, attached to 2016-07-23

Review by znmick

znmick This show was just incredibly fun, and the evening held a magic that I think was palpable to everybody in attendance.

First set - Reba was flippin' awesome, providing a perfect soundscape to the setting sun, and later on Tube really funked out and went deep... Oddly enough, it seemed like it was Fishman who tried to ripcord Tube a time or two, only to find Trey keeping the jam locked and on course - an interesting juxtaposition.

The second set 2001 opener was patient, roaming and exploring... And it's opener placement was exceptional. 46 Days was fun and had punch, but the roving jams introduced by Piper and then really heightened during Twist were nothing short of sick. BDTNL gave us a bit of a greater while featuring some killer playing, and then the grit got nasty and thick again with Carini, followed by a spirited Hood and Loving Cup.

Even the encore was phat tonight. Sleeping Monkey is a rare favorite of mine, though I still need to find out exactly what the meaning of the song is as Trey pointed out this evening. And then... Whaaaaaat???? A Tweezer Reprise with alternate, Ass Handed lyrics??? And delivered to us without an actual Tweezer? Totally unexpected but happily accepted!!!

Overall, tonight was just a really fun show to be in attendance for. No idea what couch tour was like or how it'll stand up upon relisten, but from where I took it in I found it wonderful, joyous and intentionally experimental.

4.5 / 5


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