I Was There: The Mountain Goats Live In Bloomington (With Setlist)

The Mountain Goats - John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, Jon Wurster, December 2010.

On Saturday I saw 2/3 of The Mountain Goats (Only Peter Hughes and John Darnielle were present) and it was one hell of a night. The show was held at the Bloomington famous Buskirk Chumley and it was an all acoustic set of songs spanning from the very beginnings of the band’s career to last year’s excellent Transcendental Youth.

Seeing John Darnielle live was exactly how I expected him to be — clever, good spirited and emotional, which gave the all acoustic set the emotional punch that I wanted. Of course most of his songs are story songs, so it was a night for the lyrics, though everyone was shouting as loud as they could singing along to “No Children”.

Here’s was the setlist.

Pure Gold


In the Hidden Places

The Diaz Brothers

Dance Music

Heretic Pride

Song for Dana Plato

1 Samuel 15:23


Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace

Up the Wolves

Cry for Judas

Cobscook Bay

Woke Up New

Alpha Rats Nest

Fall of the Star High School Running Back

No Children


The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton

Terror Song (Furniture Huschle cover)

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