, attached to 2009-08-14

Review by andychatfield

andychatfield Whenever a show starts with "Punch You In The Eye" you know you are in for it. "AC/DC Bag" brought me back to the first night at Great Woods five years earlier. Nice "NICU". It only took me 14 years/35 shows to finally see "Colonel Forbin's Ascent < Fly Famous Mockingbird"; as well as "Icculus". Glad I was in the 14th row (wow I just noticed that number synchronicity...)

Trey did some kind of bird signal with his hands between songs - was this because of the way the setlist reads "Fly Famous Mockingbird" then "Birds of a Feather" (like that tape of December '84 read "Fire on the Mountain" then Jimi Hendrix's "Fire")?

Pardon me, Doug - is this a picture of Otis Redding? Trey mentioned this was Fishman's first vacuum solo of the tour.

I knew "Middle of the Road" sounded familiar - it was from Mike's album "Clone" with Leo Kottke, which kept me company during the first hiatus. The "Character Zero" set closer reminded me of the Lake Placid fall tour opening show in '96 the day after "Billy Breathes" was released.

The "Down With Disease" jam included a "Reba" jam, which abruptly cut to "Wilson". Love the subtlety of "Slave to the Traffic Light". "Psycho Killer" was excellent - reminded me of seeing "Burning Down The House" in August '98 in Vernon, NY.

The loop that Trey and Fishman danced to sounded like a field recording of an African percussion ensemble...


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