Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI | May 2, 2015

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Photo by Kevin Koehn

Someone commented on Facebook that this might have been the best show of the tour; it certainly had an outstanding set list.

Set List

Takin a Ride | Favorite Thing | Color Me Impressed | Seen Your Video | Kissin’ in Action | I’m in Trouble | Little Mascara | Waitress in the Sky | Valentine | Nobody | Kiss Me on the Bus | Androgynous | I Want You Back | I Will Dare | Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out | I’ll Be You | Maybellene | Sixteen Blue | Can’t Hardly Wait | Bastards of Young | My Boy Lollipop | Within Your Reach | Never Mind
Encore:
Left of the Dial | Alex Chilton
Encore 2:
Skyway | I.O.U.

The Replacements less reckless, more reliable at sold-out Rave’s Eagles Ballroom show – The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What’s gained from a reliable Replacements, though, is a greater emphasis on what make the songs so special, like Westerberg’s wild whistle that sounds like a DJ scratching vinyl at the start of “Color Me Impressed,” or the sprinting, surf-rock-inspired guitar riffs of “I’m in Trouble” (masterfully executed by Minehan).

Then there’s the diversity — from arena anthem for outcasts “Bastards of Young” to country tune “Waitress.” Few other bands could pull off all these styles, and at the same time create a style of its own making, quite like the Replacements.

Another upside to dependability: The band actually made it through two encores, and Westerberg seemed giddy to make it through “Little Mascara” (“Twenty-five years, and that’s the first time that came out right,” he quipped.) And when he came out to perform “Skyway” alone on electric guitar, the effect was surprisingly beautiful.

The venue posted a few photos from the show, Tommy was decked out for Saturday night.

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Photo from The Rave / Eagles Club

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Photo from The Rave / Eagles Club

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Photo from The Rave / Eagles Club

Killer rendition of “Color Me Impressed”.

Crowd sing along for “Skyway” and then a wild “I.O.U.”

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