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6/26/01
HOB in Anaheim
Phantom Planet played after The Knuckle Bros. and opened for Save Ferris. The Knucle Bros, sucked. There was one guy dressed up as a monkey and they threw platters of apple and cheese at the crowd. That was so disgusting. I remember they sang "California" and I know they sang other songs, but my memory has drawn a big fat blank on the rest of the set list. If any one knows it, could you please email me? This was the first time I ever saw them or heard them. For me, that set was history in the making. After the show which I went to for Save Ferris I couldn't stop talking about Phantom Planet and I couldn't stop singing "California". The next day I Found Phantom Planet Family. Com and that led me to plans to see them again.

Set list:(ok partial set list)
Please Apply Yourself Sweetly
Wishing Well
In Our Darkest Hour
California
Can't Take It
Recently Distressed

6/15/01
The Roxy
The Other Half and Rilo Kiley opened for PP tonight. Rilo Kiley had a new trumpet player. (Keep him in mind; he's coming back in a few lines.) This was the fist and only time that I know of that PP used thir big blue cut-outs of themselves. Jason's had a spinning drumstick and yes Jason was back for this show! PP also used a few new instruments at this show. Actually, it was the first time they used them live. They opened with Anthem, She's Always On My Mind, and... this was the return of The Guest. Alex only sang the beginning and the first verse, then he told everyone to request the song or something if they ever wanted to hear it again. Then for the encore Alex came out wearing this red Michael Jackson jacket. Alex, Darren, and Sam sang an acoustic song and they ended the show with the rest of the guys joining in on "All Over Again" and "Surrender". After the show we saw Sam and took pics with Alex and had him sign our Roxy posters. Thankfuly, Kelli's mom was really late. If she wasn't then we would of never talked to Alex or seen Sam. Then awile after those sightings we had an encounter with an Austrailan guy, a flatout weird guy, and we saw the trumpet player from Rilo Kiley play his trumpet in the middle of Sunset Blvd. The Lakers had won that night so there was tons of traffic and everyone stopped for him. Then when he was walkin away, he walked by us and gave us the nicest smile and said hi. Then a few hours after the actual concert ended Kelli's mom came and found us.

Set list:(Partial)
Anthem
She's Always On My Mind
The Guest
All Over Again
Surrender

7/19/01
Hob in Anaheim
We got there pretty early but we are 2 girls so we had to go into Sephora. By the time we were done there we decided to go get in line. As we were walking to the HOB a girl told us that if we wanted to see Darren he was over there. Well, we couldn't find Darren, but we did see 3 of the other guys walking around. We saw Jacques, possibly his girlfriend, Sam, and Alex. We loved that and then when we went to get in line there were already a lot of people there. ahh. Us and Sephora...HeeHeeHee. I love how you can try all the makeup there. When we finally got in, we were in the second row after the fist band played, Kelli asked the guy infront of her if we could stand against the stage just for PP. We were so surprised when he let us. Yeah! We had a ton of fun while PP was on because this was the first time we had ever been in the fist row. We loved it! When PP was over, we went on back by Suzanne. I don't remember exactly who we talked to but Something Corprate was pretty cool. Oh and I bought my fanclub membership. I'm #0501! After I bought mine, Kelli tried to buy one but I got the last one. :( But when we saw Jacques he hadn't seen a membership kit and he wanted to know what was inside. So Jacques and I looked through the nifty yellow envelope of goodies! And I know that we talked to Alex sometime right after that too. Then me and Kelli heard the little girls room calling us, so we went there and on our way back guess who we saw? We saw Jacques and it was really nice because it was outside of the actual concert room place so we could all hear each other. We said hi and everything and I do remember that he said they might go to California Adventure. Hmmm. I wonder if they ever went. Then I think after this show we saw Jacques with his girlfriend when we were leaving which was quite sometime after the show. What can I say, we had to go to Sephora before it closed. But if this wasn't the show where we saw Jacques afterwards, then it was at the HOB on 8/11.

7/26/01
The Troubadour
The live EP recording! We stood in the front row right by Jacques and when we first got in I saved a spot for me and Kelli while Kelli bought her membership. Hey she is #0502. One concert later and one number after me! Will Hoge opened first. He was an old guy from Nashville. That's it about him. Then The Crash Poets came on and they were okay for the fisrt song, but it all went downhill from there. One of the guys kept giving me weird looks and the lead singer had really weird shoes. Then I saw the guys in the changing rooms. This was much more exciting than The Crash Poets, so I watched that instead. I saw Jacques changing shirts. Oh a shirtless PP guy. HeeHeeHee. Then I saw Darren doing handstands upstairs and either Jacques or Jason was helping him. I saw another guy changing too. Whoa Phantom Planet! I think it was Sam but I'm not sure. The blue cut-outs were to the side of the stage, but they never used them. Sam also set up his computer and the guys put up a huge piece of white paper behind the stage. For a good part of the show the computer projected cool designs on the paper as PP played. The guys opened with Anthem and the last song was Somethng Is Wrong. Then Jacques and Jason walked of. Alex was like uh guys? They were all supposed to walk off for an encore but it didn't work out right. The guys came back nd they sang All over Again and they tried the whole encore thing again. this time they ended with Surrender and Sabotage. We talked to all the guys for once and got pics with everyone but Alex. Sam also gave both of us a drumstick. Kelli tried to have Jason sign it, but her pen didn't work. This was also the first show I took a pic with Sam. I think you already know that story though. This was also the first show that Jacques remembered us at. Ahh. He is so nice. What am I saying! They are all super nice!

Set list:(Partial and in no order)
Anthem
Something Is Wrong
Shadows
Nobody's Fault
California
All Over Again
Surrender
Sabotage

8/11/01
HOB in Anaheim
Before the show we spent a ton of time in Sepora. Gotta love that store. We were in the front row and saw Sam walk in with his backpack when we were waiting for the show to start. Phantom Planet went on first and played a great set like always. After their set we decided to move on back by Suzanne. Bottles of water were $5! But me and Kelli were so desperate, we shared one. This set was different from the others, but in a very good way. PP went back to the way they used to be setup a long time ago with Sam between Darren and Alex and Jacques where Sam used to be. I managed to get 1 picture of Alex before security told us to put our cameras away. They also played a much more intense set. Alex didn't play his acoustic guitar on "California". And I think they played some songs that I hadn't heard live before. We talked to Darren, Alex, Sam, and Jacques and we saw Jason but we didn't talk to him. Sam told me to stick around for Matthew Sweet because he was pretty good, so we did and I was not impressed. We also met some new fans. Hey, Kirin!

10/11/01
Webcast on WDST in New York
This was a pre-recorded live "concert" in a studio in NY. It sounded really good until Alex started to lose his voice at one point and my computer dropped out for a a few seconds during The Guest. But thankfully, Alex's voice sounded better towards the end and my computer was only acting up for a few seconds.

