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Porcupine Tree, 04/30/2010, Riviera Theater, Chicago IL

It was a strategic risk to get tickets to PT during the playoffs when the Pens were playing, and sure enough, Game One conflicted with tonight’s concert.  I was prepared to skip it, since I’m going to the concert in Cincinnati tomorrow.

Luckily, the Pens were up by two going into the third period, and I decided that it would be better to go to the concert, as opposed to watching the third at home if they blew it.  Luckily, I had a good friend who texted me during the entire third period to know the Pens won.

Anyway, here’s the set list:

The Incident (the entire thing)
<10 minute break>
Hatesong
Lazarus
Russia on Ice
Anesthetize, pt. 2
Stars Die
Normal
Bonnie the Cat
<Encore>
Blackest Eyes
Trains

Supposedly at one time in their career, PT did a lot of improv type stuff, but since I’ve seen them the last couple of years, they tend to do every song they play just about exactly as they are on their official releases.  Since I like them, this is fine by me.

I don’t like that they now only play about half of Anesthetize (as good as the half is), but I was glad they played ‘Normal’ as it is one of my favorites. 

SW made some sort of reference about the September show at Radio City Music Hall (which I have a ticket to), and made it seem like it would be one of their last shows for a while.  I’ll pay more attention tomorrow in Cincy about that, but maybe after near constant touring the last two or three years, they are taking a break.

A good show.

posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 11:31 PM Print
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