So, Muse let us choose 10 songs from the provided list and I am afraid that many fans will again make the same mistake.
First, I would like to say that I hardly believe that the whole gig will include only ten songs. I suppose, there will be more, perhaps, 15-18. Subsequently, the 5-8 other songs will definitely be the popular and the most played songs, such as Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole, Plug In Baby, Hysteria, TIRO, some songs from Drones and ofc the newest Dig Down.
DO NOT CHOOSE THEM!!!! DID YOU HEAR ME????? DO NOT CHOOSE THE POPULAR SONGS!!!!
Second, as we are excluding the songs mentioned above, we need to weigh each our decision.
Soldier’s Poem should definitely be on the list, firstly, due to some recent events: the fact that Matt actually believes it was on Absolution and now it is a fucking meme lol. Secondly, it hasn’t been performed live for 6 years. Thirdly, I think we need at least one acoustic song on the setlist.
In my opinion, there sould be some songs that have never been played live such as Easily and Falling Away With You. However, I remember Muse saying that the latter is
not for concerts and I don’t really think that they changed their opinion. So I would prefer Easily, and Matt even said that he would love to sing it. At the same time, I want my beloved Glorious to be performed, it was played live only like 5-6 times and like 12 years ago. Nevertheless, with a bleeding heart, I would sarcrifice it for Easily.
Next, if Muse put MEGALOMANIA, which was played live only ONCE, on the list of AVAILABLE songs, it means, they CAN play it and it is a fucking sin not to let this happen.
Next, we need some intense rock songs, so I suggest to add Assassin, Showbiz, Darkshines and Map Of The Problematique/Take A Bow. In case of MOTP, I adore it with all my soul, but Muse have recently included it into their gigs, so I think we should incline towards such a technical song as Take A Bow. Bliss has also been played lately, so I personally wouldn’t put ot on the setlist.
Furthermore, we need more piano involving songs, I would request Space Dementia, Sunburn or Falling Down. VERY TOUGH CHOICE, BUT I’D GO WITH SUNBURN, because it hasn’t been played since fucking 2006.
Regarding some fab B-sides, such as Fury, Agitated, The Groove, Dead Star, yes, definitely, these are some rare and wanted songs to be played live; however, they ARE played sometimes, especially Fury and The Groove, so I would rather prefer Eternally Missed, which was played only 3 times, DAMN THREE TIMES!!! IN 2002! I’d die to hear Nature 1 and Sing For Absolution live, I love SFA so much, SO MUCH, and Nature 1 was performed only during the Showbiz era….. Eh, I don’t know, I think Eternally Missed is the most rational choice.
In addition, I reckon, one song by Chris also should be included, I’d go with Save Me, plus, we need some calm songs too.
So, finally, the setlist I suggest is:
Take A Bow
You certainly may offer your options and opinions, perhaps, they are even better than mine.
Please, reblog this post, so that as many people as possible could see it, including the ones who are actually going to attend the gig and who actually are voting.
falling down | cave | unintended | escape | jimmy kane | agitated | new born | space dementia | plug in baby | darkshines | feeling good | shine | dead star | in your world | can’t take my eyes off you | shrinking universe | yes please | map of your head | ashamed | time is running out | sing for absolution | falling away with you | endlessly | the groove | eternally missed | take a bow | starlight | supermassive black hole | invincible | assassin | city of delusion | glorious | crying shame | easily | resistance | undisclosed desires | united states of eurasia | guiding light | unnatural selection | i belong to you | neutron star collision (love is forever) | supremacy | madness | panic station | follow me | animals | big freeze | save me | dead inside | psycho | mercy | reapers | defector | revolt | drones
So, Rogue One isn’t that far away, but it’s not here yet and so I may be chewing on the walls just a little bit, so, okay, here, have a bunch of STAR WARS fic that helped me pass the time. I EXPECT A SURGE OF YOU TO JOIN ME AGAIN WHEN THE MOVIE COMES OUT BECAUSE I NEED MORE FIC ABOUT THE ORIGINAL TRASH LORD DUMPSTER FIRE, I just love him so much, okay. p.s. the Catalyst novel is delightful, you should definitely read that, too. (Fic recs every Wednesday.)
