We call this a "full-circler." 34 years ago today a 16-year-old me saw R.E.M. deliver a stellar short set opening for the Police, Joan Jett and Madness in Philadelphia's JFK Stadium. The setlist on the left is from their Police gig a couple nights before at Shea Stadium. It appears they couldn't find any paper backstage so they wrote it on part of a beer box. Almost 19 years to the day later I found myself in a Seattle football stadium about to go onstage to play my first show drumming with The Minus Five (R.E.M.'s Peter Buck was on bass). Recent storage shed clean-up reveals we couldn't find any paper backstage so we wrote the setlist on a paper plate.