Set list:
Shadows
Please Apply Yourself
Hey Now Girl
The Guest
Always On My Mind
In Our Darkest Hour
Nobody's Fault
Wishing Well
California
All Over Again

8/30/01
Universal City Walk -My Birthday Celebration
Wow! There were way more people than I expected. Traffic was horrible so we were in the 4th row. They still had the same set up as the last show. They sounded great like always! HeeHeeHee -Jason and his dancing. It's hilarious. Jacques recognized us and waved and asked how we were when he was taking his equipment off stage. I took another picture with Sam and had a nice talk with Alex too. To make the night perfect, me and Kelli ate at The Hardrock Cafe after the show to celebrate my b-day. I got really lucky that night. Alex and Sam sat with some friends at a table on the other side of the patio, so I got to see Alex and Sam for a really long time.

10/20/01
The Troubadour
We got to The Trobadour at 5:00pm but we drove around the block 4 times looking for the guys (we did see Sam and then he drove off in his car somewhere), and looking for places to get some food. We saw Alex with his friends in Pavillions and we said hi. We saw most of the guys before the show. When we were waiting in line, me and Kelli had some interesting fun. We ate our dinner of yogurt, lunchables, and Coca Cola on the ground and later on we saw Jacques making out with his girlfriend. Oh and we were on the guest list, so we got in for free! Thanks Suzanne! They finally let us in after 8:00pm! The show was absolutely wonderful! Darren played his guitar like 2 inches from my face! Shayna sent me a picture of this which is under current news. "California" is great, especially when Alex stops singing and it's just the fans singing! I love that! At the end of the show PP (except Jacques) came out and sang "Surrender" with AHF. Alex is crazy! We had moved from the front row by Darren to the back in the middle of AHF, but when PP came back on we scooted up to about 4 rows infront of where Jacques usually stands and right infront of that big pole thing. During "Surrender" Alex climbed up on the pole thing.That as so cool seeing Alex hanging almost right over our heads! Right after the show we took a picture with Alex. I really liked the outfit he was wearing. He's the only person that I know that can wear the type of hat he wore and actually look good in it.We also got all the guys autographs (except Jacques) after the show, we took a picture with Alex, and I took another pic with Sam.

Set list:
Shadows
Apply Yourself
Can't Take It
Hey Now Girl
In Our Darkest Hour
Nobody's Fault
Lisa
The Guest
Always On My Mind
Wishing Well
California
All Over Again

11/14
HOB on Sunset
The traffic was SO bad before this show! We got there in the middle of the first opening band's set and were 3-4 rows away for PP. They sang Lisa tonight. I love when Alex asks Jacques what they should do and he says "just leave it...".
We talked to everyone but Jason who seemed to be missing. All the guys were once again super cool and incredibly nice to us! Jacques, Alex, and Sam all remembered us again. Jacques has a great memory because he remembered us from HOB over the summer and Alex remembered us from Pavillions!
Sam remembered me and how I had told him about the bad pics we took together. I showed him the pics and he wanted to keep them! Oh and Sam got a new bass! It's cream colored and it's absolutely georgeous! I loved Alex's Batman shirt too!
Then Flickerstick came on while I was talking to the guys. They played for a super long time and then they did a meet and greet autograph thing after the show, but I didn't stick around for it. PP ROCKS!

Set list:
Shadows
Apply Yourself
In Our Darkest Hour
Anthem
Nobody's Fault
The Guest
Lisa
Wishing Well
California
All Over Again

12/19/01
HOB on Sunset
Thankfully me and Kelli got to this show on time unlike the last one! We first walked over by where Darren and Sam played but then we I decided that there may be less people on the other side. So we went over there right by where Jacques always is. It was a nice uncrowded area. We were in the 3rd row and all of the people close to us were PP fans. The little area definitely had a great vibe! While waiting for PP to come on I saw Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley.
The show started sometime after 8:00 and once again I loved every second of it. They opened with "Please Apply Yourself Sweetly." They then played Apply Yourself "Shadows," "Lonely Day," "In Our Darkest Hour," and "Nobody's Fault." Alex said tonight was special because they were recording. Yeah! I am now part of another PP recording! You would think that they were recording "California" or something like that but to my surprise.. they recorded "The Guest"! Then after they played
that song, Alex said that today (the 19th) was two of his friends birthdays. He spotted Tennessee (one of his friends)in the middle of the floor in front of the stage and just as I thought they were going to sing Happy Birthday or something, he started talking about this one song they rarely play. Then Jacques ruined the surprise and said it was "Do The Panic." -Great song. Next they played "Wishing Well" and "California." I think it was during "Wishing Well", Alex crawled under Darren and they got their guitar cords tangled. Then it was time for "All Over Again"! This time it was a little different though. Different in a really fun way. Alex told the crowd that he wanted us to join in when he told us to and Alex and Jacques bickered over which side was left and which side was right. The bickering only lasted for about three sentences though. Alex finally decided that the side I was on was right ( the side in front of Jacques) and the other side was left. They started "All Over Again" and then about mid way through he had the right side yell, then the left, then my side (the right) again. After some hard thinking and tons of yelling... my side won! During the end of this song Alex came over to the right side and acted like he was going ti jump down, but he just leaned over into the crowd and then he went to the other side. He jumped down into the crowd there but made it out alive. They even added another chorus to the song because it was going so good. At some point in the show Alex also complemented the audience on how we were the best audience they have had in two or three weeks! And he loved our enthusiasm! The music sounded really good tonight and for some reason I heard Jacques guitar parts better than before. Maybe because we were in front of him. The only sad thing was that Alex's voice kept doing this weird screechy type thing every once in awhile. Overall, I thought PP's last public performance of 2001 rocked!