STAR WARS FIC RECS: ✦ shelter by tangeton, obi-wan/anakin, 16.1k wip A Jedi and a slave walk into a bar. This could be a setup to a terrible joke, and it is, because Obi-Wan really hadn’t meant to free all the slaves on this blasted planet. Tatooine AU. ✦ space dementia by wellwhiskey, eventual obi-wan/anakin/padme & dooku, sith!obi-wan, 30.7k wip AU - Darth Maul survives the Battle of Theed. Obi-Wan succeeds in his quest for vengeance but fails to escape The Dark Side. Anakin goes along for the ride. ✦ And None Of It Seems To Matter by Kablob, mylordshesacactus, ahsoka/barriss & luminara & obi-wan & asajj, 70.6k wip Barriss Offee had no idea what fate she averted for herself or her friend Ahsoka Tano when she stopped her planned attack on the Jedi Temple before it started. But her actions will still have far-reaching consequences—for both of them. ✦ all the words you cannot say by wreckageofstars, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka, 1.6k Obi-Wan Kenobi is dead. Ahsoka and Anakin struggle to pick up the pieces. ✦ Chase the Sun by Syphrosine, kanan/hera & rex & ocs, 25.4k wip Low on funds, Hera and Kanan are relieved when a well-paying salvage job falls into their laps. But what starts out as a simple retrieval will soon put the secret of Kanan’s Jedi past at risk. ✦ Completely Irrational by deaka, luke/mara & ben skywalker, 2.1k Ben overhears his parents arguing about his training. Luke, Mara, Ben, before LotF. ✦ Soldier, Poet, King by Glare, obi-wan/anakin & qui-gon & mace & cast, 77.4k wip Second chances are very rarely given, but the Force smiles upon two of its favorite children and returns them to a time before their actions have met their consequences. Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader, seeks redemption while Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, disillusioned with the Jedi Order and its Code, falls to the Darkness. Trapped out of time, Master and Apprentice must once again work together to stop Sideous’ plans from reaching fruition and bring Balance to the Force—all the while dodging the Jedi, the Sith, and their feelings for each other. ✦ Deja Vu by SkippingSteppingStones, obi-wan & anakin & luke, 2k When Darth Vader is roused from sleep by a sob he feels strangely connected to, he is compelled to find its source. ✦ Don’t Look Back by Valairy Scot, obi-wan & anakin, 26.7k ObiWan Kenobi doesn’t believe in luck. It’s one choices and training, not luck, that determines one fate. When he and his padawan are stranded in the mountains, he faces a life or death decision and Anakin Skywalker faces a lesson he never wished to learn ✦ A Walking Shadow by lilyconrad, obi-wan & anakin & luke & leia & padme & ahsoka & cast, 57.3k wip It is five years into the Empire’s ascension, an order built on the blood and bodies of the Jedi. None survived, they say, and the handsome, icy profile of Lord Vader plastered across every Imperial city leaves no room for doubt in the minds of many. But Vader knows there is at least one left, one that escaped him on Mustafar all those years ago. ✦ From a Certain Point of View pt 1 / pt 2 / pt 3 / pt 4, obi-wan & anakin & padme & ahsoka & sidious & cast, 7.5k Or, how Ben Kenobi’s boldfaced lieprevarication saved the Galaxy (but not in the way he thought it would). ✦ Ask Me No Questions by XtinethePirate, obi-wan/anakin, NSFW, 4.4k Anakin and ObiWan. An interlude between the Jedi Boys in the shower leads to a pointed question… and an unexpected, but very emphatic, answer. ✦ A Personal Matter by ruth baulding, obi-wan & cast, 3.4k Angst-ridden epilogue to CW Episode 5.1 “Revival.” ✦ They Are by Charmisjess, dooku & qui-gon, 1.7k This is their moment, their eternity. They think its going to be like this forever. ✦ dusk before sundown by thegoddessinzerogravity, anakin & ahsoka & shaak ti, 1.3k Shaak Ti gently ran her fingers over the still-sleeping Ahsoka’s forehead. “Master Skywalker, I’m going to be honest with you. When Ahsoka first reached the age where she was to be assigned a Master, I was very close to requesting that she be assigned to me, not anyone else.” Anakin tried to ignore the sudden ache in his chest, and managed to ask, “Do you regret it?”