Setlist: The Decemberists – 4/28/09 – Yale University

Great show. I managed to run into and make an ass of myself in front of Colin Meloy roughly 5 minutes before their set. I expected them to play way more off of Hazards of Love, but whatever, I’m probably gonna catch that tour anyway.

They were also way more fun than I expected, with unexpected surprises raging from chicken fights during “The Perfect Crime #2” to guitar duels during “The Chimbley Sweep.” Maybe it’s just because they hated the crowd, but whatever, I enjoyed it.

The Crane Wife 1&2
The Crane Wife 3
July, July!
Sixteen Military Wives
The Legionnaire’s Lament
Days of Elaine
The Perfect Crime #2
Billy Liar
The Sporting Life
The Engine Driver
The Rake’s Song
O, Valencia!
The Chimbley Sweep

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