Now onto the after show! As son as PP left the stage, me and Kelli looked for Suzanne. We found her right away and we each bought a grey zippered sweat jacket.I also bought one of the new Pp shirts to get signed for Kelli. The signed shirt was her Christmas present. The After we made our purchases, we went to the front of the room closest to where Jacques usually is to talk to the guys. But that didn't work out to well because security was making them move back to Suzanne where we had just come from. SO as we were walking back Jacques walked by us and said hi it's great to see you. Then we wanted to talk to Alex but there were a lot of people around him. We decided to go see Sam but as soon as we walked by Alex he said hi and then we talked to him. Kelli said they played great and she told him that Not Another Teen Movie was filmed at our school. Then we started towards Sam again and he said hi and we shook hands (something new with him) and Kelli told him the same thing she told Alex. Then I kind of shooed Kelli away so I could get the shirt signed. I talked to him some more and then I had Darren sign the shirt. Next, I had Alex sign the shirt an I found Kelli. I didn't tell her exactly what I was doing because I didn't want to ruin the surprise. Then I remembered that I needed to ask Alex something, so I went and found Alex again. When I got there he was talking to some friends and then he and Jenny Lewis had to go talk to someone somewhere. Then a few minutes later I decided to ask Sam and he answered the question perfectly and once again he was super nice! Wow, I talked to Sam a lot more than usual. Then a few minutes later I went and found Kelli and took her over by the bar so she could see Pete Yorn who had already started playing. While he was playing I talked to a really nice girl that I've seen there before about Jason. Pete Yorn was alright. Nothing to ride home about, but Kelli liked him. Then during the Pete Yorn set, Darren walked by me and said goodnight. I don't think Kelli even noticed it was him at first. We saw also Laura Prepon (Donna on That '70s Show), the oldest brother from Malcolm In The Middle who is her boy friend, and all three Hanson's.
After the show we went and sat outside and waited for Kelli's mom to pick us up. We waited for about an hour and in the mean time, we saw some very funny people/valet situations, and Kelli met Pete Yorn. I also saw Jason but I didn't ask him to sign the shirt because Kelli was right next to me. Once again PP left a show before we did.

Set list:
Apply Yourself
Shadows
Lonely Day
In Our Darkest Hour
Nobody's Fault
The Guest
Do the Panic
Wishing Well
California
All Over Again



1/9/02
DC101
Live Radio Interview & Performance
This morning I woke up at 6am to listen to the live webcast of this show since I live on the west coast and DC101 is on the east coast. The show was 9am their time. Now 6am is really early for me, so you know I must really have wanted to listen to it. At 6:08am PP came on and the dj introduced Jason Schwartzman and PP. Then he said something about how he doesn't want to make this into a spotlight for Jason. It's a band thing. The band was like oh we inderstand it happens a lot. Then the webcast dropped out and I was totally bummed. I woke up early to hear them and now I couldn't. But the webcast came back on in time for me to hear a little more of the PP interview which included some talk about their Letterman appearances. Jason will be on Letterman on 1/30 for Slackers and then they will all be on 1/31 to play! Then the dj asked them to cover some song and he played a few seconds of what Pink did when she came by. I was kind of confused during this part. Then PP started playing guitar and Alex was like what should I sing. The dj shouted out Mmmbop by Hanson and then Alex sang the mmmbop part of the song. It was hilarious to hear Alex try to sing that! Then PP played "Always On My Mind" and that was the end of the show. Alex's voice didn't sound super great but it was nice hearing him sing. The guys said thank you and the radio station went to commercial. And by the way, this was an acoustic performance and Jason played a trash can. It was great hearing live PP before I went to school!

1/28/02
The Roxy
Tonight I "recruited" 3 other people to see PP! Yeah! They all love PP now! After I stood in line with them and showed them who The Skirts were, I finally got up to the will call window and got my ticket. When I got inside there was a nice amount of people, but not too many. Genevieve found me and I gave her a video I had made for her and then we talked awhile. I also saw Kelly in the front row. Kelli in the pics on this site. A different Kelly.) Gen was in the 3rd row in front of Alex and I stood in back of her. After The Skirts I told her I would take special Rilo Kiley Genevieve pictures for her and I did. I took about 12. Then she moved to the back of The Roxy and let me have her spot. I managed to get right behind Kelly, so now I was in the 2nd row for PP! Thanks Gen!
The Skirts opened along with Rilo Kiley tonight. Taylor from Rooney played guitar with The Skirts and thay covered Boots by Nancy Senatra. They have definitely improved since I last saw them at the Members Only Show. Rilo Kiley put on an awesome performance once again. They played a lot of new songs and few old ones too. You gotta love Jenny. She really is a wonderful person. I really need to get out to more Rilo Kiley shows.
PP opened their set with Shadows. They played Apply Yourself Sweetly, Can't take It, and In Our Darkest Hour. Then Tthey played Do The Panic. Thankfully at this show I wasn't really doing the panic like at the last show. (At the last show my camera battery died dring Do The Panic.) After this song, PP played The Guest, Nobody's Fault, and California. Aww. I was rockin and having tons of fun during all the songs. But when Alex said the next song would be their last song, some fans were yelling out names of songs. Then Alex was like okay it's time for a band meeting and when they were done they broke into Lisa instead of All Over Again. Then All Over Again was the last song of the night. In the middle of the song, Alex put his guitar out into the audience and then set it infron of two girls, so they could play iy. The two girls were in the 1st row and I was in the second row, so I touched his guitar for a few seconds. I guess I could say that I kind of played Alex's guitar! Then Alex decided to jump up onto a speaker and go crazy like he always does. After the show the crew was throwing unopened bottles of water into the small crowd that was still by the stage and I managed to catch one. Ahh. Ice cold water. Refreshing. I bouhgt the glow in the dark guest shirt that I wanted to buy at the Members Only. Then my 3 friends that I "recruited" wanted to meet Alex, but were scared to. These are 3 very out going people, so I was surprised to see them so shy. One of them took the picture of Alex and me and then I pulled her over and she talked they got to talk to Alex for a minute. Then they went on their way and I talked Alex some more. Kelly and I met up again while I was talking to Alex. Then I told Sam about our good picture that we took at the MOS show. He was happy to see that it was finally a good picture and that it got in Band In The USA. Then he was on his way because he was really sick. Then I met up with Kelly again and we talked to Jacques. He made sure I was coming to another show soon and then he gave me a HUGE hug. Aww. Jacques is so nice. Then I was talking to Kelly and her mom and we thought of something we wanted to ask Jacques. S we did. Then we got some cool PP flyers from Suzanne (the one I have up in The Guest section of this site.) and i decided that I should get going. Along the way, I saw Robert and someothers from Rooney. I saw Ned, but i don't remember exactly when. Then as I was driving away, I saw my 3 frieds that I "recruited" leaving the show and getting in their car. The show was awesome and the PP guys just keep getting nicer and nicer. PP ROCKS!

