, attached to 2011-09-14

Review by MeatsuSticku

MeatsuSticku I get goose bumps when I think of this show....It has me in a state of euphoria to this day....I was listening to it on my train ride home today and reminiscing. I spoke to so many old fans that hadn't seen them in a long time and seemed appreciative that they made it easy to see a show because they had been getting curious about seeing the band again (heard this story at least 3 different groups pre-show)...Moma Dance was so fun and funky..NICU may have been played perfectly by Trey I hear a guy behind me say it and I agree after the relisten...Funky Bitch my show buddy asked for before the show and he got and they ripped it as always...Sample is where it got special for me as this song is typically on my skip list don't really like it that much but I'll never skip this one it was heart felt strong and moved me, didn't know it could be that good...Love Cavern and it was a fun placement for it....Bathtub was sick, amazing jam and I think it's of my favorite of the year (yes i was at bethel)....Alaska, I noticed the amazing vibe of the crowd and had one of the older guys I met before say to me with the biggest smile I've ever seen and said "Damn! They are so much better than when I used to see them" Made me feel good for him and myself I took out my Jameson and swigged it offered him he refused and his wife turned around said I want some! and took a nice swig! Really enjoyed this Alaska it just felt right....Possum was another ripper and Trey really loved doing this possum, at least thats how i saw it, Mike sang with emotion....Wolfmans Brother was amazing, they really are crushing that song this year I was there for charlotte too and that was another, excellent excellent version a must listen imo....Julius, wow energy and love is all I felt during this, that and my feet zappin up the ground as I danced a hole in my spot....

On to the next set...I moved over further rage side and a bit further up and met some new friends who were all raging. Me and my boy were stoked with the energy from the first set but the people I found second set were loving the music and really appreciating the show and generally showing mad love basically including me in their group and I did the same in return of course sharing all the party favors we had...

I loved hearing Treys intro, there's something about the way he presents himself in regular conversation thats like geeky and shy but sincere and grateful and I enjoyed hearing he was looking around for those he remembered from the past and then came Carini to come and lump me in my head, so strong and fun and aggressive....Disease which I called mid Carini so of course that put a smile on my face and I was dancing on a lawn so it was appropriate and always fun I felt really connected with the boys and.......called the Slave on first note and my new group got stoked they were younger newer fans who seemed to be learning the music, Slave was euphoric and well played.....Rock and Roll! right on time after the serene Slave, Trey really started hitting me with some serious big notes and a bit of a whale call sound and a feedback smack too haha fun dance-athon....Twist kept the dancing coming and Trey did some fun effects on the bew! sound...

Backwards Down The Number Line deserves an entire paragraph to itself. The new friends I met really loved this song they joined arms and started singing and I was touched and I think for the first time I really GOT IT. It was a click moment, I've always like this song as I'm a fan of a lot of the cheesier songs but man this song got to me, I get huge goose bumps anytime I give it a relisten or even think about it, just a beautiful song at the right time in the right place sung with real heart and soul.....Needless to say Theme From the Bottom which is a fave of mine was Pages house, he sang it amazingly well especially the first chorus, everyone really got into this around me too never seen people groove so hard to Theme....Character Zero is what it is Trey loves it and he played his heart out....Loving Cup was appropriate lyrically and played very well but I wanted a monster Encore and after Zero it was a bit of a let down finish to be honest...I wanted Antelope or Hood something old school composed and rocking but alas

So I gave the show a 5 out of 5 stars though it may not actually deserve it....but hey it was for charity so I thought I'd give a charitable rating probably more like 3.5 with an asterisk for the environment and mood and emotion making it something really really special to be a part of...


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