, attached to 1993-08-12

Review by The_Ghost

The_Ghost Beautiful opener. AC/DC bag is one of my sleeper favorites. Maybe one of the better openers of 93 Summer (can I edit this later if I need to adjust that opinion after more research?). Anyway, moving on the Reba has a nice vibe control at 2:36. Also later in Reba has an amazing amount of jamming by Page, it sounded very clean and organized. It breaks down nicely into a little slow hip wiggling dance grooves. Then a wicked(need a thesaurus) little whistle. Just a great way to help start the engines.

Then oh sweet Chalk Dust Torture. Always a lifting dance tune. The next bit just keeps the dance vibe going.

Trey just absolutely shreds it on SOAM. He just really does his thing as per usual and the band carries him around on that magic carpet out running the melt he leaves behind as he just shreds it at light speed. Page puts out the fire and lands the ship(yeah it was a carpet now it's a ship - get over it) with the help of the always steady, the calm, cool, collected Fishman. This jam was so hot, Trey had to sit the guitar down and grab the acoustic for a couple minutes as he rode The Horse.

Silent in the Morning and Poor Heart carried the set toward it's inevitable close with Squirming Coil. But this one did not get away, as this Squirming Coil was set free ladies and gentlemen.

A much deserved set break follows. If you listen to this, give yourself a break here, grab some water and a sammich. You'll need them for set 2 coming up. Seriously, stop reading, get a drink...

...Okay good now that you're refreshed let's continue.

ASZ gets you back up off your ass, are you eating a sandwich? what were you thinking, save that for later. The Landlady/Tweezer dance is solid, though I wouldn't quite take the trouble to list them each out twice, seems like track (stat) padding to me.

The Lizards are such amazing creatures. Shows with a glimpse into Gamehendge are always worthy of a listen. Speaking of lizards, I bet you need to drain yours for being an idiot and drinking all that water earlier. Well good news, you aren't at a live show you can hit pause and do that real quick. There might not even be a line.

The Sloth, probably the most honest and trustworthy member of Gamehendge came in nicely to keep the set alive. Nice little breakdown jam in the 2:30 area for a while. Get that dance going to the next level you'll need it when it breaks back at 3:10.

Dare I be so corny as to say what happens next is a MAZE ing? Yes, I'll allow it. Such a tasty intro to Maze, as can be expected. Whoever woos in this crowd instead of laughing, God bless you, that is what makes a show truly epic. Maze always dances in me as much as I dance to it, and I like that it f*cks with me like that. Fans of Maze, like myself, will appreciate this one.

Maze gets into me so well that I was probably 43 seconds into Lawn Boy before I realized I was about to open my sinuses and be overwhelmed. I think this Lawn Boy is worthy of a highlight, should be given the "recommended version" tag or whatever voodoo sorcery is used to make a song link green.

It took some stones to do what came next. Big Ball Jam started off a little rusty, but then the clouds opened and and and and finished strong. I love some Golgi, this little roller coaster finally stabilized thanks to the Apparatus. The Apparatus always delivers a nice clean hit and this one was double filtered with crossover carbs. Trust me, you won't regret it.

Possum, great way to end a second set. Especially this one. They really made an excellent point about the believing it in the first place. I mean really if your mind is closed and set, you need overwhelming evidence, and even then so many remain clueless.

Well, all the yelling of "FREEBIRD!" while drunk at every show for every artist has finally paid off. This encore set is proof that if you just keep yelling it, you hillbilly hippies, it will be rewarded eventually. When playing Freebird, any band at any place in the universe instantly becomes THE.GREATEST.BAND.EVER. for the duration of the song.


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