OneWAY wrote:On another note, I thought from the beginning Al would take out "Skipper Dan" to make more room for the new parodies. The setlist is already overcrowded by originals, and even though it was a nice performance it just seems like it would be better lost than say, "Dare To Be Stupid."
Yeah, but "Skipper Dan" will still be a part of a new release that he will be promoting with the next year-plus of touring.
DTBS was certainly a welcome addition, no question there as it's always a crowd-pleaser (a friend I took to the Cleveland show, who had never seen Al live before, literally grabbed my arm in anticipation when she saw the Devo suits), but it can easily be rotated out and saved for a later tour. It's very likely that it was added to this latest setlist because Al wanted some big-number "golden oldies" present to coincide with the "Essential" CD.
And also looking at it from a logistics point of view: "Skipper Dan" requires one costume, while DTBS requires five. Depending on who else will be parodied on the album (and if one rumor is true, one can only imagine the get-up) this may be a very costume-heavy tour with "Perform This Way," "Craigslist," and most likely "CNR." It might be a matter of simply not enough transportation room to have too many songs that require costumes, props, etc.