- Set 1:
Entire show with MikelParis on keys, percussion, and vocals.
Reviews First off I must say this is possibly the best setlists I have heard in the 7 shows I have been to. As always the band didn't dissappoint. But I must say, general admission BLOWS. Waited in line for 1 hr before the doors open, and I managed to be about 3 rows behind the stage but I was so cramped up next to people, not to mention the high school girls trying to shove thier way to the front. Then you have drunken college students dancing around bumping into you, sweating all over you. Their was a pretty big crowd and many of them knew the words to most of the songs, which was a plus. All in all I thought it was a real good way to open tour. -RLF042 April 7, 2008
This was an excellent show. Getting to meet Marc and have my pic with him before the show was a true honor. The extra hour of wait outside was worth being front row all night. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals were surprisingly good. They set the energy early and rocked out the drum set together. OAR's set-list was filled with classic favorites and the guys kept the energy up all night, even due to what seemed to be some technical difficulties early on. Marc did a good amount of freestyling which is always a crowd pleaser. Sing-alongs are great and I love when people know the words, but to the fan on my left... dude, you don't have to try to sing every word. I came to hear OAR, not you. All in all, my favorite of 12 shows. -vertigo490 April 7, 2008
Set list was amazing, lots of classic sing a longs. Best set list I've ever seen...see you in Canisus!
..Anyone have a recording they could put up? I would really love to hear all of the different verses and freestlyes that were in basically every song.. thanks! -mike_jervis April 7, 2008
Very awesome setlist. It was really good to see that O.A.R. is still basing their shows around their original classic jams. Set list couldnt get any better, and i think Marc was really feeling the crowd. -LadandaySoul April 7, 2008
Best O.A.R. concert I have been to. The place was not completely packed but that didnt stop the band from getting into it and playing a great show. Richard was visibly upset and even broke a string on his guitar later in the show. Im not positive why he was upset but I assume it had something to do with the sound as the band was constantly getting things changed. None of this prevented them from playing a great show. AMAZING setlist with alot of jamming and alternate inros and outros. You can tell the band really enjoyed the show. I waited for them all after the show and they were all very willing to talk to fans and take pictures. Its nice to see them really love the music their playing and their fans. They even promised a CCR cover request from a fan later on tour. Great show! -mac23 April 7, 2008
Awesome setlist, great show. Could've been a few songs longer, but I really am in no position to complain after this one. Jerry's solo in Anyway was insane.
The sound situation wasn't the best, but Barton Hall isn't great for sound to begin with. The doors were supposed to open at 6, but they were still soundchecking until 6:45.
A few too many drunk kids (many of which were NOT from Cornell by the way - unfortunately, there was a large number of local highschoolers it seemed).
I wasn't able to record this one, but hopefully someone else was. It was too good of a show not to have been recorded. -PenguinMan April 7, 2008
What an absoulutely AMAZING show. I knew it would be something special as soon as Marc said they were going to do a bunch of sing-a-longs. I was not expecting what we got. Nothing but the classics. The energy was probably the highest I've seen from them in a while. Would have been a lot better without the drunk guy up in front who decided nobody mattered around him but him. To people like that, everyone is there to have a good time, respect the people around you. Also, before you hurl metal objects on stage, respect the band too, and DONT. Missed most of crazy game cuz of that guy, but didn't let it spoil the night...another great show by a GREAT band. "Here's To You". -scheisty1 April 7, 2008
this was my 3rd o.a.r. show so far and i need to vent just a little. first of all have to say i was a little bit disappointed in the setlist. i loved hearing all the older songs they played and i knew all of them but i had some friends with me who are new to the band and didn't know any of them. i couldn't believe that they didn't play love and memories, lay down, one shot, or heard the world.. nothing from soas.. second of all general admission sucks! especially when you're short! i could not see anything! and naturally the tallest people in the place have to stand right in the front ;] but all in all the concert was awesome but i would have liked to see it be a little longer with a few soas songs thrown in there. i wanted to hear 52-50 because i loved how they played it at MSG.. gives me chills every time i hear it. :] -andrealynne28 April 7, 2008
probably one of the greatest shows i have seen these guys put on, maybe except for msg in 2007. i loved how no songs from stories were played. for the most part where i was the crowd was grooving except for that stupid drunk guy with his bak to the stage the whole time with his hand up looking like a fool. but other than that this was an amazing show. -Jferro03 April 8, 2008
Great show but all i'm going to say is that general admission blows, too many immature little girls trying to push their way to the front causing trouble and getting the cops involved which cause me to miss about 20 minutes of the show. -mwilly18 April 8, 2008
first off, i am one of those really tall people who happened to be in the front on the rail, this is my 6th show, 3rd front row and it was awesome, great set list... i actually liked that they played no soas songs. i have heard love and memories and lay down every show up till now. Very nice change. General Addmission sucks because of all the people there that dont even like the group. They just go to cause trouble. This was Ivy League, so it wasn't as bad as last year at ESU.
Great show, can't wait till Bonnaroo! -billyk89 April 10, 2008
I didn't go to this show but i certainly regret that decision. O.A.R. play more shows with money setlist's like this please! -Possum April 10, 2008
Ehh i am around the number of 15 shows...like every concert, my friends and i had the best time. couldn't believe the setlist, and wish there was a bigger crowd for all of the sing along songs...wasn't even upset that not one SOAS song was played ...OAR is craCk...i think that they started there tour off awesome, and im going to look forward to every other NY show on the tour this summer... REALLY looking forward to Monday in Buffalo, can't wait to be jammin all night with like 50 of my friends that all loveee OAR!!!!!
if anyone from OAR reads this- you should hit NY (why not buffalo on monday) with another Officer Tag on Crazy Game Of Poker...Marc you make my world complete when you sing that song haha.... (just thought i'd try) -Knowityoulover April 11, 2008
Took a roadtrip to Cornell for my second O.A.R. show and it was awesome. We were 3rd row in the middle. The setlist was freakin amazing, all old stuff played with oodles of energy. They actually looked like they were havin fun just chillen and jammin to the stuff they were jammin to back in Rockville. Conquering fools and About Mr. Brown were my two favorites of the show. We met the band after the show in the alley and they were all really grateful and appreciative of their fans which was really cool and it topped off a great night. -84secondsago April 30, 2008