, attached to 2016-07-08

Review by JayDead_Veterinarian

JayDead_Veterinarian Best show of the tour thus far. Just past the half way point of the summer '16 tour and John, Ernest, Mike and Page have finally thrown down a classic replete with highlights to satisfy phans of all orientations.

Not only is this first set fun and well played, it also contains a fifteen minute jammed out Cities. Ya' know, the kind many of us are hoping for every time we here the familiar chord that starts this number.

This second set never lets up...well, except for the when the house sound goes out, but let us not dwell on that. The Ghost>Light>Wolfman's is all goodness. The tasty Ghost with the growly Trey tone quickly gives the impression that this set will not disappoint. The nearly twenty minute Light is a classic jam. It feels good to hear the Wolfman's in the second set.

Then, during the vocal jam, the sound goes out. It is nothing short of a complete train wreck smack dab in the middle of the most interesting set of tour. The funny thing is that, after ten minutes or so, the band was somehow able to reconstruct the train, put it back on the tracks and make us all forget that it ever happened. The rest of the show is fun and energetic including the annual weirdness that is Saw it Again. The Slave is lovely. The Walrus works perfectly in the encore slot.

This show has great flow and tight playing throughout. The odd setlist issues are nowhere to be found on this night. Once again phanaticism is vindicated.


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