, attached to 2019-06-23

Review by SirDelins

SirDelins I went to all three shows this weekend. This show was a great cap to a great weekend.

The first set started quite strong. I was feeling Carini this weekend, and it was a great set opener. The jam in this version really got the place going right away. My Soul was a cool bustout that got everybody excited. Rift was fun to hear, what a great song. Gumbo was really cool, the jam seemed a bit longer than usual (though still not long) and it was exciting when they came back to play some more after the stop. It’s Ice is always great to hear, and this version satisfied. Winterqueen was actually pretty cool and was a nice way to calm down somewhat. I know a lot of people don’t love Yarmouth Road, but I personally don’t mind this song, can’t go wrong with some reggae. Shade was fine, but I thought we had already chilled significantly. I’m not familiar with the GOTF songs yet, but I liked Halfway Home personally, Idk how everyone else felt about it. The Wedge was great as always, perhaps bringing back some of the energy. Antelope really brought back the energy, and this version was particularly rocking. Great set closer. Overall, while there were some parts which were a little low energy, I thought this was a really good set. Maybe yesterday’s set 1 was a bit more consistent, but this set was good too.

Set 2 was great tonight. C&P opened the set nicely. I thought this was the best version since 2017, the jam is really transcendent and really got to me. ER continued the trend, with another great jam. The outro space was quite a nice way to end it, it seemed as if Trey was not ready to leave the jam quite yet and needed to get some final stuff in. Another GOTF song comes with Ruby Waves. Again, I’m not too familiar with these songs, but I thought this song was really good. The jam went Type II very quickly, making the C&P>ER>Ruby Waves a nice sequence. Twist is a standard version, but I really enjoy the song as it always packs a punch. 2001 was cool, got everybody excited and moving. Blaze On closed the set in rocking fashion. This set was great in that it mixed high energy with great jams.

It was a short set, which surprised me initially, but knowing what happened at 2018 MPP1, I was expecting a big encore. Oh boy did we get that. Maze is quite the song, and this version raged hard. Waste helped calm the place down after a nonstop set 2 and that Maze, with a lot of people singing along. I was not expecting Sanity, but I’m glad that is what I got. That song is so funny! My dad was hoping to get Wilson this weekend, even telling my family to be ready for the chant, so we were all pumped when the opening notes started.

What a great show. It wasn’t perfect, but it was certainly quite good in my opinion. I had a feeling this show would be good, and I was blown away with how it went. Let’s keep this energy for the rest of the summer.


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