June 20th, 2008

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Very quick review: holy shit, that was awesome. We caught the 2nd half of The National, who were incredible - their sound filled up MSG quite a bit more than I was expecting. Modest Mouse were kinda blah. And R.E.M. - wow. Way better than I would have hoped. Set list is on my cellphone; will transcribe tomorrow.
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R.E.M. setlist:

Living Well is the Best Revenge (called it!)
These Days
What's the Frequency, Kenneth
Bad Day
Drive
Hollow Man
Ignoreland
Mansize Wreath
Leaving NY
Disturbance at the Heron House
Houston
Electrolite
Rockville
Driver 8
Harborcoat
The One I Love
Until the Day is Done
Let Me In
Horse to Water
Pretty Persuasion
Orange Crush
I'm Gonna DJ

Encore:
Supernatural Superserious
Losing My Religion
Begin the Begin
Fall on Me (with Johnny Marr)
Man On the Moon (with Johnny Marr)

I think the only real disappointment was that they didn't play Finest Worksong, which I was absolutely convinced they would encore with.  Beyond that, it was a pretty solid mix of old and new.