White Stripes Reach Out to the Public

White Stripes in MD

As you may already know by now, the White Stripes had last night’s concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD broadcast on NPR courtesy of All Songs Considered. Their hour and 38 minute set was pretty spectacular, featuring a variety of interesting song choices (old and new-ish) such as “Now Mary,” “Walking with a Ghost” (Tegan and Sara), “Lafayette Blues” (so awesome!), and “St James Infirmary Blues” fading into Blind Willie McTelll’s “Dyin’ Crapshooters Blues.”

Full setlist as follows:

Intro (Who’s A Big Baby) / Blue Orchid / Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground / I Think I Smell A Rat / Jolene (cover Dolly Parton) / My Doorbell / Cannon (riff) Lafayette Blues / Black Math / Passive Manipulation / Wasting My Time / Death Letter / Hotel Yorba / Rated X (cover Loretta Lynn) / Apple Blossom / The Denial Twist / I Want to the Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart / Red Rain/ Sister Do You Know My Name / We’re Going to Be Friends / Now Mary / In The Cold Cold Night / Walking With a Ghost (cover Tegan and Sara) / Cannon / I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (cover Burt Bacharach) / Ball and Biscuit / The Nurse ENCORE: The Hardest Button to Button / St James Infirmary Blues (fade into) Dyin’ Crapshooters Blues (cover Blind Willie Mctell) / Seven Nation Army / Boll Weevil

6 Replies to “White Stripes Reach Out to the Public”

  1. Does anybody know what the house PA was playing after the Shins and before the White Stripes? I am not sure if it was a White Stripes choice or if Merriweather had control. The show was definitely nice.

  2. I’m not 100% sure on the Merriweather show, as the webcast played parts of the Fresh Air interview during the intermission, but at most of the shows they have been playing The Gun Club’s Fire of Love while they are setting up for the White Stripes.

  3. Blue Cheer? That’s what it was between sets at Coney Island…

    Then some Rolling Stones afterwards, I do believe.


  4. They played Rolling Stones – Loving Cup after the show at Merriweather, so maybe the WS has control over that.

  5. It’s been ACDC, Little Richard then Blue Cheer at Coney Island, Merriweather and AC. I almost had a seizure during Lafayette Blues.

  6. I attended 3 of the 4 (awesome) White Stripes shows at the Los Angeles Greek Theatre this August. Every night they played all of The Gun Club’s Fire of Love before the show and, afterward, The Rolling Stones’ “Loving Cup.” It was kinda neat…each night, like a ritual. “Loving Cup” is one of my very favorite songs in the world, so it was *wonderful* to hear as I floated out of the venue. 🙂

    The Merriweather show was indeed spectacular. Jack & Meg sure know how to set the night on fire. Quite an amazing setlist. I’m glad they brought back “In the Cold, Cold Night” instead of doing “Passive Manipulation” twice. Nice to hear “Now Mary” again, too. And Jack going into “Dyin’ Crapshooter’s Blues” after “St. James Infirmary Blues” made me smile. Great show! Wish they were coming back to California soon. hahaha

    With NPR webcasting the show, I wonder if any tapers were able to make it into the venue…

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