, attached to 2016-07-03

Review by eggsalad81

eggsalad81 Never Miss a Sunday show - Never Say Never

The middle of this show was pretty good. By middle, I mean from around "It's Ice" to the end of "Twist". Once Trey insisted on forcing "Joy" after an incredibly fun "Soul Shakedown" and the best Moma Dance I can remember hearing in recent memory (thanks to the decision by the band to take this song out for a second set ride!).
Then it started. You can keep pushing the ballads til one sticks, but please not late in the second set. It is way easier to pretend we like Joy and your half-baked new songs (Miss You, B&B, etc.) if they are wedged somewhere in the first set when we still have hope for the rest of the evening. I feel like a disappointed parent looking at a bad report card when I hear songs like "The Show of Life". The student has so much potential but turns in work that is lazy and requires little effort for such a smart kid. You are better than these songs, young man!

The majority of the online discussion that followed the debut of Fishman's "Friends" was about whether the song was a joke or not. That's not good.

The rest of the set following was fairly perfunctory (see Axilla and Hood), somewhat of a downer (see Theme). Rock and Roll is a great encore choice, but the show was over about 30 minutes before.


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