April 27th, 2000
"The Alphabetical Show"

You Were Spiraling opened up this show. They have developed a following among TMBG concert goers so much that they did an encore of "Take On Me". Also, during "This Is The Road", lead singer Breslin turned around on stage while the crowd sang a line all by themselves.

Completely unexpected tonight. This was the alphabetical show. They decided to write out the entire set list in alphabetical order, minus the last two songs. Here is what the set list looked like on paper:

4 of 2
Actual
Angel
Birthday
Boss (This was a new full version that should appear on the Malcolm soundtrack. Flansburgh mentioned that they wrote the first 33 seconds of the song a couple of years ago, they wrote the other 2 minutes of the song yesterday.)
Chess
Cowtown
Crane (First time I've ever heard this live!)
Cyclops
Ensor
Finished (Full band version, Linnell on keyboard)
Guitar
Hide
Hypnotist (First time hearing this live!)
Istanbul
Masshole (The band introduction song)
Polk
Purple
Radio
Replacements
Robot
S-E-X-X-Y
So Loud
Spin (It just didn't happen tonight, Flans was dissapointed)
Subliminal
Sun
Twistin
Worm
Xquisite Dead Guy
SpY
Zirdhouse In Your Soul
Well, at least the last two weren't worded like that, but it works.

Very interesting show, Flans was also promoting the new MP3 album EP, Working Undercover For The Man.