Portland (OR), La Luna  
October 8, 1997 Portland (OR), La Luna

  1. Midnight Cowboy
  2. Collision
  3. Midlife Crisis
  4. Last Cup of Sorrow
  5. Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  6. Evidence
  7. Easy
  8. Introduce Yourself
  9. What A Day
  10. Home Sick Home
  11. Ashes to Ashes
  12. King for a Day
  13. Pristina
  14. Epic
  15. Naked In Front of the Computer
  16. Just a Man
  17. "This Guy's in Love With You" (Burt Bacharach)
  18. Get Out
  19. Stripsearch
  20. "Highway Star" (Deep Purple)

The show was super packed sold out and hot. they played as tight as i have ever seen and the live sound was great. Mike Patton kept talking to the bar tender at the back of the venue and saying ''I see you, do you see me?'' then he started saying how he wanted a Martini and Billy Gould said to bring it in a plastic cup. One song went by and Mike got pissed cause he never got his drink but he preformed perfect. Not one flaw the entire show and The Deep Purple cover of Highway star was cool. They played one slow song cover which sounded familiar but I couldn't figure it out. I know it wasn't I started a joke or Glory box. Also the order of songs might be slighty off due to my memory but its pretty close. I am going to see them in Seattle on Sat the 11 so I let you know how that went. They better play Caffiene and Suprise your dead or ill be pissed.

Tanner Crace.

So my friends and I traveled well over 300 miles to see this show. 'Twas a long day indeed. Needing to kill a little time we went to Powell's bookstore (the largest Bookstore in Oregon easily, takes up an entire city block with three stories). We chill in the coffee shop area of the place, then I almost shit a brick because I see John Hudson (or I thought it was, I've just seen pictures from the net) standing next to our table looking at magazines. I freeze, and all of my friends start looking at me like "What the fuck is wrong w/ you". I didn't want to sound like a dork, so after he left I told them that that was John Hudson. Now I really feel like an idiot for not saying anything, so I decide to forget it and go book hunting. A few minutes later, my buddy Matt finds me with this shit eating look on his face, then says he saw Billy when he was on the way to the bathroom. That's it. I go into the lobby and I see Billy waiting in line and John waiting for him, so I go up w/my friends and introduce myself to John and BS w/ him for a bit, and then Billy walks up and we bs for a few more seconds and then they gotta go and so do we, a great beginning to a great concert.

The opening band, Lower Case, were no big deal. Their sound was all right, but I've heard the style millions of times before, they were hardly original.

FNM opened with Midnight Cowboy with barely any lights on. It was so beutiful. Patton played it on this instrument that had a tiny keyboard, but he blew into it w/ a hose. After that, shit just got crazy.

Patton had this shtick going. In the end of one of the songs he started yelling at the Bartender. "Hey you, bartender! Yeah, I'm talking to you, I need a martini." and for four or five songs, after each one, Mike would yell at the bartender for a martini. He started to say shit like "It's on the house", "Put it on Warner Bros. tab", and Roddy and Billy got into it "Look, just give the man a martini, you can put it in a cup." It was really funny.

The was was as good as to be expected. The band was sarcastic as hell. Constantly fucked w/the audience. John Hudson was GREAT!! Hit everything right on. I think he'll actually work out, he wrote with them, and toured, what's left? He was really fun to watch onstage. All n' all great show

In loving memory of Ron Scott, who was with us in spirit and partly in body, because my friend brought some of his ashes so he could be with us. FNM was one of his favorites. Love ya.

Jake Merriman.

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