, attached to 2003-07-29

Review by headyburritos

headyburritos One of my favorite shows from the 2003 Summer Tour. Hadn't really given this one much airplay until recently, and I would now say that it is definitely one of the highlights of 2003 until IT.

The first set is great - I really love opening with Daniel Saw the Stone. Such a great take on an old song. A few bumps in this one but that seems par for the course in 2003. Camel Walk, Jibboo, Cool it Down is a really cool segment. I think even this early you could tell there was something special in the air. A venue stop a little out of the way and some fans really needing some days off before IT could be the secret ingredient to this show. The rest of the first set is well played with a few rocky spots here and there, but all in all it's a great start.

The second set is what this show is all about though. The opening Crosseyed and Painless is a monster and well-deserving of the "Pittsburgh Jam" that is attached to it. Thunderhead - OK. Brother is rock solid and followed up with Harpua is a 1-2 knockout. This Harpua is well-known and needs few words to describe it further. I love Bittersweet Motel inside of it, and the hilarious, off-key singing in Fooled Around and Fell In Love is classic Fishman and adds a nice element to this show. They eventually transition into HYHU which is a bit rough, and then finish off the Harpua before dropping a nice Bowie to close out a monster second set.

I absolutely love this show and I'd be willing to bet there are a lot of folks out there that skipped this one and wish they hadn't. Great stuff from summer 03


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