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http://worldonline.media.clients.elli..."Man, this is a perfect night."Jeff Tweedy captured the essence of last night in one sentence. Mid-way through the nearly two and a half hour set, it was (I hope) evident to everyone, paying fans and "illegal downloaders" as Tweedy referred to the non-paying crowd, that the downtown Wilco show set a very high standard for what Lawrence can do.http://worldonline.media.clients.elli... don't know if it was the long, cold winter or the nearly $4 gas, but I definitely needed a jump start to get the summer rolling and Mike Logan and Pipeline Productions pulled it off better than perfectly. It made me real happy and excited to know that not only do we have a bit of green space downtown, but that it can be used real well.What really could have been done better? Ticket prices were fair for a Wilco show and if you didn't want to support a local company doing good for the community, you could still enjoy the show for free. Plenty of good sight lines to the stage, great sound, ideal weather. No riots, no damage, not even terribly long lines for the bathroom. We even tried to think of a better band to play downtown and couldn't come up with any. My wife and friends and I did play "Fantasy Wilco" (like fantasy football only instead we picked our favorite songs to be played) and I only hit one out of five, so that could have been better I suppose.http://worldonline.media.clients.elli... either case, last night proved that Lawrence can generate new ways to have fun in our town and show visitors what they are missing. Thank you to everyone involved. Even better, from a commenter on a Wilco message board, "Had an awesome time last night. The band was on top of it's game and the venue was spectacular. The weather was perfect, sound was good, people were great. Took my 12 yo daughter for her first Wilco show, and she loved it...Of course another one of many great days in Lawrence."Here's to many more.http://worldonline.media.clients.elli...