The word is setlusting and it’s pretty self-explanatory. It describes the feeling you get when you read a setlist from a gig that you’re not at and feel terrible pangs of jealousy.
Watching the tweets coming in from last night’s Bruce Springsteen gig at Wembley is an excellent example. Lost in the Flood! Jackson Cage! The whole of Darkness! All of this excitement got us thinking, what would we like Bruce to play this Thursday at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
So each of the Wizards set off on a mission to create a playlist of 30(ish) songs that they would like to hear. You can listen to our Fantasy Setlists on Spotify.
Here’s Kicker of Elves’ list.
Here’s Chorizo Garbanzo’s selections.
And now Rebel Rikkit’s choices.
But of course, our nerdiness couldn’t let us stop there. We had to look more closely at the results and do some statistical analysis (with the emphasis on the anal).
Chief Wizard Kicker of Elves is the one to thank for this. He found there were 5 songs that all 3 of us wanted to hear (Glory Days, Born to Run, Thunder Road, The River, Racing in the Street).
Then there were a further 13 songs that were chosen by 2 out of the 3 wizards. (Deep breath, here goes: Seeds, Drive All Night, Sherry Darling, Spirit In The Night, My City Of Ruins, Rosalita, Promised Land, Land Of Hope & Dreams, Adam Raised A Cain,Lost In The Flood, Real World,Darkness On The Edge Of Town,Out In The Street)
But anyway, enough about Coventry’s rich musical heritage, here are some more cool graphs. Click on them to see them in all their full-size glory.
Right, so there you have it. We’re not sure what we can really conclude from this except there are a lot of Bruce Springsteen songs we like.
We’re off now because we’ve got to make the world’s biggest sign to fit 30 song requests on!
Oh and if you haven’t already heard them, then make sure you check out our main Bruce podcasts.
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See you down the front at Coventry!