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Wilco, Andrew Bird & The Congregation played Fifth Third Bank Ballpark (pics, setlist)

photos by Matt Zielger

Wilco @ Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on 7/08/2012
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A lot justifiably has been said about Wilco’s ensemble nature, the way in which the interplay between the Chicago band’s six fine musicians determines the group’s sound. The emphasis on collaboration reflects well on [Jeff] Tweedy, who may be the most unassuming star in rock, but it can work against the band when he steps too far back in his songs.

On Sunday [7/8], though, his voice and guitar playing stood out from the beginning of the first song, “Dawned on Me.” The outdoor venue may have contributed to the striking clarity of his singing, but so did the way Wilco reworked songs to put Tweedy in the forefront. [Chicago Tribune]

Both Andrew Bird and The Congregation opened, but due to the traffic jams that occur at these kind of venues we unfortunately missed their sets.

More pictures and the full setlist from Wilco’s headlining performance continue below…

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Wilco – 7/8 Fifth Third Bank Ballpark setlist:
Dawned on Me
War on War
I Might
I am Trying to Break Your Heart
Box Full of Letters
Handshake Drugs
Spiders (Kidsmoke)
Impossible Germany
Born Alone
Laminated Cat
Side with the Seeds
Say You Miss Me
Candyfloss
Jesus, Etc. ^
Hate it Here
Whole Love
I’m Always in Love
Heavy Metal Drummer
I’m the Man Who Loves You
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Via Chicago
Art of Almost
Standing O
A Shot in the Arm
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California Stars ^
The Late Greats
Hoodoo Voodoo

^ w/ Andrew Bird

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