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03:51 PM on 11/28/10
brokenmixtape
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Sad to read this. Wasn't able to catch the last tour but I remember seeing them play a few years ago, was a really great show.
03:55 PM on 11/28/10
The Raine
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I saw them live one year ago today. Sad. I'll always love their whole output, especially Destnation: Beautiful and The Everglow.
03:57 PM on 11/28/10
InBetweenAisles
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Sucks...
04:05 PM on 11/28/10
JordanBuell
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Glad i got to see them one last time on this farewell tour. Nothing but good memories from this band.
04:09 PM on 11/28/10
jeremyfromva
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An unfortunate hiatus, for sure. I remember Mae filling my old Sony MiniDisc player back in the day before iPods plagued the world. Like for many, they fell out of my favor when Singularity was released. But they came back hard with their seasons project and charity efforts.

I was at the final show last night in Norfolk. It was my first time seeing them (I regret not seeing these locals more). When songs like Embers and Envelopes, Skyline Drive, and Mistakes We Knew We Were Making came on, I got emotional as they put me in a time and place in my life so seemingly distant. I think I had an epiphany during Goodbye, Goodnight.

The set was chockfull of every Mae song you'd want and expect them to play after their long career. You could tell the band was emotional and nostalgic at times, and singer/guitarist/xylophonist Dave was vocal about his appreciation for all of us supporting his band over the years. They were genuine and grateful.

The entire set (and interviews backstage) by Mae was being recorded by multiple cameras for what will surely be an enjoyable DVD release. During the show none of the band mentioned their future plans, but leaving the venue I was handed a flyer for the 'drummer of Mae's' new band. Just a reminder that though Mae is gone collectively, individually the members will continue in music.

Who knows if they'll ever hold a light to what Mae as a band was able to accomplish, creating a deep catalogue of heartfelt songs and fan favorites spanning every record. I am just thrilled I was there for one last hoorah. There was no better way to spend my Saturday (e)vening than with Mae.
They definitely didn't play Skyline Drive or Goodbye, Goodnight. Dave playing the Xylophones and the Breakdown (singalong) were certainly highlights for me.

The setlist was as follows:


Bloom
Anything
Embers & Envelopes
The Everglow
Suspension
Breakdown (with audience sing along at the end)
Night/Day
Just Needed You To Know
Soundtrack for Our Movie
The Ocean
Giving It Away
Mistakes We Knew We Were Making
Just Let Go
Sleep Well
Summertime
Tisbury Lane
The Fisherman Song

Encore:
Sun (Solo)
So Far Away
Someone Else's Arms
04:11 PM on 11/28/10
thechetearly
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the everglow was SUUUUUUCH a great record. they lost me after that though
04:12 PM on 11/28/10
WeltallAY
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So sad. Gonna miss this band. They were just getting started in my opinion. :(
I don't know, it's sad to see them go but I think they had their run. They peaked with The Everglow but Singularity was just boring.
04:13 PM on 11/28/10
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Yeah, it's a little more clear for me, I just could not get past Singularity, while Copeland has never disappointed me with any of their albums.
I love Copeland, but I was very let down in Eat, Sleep, Repeat. Only two 5 star songs IMO.
04:40 PM on 11/28/10
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I'll miss these guys. Got to see them live twice, so at least I've got that. The Everglow is a magical record.
05:01 PM on 11/28/10
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I don't know, it's sad to see them go but I think they had their run. They peaked with The Everglow but Singularity was just boring.
The new EPs were great though. Morning and Evening were fantastic.
05:01 PM on 11/28/10
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I don't want to give false hope, but at the Kansas City show, I yelled "Don't break up" during a break in their set. Dave said these exact words: "We're not breaking up, we're breaking. There's a difference. We haven't ended yet..."

This made me hopeful for more Mae.
05:04 PM on 11/28/10
starseed
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No band ever really breaks up.
05:07 PM on 11/28/10
WeltallAY
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The new EPs were great though. Morning and Evening were fantastic.
I'll have to give them a listen
05:26 PM on 11/28/10
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i was sitting at home last night around 11pm and i said "HOLY SHIT...MAE'S LAST SHOW EVER WAS TONIGHT IN MY HOME TOWN." then i got depressed because they're that good. SO glad i caught them a couple times before, and at a very personal pre-tour show this fall at a local college here in Norfolk.
05:45 PM on 11/28/10
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I'll never get to see them live. One of my fave bands
Thats a shame.. really compelling live show

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