the set list Lana is singing at the show I am next seeing.
There has not been one show I have seen that I thoroughly didn't have a great time seeing
and yes, even this hard core fan and supporter of Lana would be thoroughly disappointed if Lana did not sing Video Games or Born to Die
and part of the reason is, the large cheer that happens when both those songs start
Most people forget, even a hard core fan (but maybe not one that has to be in the first couple of rows in the pit) brings friends and those people and others
know the biggest songs
And it goes without saying, for any artist, the older songs are known by more people than a song from last year
Music takes a while to seep into a persons brain (where they can hum or sing to themselves every single word.
and history shows, an artist NOT doing older songs and only singing their new album, bores most people who are not familiar with those songs
Lana is not playing a club where all 500 people in the club are hard core fans
Again- if Elton John didn't sing "Your Song", thousands would demand their money back
If people want to hear every song, well, the music is in front of you, listen to it.
Any of you ever go see Bob Dylan? Almost all his shows, he plays stump the audience and sings unknown songs, sings known songs totally different that most people
have no idea what song he is singing.
Then there is Willie Nelson, who sings the same set list for 40 years (give or take a few songs)
It's a differenc ebetween playing well known songs (Video Games. West Coast. Blue Jeans) and having a setlist that still consists mostly of "old" songs, with both of the more recent albums only having 3 songs on the tracklist. I agree that a nice mix of older and newer material is important, but not if you never stopped performing the old songs. Bringing back Carmen for example would be really nice, if she wouldn't already have played it on 80% of her concerts so far.