Set List:
Shadows
Apply Yourself
Can't Take It
In Our darkest Hour
Do The Panic
The Guest
Nobody's Fault
California
Lisa
All Over Again

2/26/02
Aron's Records
To my amazement when I got to this show, the line to get in was already around the corner of the building! PP's fanbase is definitely growing. When I finally got, in I squeezed  to the front and found Gen and Tisha and I met Sophia. A few minutes later Kelly found me and said hi. For this show I decided to use the really good camera that I have never used before, so that was a fun experience all in it self. We'll see how those come out soon. After waiting for what seemed like an eternity and seeing Jonny Knoxville, PP came down the stairs and jumped on stage. -I say jumped because in order to get on the stage they had to jump over railing. No problem for them!
They started off with a new song called "Happy Ending" which I loved. It was cool to finally hear a new PP song. Then they went on to sing more songs such as "Please Apply Yourself Sweetly', "The Guest", "Do The Panic", and "Nobody's Fault".  Somewhere in there Alex remarked how today (the 26th) was like another birthday because the cd came out. "California" was the second to the last song and as always, "All Over Again" was the closing number. During "All Over Again" Alex jumped into to area between the stage and the audience and let some people play his guitar, the later he picked up 2 drumsticks and started playing Jason's drums. Alex wasn't just kinda playing around on them like he does sometimes he was really playing them with Jason. Then a little later in the song, Alex decided to climb the lights. Have you noticed that he loves to climb things? I could barely see him up there from where I was standing, but from what I could see, it was hilarious, Then as it looked like they were just about done, I think Alex told them to go through the chorus again and then finally the show was over. It was tons of fun!
Then after the show I went and stood in line to have them sign my copy of The Guest which my dad was buying for me in the store and at the same time he also had Jason sign Kelli's t-shirt for her since she was unable to come to this show as well as the last one. -Yes the t-shirt I gave to her for x-mas finally has all of their signatures! It only took 2 months, but we did it! Then I finally had them all sign my cd and me and my dad left to go to Pink's (a really great hot dog stand on La Brea and Melrose).
 
Set List:  Thanks Jessica for the set list. 
The happy ending
Shadows
Please apply yourself to me sweetly
Hey now girl
In our darkest hour
Do the panic
The guest
Nobody's fault
Wishing well
California
All over again
 

3/2/02
The Roxy
Silver Crush and The Start opened for PP
      After 1 hour 30 minutes in LA traffic... we made it to The Roxy! Kelli came this time and we immediately went to the will call line. We got there at 6:30 and the line to get in (not the will call line) was already down to the end of the building! Come to fund out, people started lining up as early as 2:30! I couldn't believe it! We found Kelly in line and talked to her a little and continued to stand in line to get our tickets. Thankfully we were really close to the front of the line. A little later Genevieve came over and said hi. This was a surprise because she had said that she wouldn't be going to that show. But she made it and that was super cool. A little after that, Jacques came out front and we said hi. Then after awhile longer we finally got our tickets and after I sold an extra ticket, we went inside with Genevieve and Tisha. We all found a nice standing area over by Darren and I got Kelli and myself each a poster off the railing. I really wanted that poster and let me tell you it looks great on my wall right now. Ok so Silver Crush played then The Start played.
     Now onto the good stuff! We saw Sam set up his computer and keyboard behind where Jacques plays and then the stage wasPhantomless. While waiting for them to come on, Kelli spotted some people that looked kinda familiar. I finally found them and saw that it was Sam's father and little brother. Well, I shouldn't say little. He is taller than me. Then PP came out! The whole vibe/ atmosphere in The Roxy was the greatest I have ever seen it. They opened with "Please Apply Yourself" and the crowd was amazing. Everyone was rocking to the music and having a great time! I was happy to see that "Happy Ending" was on the set list, but "Do The Panic" wasn't. Oh well, PP has been playing that song a lot lately. Change is good.  Then they played "Shadows", "In Our Darkest Hour", and "Can't Take It".  I absolutely love the starting of "Can't Take It" with a super great audience that knows all the words. It's such a great feeling.  Something strange, somehow I get the feeling I'm where everyone knows your name! Then they played "Always On My Mind", "Happy Ending", and then Jacques had everyone ask Alex how he was doing and Alex started "Nobody's Fault". Next they played "Wishing Well" and "California". Somewhere in the midst of all the great excitement Alex said that this was the greatest audience ever and stage dived into the audience once or twice. The audience was even really good about returning him back to the stage! Then he said that this would be their last song. Well, that obviously would not work out with a crowd like that so everyone started  yelling for another song. They were debating between "The Local Black and Red" and "Lisa", but decided on "Lisa" because the played the other song last time. PP played "Lisa" and then it was time for "All Over Again". Another stage dive by Alex! By this time the energy level in The Roxy was beyond words and the guys looked like they were having SO much fun! They finished that song and then they all went back stage. Everyone was chanting Phantom Planet and I knew they were coming back for an encore because none of the roadies or whatever you would enjoy calling thenm were taking down PP's set. When they came back, They did a cover of "Pump It Up". Jason played they keyboard and Pete Thomas from The Attractions played drums! This was awesome! I've been singing "Pump It Up" ever since!     
     After the show it seemed like there were a billion more people in The Roxy than there usually is and they all wanted to talk to PP. I just sat on the stage with Kelli, Genevieve, and Tisha and Jacques said hi to me.  Then a few minutes later some guy took a picture of me and Kelli with jacques. It was kinda funny because they were all yelling at me to get in the picture. So I did. Then we made our way outside. I was going to talk to the other guys but I never saw Alex and it was just too darn crowded! I callec my dad a little while later to come get us. while we were waiting for him, we saw Jason leave I made up a bunch of crazy Phantom Planet stories and told them all to Kelli. It was fun. Then Jacques walked by and we all said Goodnight and probably a second later my dad pulled up and we left The Roxy. We looked for Jacques but didn't see him anywhere. Maybe he went to eat in that sushi restaurant I saw.
    
Set List:
Please Apply Yourself
Shadows
In Our Darkest Hour
Can't Take It
Always On mY Mind
Happy Ending
Nobody's Fault
Wishing Well
California
Lisa
All Over Again
Pump It Up w/ Pete Thomas

7/24/02
The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA
The Like opened for PP 
 

Hi everyone. So after almost 5 months of no live PP I got to see them again last night. Wow! The show was so amazing. I dont know where to start! Ok, how about around 5:00pm?

 

Kelli, David, Lisa, and I got to The Troubadour around 5:00pm and found ourselves a nice little sitting spot on the corner of The Troub. We saw Sam, David and Lisa saw Jason, and Kelli and I saw Jacques and all 3 girls from The Like. Around 7pm or so or line was moved to in front of The Troub where we anxiously awaited to get in. Finally, we all got to go in. We went and stood in front of where Sam plays. By this time I had already seen a lot of familiar faces and now I was slowly beginning to see even more.

After awhile The Like went on. Wow! They get better every time I see them. I got David an I Like Z pin and he wore it all night. Then it was time for PP!

