Bologna, Parco Nord  
August 31, 1997 Bologna, Parco Nord

I'm a rock journalist from Rome: yesterday I've been in Bologna to see Faith No More live at the Made in BO arena (Festa dell'Unitü)! Only few words: I'm still excited... This is the list of the songs: it's a little bit different from the one the band had on stage, but I'm sure it's right!

Intro: Theme from "2001: A Space Odyssey"

  1. Collision
  2. Midlife Crisis
  3. The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
  4. Last Cup Of Sorrow
  5. Evidence
  6. Easy
  7. Introduce Yourself
  8. Got That Feeling
  9. Ashes To Ashes
  10. Home Sick Home
  11. King For A Day
  12. Pristina
  13. Epic (ended with Guarda che luna, guarda che mare)
  14. Naked In Front Of The Computer
  15. Just A Man
    First encore
  16. Stripsearch
  17. I Started A Joke
  18. We Care A Lot
    Second encore

Fabio Massimo.

It was a killer time! The only italian date was awesome! The concert started at 7,30 PM. It started with an italian band named 'I Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti (Three Happy Dead Guys)'. They weren't too bad, but people were there for ONE reason...

They played for about 30 mins and after that, at about 8,30 Eels started to play. They were very brilliant, the drummer did magic things and infact Faith No More were on the side of the stage listening to them. They played for about 45 mins their 'hit' singles and other interesting songs (a cover 'If I Was Your Girlfriend (Prince)').

After their show stage people started to prepare the 'field' for war ... At 9,45 the REAL show started: the stage was dark and the music started to play (the famous Wagner Symphony we can't remember the name ...). They got on stage, fine dressed like Blues Brothers ... Here's a list of the songs they played, the order probably is wrong ...

  • Collision
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Last Cup Of Sorrow
  • Evidence
  • Easy
  • Introduce Yourself
  • Caffeine
  • Stripsearch
  • I Started A Joke
  • We Care A Lot
  • Ashes To Ashes
  • The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
  • King For A Day
  • Naked In Front Of The Computer
  • Pristina
  • Home Sick Home
  • Got That Feeling
  • Epic
  • Just A Man

The show was simply wonderful: Mike Patton spoke all time in italian, he sang pieces of famous italian songs (Romagna Mia and a Fred Buscaglione song) and improvised a lot: during 'Just A Man' he sang the last verses in italian.
Between two songs he said to the people:'Ok guys? Do you know a funny thing? They (the band) don't understand a shit in italian ... These assholes!' and during a song he continued:'These suckers! This fucking band ...' and so on ... He dedicated 'Naked In Front Of The Computer' to Poison, they played with 8 years ago ... He said 'It's a heavy thing on my heart ... Excuses from my heart ...'. He drank wine during the show.
There were many many people: the arena was full and ... what else to say? It was a great show, maybe because it was the only date in Italy. It seems Faith No More will play again in Italy, in november or december. For now it's all!

Glenda and Matteo.

Source: CVDB
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