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mofrofans1
Admin
589 posts
Nov 08, 2008
10:41 AM
DREAM SETLIST CONTEST

We've danced all around this one y'all, so it's time we do it. Especially considering Danny's (MOFROTM) recent comments about the setlists getting "nutty" in Jan and Feb (we can only hope they do!) and the responses to dirtcracker’s post about favorite songs you’d like to hear.

What would your Mofro "Dream Setlist" have on it?

DON'T start putting it all down yet!! I wanna find out how everybody wants to do this...get a consensus.

And I'm thinking rather than having them posted here on the board, I'll get y'all that are entering to email me your list. Then at the end of the period (like 30 days), I would put them all up on a page along with a poll (similar to the photo contest poll page that went up this week.) That way everyone's is a mystery to one another (and to everyone else) until polling begins. Everyone would vote for their favorite. There would be one winner. I'll come up with some good stuff. Maybe not quite as elaborate as the photo contest, but good stuff nonetheless. There's also the potential for a really, really grand prize (more in a moment.)

Just how "real" do we keep it? Well...I'd like to approach JJ about playing the setlist at the winner’s "home club" when they come there again. For example, if my setlist won (and NO, I can’t enter my own contest, dammit) were to win, my "home" club is Skipper's so next time they come to play at Skipper's they would play my setlist.

Now that's reaching for the stars guys. I have no idea if they'd do this, or even if they can. They have a record to promote, they have to keep all the people and the venue happy at a show. And there could be a hundred reasons they can't do it. But I figure the worst thing that can happen is that they say no they can't do that and don't ask again. And that's cool by me. It’s a wacky idea. But wacky enough that maybe they’d want to get behind it. Never know.


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mofrofans1
Admin
590 posts
Nov 08, 2008
10:42 AM
If we kept the setlist "real," then it might help. By real I mean it has to include several Orange Blossoms songs. And it can't be all covers. And it would have to include at least of couple of the usual crowd-pleasers: Lochloosa, Junior, Ho Cake. And it would need to be like 20 songs max.

OR we could just go nuts and you can do the setlist however you want. In this case though I think it's more like a fantasy setlist whereas the above is a dream setlist. I would define fantasy setlist as being the one they'd play if they were coming to your house. (Now THAT'S a fantasy!) Like you're gonna have 100 of your closest friends over and you get to provide the band with the setlist.

So, I guess we could sum that all up as dream vs. fantasy.

Keep in mind though that we do need to have a beginning and an end, and a time period to vote. And if y'all overrule me and want to post them as you go along instead of sending to me and waiting to have them all go up at once, then so be it.

Keep in mind too that there are about 4,500 people that hit the site every month (plus about 1,100 return visitors--that's us boardies), so there's lots of people to cast votes.

Come on an jump in and tell me y'all's thoughts, K?


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MofroFan1

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2008 10:46 AM
antsyashley
324 posts
Nov 08, 2008
1:17 PM
Clay, I love your idea. I'll play by any rules.

So, let's go back to talkin' about the band playing at my house! How much money do I need to save up? Oh that would be a great graduation party in May!! :-)

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Good things are goin' on!
dirtcracker
101 posts
Nov 08, 2008
4:03 PM
the Stones did this back on their last tour. people submitted dream setlists and then they randomly drew them and flew that person to the show (i think) and played the setlist they had submitted.

i REALLY, i mean REALLY, like this idea Clay.
mofrofans1
Admin
591 posts
Nov 08, 2008
7:17 PM
Thanks y'all. THE STONES DID THIS? Damn. I thought it was all my idea. It came to me in either a dream or a drug induced stupor. I don't remember.

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estanley1
77 posts
Nov 08, 2008
7:25 PM
Rule #6 - If you don't remember it...it never happened.

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mofrofans1
Admin
592 posts
Nov 08, 2008
7:29 PM
I couldn't agree more. And I'm afraid to ask about rules #5 and #7.

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Gr8ful98
68 posts
Nov 08, 2008
7:46 PM
MOFRO Country Ghetto Winter Tour:

"If you remember it, you weren't there"

Just seems like it fits in with the last 2 posts
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estanley1
78 posts
Nov 08, 2008
7:57 PM
JD, was that really a battle cry of the CG tour? That's awesome.

I always loved J. Walsh for "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get". Huh?

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~Good music, good people, good times.
mofrofans1
Admin
595 posts
Nov 08, 2008
8:15 PM
Okay you two boneheads, but what about the subject? You know, the setlist thing??

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estanley1
79 posts
Nov 08, 2008
8:24 PM
Please reefer to Rule #6. I mean that.

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~Good music, good people, good times.
Gr8ful98
71 posts
Nov 08, 2008
9:00 PM
Ok...I'll take a stab at my DREAM SETLIST!
Again...this is how I'm feelin' right now.

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2008 9:12 PM
mofrofans1
Admin
596 posts
Nov 08, 2008
9:16 PM
Okay there JohnDude slow down!! You're on a roll tonight. I pulled your setlist. See above, read the 3rd paragraph--the one that starts with DON'T.

