Peter Zimmerman captured the entire day with Dawes, M. Ward and Bright Eyes, from load-in to load-out yesterday. Here's the schedule starting first thing in the morning. Quite a day! These meals are making me hungry...
7:40am – Bright Eyes buses already sitting in parking lot.
8:00am – Coffee up and ready to go.
8:30am – Breakfast is served! Omelet bar, crispy bacon, a delicious veggie and tofu scramble, and warm home fries.
9:00am - Load in begins.
9:45am – Soundboard is set in front of house.
10:00am – Video curtain is in place.
10:40am – Runner on his way to Guitar Center to pick up 8 extra drum heads for Bright Eyes’ continued tour in Europe.
11:00am – “Garlics” are being deployed on stage (their function is yet to be determined).
12:25pm – Goodbye, bus drivers! They’ll sleep through the show and we’ll see them again after the show.
12:30pm – Calling all vegetarians for lunch! Delicious sandwiches and veggie wraps, tomato and thyme vegan soup, fresh corn and tomato salsa, and strawberry shortcake. Yum.
1:00pm – M. Ward arrives. Grabs a bite to eat.
2:00pm – Our crew is back from lunch. Work on stage continues.
4:00pm – M. Ward and Dawes sound checking together.
4:30pm – Driver goes to pick-up wardrobe sized boxes to mail to Europe.
4:50pm – Wash up for dinner! Fajita bar, pasta, salmon, and a brioche bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. Many seconds of pudding are taken.
5:30pm – Lawn rush.
6:30pm – House is open.
7:00pm – Runner heading out to purchase some pre-show drink materials.
7:30pm – 4 after-show pizzas are ordered from the delicious Luciano Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria.
7:00pm – Dawes kicks off the evening!
7:30pm – M. Ward begins his set.
8:45pm – The audience starts to scream at the first sounds of Bright Eyes’ “Firewall.”
8:50pm – “Garlics” function becomes clear! (see show photos)
9:40pm – “This building is amazing. It feels like we’re in the forest.” – Conor Oberst
10:30pm – Conor Oberst calls M. Ward and Dawes back on stage to bring the audience to their feet with “Road to Joy.”
10:40pm – The show goes down.
10:41pm – Load out begins! Which trunks are going to New York and which are going to Europe?
10:50pm – Friends and family of the performers file through stage door.
11:57pm – Load out is finished.
Total Trips up and down the stairs for the Program and Production team: 115
M. Ward set list:
Sad Sad Song
Never Had Nobody
Bright Eyes set list:
Take It Easy
Bowl of Oranges
Trees Get Wheeled Away
Arc of Time
Falling Out of Love
Smoke Without Fire
Calendar Hung Itself
Road To Joy
One For You One For Me