, attached to 2013-07-07

Review by ajcmixer

ajcmixer Was hobbled by over-dancing@Friday's SPAC show and finishing myself off by the middle of the 2nd Set Saturday SPAC show but still had this and the rest of the East Coast run thru MPP to attend so I figured out a way to dance off my one good leg and dance I did. But only because they commanded me to dance...:-wink! Passion and a well-played, well-rounded show will do that do you.

Easily one of the best 1st sets I've ever had the pleasure to witness. I actually was looking forward to the AC/DC opener and figured it would be the springboard to greater things and indeed it was in the form of a driving Back on the Train that had everybody in the venue shaking their booty. The Divided Sky was fueled by the torrential rains falling on those unfortunately on the lawn and the band feeding off the roars of the crowd. The rest of the of the set was uniformly excellent, loved the Free>It's Ice>Mound and the set-closing Maze>Limb by Limb>Walls of the Cave couldn't have ended a set any better than it did.

The DWD was due and it came, one big musical orgasm and the boys went in for seconds and thirds with the Ghost and the Piper. And I don't get the, errrr, dislike, for Wading but after the first three songs I felt that it was both perfectly placed and played. Then it was back to the dance-fest with the Run Like a Meatstick and then the YEM. I knew it was coming and it did not disappoint, I've witnessed some great YEM's in my 3.0 lifetime (last year's SPAC encore and my stunning birthday show@Dick's immediately come to mind) but this one was really really special, the patience shown was sublime and really was the musical cherry to top off a three-show run in SPAC. And I LOVE Loving Cup and though it seems that for many out there they're tired of the song personally I am not and thought it was well-shredded by Trey.

I love SPAC and evidently they do, too. The only thing missing from this outstanding run was the I Love SPAC vocal jam in YEM like they did last year@Dick's. An excellent three-show run overall. Did I say that I Love SPAC...:-wink!

Peace,
Alex


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