This is gonna be a contest; not for funsies. Y'all get to vote and there's gonna be a winner.

Ain't nobody s'posed to post setlists yet until we all agree on how it's all gonna kind of work. I ain't going to the time and expense of having a contest if'n we don't have some sort of rules.

And we all gotta decide if we put them up as we go along, or all at one time at the end of like 30 days (at which time the voting will start.)

There's only about 150 of us on the board but we also got several hundred lurkers, plus about 175 new people discovering the site every day. So, who knows, there's going to be maybe anywhere from 25 to 100 setlist submittals. But there will be well over 1,000 votes cast (if I had to guess.)

Pull them reins back their John!! Gots to let some others chime in firstus.

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MofroFan1

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2008 9:24 PM
estanley1
80 posts
Nov 08, 2008
9:30 PM
Enthusiasm is GRAND!

Question #1 - How many songs can our set consist of, including encores?

15 set + 2 encore ?

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~Good music, good people, good times.
dirtcracker
103 posts
Nov 09, 2008
1:47 AM
yeah i say the setlist be typically what they're playing now:

Main set - 16 songs
Encore - 3 songs
Encore 2 - 1 song
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Total - 20 songs
Gr8ful98
74 posts
Nov 09, 2008
5:43 AM
20 songs...that's a good round number.

I like it!


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"throwin' pennies on the tracks and playin' in the rain...oblivious of the world around us that was going insane"

Last Edited by on Nov 09, 2008 5:44 AM
mofrofans1
Admin
599 posts
Nov 09, 2008
8:23 AM
Yeah I think 20 is a good number. Seems to be an avg of what they normally do.

Don't worry there JD bout moving so fast. It be partly my fault for writing a mini-novella up there that's the length of somewhere between "Green Eggs & Ham" and "War and Peace." Anyone who can remain awake all the way through my 2 posts up there must be on a caffeine buzz (or stronger!)

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Gr8ful98
75 posts
Nov 09, 2008
12:25 PM
One of my greatest assets & worst liabilities:

Spontaneously acting before thinking

It's all good...
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"throwin' pennies on the tracks and playin' in the rain...oblivious of the world around us that was going insane"

Last Edited by on Nov 09, 2008 3:32 PM
FireFly
123 posts
Nov 10, 2008
1:28 PM
one of jj's favorite performers is otis redding, so how about doin a live set of one of otis' shows from back in the day? like the monterrey pop festival set?
now I would LOVE that.

I'm gonna sprain my brain tryin to figure out MY dream setlist.

clay, why would you do that to me?
dirtcracker
104 posts
Nov 10, 2008
4:03 PM
i think we need to limit the cover songs too. no more than 2?
FloridaFreak
1 post
Nov 12, 2008
3:38 PM
You rock! Can't believe I just found this site! I would love to enter the set list contest. Have ya'll decided on the rules yet?
mofrofans1
Admin
608 posts
Nov 12, 2008
4:13 PM
Hey FloridaFreak! Welcome to the show. We have a great time here, and we're all absolute Mofro FREAKS! Glad to have ya.

I'm still waiting on more input on the contest. I wanna get a few more people to chime in. Probly another week or so.

C'mon back soon!

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MofroFan1
FireFly
126 posts
Nov 12, 2008
6:12 PM
shit, I don't know how ya'll come up with these lists, can't wrap my brain around it yet, but if i get one together it will be a good one.
,so if I can pick a dream setlists, how about a dream venue, a dream audience, and , oh got to go
dirtcracker
108 posts
Nov 13, 2008
3:29 PM
i also like the idea of keeping them secret. setting a deadline to have them in, then putting them up on the site for a vote. posting them here and there as people submit them would be considered "cheating" in some cases.
dirtcracker
116 posts
Nov 18, 2008
6:25 PM
ok Clay -

whats the deal with this? still waiting for some people to chime in?

when would the "promotion tour" for OB be officially over? just asking because pretty sure whenever they make it back to VA they won't be playing as many songs from that album.

ps. look for some texts tomorrow night from the Greenville show, if i have service of course.
dirtcracker
146 posts
Dec 10, 2008
7:14 AM
bumping this from page THREE. whats the latest on this clay?
mofrofans1
Admin
767 posts
Dec 11, 2008
10:14 AM
Shit...I've been waiting on you to ask, dirt. I just knew you would! Obviously you like the idea. As do I and many others, so it's a go but I just haven't had time to organize it. Part of the problem is that I've been spending a lot more time of late trying to stay ahead of the the bill collectors. The other is that I don't really want to start anything new of any magnitude during the holidays.

I'm sure you've noticed that posts are a bit slow. Site viewers are off for the month, which is not surprising. We offer entertainment and right now people's attentions are diverted.

Since there's going to be a grand prize to the "best" setlist I also need to think that thru. And it has to be set up where lurkers can participate as easily as board members. So that precludes the setlists from being posted, but then they have to be emailed to me and I'm thinking that we're actually going to have 2 contests, so I don't want all that happening during the holidays and I'm out of town and shit.

First of the year...we'll get er going.

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