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Album Stats
Souls Aflame: 22%
The Wanderer: 22%
All Sides: 13%
Stories Of A Stranger: 13%
King: 9%
The Rockville LP: 4%
34th & 8th: 4%
In Between Now and Then: 4%
Risen: 4%
Cover Songs: 4%

Show Rarity: 37.07%
Show rarity is the average rarity of all songs played at the show.
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Nikon At Jones Beach Theater 08.09.2012 - Wantagh, NY With: Rebelution
  1. Set 1:
    1. Dangerous Connection * $
    2. About an Hour Ago * $
    3. Conquering Fools * $
    4. Program Director * $
    5. Night Shift * $
    6. The Architect * $
    7. The Stranger $
    8. Love and Memories
    9. Hey Girl * $
    10. Road Outside Columbus * $
    11. Shattered (Turn the Car Around)
    12. Black Rock * $
    13. About Mr. Brown * $
    14. The Wanderer * $
    15. On My Way
    16. Heaven * $
    17. City on Down * $
    18. Fool in the Rain * $
    19. Patiently * $
    20. I Feel Home & ->
    21. War Song * $
    22. That Was a Crazy Game of Poker * $ ->
    23. Delicate Few * $
& Marc and Richard.
Entire show with MikelParis on keys, percussion, and vocals.
* with Evan Oberla on trombone and vocals.
$ with Jon Lampley on trumpet and vocals.

