, attached to 2012-09-01

Review by ajcmixer

ajcmixer The 2nd installment of my weekend-long birthday celebration started on full-tilt on Friday, what could the 2nd show bring to the table? Another masterpiece, simply drawn onto the musical canvas using different strokes.

The 1st set started its conversation with me with Antelope (Out of Control) and ended it with reminding me how Faulty it is to be Stealing Time from my current Plan. Thusly, many changes are in store for me upon my return to NYC at the end of this week. Regardless, the songs between 1st and last in this set represented a well-balanced and superbly played set of songs. I felt the Tweezer for tonight and they did not disappoint, either with the song or the execution. Fluffhead was joyous. Bitch>Moma>Circus, Theme. Wow. Especially Circus, surprisingly played more than once on this leg and a personal fave.

Being from NYC, I'm always awaiting my Golden Age and this one kicked in the 2nd set immediately. The ensuing Prince Caspian was easily the best I've ever witnessed. Light continues to be a premier jam vehicle and this one was no different. Boogie On was loudly teased at least ten minutes before its official introduction and segued into another personal fave, The Wedge and possibly the best of version that I've witnessed live. The Horse>Silent, always beautiful. Into a slamming Mike's Song into what might have been the sneakiest sinewy segue into No Quarter that they could have figured out and at this point I was definitely losing my musical religion. Of course, no rest for the wicked and the Weekapaug Groove finished what the Mike's Song started.

Monkey>Tweezer Reprise is getting a bit common but I'm not complaining, the Reprise asked of and got the final orgasmic push out of me on this evening and completed what was simply a great 2nd show. What made it greater was that it followed a great show. And that it held out the promise of another great and final show. And as history proved (as I wrote this after the 3rd show), another great show delivered...:-wink/smile!

Two things I'd like to say specifically about this show. One, the song placement felt impeccable at this show and, two, it felt like an embarrassment of riches to get what was given at both this and the other two shows. Great stuff...:-smile!



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