The tradition of playing your "last song" and retreating backstage while the audience chants, "One more song!"—only to emerge again triumphantly—is de rigueur in rock. While they may not have enough time to actually leave the stage and return for a second set, the bands at the 2007 Miller Lite Crawfish Boil surely have some encore songs in mind. Here's what I think they'll play:
Soul Asylum — Friday @ 5:20 p.m.
David Pirner will reach through the darkness to play Soul Asylum's most rocking teenage anthem, "Just Like Anyone." Guitarist Daniel Murphy will walk over and tap Pirner on his protruding shoulder blade, causing the singer to sprout angel wings and fly off the stage. The audience will no longer wonder what it's like to be just like anyone.
Buckcherry — Friday @ 6:20 p.m.
Hip-hop's not the only genre that knows how to make a catchy song out of misogynist lyrics. And if Buckcherry knows best, they'll save "Crazy B*tch," their ode to Macbeth-like women who like to do it all night, for last.
Fuel — Friday @ 7:30 p.m.
These Pennsylvania rockers ought to wait until the end of their Jackson show to play "Jesus or a Gun," a poppy critique of guns and organized religion. They can make a quick exit if things get a little Dirty South, and return to a state founded by pacifists. Scratch that—they moved to Los Angeles.
Collective Soul — Friday @ 8:40 p.m.
The world we now know is a lot different than the one Collective Soul knew in 1995. Contemplating crowd-surfing at the finale of "The World I Know," Ed Roland will wisely step back, laughing at himself while the tears roll down.
Papa Roach — Friday @ 10:10 p.m.
There's no way to follow a song that is your "Last Resort." These Northern Californian metal rappers turned metal rockers will close Friday night with this blast from their angst-ridden past. The eruption of applause will assure them that they're fine.
Operator — Saturday @ 2:45 p.m.
Those nostalgic for "Badmotorfinger"-era Chris Cornell will headbang with joy when Atlantic Records signees Operator close their set with their debut Soundgarden cover … errr, original, "Soulcrusher."
Spin Doctors — Saturday @ 3:35 p.m.
Two words: "Two Princes."
Better Than Ezra — Saturday @ 4:45 p.m.
If it's a solid set, "Good." If it could be better, they'll leave us "Desperately Wanting." And if it's something special, it'll be—you guessed it!—"Extra Ordinary."
Trapt — Saturday @ 5:55 p.m.
Silverchair's second coming, this former California high school band will play "Headstrong," their first real single, last.
Hinder — Saturday @ 8:25 p.m.
They missed 4/20 by two weeks, but that doesn't mean these Oklahoma rockers can't close their set with their love song to marijuana, "Get Stoned."
Cheap Trick — Saturday @ 9:45 p.m.
C'mon, Cheap Trick. Make these young ruffians show you some respect and play them a little "Surrender." But don't give yourself away.
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