Chuck Sclafani

Reviews OAR finally came back to Jones Beach. I'll start with the venue. Jones is a really fun place to see a show. The weather was right albeit a little hot when the wind didn't blow and my friends and I were dancing HARD. Tailgaiting was a blast and there was definitely a large presence of police handing out a lot of underage drinking tickets which considering what happened last time at Jones I am not against them having to do it. We were in the lot for about 3 hours and had a blast. Going into the venue we noticed that again this show was a little young (more on that later). The band put together a hell of a setlist. My major issue with Jones is that it doesn't always have the best sound and although I don't drink they don't serve beer except in the VIP tent. OK now to the music, most of which I'll say in order but I may bounce around the 23 song set list a bit. Let me quickly point out though that Mr. On's guitar playing has truly gotten better lately. His solos were tight, different, and it seemed as if he is more conmfortable soloing which is always a plus. I saw the horn section for the first time last year at PNC followed by the extended stay Bowery shows. The horns add such a great layer I really feel as if they belong. Jerry on his sax is killer but paired with that horn section they just simply wail!!! Ok, now I'll discuss the setlist/music...We had good sound and they started with Dangerous Connection. This was my 12th show and I haven't seen them open with this now almost very familar opener. My section had some real fans but many didn't know the song as was a theme of the night down in the sections below us. About An Hour Ago was killer followed by Program Director. I really enjoy Program Director and like I said in my Bowery review it is nice to have to have it back in the repetoire. Conquering Fools is a personal favorite of mine and they hit that and Night Shift. The intro to night shift was great with Mark rapping and then bringing SO MUCH ENERGY to the song. Fantastic. I have to say The Stranger and On My Way were great. His voice just continues to improve. On War Song he almost seemed a little tired or his voice was strained. BTW, the intro to War Song with the lights was absolutely awesome. I was with a best friend who is active military and needless to say we most certainly zoned out to that intro and got really into it. I like what they did making that a key part in the closing songs of the set. Some other absolute highlights were Hey Girl, About Mr Brown, and Black Rock. Those are classics and Mark really added some of his signature freestyles to them. He was quiet for a lot of the night which is not typical. When he did finally talk he expressed his gratitude for being back at Jones after 3 or 4 year ban and that they would be back every year. City on Down stirred up the crowd and then it seemed as if they went off set list by taking a request from "the guy with the booming voice." This was Fool in The Rain and it was absolutely awesome. Mark drops his guitar and just has the mic moving around the stage and the O.A.R. signature sound truly shines on this cover. My section went nuts as quite a few of the rows were really into the entire show singing and dancing the entire time. This can't be said for the whole crowd, many of which I'm sure are not familar with Zepplin or the killer cover they do. I have not heard Patiently many times but they definitely killed it. They didn't encore as they haven't been often this tour which is strange but they warned us and then rolled right in Poker. I love how Poker has evolved over the years. Because they have improved so much musically they really transition well to the different sections and Mark scats seemingly out of nowhere was really cool. They really make the song fun still after all these years of playing it. The way they transitioned from Poker directly into Delicate Few was great. That is a personal favorite of mine and they played the whole song and got real real funky. We danced the entire 2 1/2 hour set with no breaks and the band kept it going throughout. They had serious energy and were solid. After all these years and all these show this band continues to improve, evolve, and always bring it. Being at the beach even increased the jam band vibe they carry with them. While a jam band they are not they have the heart, the drive, and the fan base of one. It was nice to see some mid and upper 20s at the show including some older fans. The young kids were present but I didn't see any total stupidity. Just a lack of knowledge of the music and the lyrics and a lot of standing around and texting during the show. Fortunately we had a great section who was really into it. With a set list like the one they played we really had a treat. I always just let loose, dance like a maniac, and scream at the top of my lungs at their shows and plan on doing it for a long, long time. This is wher OAR excels. They reach their fans, they provide an environment to have a blast, and they are just overall kick ass. I've been rambling long enough hope this was helpful. If you've read my other reviews you know they are always lengthy and over informative. "In the end my friend we can all be together again." -krc616 August 10, 2012
@krc616 - that is some review! nicely put..not sure how to follow that one up except ditto! however...
This show was awesome! I taped this set; I was down near the front....right side..about 50 to 70 feet from the stage. I wanted to tape Rebelution but didnt get there until 7:20 thanks to miserable NYC traffic and L.I.E. traffic. Once there it was a great night all around! It was great to hear ON MY WAY full band live. First time I got to hear THE ARCHITECT live in person; didnt recognize the song...thought it was a new one LOL - OOPS!
It was awesome when Marc gave into the "booming voice" fan and busted out FOOL IN THE RAIN. ROCKIN SONG! OAR killed it last night! One thing that gets me is that the venue was only 60 to 70 percent full....WEAK! pretty sad that OAR has such great music and can't sell out a venue. I wish people would recgonize...PLUS their ticket prices are still VERY reasonable so even MORE reason to see OAR live in concert. there are other main stream bands out there that cost almost 3x's the amount to see them live...why do that when you can save your money and see a great band with GREAT music for less. recording from last night came out stellar; it will be interesting though whether any wind noise was picked up by my mic as it was windy the entire night...although I was so close to the right stack that there shouldn't be any wind noise and based on my recorder monitor it doesn't seem it picked up much wind noise.
So awesome OAR kicked the night off with DANGEROUS CONNECTIONS - great song and great opener! Really sets the mood for the night. I knew this song was awesome from the minute they first played it a few years ago; song is TOP NOTCH. As always Delicate Few ALWAYS the best way to end the night altogether; wraps it up perfectly.
@krc616 - in terms of no encore Marc specifically noted that "instead of going off stage wasting time then coming back we're just going to play right up until the last possible minute"...always fine by me; no point in doing an encore break; just keep rockin out! So awesome they played right on through.
OAR sort of pulled a DMB by not starting until 8:35 (they were on stage and playing @ 8:35pm eastern). At the SPAC concert, OAR was on stage and playing by 8:15. I suspect the crew was having last minute lighting issues as they were still testing the stage spot lights from 8pm until 8:25pm.
All in all...great night; great taping experience; cool people in my section; quite a few empty seats in my row (OK by me...makes for taping alot better instead of being packed in like a heard of sheep) -dmbgreystreet05 August 10, 2012
@krc616 you hit the nail on the head there.

@dmbgreystreet I'm the dude that was sitting directly in front of you...thanks for recording and I cant wait to hear it. They definitely brought it last night and I'm glad they finally returned to the beach. Yeah the fact that it was 60-70% full (if that) was a bummer...but I guess thats what happens when you don't hit a venue for 4 years. When they return next summer I expect it to be more than 90% full like it was back in 2008.

All in all a great night with a fun set. Can't wait till next summer! -slick923 August 10, 2012
Most consistent energy flow in a long long time. -tindawg31 August 10, 2012
What an epic OAR night... We sprung for the VIP package. When we got there we found out that we were in a special OAR fan tent and the drinks were FREE!!! But to top it all off, Jerry came and hung out! We got to take pics with him and as expected and as many fans have said he was totally chill. My wife and I were totally star stuck. That's 2 shows in a row that we have met a band member, as Benj came down to the bar the last night at the Bowery. 4th row dead center? SICK! I have seen the band over 20 times now and it never gets old. I agree, affordable still and I would pay double because they never let you down. Not sure why it was so empty. Growing up on Long Island, there is nothing like a show at Jones beach. To those who missed it your loss! -paulib2 August 10, 2012