Spoon live at the Museum of Fine Arts, 4/28/2007

night I saw Spoon live at the MFA in Boston.  I’d never seen a
show at the MFA.  All I can compare it to is to say that it’s a
much smaller, scaled back version of Radio City. Or at least, the
experience of seeing a show there kind of felt that way.  It’s
really an auditorium, with seats and excellent sound.  My friend
bought the tickets.  For an extra five bucks he got us “Front of
House,” which meant that we could sit in the first three rows. 
That was a five dollars well spent.  I was just slightly off
center in the second row.  One of the other unique things about
this venue?  They don’t seem to care if you photograph to your
heart’s content.  So I did.  The lighting wasn’t fabulous,
and I couldn’t get right up by the stage, but that aside, I can’t
complain too much.

Britt Daniel, Spoon

I didn’t write down the setlist, but I can tell you that they played
Everything Hits at Once, Lines in the Suit, The Way We Get By, Fitted
Shirt (someone asked for it in the encore and they played it), several
new songs, Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine, I Turn My Camera On, and
Someone Something.

Britt Daniel is a doll.  He seems like a really smart, funny
guy.  Here’s a little story.  At first, people were sitting
in their seats and listening–sort of bopping along.  I noticed
that the first night I saw Interpol at Radio City, too.  The
niceness of the venue throws people off a bit.  Perhaps thinking
that she’d stir people up, a girl went up front and started dancing
rather suggestively. She jumped on stage and was putting on this sort
of early-Madonna show. Britt seemed to find it pretty funny. When the
song was over and she had gone, he said “Thanks, Mom.”

Britt Daniel laughing