Set List first:
1. There Goes God
2. In My Command
3. Heaven That I'm Making
4. She Called Up
6. Don't Stop Now
(some guy from the balcony yells something and Neil looks up and says : "Is that you, Scott?" )
7. Whispers and Moans
8. Nobody Wants To
(Neil asks Nick if he can think of a good place to put the capo and Nick mused that he could think of some good places and then Neil asked him if he was circumsized, much to the astonishmment and amusement of the crowd.)
9. "Prairie Storm Never Broke"---a song about riding the tour bus from Calgary to Idmonton
10. Don't Dream It's Over
(Neil muses over how the Prairie Storm Song will continue utilizing all the various other cities yet to be visited but decided by the time they got to the Albert Hall the song would be too long.....and then went into a reminisence of how someone told them once that there are six girls for every guy in...Kitchener? Did Nick remember what city...Kitchener? Thunder Bay and Nick thought it was Kitchener, which Neil thought amusing as this occured during the Split Enz days when Nick wasn't there!)
12. Pineapple Head
13 Silent House
14 Pour Le Monde
(A woman yelled out We Love You and Neil replied that it was excellent that she loved them and what seat number was she in? But rushed to add that he was only asking for Liam...Liam says: "I don't need any help, dad......*cough*...what seat number are you in??" to much laughter...The woman again tried to yell something but no one could hear her...Neil kept mis-hearing whatever she was saying. Nick commented "You're a deaf p***k"
Neil said "I thought Mark was the deaf one...
Mark seemed a little neglected so treegrrrrl yelled out "We love you Mark" eliciting a shy smile from Mark and the comment "I heard that!!!"
Somewhere in there...Nick regaled the crowd with the newsflash about Australian journalists who crashed some security barriers at a Sydney diplomatic conference by festooning their limo in Canadian Flags.
At this point, Neil questioned Nick's conspiracy theories repeatedly pressing Nick to divulge who the "they" were...that Nick was constantly referring to in the telling of this story...were they John Howard's or was it his minions..........Nick described them as "minions" or "vassels" or "evil-doers"
15. When you Come
16. Locked Out
Neil warns the band they are about to do "natural" At this point..some of us came down to the front with absolutely no interference from the 4 security people (in the entire bldg it seemed)
17. It's Only Natural
18. Distant Sun
(Neil very happy to see people standing)
19 Weather With You
Those of you have seen the show..might recall a set piece that seems to depict a caravan similiar in shape to the actual one used in this song's video. Much to our vast amusement..a bare arse appeared in one of the windows--we started pointing at it to get the band to look..finally this caught Neil's eye to which he seemed to exclaim "What the F***!!!!"
Afterwards, Neil blessed Edmonton and then went into :
20 Fingers of Love
21 Tea for Two (wrong key)
23 Sister Madly with lyrics incorporating the bum event occuring in the caravan window (Is that a man's buttocks in the window)
A line or two from As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
Neil mentioned this was the point in the night where people could have their 5 minutest to play jazz...but that it might only be 2 minutes *grin* and ended the song off with a rousing verse of Those Were the Days with audience assistance
24 Better Be Home Soon.
Seemed to be a pretty full house....altho there were actual gaps in the front row that were never filled...security had no problem with photo taking as long as flashes were off (but no filming of video allowed) and absolutely no harassment to those few who choose to come up to the stage.
Afterwards, a group of 20 to 30 peeps hung out at the buses at the stage door and each member of the band came out and greeted everyone..including Shauna (of Edmonton) and her daughter...I'll leave it to her to add more about the encounter if she wishes. I have a photo of the event....I was there!!
Great show...can't wait for Winnipeg..but now...need sleep.