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Scott I liked this kind, mystical review of an excellent show.

The Tweezer/Ass Handed Reprise was hilarious. Were they tweaking fans who expected (and might have felt entitled to) a Tweezer?

The set timings seemed to be conditioned by venue issues. The West side gates were searching people very, very thoroughly and the line built up to several thousand people. We were barely moving. Friends inside the venue were like, where is everyone? Locals reported that this level of security was not the norm for other acts at the venue. Then, not too long before showtime, the dam burst and the remaining line flowed in with nary a patdown;we got past the gates during Farmhouse.

My guess is that management had to get involved and the band was apprised of the situation, and started the concert in a pretty chill fashion on purpose. When the seats were good and full, Ghost kicked things into the next gear.

That would also explain the shorter than usual setbreak (I'll take the reviewers word for that) and the encore ending not long past 11. They clearly had a curfew and the entry situation squeezed all the timings. Still ended up with 2:41 worth of show.

I went to all the SF shows but this show might be the best of the West. It had the best first set, that's for sure, despite Fish having uncharacteristic trouble with his fills during Reba, it was still a decent Reba, to go along with a notable Ghost and historic versions of Tube and Wolfman's. The 2001, Piper, and Hood anchor a strong set 2, but I haven't re-listened to that just yet. I'm more confident that the 2001 and Piper will hold up than the Hood, but I was kinda lost in a personal space during the Hood.

A lot of reviewers would have groused about the BDTNL (Why play 46 Days and BDTNL when you could play Tweezer instead?) -- heck, that would have been my preference and I probably would have mentioned it -- but we got their ass handed to us.

I love it!
5/5


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