1. Dateline: Amsterdam
This was Spoon’s set list on February 18; they never play the same one two times in a row. “It would absolutely drive me batty,” Daniel says. “We tried doing it, and after two shows, I started feeling like, ‘Whoa, where am I … Am I in yesterday or tomorrow?’ ”
2. Go Cerebral Early
“I like putting ‘The Mystery Zone’ at the top because it’s long and wordy, and I don’t know if anybody, including us, will have patience for it toward the end.”
3. The Dependable Fan Favorite
“My Mathematical Mind,” a classic slow-build, piano-heavy Spoon song,
“is always a big release and a guaranteed rocker,” says Daniel, who notes that he usually puts it toward the end.