, attached to 2009-06-02

Review by Penn42

Penn42 I'm finding my adventures through June 2009 to be much more enjoyable than I expected. The rust was definitely there and they were obviously not completely comfortable with each other like they were in their peak years, but it's far from all bad. They went out and played their songs very straight-forward, comparable to Spring '93 without the youthful exuberance, and would every so often strike gold.

Such is the case with this show. Aside from the debut of Stealing Time and the weird ending, the first set is completely forgettable. @waxbanks has it when it comes to the Mike's Groove: every segue is butchered. Though don't let that get you down. After all, this was only the fifth show in almost as many years and what comes afterword is the aforementioned gold.

The second sets closing quartet is unquestionably the highlight of the show. When The Circus Comes is well played and placed perfectly. The debut is KDF is really nice. Trey rips it up. And now, the first Truly memorable jam since the return emerges out of Harry Hood. Slight mistakes in the composed section aside, this is one of the best Hoods of the year. The ambient passage is quite beautiful and the build to the peak afterword is flawless. At this point we weren't all sick of Loving Cup yet, and this is a good version. Suzy ends closes the show is style.

I won't be listening to any of this show besides the Hood again, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it when I did.


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