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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2003-04-01 Denver, CO

Ed talks about someone who was in the armed forces during Vietnam and how Ed asked him how he felt about the current world situation. He is interrupted and says, "Did somebody say "shut up"? I don't know if you heard about this thing ... it's called freedom of speech. It's worth thinking about cuz it's going away. So in the last year of being able to use it, I'm sure as fuck going to use it." The George W mask is brought out for "Bu$hleaguer" and is pummeled mercilessly (as is the custom for this song). A few fans leave during or after this and the media made a very big deal out of it prompting fans to protest and boo the band at the next few shows.

Set: Love Boat Captain, Hail Hail, Save You, Corduroy, Given To Fly, Even Flow, Thin Air, Help Help, You Are, I Am Mine, SUV improv/Green Disease, Wishlist, Better Man, Insignificance, Do The Evolution, Porch

Encore 1: Thumbing My Way, Black, Bushleaguer, Daughter, Go

Encore 2: Soon Forget, Crazy Mary, Rockin' In The Free World


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