How do you know the best order to put the tracks in ?
I am in the process of arranging tonights set list, we have quite a varied set list, I was going to put the 1st set together mostly of the less rockier material e.g. Beatles, Stereophonics, Snow patrol etc, and in the 2nd set deep purple, Free, Ufo, zz top etc, thinking that starting off a bit more easy on the ear and finishing with some proper rocking stuff, then one of mates said "dont you think people who are into the more rockier stuff will think you just do that type of material and leave thinking thats all you do ?", at which I replied "do you think you should play lets say the searchers walk in the room and then Led zeps rock and roll in the same set ?", then in the 2nd set lets say stand by me and then UFOs Doctor Doctor in the same set ?", he replied yes.
How do you do it ?, would you do your 1st set with the less rockier stuff, and the 2nd set mostly rockier stuff, or would you mix it all up in both sets ?, some honest opinions would be most helpful.