, attached to 2003-07-17

Review by Scottdrum

Scottdrum This was my first show and it still holds up as a decent show years later. The opening Chalk Dust, while not remarkable, is good and you can tell the band is having fun as you can hear Fish on the SBD recording say, "We should just play that again." The Wolfman's is a well played version with a cool slow down to close out the jam. Maze and Dirt are typical. Pebbles was a pleasant surprise in the opening set and had a good high energy jam. Strange Design was a nice cool down. The closing BOTT and Divided Sky were both well played, especially the Divided.

I will disagree with the other reviews at this point and say that the Tweezer is well worth a listen or two. I will admit there are some meandering moments but they are not nearly as bad as the others would lead you to believe (somehow this type of searching is dull and not listenable and the '18 Hampton GA is the band's greatest gift of 2018). I won't dissect it but I think it's well worth your time. The Makisupa is humorous with the Tobin story and has a cool tease of "Dust in the Wind" at the end. There's also some funny banter following that fans of banter would want to seek out but again this shows that the band is having a good time. The Limb is above average and the next four are what they are. The Antelope to close things out is definitely above average, especially for the time period. Contact and Tweeprise sent me home happy.

Not a bad first show but definitely left me wanting more.
Highlights: Wolfman's, BOTT, Divided Sky, Tweezer and Antelope.


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