Setlist: Bob Mould — Sawyer Point, Cincinnati OH, 22 Apr 2000

Wishing Well
Hoover Dam
Taking Everything
Your Favorite Thing
New #1
Panama City Motel
Lonely Afternoon
The Last Night
Sinners And Their Repentances
Brasilia Crossed With Trenton
High Fidelity
Fade To Black
Surveyors And Cranes
See A Little Light
Celebrated Summer

Too Far Down
If I Can't Change Your Mind

Outdoor music festival (Bob is believed to have played the Procter & Gamble Pavilion). Solo 12-string acoustic show.

Thanks to Mark Weygandt, from whose website (now defunct) this information was retrieved, along with the informal show reviews and comments below, which were originally posted to the Sugar internet mailing list:


From: da9ve

I can't delve too deeply in detail right now - being that I just got 
back from Cinci an hour ago and might need some more sleep, but the 
highlight of the show for me was the one-two whammy of Sinners & Their 
Repentances and Brasilia Crossed With Trenton. Top notch! Still, I was 
hoping to hear a few more of the newest songs, . . .

The show was all acoustic 12-string - we clamored for some electricity, 
but Bob said he was sticking with what was working, even though the 
falling temperatures were apparently playing havoc with the guitar's 
ability to stay in tune.

A few of us raving fanboys stuck around the back of the pavilion after 
the show till Bob came out to shake hands. He was very cool, and chatted 
with us for a few minutes; gave us the update on who else works out at 
the gym in the building where he lives: Sandra Bernhard. (Last fall in 
Chicago, he mentioned that Monica Lewinsky was sighted there, . . .) 
Also, the intelligence is that he's using *very* lightweight strings, 
D'Addario's if I recall correctly.

All in all, a classy show.


From: chellEE

I have waited for 11 years to see this man in concert. No lie. Workbook 
has been and continues to be in my otherwise constantly changing top 10 
albums of all time list. So, when my buddy emails me and asks me if 
I'm going to the Earthday thing at Sawyer Point to see Bob Mould, I 
seriously thought he was pulling a fast one on me. But oh-my-lucky-stars 
he wasn't! To think I ALMOST MISSED HIM!!!!

As you can imagine I went in with high expectations. I didn't even mean 
to set them as such, but I've been waiting 11 YEARS to see this man 
perform!! And it was completely worth the wait! I was blown away. Never 
could I imagine that a dude and his guitar could hold so much stage 
presence. I could barely sing along to any of the songs because I was in 
complete awe of Bob... Bob Mould... the musical genius as I call him... 
and because I couldn't get rid of the goofy grin that was completely 
plastered on my face. 

The highlight of my evening, besides hearing some of the new songs, and 
having my picture taken at the bottom of the stage while Bob did his 
thing on top of the stage, was to hear See a Little Light and If I Can't 
Change Your Mind. Oh the glory of it all! 


From: Paolini, Nicole

The Cincinnati crowd was very light--about 100 people--probably because it
had been raining all day. It was a totally acoustic show, but otherwise very
similar to the Chicago show the week before (although he did play Celebrated
Summer but didn't do Poison Years). The best part was actually the 11 PM
Channel 12 news. They interviewed Bob. They didn't ask about his music, or
Earth Day, or how he felt about being back in Cincinnati--they asked what he
thought about Elian Gonzales. The look on his face was priceless.

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