Wilco @ Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ - Last Night

Three hours! Thirty. Seven. Songs. The back-to-back Big Star tribute of "Thank You Friends" and "In the Street" likely would have had me weeping. Alex Chilton's passing has hit me harder than I could have ever imagined. Just something about Big Star. I listened to #1 Record on the drive up 101 last night and it is honestly one of the greatest records ever, ever, ever recorded. The fact that this record was lost in some distribution snafu following release, would be like Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man having been self-published and only made available to a couple folks.

Back to Wilco last night. Look at this set list!

Ashes of American Flags
Wilco (the Song)
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Bull Black Nova
You Are My Face
One Wing
Shot in the Arm
Muzzle of Bees
Deeper Down
California Stars
Impossible Germany
Poor Places

You & I
Hesitating Beauty
Laminated Cat
When You Wake Up Feeling Old
Dreamer in my Dreams
Outta Mind (Outta Sight)

Airline to Heaven
Always in Love
Candy Floss
Jesus Etc.
Box Full of Letters
Can't Stand It
Hate it Here
You Never Know
I'm the Man Who Loves You
Thank You Friends (Big Star)
In the Street (Big Star)

Casino Queen
Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Hoodoo Voodoo