Crowded House: May 17, 2008
Los Angeles, CA - The Orpheum Theatre
support: Don McGlashan

Main Set:
Recurring Dream
Mean To Me
Turn It Around
Fall at Your Feet
Heaven That I'm Making
Falling Down
Chocolate Cake
Pour Le Monde
Either Side of the World
When You Come
Into Temptation
Twice if You're Lucky
Distant Sun
It's Only Natural

Encore 1:
Locked Out
Don't Dream It's Over
I Got You (w/ Jon Brion)
Throw Your Arms Around Me (w/ Jon Brion)
Weather With You (w/ Jon Brion, Lisa Germano, Sebastian Steinberg)

Encore 2:
Fingers of Love
In the Lowlands / Sunny Afternoon
Love This Life
Better Be Home Soon

Don McGlashan set:
While You Sleep
A Thing Well Made
Dominion Road
I Hope Your Boyfriend Knows
Andy (w/ Neil Finn)
Anchor Me (w/ Neil Finn)

Notes: This was a particularly fun show for me because it was a family affair.  I had three seats in the second row in front of bassist Nick Seymour, and my sister and her husband took the spaces next to me.  In the row in front of us were my parents.  It was the first time my parents and brother-in-law had seen Crowded House live, and I think they came out of the show total converts.  :-)  My family got to see for themselves how elated and hyper I can be at a concert, and they fully understood why it is I go see this band multiple nights in a row. All of them had nothing but good things to say about the sound quality, the musicianship, how much fun everyone on stage had, etc.

Jubilant highlight of the night was the old Split Enz song, "I Got You" with all of those special guests on stage!  They played well past the curfew and I got the feeling that if there hadn't been a curfew, this show could've gone on even longer than it did.  Excellent way for me to end four nights in a row of Crowded House shows.  Every night, they mixed it up and played something I'd ever seen them perform before, so it was definitely worth it following them from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

(May 13, 2010)


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