MAR
19
2011
Mike Gordon
Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
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My first MGB show

Center Stage is such an intimate venue to see one your favorite bass players. I was right up front, close enough that the band was laughing at some silly stickers on our faces. I didn't really know what to expect from the band. It's certainly not Phish, and that's a good thing for Mike. It was interesting to see him leading the way, smiling and even getting a little goofy. Col. Bruce Hampton came out for "Fixin' to Die" in the first set. What a character. MGB versions of "Mound" and "Cities" were pretty tight. Some might say better than the Phish versions. You be the judge. Video of Mound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08h_yJxRWSQ Setlist via phish.net: Set 1: Another Door, The Void -> Heavy Metal -> Fixin' to Die[1] > The Void > Rhymes, Exit Wound, She Said She Said, Be Good and You'll Be Lonely, Cities Set 2: Balloon, Only a Dream -> God Put a Smile Upon Your Face, Just a Rose > Pretend, Nobody's Home, The Beltless Buckler, Traveled Too Far, Mound Encore: Down to the Nightclub [1] Col. Bruce Hampton on vocals. Notes: After "Another Door" Tom Cleary performed a mini "song" on the Kaossilator that he had written backstage before the show about that evening's Supermoon. Mike introduced "The Void" as a "song about the feeling the first person that ever walked on the moon had when taking that... step." Atlanta-fixture Col. Bruce Hampton provided vocals for "Fixin' to Die."
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I remember this! What a fun night! The green light behind Mike was perfect.