|Submitted to Guster.net by Kyle Barrett
The Eagles Club: The Rave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This was the first guster show ive been to. I was not disapointed, the show was awesome. Blue Mearl opened and played probably 8 or so songs before leaving. Lots of people seemed to be into their music, some strange instruments for this kind of a band, but it was good stuff. Guster opened with my favorite, What you wish for, awesome song to get the crowd goin. They played a lot of new songs that i didnt know the names of yet. A couple i had heard before-- ramona was great, not many people knew it yet, but still a great song. I'm guessing one of the new songs played was "keep it together" and it was a really good song too. They played one other song for the second time ever, couldnt hear the name of it though, either "I am" or "Diane".. great song, especially for their second time. The new intros and outros were great, especially the one after "I spy". Older toons were great as well especially with the violinist from blue mearl on window. X ray eyes, mona lisa and demons with cake's "Jolene" were suprises as well. Other highlights were ryan's stalling, his talk about holding up cell phones, two points for honesty, and the great lights during every song. The guys put on one of the best concerts of any band i have ever been too. If you havn't seen them, get tickets, they are awesome. After the show the sound guys were pretty cool too, they tossed us ping pong balls from airport song and a handfull of adam's guitar picks. Ubelievable first show, and it wont be my last.