Steven Wilson

Well that was a fun show

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Show last night was great and I’m so thankful my travel plans worked out for me to fit this in. First time at Auditorium and even though we were high up, it sounded great. Steven wasn’t feeling well and had some difficulty singing and hitting the high notes. Hopefully it clears up for y’all out west.

Goddamn. This is the first time I’ve seen Gavin live. That man is a monster.

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Overall I was very happy with the setlist. Was great to see Last Chance, Anesthetize, Blackest Eyes, and the new stuff.

A little disappointed to see Sleep Together and Even Less. They’re great songs but he was playing those on his solo shows.

Also a little disappointed that there wasn’t anything pre Stupid Dream. Would have loved a Sky Moves Sideways, Up the Downstair, or Radioactive Toy.

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Not gonna read the spoilers, but yeah Gavin is insane. Really excited

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Just saw the Milwaukee show. Incredible! I’d like to also add that the videos that went with the songs were really done and, in a couple of cases, managed to give me a deepened, high-impact perspective on songs I’ve been listening to for decades. Cool stuff.

Steven was still sick tonight, and was a bit nervous about it, but after a couple of off moments early was almost perfect the rest of the way.

The amount of instrument changes these guys have to do to keep up with the material and make it all sound authentic to the albums is really cool to watch.

Despite that poor looking screenshot, the lower level at Milwaukee looked pretty solidly filled with close to 700-800 people at least tonight. Balconies were sparser but added 200-300 more. Everyone stood the whole show on the lower level, which I was not expecting! Definitely makes for a more fun experience for me.

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Pumped for the show tonight. Hope Steven’s over his illness.

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That was a tough first set for Steven. He was dealing with some sort of technical issue with his electric rig and they paused for several minutes between songs two or three times trying to work it out. Not sure how something to that degree crops up between soundcheck and the show. They ended up taking most of the set break to fix it.

Otherwise, the show was great. Pretty happy with most of the material but would appreciate some other albums also getting attention (trying to avoid spoilers). In any case most of it was still new for me live since there were only two repeats from the one time I saw his solo band.

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Anesthetize was my biggest highlight. Worked out great that it was in the second set.

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It’s finally ptree day!!

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Does that mean we can stop with spoiler tags? Or is someone else saving themselves? @AlexTheDictator?

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Pretty sure he’ll be at the show tonight too. So can stop after tonight. Thanks for indulging me

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Have fun!

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Thoughts and prayers

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They don’t do any show specific merch, right?

Pretty sure it’s all full tour

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Spoiler: get there early for merch. The line in NY for merch pretty much wrapped around the entire RCMH

I heard it was super long in Denver too. I stopped by near the end of the show and perhaps some stuff was sold out but there was nothing I really wanted.

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So stoked. Love when shows are a two block walk away too.

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