, attached to 2016-07-10

Review by julius54

julius54 I'm pretty much still a noob I guess, I've been listening to this band for like a year and half now and this is only my 6th show but it was my first show going solo. After hitting Hartford the night before with two first timers, I made the trek up to Syracuse on my lonesome Sunday morning.

I got to the venue around 5:30 and made my way around Shakedown and what not. Didn't smell any of the toxic fumes I'd been warned about but thought the area was really nice. On the way in to the venue around 7ish there was a security guy on megaphone trying to coral people his way through the venue with "Got a blank space where a line can be....don't have cliff bar or green tea though." This was hilarious and set the right vibe for the night.

Made buddies with a few people on the lawn, some who were there for their first show. Lots of chompers and teenagers though. Enough about that shit though let's get to the show.

Landlady opener? Fuck yeah. High fives were given to strangers all around. Incredibly white attempts at salsa dancing were observed and eventually attempted by yours truly. No success. Great opener.
Blaze on in the two spot is fun. Kept the place moving and Trey was sounding very on point. Good sign for the rest of the set.
Ha Ha Ha and Friends. The Fishman segment of the show. Lots of hilarity. I really like Friends, even if sounds like a song The Clash left on the cutting room floor.
Tube. Who doesn't love Tube, even if it's short? Always great to get down to Tube.
Destiny Unbound. Oh shit. I don't deserve this.
MFMF oh hell yeah. Fishman just pounding away. Great little version.
Mango Song was on point, no flubs that I saw. Good time.
Timber Timber Timber was awesome.
Curtis Loew?! Tonight is bustout city! I remember listening to the Alpine show last summer where every song in the first set was a tour debut and wishing I could be at a show like that one day. Curtis Loew was when I realized I was now the closest I'd probably ever get to that.
STFTFP-The security guy outside vibed this song into existence tonight. Hell yeah.
Mound-Love this tune. Very greatful I got to see it.
Winterqueen. Not a fan of the lyrics whatsoever but Trey made the jam very enjoyable.
Bold as Love. After what seemed like a Frankenstein tease they shifted to Bold as Love. Great closer choice for what was a fire of a first set.

Set two
Drowned. Wow we're heavy on the covers tonight but I'll take it. Seemed like they were about to take these into the darkest of the dark before Trey slipped into his comfortable little Twist riff that he loves so much. This one again seemed like it had a lot of potential in the jam but Trey brought it back around to the chorus before segueing into Waste. It's the noob in me for sure but I LOVE Waste. I'll never complain about that one, although weird placement tonight. Piper>Simple was great, lots of exploring by everybody in the Simple jam. Breath and Burning is ok so far, they need to just take it to the next level though like they did with NMINML on NYE. Rocky Top is like Waste. I won't ever complain and I'll dance my ass off every time. Martian Monster was awesome live. I don't know how well it translates to tape but the rotation jam was a lot of fun. Very Drums/Space-y. Golgi was ridiculously fun and Frankenstein, albeit technical difficulties with the keytar, was a great closer. Page is a godsend.

Zero encore. Lawn was grooving. Everybody loves to do the "ah-ah-AHHHH" chant at the end there. Great show.

Really enjoyed myself and met some cool people on the lawn. Can't wait for fall tour announcement. I love this band!


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