Default Re: Good Grief???

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Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Indeed, we've been discussing this subject as long as I've been here, and I'm sure a bit more before that as well. I was only being semi-serious about any special tours, and I think we know the chances of it happening are very slim.

As long they can fill stadiums and huge arenas wherever they go, attracting new fans every year, they're going to stick to what makes the big crowd happy, and it makes absolute sense. If we were in his shoes, I'm sure we'd do the same. Why play something to make 500 people happy and have 50,000 stood there bemused?

All I will say is what I've said before, I think they could mix things up quite a bit more whilst still sticking to the big songs. They have enough now to rotate them slightly.

This Is A Call
Big Me
Monkey Wrench
Hey, Johnny Park!
My Hero
Everlong
Stacked Actors
Breakout
Learn To Fly
Generator
All My Life
Times Like These
Best Of You
DOA
Skin And Bones
The Pretender
Long Road To Ruin
Let It Die
Wheels
Rope
Arlandria
These Days
Walk
Something From Nothing
Congregation
Run
The Sky Is A Neighborhood
La Dee Da
Dirty Water
Sunday Rain

That's 30 songs to rotate around, they usually only play around 18 each night at the minute.
I think you're right in principle, it's not an all-or-nothing situation and they could mix it up a little more.

But I also think our fan glasses may be distorting our view of what the "big" Foo songs are ... songs like Wheels or Rope were getting blank stares from my section on Saturday.

The songs you cite are not all on the same level, I would say there are at least 3 tiers:

Tier 1, the classics/big hits:

This Is A Call
Big Me
Monkey Wrench
My Hero
Everlong
Breakout
Learn To Fly
All My Life
Times Like These
Best Of You
The Pretender
These Days
Walk
Run
The Sky Is A Neighborhood

Tier 2, the medium hits/fan favourites:

Stacked Actors
DOA
Wheels
Rope
Something From Nothing
Congregation
Let It Die
Hey, Johnny Park!
Generator
Skin And Bones
Long Road To Ruin
Arlandria

Tier 3, current album:

La Dee Da
Dirty Water
Sunday Rain


We can argue about what goes where, but for a standard big gig they probably have to play at least 10 of the 15 Tier 1 songs, and at least a couple from the most recent album. So the potential for rotation is really not as high as your original list makes it look.
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