, attached to 2016-06-26

Review by serpent_deflector

serpent_deflector My first show and, therefore, it holds a special place in my heart. I played it over and over, throughout the year, on days there weren’t new shows to listen to. Listening back now, I can see that it is a fairly average show, considering some of the monsters I saw in 2017. But the MFMF opener was well-played and KDF is always welcome. A fun, energetic way to start the show, after having to wait it out for the rain delay. Theme>First Tube was a great way to end a high-energy first set, with Lawn Boy as the lone breather.

I see some criticism for the PYITE set 2 opener and I can understand it. It’s not a jam vehicle like we tend to see in that slot and there were some mistakes. But the song’s intro has been a favorite of mine since early in my fandom, after watching Bittersweet Motel. So it got my blood pumping again. Check out Trey’s solo here- it worked for me at least. Light>Golden Age>Boogie On is the meat of the show. Light has awesome melodic soloing from Trey, bombs from Mike and a great groove from Page on the Clav to end it and segue into GA. Golden Age and Boogie On were soaring and funky, respectively. The show ends on another high-energy note with the Possum closer and RnR encore.

3.5/5 stars


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