, attached to 2009-12-05

Review by terphed

terphed Start to finish, this was one of the best shows I've ever seen. It was certainly as well as I've seen them play since '98. Both sets were full of the hits. The boys still sound like they're trying to figure out what to do with the jam on Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, but the rest of the first set was tight, and the streaker was classic. The vocal jam on Sneakin' Sally was short and sweet, and one of the better ones I've seen. Someone made and earlier comment that they were harmonzing well, and I'd agree with that, especailly considering they just got off three days at MSG. The jam on David Bowie was incredible. Bold as Love was a sweet way to wind down the action before intermission.

Although the Tweezer/Reprise endcaps have been played often throughout this tour, the jams were tight and it didn't sound stale at all, and I guess it was appropriate since it was snowing outside on Saturday. I was glad to see Golgi. It's my favorite song but this was only the third time I've seen it in 27 shows. I loved hearing Sweet Virginia and had a notion they'd play that. There's never a bad time for a Loving Cup encore.

This show had a few shenanigans but no gimmicks. I'm glad to hear the streaker didn't go to jail. John Paul Jones arena was small and fantastic, and I hope they return there. The sound there is great, the sightlines are great, and the staff was very pleasant. All in all, this was a great way to close the tour. Thanks boys.


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