 

After some more waiting, PP opened with "Shadows". This was col because they usually don't open with this song. It's usually in the middle of the set or towards the end. Oh the energy was unbelievable. Id never heard so many people screaming so loud at one time for PP. The guys had endless amounts of energy on stage and they all looked so happy to be playing there. Jacques was jumping around like a mad man! They played "In Our Darkest Hour", "Always On My Mind", and "The Happy Ending" after that. Then Alex asked the audience which song off Is Missing they wanted to hear. A lot of people said "Can't Take It" but then Alex said they were going to do a something different tonight. Sam was confused to as what was going on and then all the guys finally decided to follow Alexs lead. Alex started playing the opening of "Sleep Machine! which they haven't played since the last MOS show and then they ended up playing "Recently Distressed"! They hadn't played that in such a long time!  They played "Lonely Day" next. Then Alex said they were going to play a new song, but he got ahead of himself. The rest of the band was like no thats' not till after this song, which was "The Guest". The new song was "Badd Business". HeeHee. I thought it was funny. I finally got to hear Badd Business for the first time. I love that song! Just the whole sound throughout the song is really cool. Next, Jacques asked everybody if they had seen PP live before and people yelled, then he told the audience to ask them how they were doing. This was new because Jacques usually has the audience ask Alex how he was doing. But this time the audience asked the whole band. Then Alex started "Nobody's Fault".  Jason was going absolutely wild on his drums! They then played "Wishing Well" was an amazing song. I love "Wishing Well" live! Then of course this one can't be left out of the set, PP played "California". Jacques said that they would be playing another So. Cal show in August and he said we were the best audience they have had in a really long time. Then at the end of their set, Alex said that "By The Bed", a song they had only played live once before, would be their last song. The crowd was sad, but I knew that wasnt true because they always close with "All Over Again". After an intermission as I will call it, Alex came back out and started playing "Something Is Wrong"! A solo! Yeah! Then Sam and Jason came out about way through the song and backed him up. Then Jacques and Darren came back out and  the band broke into "All Over Again". Alex told the crowd that he didnt want anyone standing around, he wanted to see everyone jumping up and down and going crazy, so of course I kept going crazy like I had been. It was SO much fun! Then somewhere during the song Alex decided to climb the up to the speaker on the left side of the stage by Sam and sit on the speaker! I could barely see him up there, but he kept singing while the rest of the band was going crazy on stage. Jason and Sam were going all out on the drums together and then finally Alex came down from the speaker and they started going off the stage one by one. Jason ended with a HUGE drum solo and he ended up carrying some of his drums off stage.

 

The energy throughout the show was amazing and at the end, I was exhausted. Kelli and I waited around for a while inside. Then we saw Jacques. We followed him outside because security wanted him to move out doors and then he saw us and pointed to us to follow him. We got to talk to him and we took pictures with him. What a great way to end such a fantastic show!

 

Set List: Thanks Jessica from the PPF MB (fineonmyown)

Shadows
In Our Darkest Hour
Always On My Mind
The Happy Ending
Sleep Machine intro/ Recently Distressed
Lonely Day
The Guest
Badd Business
Nobody's Fault
Wishing Well
California
By The Bed

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Something Is Wrong
All Over Again

8/16/02 & 8/17/02
Popkomm/ Bizarre Festival
Germany
By: Chris
 
So I saw Phantom Planet twice. Friday at the Popkomm Introducing thingie and yesterday at the Bizarre festival. They are awesome! I love them to death. I mean loved their album that's why I went to see them play live, but now I am truly obsessed. I was able to get a signature from everyone in the band on my The Guest inlet at the autograph session. But the sad part is -- the security gards snatched my digital camera. I have no pictures!! I could have taken such great pix of all of them at the autograph session. I'm a little heartbroken about that.

1/10/03
The El Rey

          I got to The El Rey around 7pm and walked right in. It was so nice not having to wait in the long will call line. That would have sucked. To my surprise, I walked right up to the stage and stood in the second row right in front of where Darren and Sam play. I thought for sure by getting there after doors opened I was going to be in the back. But I was in the front!

Before Phantom Planet went on there was a Coca Cola 2nd Annual New Music Award finalist competition. Last year 1000s of bands sent in tapes, the judges narrowed those down to 10 bands, and then eventually 2 bands. At this show, we saw the final 3 bands compete to play on the American Music Awards on Monday. Dick Clark was the host so that was pretty cool seeing an American icon about 6 feet away from me. The 3 bands were: Honeycomb, Terrel, and Moe. Moe ended up winning. This was all definitely interesting because Coca Cola was filming it. They had professional photographers, interviewers. It was a big deal going on in that place.

Before the show I saw Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley and heard that tweo of the girls from The Like were there. I also finally met up with Seleena and I waved to Tisha and Gen! Then around 9:45pm. PP came on. Ahh, 6 months well worth the wait! They put on a great show with tons of energy!

The stage went black and then.. there was nothing. After a few minutes of waiting the Zelda theme song came on! Yes. The original Nintendo Zelda theme song and moments later the guys made their way on stage. Jason was holding up a big stuffed leopard above his drums, and then it all started. With the Zelda music still going in the background, they opened with Please Apply Yourself To Me Sweetly. Jacques decided to spice things up for a change by wearing a Jesus wig. LoL It was a wavy, partially curly, dark brown, shoulder length wig that covered his face half the time he was wearing it. He took it off about 3 songs later. Then they played Always On my Mind and a new one called Stiffs. Actually, I think Stiffs is one of my favorite new songs. I really like the beat through out it and Sam has a great bass solo in it. Its only a few seconds long, but man its nice. It kept humming the beat in my head for about 2 songs after Stiffs until I forgot it. Then was By The Bed. This song seemed harder and faster to me than last time I heard it. But its still a new song so Im sure it isnt 100% perfected yet. Next was Happy Ending. Before Alex started singing this one he said I think this one is still available for download at our website. I think Happy Ending is definitely one of the crowd favorites because the crowd really started going during this song. Then was a brand new song called All The Same To Me that Alex told the crowd when it was over that it was the first time they ever played it live. Then Alex told the audience about how his house was just egged really bad, toilet paper and everything a few nights ago by the subject of this next song. Then Jason and Jacques said something to Alex and he was like no this is the right song. Well, that person is the subject of this song. Then they finally played the song, First Things First. This is also another new song that I think was a favorite among the crowd. Next, was Lonely Day which got the crowd going absolutely crazy. Next was another song from The Guest. I think besides All Over Again the crowd enjoyed Nobodys Fault the most from The Guest. As usual, before singing Nobodys Fault Jacques had the crowd ask How are you doing? and Alex started the song Everything is okay, everything is fine. Then there was another new one called Jabber Jaw and then Badd Business. Badd Business ended on a huge high with the crowd going crazy which quickly faded into the first few notes of California which just made the crowd go even crazier. I, along with a good majority of people there, sang along with Alex during the first verse and then the ones that knew the rest of the song kept singing. California has always been one of my personal favorites, so of course I sang along to the entire song. That song really catches the emotions surging through the band on stage. When Alex is singing the chorus you can feel and hear that Phantom Planet is putting everything they have and more into their music and having a great time. When Sam went to start singing back up at the beginning of the song, he forgot he still had his pic in his mouth from when he was playing the tambourine and gave this little smile at himself for forgetting. Then the madness started. The never ending All Over Again. This is the usual show closer that takes new forms every single sure. No one is ever quite sure how long it is going to last or exactly what is going to happen. Throughout the song at this show, the band went absolutely nuts and then right as you think the song was over, one of the guys played a few notes on his guitar and it all started again. Alex took his mic and hopped up onto a speaker over by Jacques. Everyone thought he was going to climb the light structure, but after looking at it decided knock over Jacques mic stand, hop down off the speaker, and stage dive by where Jacques plays for the second  time of the night. Hutch ended up reeling him back in. Sam Played drums with Jason too. But now instead of just kind of playing around with the drums for a little bit, Sam and Jason really tried making something out of what they were doing. They were following each other and having a great time. Then Alex joined in on the drums and there you had three guys on drums and Darren and Jacques playing guitar. Soon Alex and Jacques both ended up on the ground and before you knew it the guys were slowly making their way off stage until just Darren and Jason were left. They played of each other for a bit, then Darren went off, and Jason played for a little more. Then Jason stood up holding one of his drums just letting the crowd go wild.  Then off he went to the back and the show was over. Hutch came out, turned off the amps, and gave away the set lists, drum sticks, and pics that were all left behind on stage.

