Venue: Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis on 10/11/11.
Ticket price: @$30.00 balcony, @ $50.00 floor after fees
Capacity: 2635 The floor was a little more than half full and the balcony was ¾ full.
Crowd: Tailgaters of all ages who come into the show late, drunk, loud, and ready to party. There was a lot of fist pumping during the show, a little dancing here and there, and a whole lot of smiles and high fives. The security team was pretty strict about keeping people out of the aisles from what I witnessed, which is different from say, a Phish show, where it’s a free for all. They were a great crowd of varied age. I sat by young children in the balcony for the 2nd set who were having a blast dancing in the empty seats. Then there were teens and baby boomers down the same aisle.
Set List: Being a complete WSP noob, I didn’t recognize a single song besides Second Skin. My friend who accompanied me said that it was a solid set list. But she commented that the crowd was a little subdued compared to other Panic shows that she has attended.
Light Show: It could have been so much more than it was, considering the lighting rig that was on stage. I noticed a steady stream of teals, purples, and blues. Every once in a great while, we’d get some an array of primary colors but I was a little disappointed overall.
Overall impression: This is a tight band, as they should be after 25 years on the road. But they never played anything that really demanded my attention. Maybe a year off after this tour is exactly what they need, maybe these guys just aren’t my cup of tea, or maybe I need to see them in the south, where they really turn it on.
Set one From the Cradle Holden Oversoul Stop-Go Sleeping Man Happy Jaded Tourist Down Pleas Proving Ground Jam Worry Proving Ground
Set two Papa Johnny Road Climb to Safety Time Waits for No One Second Skin Coconut One Arm Steve Action Man St. Louis Bear’s Gone Fishin’ Pilgrims Red Hot Mama