scents and subtle sounds: i really like this song in '03, and i could not stand the rearrangement/cutting out the cool intro. anyway, this one had a really nice multi textured 20 minute funky jam. it had some real nice "remain in light" style playing. after thoroughly exploring scents, they dip into...
theme: very good take on theme. trey sounded sharp here.
sample: blah... alright, they need to play something hot next....
sneaking sally: yep, that'll work! this is one of the best sally's ever. it explores a lot of the same ground explored in the gumbo from the previous night, and everyone who was at the previous nights show, was more than willing to dip back into that realm. good collective effort on this dark murky funk jam.
billy breathes: nice cool down. good take of this one
seven below: this was more first time seeing this one, and i really dug it. i would not be completely sold until the alpine version the next summer. this one was short and sweet before kicking out...
cavern: always a popular set closer. it didn't matter what they played after sneaking sally!
dwd: a fairly predictable opener, but they tacked on a very interesting fast paced, very layered jam to this one. they rode that out for about 20 minutes with page displaying some hot licks here before petering out and going into...
squirming coil: very cool placement for this song. i liked it 2 songs deep in the set. good take of this classic with the typically nice page solo at the end
makisupa policeman: i really liked the whole sneaking the "dear creek" into the "key word" slot. funny stuff!
this worked right into....
buffalo bill: gotta love buffalo bill. it's an easy tack on to makisupa, so hell, why not throw those deer creek buffalo bills around!
run like an antelope: antelope was dedicated to some dude named greg. well, if greg is an antelope fan, then he must have been a happy camper. this was a very fiery version with trey really steering the ship on this one.
thunder head: blah
slave to the traffic light: very good version of page, and it worked very well out of thunder head. unlike antelope, page seemed to be taking the helm on this triumphant slave. great way to end a great run.
waste: hmmm.... not my favorite, oh well
they came out and played 2 strong sets here tonight. all in all, i would say this was my least favorite of the 3 nights at deer creek, but that does not mean this is a subpar show. there's just so much to hear on this run, that's its a really tough call. some could say this was the best based solely on the sneaking sally and i could not argue with them.
scents>theme, sneaking sally
dwd>coil, makisupa, antelope, slave