, attached to 2013-07-27

Review by Scott

Scott As much as I love The Curtain With, the first set didn't light my fire the way the other 3 sets this weekend did, despite it and the KDF>Moma>Maze combination that followed amounting to a tasty little tour of their wide range. I did like hearing some new tunes in both these shows (first Curtis Loew) and the playing is plenty tight as far as I remember but I don't think I'll give it repeated listens like I will for set 2.

The whole band improvisation was creative and coherent through the opening run of songs in the 2nd set. The band didn't pick up on Trey wanting to ->Sally right away so that segue isn't as slick as 8/19/12, but it's still pretty slick and that hour was the equal of the best hour of 8/19, or really any hour I've ever heard from this band. All time classic stuff.

A few notes:
At ~8:00-8:10 of Undermind Trey clearly teases Time Turns Elastic.

The Fluffhead is not pristine. Trey was dodgy during a good stretch of Fluff's Travels (including @3:56, 4:46). During the final rage at about 13:00 it sounds like Trey is ready to wind it down/abort but Page is still raging and the band kinda forces him to gear back up for a 2nd pass.

After Fluffhead, Trey thanks the crowd, which usually means the set is over, but then he changes his mind and fires up Antelope. Smoking great pair of songs for the live audience.

Overall, the atmosphere was incredibly positive with electric joy and glowstick fun but also somewhat surreal with smoke blowing across the river from a wildfire, enough to make the light show better and also burn my eyes as I danced my ass off.


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