, attached to 2011-06-04

Review by headyburritos

headyburritos What a great show for Cleveland, OH! I really like the song selection in the first set, KDF is definitely a good rocker to start off and Guyute is always great. FYF>Foam is definitely an overlooked segment of this show, although that's easy to understand. I generally like Ocelot and this version was on par, although I did not care much for the Rocket in my Pocket cover. I am all about the last four songs of the set, however. BOTT in the first set is sweet because it brings some good jamming. The Tube was funky and I remember seeing Trey make a 'tube' motion to Mike and Fish and then yelling out to my brother "It's gonna be TUBE!" The Antelope was one of my favorites that I've seen live. It was so high energy and really got things warmed up before set break. Love the goofing around during the Marco Esquandolas portion of the song.

Set two kicks off with a pretty standard Birds, but once Possum gets going things start to get sticky. The Blossom Possum is covered in goo as things start getting super drippy and wacky in the middle and towards the end before dropping into the very first Steam, or as I like to call it, The Cleveland Steamer. I was definitely loving on Steam as Fish crashed the cymbals and the steam machines went into full effect, creating a steamy effect in the pavilion. I thought and still do think that the segue out of Steam and into Piper was one of the smoothest and best executed I have ever seen. I like the energy that Piper brings and would also say that the Piper into Lizards segue is quite smooth.

Sneakin' Sally. What can I say? Does this song ever disappoint? This was my first ever Sally and it was grooovy! Loved the vocal jam and just getting down and dirty. The rest of the set pretty much speaks for itself; Harry Hood>Have Mercy>Harry Hood was so beautiful and so fitting for the moment. Not only was it a perfect piece of music, it had personal significance. Character Zero closes out a great show with some throwback teases and Slave completes what I believe is one of the highlights of Summer 2011.


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