was quite full, there were not enough chairs for everyone, and it was a hot night. Since most of those attending lived in neighboring cities such as Royal Oak or Ann Arbor, just about everyone had a long drive to get there, and the show did not end until midnight. But the consensus on the forums seems to be that the performance was tremendous.
  • Jonathan started his set with "Hello Pontiac!" which was greeted with a few seconds of silence followed by a short litany of just where people had come from. "Is anyone here from Pontiac?" got a single response.
  • A panty and a sock monkey were thrown on stage. A running gag started during Paul and Storm's set when Jonathan hung his beer in the panty, hanging from his microphone, and called it a "beer thong." This gag was milked for all it was worth during several different bits of banter. Expect to see a heavy-metal band called "BeerThong" (with some extraneous umlauts) sometime soon.
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