Finally got to see them last night.
Good show. Band went on right around 9:15 and played right up to 11. Setlist highlight was Daylight Fading. Adam was also really feeling the Lippy Kids alt in Rain King, ad libbing a bit and sounding great.
After all the conversation this summer - Adam seemed like Adam. A bit tired, and he looks in a bit worse shape than he's been in the last few years, but he was engaged in the show, talked to the crowd a bit. It was brutally humid last night, so I would think that explains the exhausted look.
Also, re: the setlist - the upside of going to one show this summer is that the repetition didn't really bother me, especially for the songs I love. Yes, I wish they'd pick a different alt for Elisabeth, but that song is beautiful and I can never be sad to see them play it. I've seen them open with Sullivan Street a lot of times over the last 5 years, but it's a perfect way to start a show and everytime he sings "I belong where you belong, because I belong with you" and I'm standing next to my wife, I get emotional. Anyway, just a reminder that the concerns about setlist variation are mostly academic, unless you're questioning the value proposition of going to 5 shows (which I'm not doing until they get on a different path with the shows, I think).