I just saw Wilco for the second time. The first time was at Bumbershoot in 2002, and it is one of the two best concerts I've ever seen (the other was a Costello show, also at Bumbershoot in 1996, when he was playing with the Attractions, I think for the last time ever).
This Wilco show (the first time they have ever performed in my fair city), at what locals still prefer to call the Opera House, will not crack the top two, but it was definitely top ten. First of all, they played for two hours, while most modern concerts have a hard time breaking the 1.5 hour barrier. Second, they played a great selection of material--at least one song off each of their albums, I think. Third, they were mixed very well. I could hear every instrument clearly, and the sound was so true that I didn't even need to put in earplugs like I usually have to because of my terrible tinnitus. Fourth, the band was very, very tight. They're just crack musicians, all of them.
The best part about the Wilco show in 2002 is it made me love Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, a record I wasn't fond of at the time. The same happened at this show--because of the concert, I like Sky Blue Sky a lot more now.
In the end, this show solidified my feeling that Wilco is probably the best band working today, and one of my favorite musical acts of all time.
Take a look at the setlist here.