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Old 01-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #241
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Seriously, I think set-lists are bad! They make you predictable, and they detract from the show. You should decide the song the moment the last song ends, get someone to lead you in. Feel the crowd...are they excited? Are they crazy? Are they kind of mellow or soft? choose a song accordingly or, if you want to mix it up, choose the direct opposite song, get the crowd to go crazy. They are an equal part of the gigs as you are, incorporate their moods. Crowds can smell when you play the same thing and the same set, say the same line between songs that you told the other night. Always keep it fresh.


I think that your setlists should become flexible when you get a bit bigger, and until then it should be a tight and rehearsed set. I once saw Blind Guardian change their set because it felt more right to play Mirror Mirror than Punishment Divine, and that was brilliant, and it'd be great to see your favourite band pull out a lesser known song on the spot, and they would probably make the decision process interesting to watch, whereas when your local unsigned band turns to each other, and says 'Which one shall we do', that's when people start leaving. Talking to the crowd should definitely change, I've seen a band say 'You've been amazing tonight!' in an open air concert at 10am when the sun was clearly out, however, you need to go in with an idea. In the end, people are paying money to see a production, and while you may not want to keep to a rigid set, there should at least be a skeleton that gives you an idea on how you'll structure it all. In a live concert, you should be controlling the audiences emotions and be taking them on a journey, not vice versa.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #242
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*gets ready for the flames*
Seriously, I think set-lists are bad! They make you predictable, and they detract from the show. You should decide the song the moment the last song ends, get someone to lead you in. Feel the crowd...are they excited? Are they crazy? Are they kind of mellow or soft? choose a song accordingly or, if you want to mix it up, choose the direct opposite song, get the crowd to go crazy. They are an equal part of the gigs as you are, incorporate their moods. Crowds can smell when you play the same thing and the same set, say the same line between songs that you told the other night. Always keep it fresh.

Ya I sure love going to shows where the band has a pow wow between every song so they can pick which one they want to play, then they start yelling over each other since its so ****ing loud they cant hear each on stage.

I really hate smooth, meaningful transitions and sets that are built to rise or fall or evoke a certain response.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:16 AM   #243
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Hi, I am in a cover band called Counterfeit 5 and we are playing our first full, paying gig in a month. We are a modern rock cover band with some 70s and 80s tunes mixed in. Here is the set list. What do you think?


First Set

Vertigo - U2
Lump - Presidents of USA
Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
Smokin in the Boys Room - Motley Crue
Rise Above This - Seether
Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
Good - Better Than Ezra
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
I Wanna be Sedated - Ramones
Beverly Hills - Weezer
All the Small Things - Blink 182
Creep - Radiohead

Second Set

Joker and Thief - Wolfmother
Sugar We're Going Down - Fall Out Boy
Inside Out - Eve 6
American Idiot - Greenday
Boys of Summer - Ataris
My Own Worst Enemy - Lit
Lit Up - Buckcherry
Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
Song 2 - Blur
Gotta Be Somebody - Nickleback
Tonight - Seether
1985 - Bowling for Soup
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Scars - Papa Roach
Whole Lotta Love/RnR - Led Zeppelin
Use Somebody - KOL
Hash Pipe - Weezer
My Sacrifice - Creed
Cryin Like a Bitch - Godsmack
Walk - Foo Fighters

and our rock and roll fun time set of the songs we have left

Third Set

Livin After Midnight - Judas Priest
Sex Type Thing - STP
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys
Runnin With the Devil
TNT - AC/CD
Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter
Closing Time - Semisonic
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:47 PM   #244
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Our setlist for Good Friday.
Set#1
Tick Tick Boom-The Hives
Hard To Handle-Black Crowes
All Summer Long-Kid Rock
Save A Horse-Big And Rich
Girlfriend-Matthew Sweet
Sex On Fire-Kings Of Leon
Hate To Say I Told You So-The Hives
Song#2-Blur
Are You Gonna Be My Girl-Jet
I Want You To Want Me-Cheap Trick
Are You Gonna Go My Way-Lenny Kravitz
Back Against The Wall-Cage The Elephant
What I Like About You-The Romantics
Fly-Sugar Ray
What I Got-Sublime
Animal-Neon Trees
Couldn't Stand The Weather-SRV
Alive-Pearl Jam

Set#2
Always On The Run-Lenny Kravitz
Miss You-Rolling Stones
Gold On The Ceiling-Black Keys
Groove Is In The Heart-DeeLight
Dance Dance-Fall Out Boy
The Middle-Jimmy Eat World
Mr.Brightside-Killers
Talk Dirty To Me-Poison
No Sleep Till Brooklyn-Beastie Boys
Hey Ya-Outkast
Bust A Move-Young MC
Humpty Dance-Digital Underground
Insane In The Membrane-Cypress Hill
Gin & Juice-Gourds
Brickhouse-Commodores

Set#3
Somebody Told Me-Killers
Melt With You-Modern English
Whiskey In The Jar-Thin Lizzy
Remedy-Black Crowes
Born In Chicago-Paul Butterfield
Ballad On John And Yoko-Beatles
Santeria-Sublime
Say It Ain't So-Weezer
Just What I Needed-Cars
Steppin Stone-Monkees
Don't You Forget About Me-Simple Minds
Uprising-Muse
American Idiot-Green Day
Astro Zombies-Misfits
This Could Be Love-Alkaline Trio
So Hott-Kid Rock
Bad Motorscooter-Montrose

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Old 07-17-2014, 02:01 PM   #245
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Would you use the same song order on a mix-tape (I know they don't exist anymore) for your girlfriend/potential girlfriend? If so, it'll probably work.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:27 PM   #246
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crowd interaction has a big part in the set list because you can prepare the mood of the next set of songs, introduce the players of the band, and tell a short story or refer to the album. So when your are equating the set list also have the crowd interaction set list.
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