After the show, Sara (the friend I was with) was able to snatch Darrens bottle of water off the speaker and I talked to Seleena some more. I met Lisa, Seleenas friends, and we decided to meet up in a little bit again by the merch table. Away from the crazy crowd. Well, that did not really work out. I some how totally missed the merch table and me and Sara ended up outside. They were giving away free American Music Awards goodie bags with cds and flyers in them, and miniature cans of Coca Cola! LoL I love free stuff. Then we waited out side. At one point, Tennessee from The Like came running over to me because she saw that I was wearing their shirt. That was pretty rad. LoL. Its always fun to see how excited she gets when she shes me wearing the shirt. It always puts a smile on my face! HaHa And I just happened to be standing next to the guy that helped design those shirts for The Like. That was cool. Then we waited some more. I ended up seeing Charlotte and Z from The Like, Robert and Matt from Rooney, and countless other familiar faces that Ive seen time and time again at these shows.

Finally, Seleena came out and told me she had talked to Jacques! Woo! We talked some more and then Jacques came outside. I didnt talk to him though. Then awhile later, Seleena left and Sara and I waited for the other guys. All of a sudden I hear my name and I see Seleena coming towards me to tell me she just talked to Alex!! Yeah! Then Darren came out and we all talked to him. He complimented me on my jacket I was wearing and was surprised to hear id been to 15 shows. Sara and I took a picture with him, and then, once again, Seleena left. So, Sara and I stood around for a couple more minutes and then Jason comes walking up! He said he saw this group of girls waiting out front as he was driving away and he couldnt just leave without talking to us! LoL He was unbelievably nice last night and was really talkative. He just bought a new black Toyota Pryus that only uses $12 in gas every 2 weeks even though he drives a lot. Sara got his autograph on some Dickies paper that he was quite amused with. He said it reminded him of when he had to write in curvise at school, so he started out writing the cursive alphabet for her. HeeHee. Then we all took a picture and a few minutes later Sara and I were picked up. Wow! What a night!

Setlist: Thanks Jessica from the PPF MB for the set list (Thanks Hutch!)

please apply yourself to me sweetly
always on my mind
stiffs
by the bed
happy ending
all the same to me
first things first
lonely day
nobody's fault
jabberjaw
badd business
california
all over again

2/7/03

The Roxy -Johnny Polonski and The Like opened

I got to The Roxy around 7pm and at 8 the doors opened. Woo! PP show #16! The first opening band was Johnny Polonski and then The Like opened. The Like have improved tremendously since I last saw them in July. They were interacting with the crowd a lot and I thought their music had a lot more energy. Then it was time for Phantom Planet.

If I remember correctly they opened with the Zelda theme song again. Then they went straight into Please Apply Yourself To Me Sweetly when they got on stage. Then they played Always On My Mind and The Happy Ending. The crowd was super pumped from the beginning and just kept getting better throughout. Next, they played a new one called Its All The Same To Me and then a crowd favorite, Lonely Day. It was great hearing the crowd sing along with parts of Lonely Day under Alexs vocals. When a crowd can sing along, it always makes the show more fun. Then they played another one of the fairly new songs called First Things First and then The Guest. When Alex and Jacques started playing the first few notes of The Guest, the crowd went wild! Next they played Stiffs which I am pretty sure is the song with the awesome bass solo in the middle. Then it was Badd Business and the ever popular California. The crowd ALWAYS sings at least the opening verse of that song just like they did at this show. Then Jacques said something like Well, weve been doing this for quite awhile now and I think you all know what to say. He counted to 3 and then about half the crowd asked Alex how he was doing like they were supposed to, but the other half just screamed. Then Alex responded with Everything is Ok. Everything is fine. and that started Nobodys Fault. Then I think this is when the band went off stage and then came back for an encore. They played Do The Panic and towards the beginning of the song, The Like bum rushed the stage and joined in drums and vocals. Tennessee played drums with Jason, Charlotte sang on Jacques mic, and Z sang on Sams mic. You could tell they were all having tons of fun. After the song The Like went off stage and Jacques said that The Like was the first band ever to successfully bum rush the stage and actually sing a successful song. HaHa It was funny. Then I think it was Alex who said something like they had a special surprise. He also said that it was a brand new song they had never played before. They were going to save it for The El Rey, but liked the crowd at The Roxy so much, they got anxious and couldnt wait any longer. So they started playing Turn, Smile, Shift, Repeat. That was absolutely amazing hearing that because before that show I knew that they only played part of it in sound check once a long time ago. I thought that would be it from that song. It was definitely a pleasant surprise. Then the guys ended the show with the ever changing All Over Again, which included Alex jumping off of the speakers by Darren and Everyone else going totally nuts on their instruments. That song is always the funnest one of all! Also, somewhere in there, Alex stage dived like always. HaHa Then one by one, the guys walked off stage and as Sam left he said You guys rock!

After the show I talked to Sam, saw his parents talk to Jacques, saw Jacques, heard Brandon Boyd was there, and got so excited at one point while I was in The Roxy I started running and jumping around. That was one great show!

Set List: Thanks Angela (anjeluh) from the PPF MB for the set list!

please apply yourself to me sweetly
always on my mind
the happy ending
it's all the same to me
lonely day
first things first
the guest
stiffs
badd business
california
nobody's fault
do the panic
turn smile shift repeat
all over again

2/8/03
The El Rey
Los Angeles, CA
Sign of the Fox and Big City Rock opened
 
Set List:
The Happy Ending
Always On My Mind
In our Darkest Hour
Just A Scratch
Lonely Day
First Things First
The Guest
By The Bed
Jabberjaw
California
Nobody's Fault
Turn, Smile, Shift, Repeat
Do The Panic
All Over again

4/25/03
BJ's Bar
Fredonia, NY
Thanks Sarah for this and the pictures from this show!

