St. Petersburg, FL: 2010-01-15

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Setlist:

  1. The Future Soon
  2. Ikea
  3. Shop Vac
  4. Better
  5. Millionaire Girlfriend
  6. Tom Cruise Crazy (with Paul and Storm)
  7. Big Bad World One (with Paul and Storm)
  8. Code Monkey (with Paul and Storm)
  9. Always the Moon (with Paul and Storm)
  10. Soft Rocked by Me (with Paul and Storm)
  11. Creepy Doll (with Paul and Storm)
  12. Mr. Fancy Pants
  13. I Crush Everything
  14. Skullcrusher Mountain
  15. Mandelbrot Set
  16. Still Alive
  17. Re: Your Brains
Encore
  1. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (with Paul and Storm)
  2. I Feel Fantastic (with Paul and Storm)

Notes

  • After playing "Mr. Fancypants," Jonathan placed his Zendrum on the floor near the back of the stage. It was apparently misbehaving slightly on this particular evening, and had become overly sensitive to vibrations in the floor. Jonathan had some fun with this phenomenon after performing the song, initiating a playful bout of jumping around and stomping on the stage to elicit responses from his electronic sidekick. This also resulted in a few of the earlier songs being unexpectedly injected with hilarious misfires of phrases from "Mr. Fancy Pants," including "Chances are your pants are not as fancy as the..." and the ever-to-the-point, "Pants." At the end of the first encore song (a cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" by TMBG) Jonathan stomped the stage floor, so the crescendo was punctuated by a final "Pants!" from the Zendrum.
  • At one point during the portion of the show in which Jonathan is accompanied by Paul and Storm, a fan had made her way to the edge of the stage and was holding her phone at arm's length to take a video of the trio performing. Between songs, Paul walked over to her and took her phone in order to give her "a better shot," passing the phone around the stage and getting what must have been some very good close-ups of Jonathan before finally returning the phone to the delighted fan. No word yet on if the video will ultimately make its way onto YouTube, despite explicit (though of course tongue-in-cheek) instructions to the contrary from Jonathan. But seriously: post it already lady.
  • Toward the end of the show, a pair of cover songs bookending "Still Alive" were each initiated by Jonathan and then quickly abandoned: "It's Raining Men" and "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" (links to fan-recorded YouTube videos), the latter being jokingly set up as a "sing-along" before "Re: Your Brains."
  • The encore's opening song, a cover of They Might Be Giants hit "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" (itself a cover of an even older song first recorded by The Four Lads), was performed by the trio, apparently for the first time since their 2009 Chicago performance of the entire Flood album, by request from one particularly vocal fan earlier in the show. While preparing to play the song, Jonathan commented that he was unsure if they were in the right key, but the rendition turned out great regardless. The end of the song was punctuated by Johnathan stomping on the stage, causing the Zendrum to "Pants."
  • Throughout the show, many members of the audience were singing along. (merge with every show article in Shows catagory?)
  • Paul ascertained (AFTER "The Captain's Wife's Lament") that there were minors in the audience (brought along by parents). Paul urged audience minors to ask their parents what an IUD was. Unrelated: "5th of May" wasn't performed.