They played songs from their fourth album Eyes Open, the entire album except for "You Could be Happy." The duet with Martha Wainwright, "Set the Fire to the Third Bar," Lightbody preformed alone. In Tulsa he had pulled a girl from the crowd to sing with him but the crowd at the zoo was too large and the personal atmosphere was missing. They also played "Run" from Final Straw and "Signal Fire" from the Spiderman 3 soundtrack.
Then Lightbody announced that the next song they played would be it for the set and started in on "Run." This is my all time favorite song. I first heard on the radio and I wondered “Who is that?” and I rushed out to buy Final Straw, their third album. The music and lyrics are haunting; they stick with you long after the final notes have fallen away. Lucky for us though they did an encore, again like the Cain’s, and finished up with "The Finish Line."
One of the things I really like about Snow Patrol is that they sound just as good live as they do when you listen to their CD. Although I enjoyed the show at the Cain's better, I prefer the smaller venue, this was still an amazing show. Lightbody did struggle with some of the words, he would pause and pick up a beat later, but I only noticed this once or twice. The rest of the time he was perfect.
As they began to play "Run" a security guard walked up to where my friend and I were standing. I had my camera out and was taking video but I just glanced at him for a moment before turning my attention back to the stage. I saw him hold something out toward us out of the corner of my eye and looked down to see two VIP passes. He told us to show them to the guard at the gate and we would be able to get up front. “Really?” we both squealed as we grabbed the passes and ran toward the stage. I didn’t even stop to say thank you. So, Security Guard, where ever you are, thank you from the bottom of both our hearts. You made our night.