Hey!  my name's Sarah, I saw thme at BJ's, great show, They
played a lot of new stuff that they've never played before so
I didn't recall titles, ofcourse California during which Alex
was climbing on pipes from the ceiling.  He did a tiny bit of 
crowed surfing, but gave up on the crowed shortly thereafter.
I think they opened with Always on my Mind, but I was outside
watching through a window cuz the place was over-packed and my
friends were all under.  I got in for California though.  
Met the band after the show and hung.  Darren was awesome and
Jaques was being a total flirt heh heh.  Jason was chill and
Sam was a big scrawny teddy bear.  Fridman was there too just
chillin with everyone out back.  Alex mostly stayed in the car,
but I guess he gets the most attention, and thus likes to be
the most left alone...couldn't be the fact that I was wearing
too much clothing for his taste.  heh heh.  Got some good pics
had a lot of fun.  They went to a house party as the bar was
closing, I would have gone too but I was with people who wanted
to just go home and sleep.  I suppose I can't blame them.  It
was FredFest weekend, which is SUNY Fredonia's spring rock
festvial when we get bands to come and everyone runs around 
getting drunk and high.  No good bands at the fest this year,
but Phantom Planet playin at BJ's more than made up for it :~)
The concert was great, and they guys were so nice!  

Set List: (May not be 100% correct)
Thanks Stardestroyer from the PPF MB for this info.
 
the happy ending
stiffs
always on my mind
life on top
first things first
nobody's fault
jabberjaw
you're not welcome here (working title)
california
all over again

6.19.03
LIFEbeat Benefit
Henry Fonda Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The Like, Wilshire, Special Goodness, Bleu, Hanson (acoustic), Calexico, and The Thorns also played

Phantom Planet was the last band to go on for the night. The show started at 7pm and PP did not go on until 11:30pm. Throughout the night, the majority of the fans were Hanson fans, so by the time PP came on, many people had already left and I stood in back which was about the sixth.

The oldest Hanson brother introduced PP from a side balcony and as the curtain started to rise, PP opened with a brand new song called Big Brat. Members from the previous bands including Bleu, The Like, Hanson, and possibly Maroon 5 were all on stage dancing. Jason was not at this show because he is currently filming a new movie, so Ryland from Audiovent filled in for him. This song was a little different because Sam played guitar and Jacques played bass. Alex, whose hair is now about shoulder length, was also using a dark brown guitar for the entire show instead of his white one with the Japanese flag sticker on it. Big Brat is definitely a good way to get a party started. There is just an endless amount of energy in the song and it has an amazing chorus everyone can really get in to. I think the main part of the chorus was stand back. But those words could have been different and I cannot remember any of the other words. This is by far my favorite new PP song which I am sure will be on the new album. Alex then mentioned that the song they were beginning to play was Happy Ending which is the first song on the new album. Then the next few songs on the set were Badd Business, First Things First, Always On My Mind, and Nobodys Fault. At the beginning of Nobodys Fault Jacques had the crowd ask Alex how he was doing just like he does at every show. Oh and Jacques was wearing a white tee that said in orange glitter letters, Take Me Home Tonight. Next either Alex or Jacques said they were going to slow things down a bit as they started California which was by far the most mellow song of the set even though everyone was going crazy to the song. By The Bed was next and I really like how far this song has come. The first time I heard By the Bed I am pretty sure it was acoustic, or if it wasnt then it was a very calm, slow song. Through the months, this song has evolved into a fast paced song that is much heavier. Now it is more along the lines of Badd Business. Im pretty sure Stiffs was next and this song has come along way since I last heard it. Back in February, Stiffs had a strong bass line that was the major part of the song, but now PP has added more guitar parts and fiddled with the bass line a little so the music has more, well substance. There is more to the song now than before. Stiffs is one song that definitely shows the work PP did over the last few months. The last song was All Over Again, which is always a crowd favorite and is always filled with every little bit of energy the guys have left. It wasnt nearly as long as it has been the last few shows where it was near the 10 minute mark, but it was just as much fun.

Somewhere in that set, someone from the audience threw a huge pair of mens briefs at Alex that had black writing all over them. In the front the said Phantom Planet Panties and Alex preceded to put them on his head while he sang the next song. They were so large, the covered his entire head plus the entire mic. While the underwear was on his head Alex said, I hope these arent used. Then after the song, he said, Those arent my size by the way. Also, somewhere in there, Alex jumped off the stage into the crowd. Then he sort of crowd surfed back about 6 rows. The crowd almost dropped him twice! Then he was about 7 feet away from my and he started jumping up and down in the crowd and a good number of people around him did the same. Then he made his way back to the stage to finish the song. Pete Thomas (drummer for Elvis Costello and The Attractions) also played drums on one song, which could have possibly been California, but I cannot remember.

 Overall, Phantom Planets sound is much harder even since the last show I went to in February and the newer songs are definitely more rock than pop. I think the sound really fits PP as a band better now that they are older and more experienced musically.

Thanks break (Jessica) from the PPF MB for the name of the guest drummer from Audiovent.

Set List:
Thanks break (Jessica) from the PPF MB for some help on the order of the songs.
 
Big Brat
Happy Ending
Badd Business
First Things First
Always On My Mind
Nobody's Fault
California
By The Bed
Stiffs (I think this is where this song was)
All Over Again

6.30.03
The Henry Fonda Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
In order of appearance:
The Like
Phantom Planet
Maroon 5
The Pharcyde featuring members of Phantom Planet and Maroon 5
 
           This show was a bit different from most of the other shows I have gone to in the past. The show was a benefit for solar energy called Vote Solar. At the beginning of the show and in between each band, there was a group of 3 guys that came out on stage and preformed comical skits that all ended up being about how we need to start using more solar energy to save the world.

            To open the show, the first skit included a guy in a cow costume, another who was supposed to be the sun, and a third guy who I guess was the narrator. The whole thing was strange but then again it was hilarious because for a good portion of the skit, the sun guy was just doing somersaults back and forth across the stage. The first band was The Like. Charlotte from The Like mentioned that all of the sound and lights were not running on electricity but recycled french fry fat. Then there was another skit

            Then to my surprise, the guys on stage announced Phantom Planet and out they came. I thought Phantom planet was going to be last on since their name was on the tickets and the Henry Fonda Theatre sign. Thankfully, I was down close to stage and was in a good spot to see everything, even Ryland Steen who was once again substituting as drummer in Jasons place.

