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Built To Spill @ Maxwell's 7.19.09

Built to Spill

Built To Spill special show

Built to Spill live in Hoboken

Built to Spill sold out in NJ

After watching Grand Duchy's (Frank Black) techies take over an hour to make sure everything was set up just right for the non sold out show at Maxwell's two days earlier, it was a bit surprising to see Built to Spill quickly make their way to the Hoboken venue stage after the opening act (The New Numbers) with their gear in hand.

This intimate show had been causing a stir since it instantly sold out a couple months before. Fans were paying $100 for tickets on ebay, and one fan even offered (via Craigslist) to give away his extra ticket for free if they wrote a convincing essay on why they "NEEDED" to see the show, stating that he was a die-hard fan. 

Built to Spill played for just about two hours, with the last 1/2 hour being an instrumental/jam. There was no planned set list, just the members asking each other which song they should play next. The group many times obliged to the audience's requests, such as 'Time Trap" & "Else". The sound was exceptional, even though most of the gear they were using wasn't even theirs. The show will definitely be one that people will talk about for years to come and everyone who was in attendance will probably never see another BTS show like it.


Maxwell's Setlist

Three Years Ago Today
Stop The Show
Time Trap
Kicked It In The Sun
In The Morning
Nowhere Nothin' Fuckup
One Thing
(New Song)
Virginia, Reel Around The Fountain
Broken Chairs
In Your Mind (extended version)

More Photos Here

Reader Comments (8)

color balance your photos boss

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertrying to help

yea, i was trying to find a decent ticket off craigs, but the ones under $50 kept getting swept up. would have loved to here.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergabe

good stuff. how was the new song?

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertai

the new song was short and poppy-sort of a wistful tune about the past. the chorus talked about "hindsight" and his childhood. i thought it was really good.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjbf

wow, thanks.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertai

ok set list, makes me feel less bad for missing this.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergreg

Else was amazing last night.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

Wasnt really a set list. More like people screaming out songs and them playing things on the fly. The Band hung out after the show and seemed really happy about the crowd and the night.

July 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLasher

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