, attached to 2009-12-02

Review by chripstopher

chripstopher I'm no old-timer (probably my 20-25th show), but the boys were on last night. I knew Chalkdust would be one of the first two and that they'd try to keep the sets rocking the whole night, but I was afraid that they'd be in the middle of their stride and get muddled in a new song. That said, I think they've really begun figuring out how to incorporate the new ones into the setlists. I didn't like A Day In The Life the last time I saw it, but I definitely have a new appreciation for it as their closer. Both setlists started strong and ended strong and I've never heard a crowd so loud as I did on the tease during Divided Sky.

Definitely a great show, one of the hardest rocking I've seen, and they totally redeemed themselves for the last show I saw (Columbia, MD - the worst I've ever been to).

Additionally, I just knocked off a 4-year goal and qualified for the Boston Marathon by running Philadelphia on November 22nd. That morning as I walked to the starting line, I put my full 160gb iPod on shuffle and somehow, the first song to come up was a mammoth 22-minute Run Like An Antelope. I ditched the iPod at the start, but that song and memories of great times at those shows was all I needed to groove on for the next 3 hours. Needless to say, the end of the second set last night felt really special. I'm so thankful to have these guys back and to have this community of music fans.


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