6/3/95…R.E.M. with Luscious Jackson @ Rosemont Horizon, Chicago

R.E.M. @ Rosemont Horizon 6/3/95

R.E.M. @ Rosemont Horizon 6/3/95

So it was about damn time that I saw this band!  At least, that’s how I felt when I found out they would be doing a 3-night stint at Rosemont Horizon.  It had been about 7 years since I had gotten into them during my college days and I didn’t want to miss another opportunity to see them.  Especially because it was in a support of an album, Monster, that I really liked!  Luscious Jackson opened for them, who I knew a little about.  They were a decent opening act, but I was way more excited for the top guys.  And R.E.M. surely didn’t disappoint.  Check out the set list & see for yourself:

  1. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
  2. Circus Envy
  3. Crush With Eyeliner
  4. Near Wild Heaven
  5. Welcome to the Occupation
  6. Undertow
  7. I Took Your Name
  8. Strange Currencies
  9. Me In Honey
  10. Revolution
  11. Tongue
  12. Man on the Moon
  13. Country Feedback
  14. Monty Got a Raw Deal
  15. Losing My Religion
  16. You
  17. Departure
  18. Orange Crush
  19. Get Up
  20. Star 69
  21. Encore:
  22. Let Me In
  23. Everybody Hurts
(Stipe called his parents to wish them a happy 39th anniversary after this)
  24. So. Central Rain
  25. Pop Song 89
  26. It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

I love that they dipped as far back as they did.  And who could fault a show that ends with “It’s the End of the World as We Know It”??  You just can’t!!  And I very clearly remember Michael Stipe picking up his cell phone to call his mom to wish them a happy anniversary.  He had the entire audience scream it out to her.  I actually remembered it as being his mom’s birthday.  But I guess I was totally remembering it wrong.  Maybe because my mom’s birthday is on June 2nd, I remembered birthday instead of anniversary.  Anyway, I was a very contented girl after finally getting the opportunity to see a band that I had liked (still do like) for so many years.  It was a jam-packed and awesome show!  I was happy that my boyfriend took me.

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