I do not have the set list from this show, so I cannot remember some of the songs PP performed, but I know a good majority. I think PP may have opened with Badd Business, but I am not sure. I do know that they played one of the newer songs they started playing live around February. I know that PP played California and a new song called Youre Not Welcome Here. Before playing Youre Not Welcome Here, Alex said the next song was brand new and they had never played it live before, but QueenOCansNJars from the PPF message board said PP actually preformed that song at Bjs Bar in Fredonia. I thought that the music in, I think it was the chorus, sounded very influenced by Radiohead, where the other parts of the song were faster rock like Badd Business and Happy Ending. PP also performed By The Bed which once again sounded a little different from what it sounded like at the last show. This time for about the first 40 seconds of the singer, it was just Alex singing and playing his guitar. I know this was how the song was played in February, but the Alex solo sounded a little longer than at the last show.

About half way through the set, someone over by Jacques threw him a thong on stage. He ended up putting it on his mic and then awhile later he picked it up and whipped his face with it. Pretty funny. Totally gross. Also, Alex mentioned that there was an after party which everyone was invited to go to on the roof of the Henry Fonda Theatre and he said if you went you might get to be part of PPs new album art. Like always, Alex crowd surfed, but if I remember he crowd surfed twice. The second time, which was at the very end of their set, he drifted off to the back of the theatre and disappeared. Then he came back and climbed on top of  the speaker by Darren. The security guard obviously was not happy about this, but Alex kept going anyways. Oh and a nice little change for this show, opened with Big Brat instead of All Over Again.

After PP left the stage there was another skit, and then Maroon 5 played. After Maroon 5 was The Pharcyde, which was more like one big jam with Alex sitting in a chair playing a shaker, Sam playing bass, and the other guys just having fun onstage.

8/27/03
The Troubadour
Los Angeles, CA
4th Annual Members Only Show
 
           I got to The Troubadour at about 5:30pm and stood inline. When we got to go in, I was about 8 rows away from the stage. Then with people moving around and getting situated, I ended up being 5 rows away in front of Jacques, with a great view of the entire band. Once everyone is in, on the sound system where they usually play pre show music, they played Forever. Or at least the latest finished version of Forever. From what I could hear, the overall sound is much more like a real PP performance. The way their cd should sound like. It didnt sound over produced like The Guest and it definitely has a lot more energy. So from what I have heard, Dave Friedmans approach probably was a lot less organic than Mitchell Frooms, but I think that suits PP much better. If someone listens to this cd, they will hear what PP sounds like live. Not just what they sound like in a studio after however many takes. And yes, a lot of the music is darker and colder, but PP just is not as much of a happy pop group like a few years ago. There sound has taken on a new direction as they grow older and continue creating music. But this happens with every band. Many people are saddened by the MOS and one of the reasons why is PPs new sound. I am very much a fan of this new sound. Its the same PP; it has just evolved over time. Myself, I love it. I think it suits the guys a lot more now that they are older and have more going on in their lives.

The actual MOS itself was really just a show with only PP performing that they taped and recorded for the DVD and a special bootleg cd that is coming out the last week of September. I wasnt expecting a long show though, so I thought this was fine. I got to hear 2 brand new songs and rock out to my favorite music. Just like the sound, times change and yes, the MOS is no longer the awesome 2+ hours of straight PP performance.

I loved the old times, but I embrace this new time with as much joy and love as the past because its Phantom Planet, a band that grows and evolves like every other living thing. Change is inevitable.

Now lets get to the actual performance! HeeHee. I hope that whole first part was clear to you. I was just throwing out everything thats been on my mind about PP after reading peoples unhappy posts on the boards.

PP started out with The Happy Ending and then played Badd Business, Always On My Mind, First Things First, and then I got to hear a brand new song I had never heard before. Makin A Killin has a great beat during the chorus where Alex keeps repeating the words makin a killin. The brand new songs have an even rawer harder sound than the others do, but they are really fun. Some people complain about not being able to sing along to them, but that was the first time I ever heard that song and after hearing the chorus once, I had no problem singing along. It may have been during this song where Alex danced first, but he did it a few times off and on. Its just this bouncy back and forth dance. He kind of bounces around a little and moves his shoulders. If you watch that video on the PPF MB that a girl made of Big Brat. He dances in that. HeeHee I actually am a huge fan of that type of dance because I dance like that a lot. HaHaHa So I guess I can relate to it. HaHaHa It didnt look choreographed to me, but it looks like there may be certain times in certain songs where he really enjoys doing it. Then Alex and Jacques were joking around and said the next song, which ended up being The Guest, was off a bad album. HaHa Funny boys. Or at least I think it was before that song. Then they Jacques had everyone ask Alex how he was doing and Alex started Nobodys Fault. Then PP played By The Bed and Alex said they had only played the next one, which was Turn Smile Shift Repeat, once or twice before. (They played it twice before. Once at each LA show in February 03). Then they played another brand new one called The Meantime. I think this was when Alex was making more hand movements than usual. He was making little squares and other shapes to go along with the words, but like you said its nothing new. Hes done hand movements before. I really enjoy them. I think they add more emotion to the song and it looks like Alex really likes making them. HeHeHe. Then the guys played Jabberjaw, Big Brat, which they said would be their new single on Oct. 21 and lastly, they closed with the always enjoyable All Over Again. During All Over Again Alex got up and played drums with Jeff and then Sam joined in with them. HeeHee That is always a blast seeing three guys on drums at once. Then Alex decided it was time to climb. He went up the scaffolding/post the lights are on near Jacquess side that was about 8 feet away from me and climbed to the top. Once up to the top, he wedged a leg around a few of the bars and flipped himself forward so he was looking down at the people/ground while he was singing. HaHa A security guy or someone used his little flash light and lit Alexs face up so the camera man could get the shot. Man, that was one of the favorite parts of the night. Then Alex climbed down a bit and eventually jumped back on stage. Oh also, Sam and Jacques switched instruments on Big Brat and one other song that I cant remember. All I remember is that it was one of the brand new ones, maybe Makin A Killin. Then all the guys went off stage and they turned the lights on.

But people werent leaving. Everyone wanted PP to come down and do an encore, which they didnt do. But they did come down and take all the fans for coming and they introduced Jeff as their new drummer. Then they said they had to get ready for the next show and everyone left.

Overall, PP looked much happier at this show then the last few Ive been to and I thought they sounded a lot better. Jeff seemed to fit in perfectly and he seems like a very kind and considerate person. I think he was a nice addition to PP.

            After the second show, my friend, my sister, and I drove by The Troubadour and just be chance we saw Jacques out front. I had my camera with me, so we parked and walked over. He was talking to a few friends, but on his way inside, he took the time to say hi to us and we took pictures with him. He was in a really good mood and it seemed like all as going well for him at the moment.
 
Set List: (Thanks emiwenis from the PPF MB for the exact list)
The Happy Ending
Badd Business
Always on My Mind
First Thing's First
Makin a Killin'
The Guest
Nobody's Fault
By The Bed
Turn Smile Shift Repeat
The Meantime
Jabberjaw
Big Brat
All Over Again
 

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