Although I’m always looking for an excuse to come out to Seattle, I usually plan my trips around a specific event like a concert or music festival. I planned this trip around Richard Buckner’s show at the Columbia City Theater. Not only is the theater one of my favorite local venues, but Richard Buckner is one of my favorite musicians (and has been for 19 years). So it seemed like a good excuse for a visit.
Beth and I were the first people through the theater doors, so we ended up snagging two seats right in the middle of the front row. That gave me an even better view than I’d had when Richard played a show in my house a couple years ago. We listened to Hayden over the sound system while we waited for the concert to begin; I drank a beer and Beth drew a drawing of the stage. I’d post it here, but it’s not mine to share.
The show eventually started at a little after 8:00. Richard was great as usual, but I’m not going to go into the specific details as I’ve already done that three times in the Vox/WP era. You should probably just go back and read those. Sorry, I’m lazy.
Although I make setlist notes in a pocket-sized Moleskine during shows, I always clean them up and write them in the back pages of my proper journal. I recently ran out of those pages for this year, so I had to write the corrected setlist in the rarely-used calendar at the front of the book. I like the way it looks, so I’ve taken a picture and am posting it here instead of typing it all out as I usually do. Here’s the setlist:
I did a bit of investigating and noticed that Richard Buckner played at least one song from each of his nine solo albums…going all the way back to 1994’s Bloomed.