, attached to 1993-02-27

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill The twenty first show of the tour is also the only show at the Florida Theatre and the last show in Florida this spring. This show is played really fast overall like they can't wait to get out of there. Looking ahead, they do get a couple days off after this, so maybe that was the motivation? This is a much better recording than the last few shows I've heard, but it also shows more flaws to me. Mike had a sloppy night.

Good Golgi to open with. Rift still has some timing problems and was not that tight. Mike was off during Guelah. Maze was good except for the end part. Bouncing is pretty standard. Ice was ok. Sparkle also had a little timing problem, but not too bad. Punch is getting much better, but Mike is still weak. Funny moment of banter before Page sings a nice Lawn Boy. Antelope has a few rough spots, but a great jam. Again, this show has lots of energy, but is just a little off in each song.

Good solid Curtain to open second set. Stash is also very nice. Poor Heart has the extra solo section in it again before the last verse. Fish blows the middle of Sample, but it's new. Then the Balls come out, and again, they wait to give this one a proper ending. Ya Mar is really funny because Trey can't wait to say Leo, so he says it early and then resorts to calling everyone names like Boss and Hoss again like he did the other night. Also Trey emphasizes "Love you dead" instead of "lovely day". They also include a false ending so Mike can speak "drive through" jibberish. There is a sound check out there that explains that phrase. Mike's is pretty good and rocking. Hydrogen is sloppy as usual. Weekapaug was a good jam. Then Fish comes out, with a cold, for a nice easy Terrapin with band introductions and Pete lyrics. Fee was played by request after choosing between it and Tela. Llama was on fire again, almost too fast to keep up! It was a great way to close up the show.

Monkey cuts in on the recording. It's been a while for this one and it's pretty good. Page plays piano first then organ for the Let It Be breakdown. Grace was ok even though Fish is sick. Rocky Top was also on fire.

Strange, I really like this show, but I feel it lacks something because the board recording is so good and clear, I can hear all the bad notes. The energy was off the charts! This show is about where it needs to be, three and a half stars. Four stars for the energy, but three for the playing. (Mostly Mike)


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