, attached to 2016-06-26

Review by SpikeMan

SpikeMan For a decent amount of time in my life I worked in a lumberyard. some of the things you sell are maybe not all standard lengths. Think mouldings and finished wood. It is not uncommon to end up with shorter pieces or something not EXACTLY to the foot. The rule, which seems simple, is it gets sold for the longest full foot that it is. So if something is 8'11" it is considered 8 feet. Because even though it is close, it is not 9'.

I like this show a lot. I was at this show. I think there is a lot of replay value in this show. But in a 5 star rating I give it 3 stars because it is not quite 4.

The rain and weather and delay did cause a sort of weird sequence at the beginning. I remember everyone queued up to get in. The whole crowd more or less just standing outside the gates waiting for them to open. People had been out in the lot in the heat unclear on the timing of what and when things were going to go down. But the crowd was AWESOME. We all waiting calmly for maybe 10 minutes for the gates to open. People could have gotten rowdy and maybe charged the gates or something, but it was very neighborly. A real tribute to the fan base.

Thought the first part of the first set was average great. Enjoyed Page acknowledging the crowd and the banter around Breath and Burning.

End of the first set is when the highlights kicked off.

Saw it Again brought some energy.
Theme was rocking. Thought it was going to end the set.
First Tube kicked it up a notch. Not a jam chart version but this run was a great way to end the set.

Punch is a great set opener. Kept the energy high.
BOTT is a grooving little guy.
Light>Golden Age->Boogie is a GREAT GREAT GREAT sequence. Very strong jamming interplay. An amazing segue. 2 covers I love. My first Light. Can't say enough about this sequence.

Like Wingsuit. Like Shade. But would have rather gotten 1 or the other. However a gentle moment well performed.

Possum kicked it back up and Rock and Roll brought it home.

TL/DR - Some 5 star playing/sequences mixed in with some average great playing. Just shy of a 4 star show. So it gets stuck on a 3.


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