We played a big party last weekend at the end of the St. Patty's Day parade (I posted a couple pics in another thread). We had to play one set that was around 2 hours long. Not knowing what kind of crowd we'd have and what the mood would be, I didn't do a setlist. I just took about 70 songs, and called out each song towards the end of the one before. We were still able to move from song to song with no breaks like we always do.
Personally, I think it worked out great. It let me judge the mood of the crowd and then pick the next song accordingly. If I saw the crowd dancing, we gave them another dance tune. If they we singing, we gave them a sing-along. Ig they wanted to rock, we threw some heavier stuff at them. Really, for us the set list has always been more of a loose guide then an actual setlist. I constantly rearrange things on the fly, but this is the first time that I was the only one who even had a song list in front of them.
Anyone else work like this? Because I'm almost thinking of doing this for all our shows.