The National - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD - June 6, 2013 Setlist

The National played their 3rd show in three nights, part of a 5-night grind...
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The National's performance in Columbia, MD was the third in three nights, part of a five-consecutive show run before they get their first break. There aren't many departures from what we've seen in Providence or Brooklyn (or Ithaca last month, for that matter), the most notable change being that "About Today" was dropped from the set. That's not much of a surprise. It is frequently played and you have a good chance of hearing it any given night but it hasn't been an "every nighter" for some time.

Now those of you who pay attention know I watch setlists like I watch box scores and love dissecting them and talking about what was played and what should be played (and in some instances, what shouldn't). I love that 10-11 songs a night come from Trouble Will Find Me and am pleased with the songs they've kept from High Violet. There are a couple songs from Boxer and Alligator I'd like to see rested in order to play other songs from those albums or :: gasp :: songs from earlier records like Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers and their Cherry Tree EP.

Before I tell you which songs I would like to see rested, take a look at the setlists and tell me which songs you'd like to see perhaps take a break and which ones you're eager to hear. We want to hear from you, oh National Nation.

Here is the setlist for the Columbia, MD show from 6/7/13

  1. Don't Swallow the Cap
  2. Bloodbuzz Ohio
  3. Sea of Love
  4. Sorrow
  5. Demons
  6. Heavenfaced
  7. Secret Meeting
  8. Afraid of Everyone
  9. Conversation 16
  10. Squalor Victoria
  11. I Need My Girl
  12. This is the Last Time
  13. Abel
  14. Apartment Story
  15. Pink Rabbits
  16. England
  17. Graceless
  18. Humiliation
  19. Fake Empire
    Encore:
  20. I Should Live In Salt
  21. Fireproof
  22. Mr. November
  23. Terrible Love
  24. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks (Acoustic)