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Rise Against Setlist (27/3/'09)

As expected, it was an absolutely terrific night. Local band A Death In The Family kicked things off well, before The (International) Noise Conspiracy worked their asses off to win over a crowd who initially wondered why Rise Against would choose a bunch of purple suit-wearing Swedes to support them! And then Rise Against absolutely went full-tilt for 80 odd minutes. Even being in the audience was akin to playing sport when you had to be on the move for the same duration without any rest at all. A great experience.

Quality opener that had a nice combo of the rocking out & sing-along factor.
2Give It All

I initially thought this track was a touch over-rated, but have grown to really like it of late. It lifts a further level live.
3State of the

4Ready To Fall

Fan-f'n-tastic. Had everyone both screaming & singing along.
6Re-Education (Through Labor)

Most of the tracks from the new album actually played well live & this was no exception.
7Chamber The Cartridge
8Stained Glass and Marble

I have no idea why this song is on the setlist. The perfect spot for 'Everchanging' to come along & give everyine - band included - a breather.
9Behind Closed Doors

Often forgotten and under-rated song desrves its place here.
10Life Less Frightening

As expected; great.
11Like The Angel

If I had any little doubts about the greatness of this song previously, they are gone now. Sounded sensational live.
12Collapse (Post-Amerika)

The song from 'Appeal To Reason' which sounded best live.
13Heaven Knows
14Long Forgotten Sons
15The Good Left Undone

Totally blew me away. Rise Against clicked into full gear with this one & hearing the crowd yell out "All because of you..." sounded awesome. Equal 3rd best performance of the night.
16Hero Of War

The first song of a 5 song encore... Not too bad, but the vocals were mixed a little high, probably because the full band unnecessarily came out for the final minute or so.
17Swing Life Away

No problems here as Tim was spot on all by his lonesome. The crowd knew every word too. 2nd best performance of the night.

I'm biased towards this song. Needless to say, it was phenomenal hearing it live. Equal 3rd best performance of the night.
19Audience Of One

I guess they always have to play the new single. Sounded pretty good too.
20Prayer Of The Refugee

Ho-leeeeeeeeeeeeee f*ck!!! I think it was Spamue1 who told me this song was brilliant live. I'm not one who had thought this to be one of Rise Against's best 3 recorded songs & I can't say the recorded live version that is a bonus track on some versions of 'Appeal To Reason' is all that great... But this was toally mind-blowing. The power, the emotion, the words, etc, etc, etc... It just all came together for one mind-blowing experience & I can totally understand why Rise Against close with this. One word: WOW!!!
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