Here’s the set list. More details to come tomorrow.
Please note: The role of Ian Sheridan was being played by Bruce Hughes tonight. First we lose Adam King, now this. At least Toca isn’t going anywhere, right?
1. Make it Mine
2. Remedy -> Wonderwall
3. If It Kills Me (minus the usual funny intro)
4. Who Needs Shelter
5. Life is Wonderful
6. A Beautiful Mess
7. Winter Wonderland (Yay for holiday surprises!)
8. Live High
9. Dynamo of Volition
10. I’m Yours -> Three Little Birds
11. Lucky (with Anya Marina)
14. No Stopping Us -> Invisible Gum bit
- Eric Hinojosa looks really good in a suit. More men should wear suits.
- Jason looks really good barefoot. Maybe more men should go barefoot in suits.
- Anya Marina was ok, but she was no Lisa Hannigan. Mraz never shared a mic with LH during “Lucky”, which made it seem like a very distant duet, but it was pretty. With Mraz and Anya sharing a mic it just felt crowded, and her voice is too little girl for me. I don’t know if I’ve seen him do a duet that I loved since he toured with Tristan Prettyman, but we don’t need to dig up old history.
- I can’t believe he did “Unfold”. Talk about a flashback. The most vivid memory I have of that song is from a Boston show in 2003. (I think. I’ll have to check on that.) That was back when the shows didn’t seem as planned, when there was more improvisation. I appreciate the time traveling experience, and it was a perfect lead-in to “No Stopping Us”.
- Those older songs are making me think of other things I haven’t heard him play in ages. I should make up my own Mraz Dream Set List – then we can all compare wish lists.
- This was one of the rowdiest, craziest crowds I’ve seen at a Mraz show. Not crazy about him, but just crazy and loud in general. For example, does anyone know what was up with the wild girl in the front row of the balcony who had to be subdued by five guards and carried away? It was high drama, but I was glad it didn’t end with her jumping over the side, which she seemed close to doing.
This was my last show for 2008, and the end of my personal Friends and Family Tour. Read up on the other shows I hit this year for more set lists and saucy details. I’ll do an overall tour recap in a day or two when I’m back home.
- Review: Mraz at the Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, April 4, 2008
- Review: Mraz at the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, April 5, 2008
- Review: Mraz at the Boston Orpheum, October 17, 2008
- Review: Mraz at San Diego State, October 31, 2008
- Review: Mraz at the L.A. Greek Theatre, November 1, 2008
- Review: Mraz at the Berkeley Greek Theater, November 2, 2008
- Review: Mraz at the Paramount Theater, Seattle, November 9, 2008