Last night’s setlist. The only custom one. Pete the stage manager was sitting at our table all night as he was swapping the bass guitar and Bass for Bob in between songs. Scott talked on stage about how he and Seth used to have no plan when they went on stage and now they argue about the titles and order (He thinks Father’s First Spring is the title, Seth says there has to be an A in front - Scott chuckled and asked the audience if they knew the actual name of the track!!). Scott came over to sit at our table with Pete to mark up this list during the show while Seth was on stage performing the ballad of love and hate. Pete and my wife chatted a bit before the show. He is from Greensboro. He handed the paper to my wife as the band walked off before the encore. I don’t know what the E marks are unless they were deciding the encore songs on the fly.
Here is what we think the actual setlist ended up as played. I’m noting new tracks from upcoming Magpie and the Dandelion with a star.
Avett secret show setlist
- Live and die
- Laundry room
- Old joe
- Down with the shine
- Another is waiting*
- Morning song*
- Go to sleep
- The Prettiest thing (A David Childers song)
- The ballad of love and hate (Seth solo)
- Just a closer walk with thee (Scott, Bob, Seth)
- Apart from me*
- A father’s first spring (although they argue if it’s just Father’s first spring - Seth says they have to include the A)
- I and love and you
- Murder in the city (Scott solo)
- Shady Grove
- If it’s the beaches
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