golgi opens this one up in fine form. this would end up being the last golgi opener until burgettstown, pa in '09. as soon as golgi ends, they jump right into a surprise run like an antelope 2 songs into the show. trey really rips this one. train song slows this one down a bit before they dip into a nice exploratory bathtub gin. this has a nice funky gin jam, and they work it nicely into one of their more complex songs, foam. foam is well-played. sample and fee offer something for the newbies, and a red hot maze and a solid cavern offer something for everyone. this first set was solid with some sure-fire treats, but the real fireworks were yet to come.
tweezer kicks things off in style. they start with a spacier intro before hitting tweezer full throttle. fishman gets really funky right off the bat. you have to check out the intro to this tweezer. once they work through the song, they hit a really nice funk jam. after 10 or so minutes of funky exploration, trey and fish really shift gears into more rocking territory. trey and fishman turn the corner into izabella, and the rest of the band jumps right on it. you can hop on you tube and check out trey almost cracking up as they turn the corner into izabella. after a nice take of this old hendrix tune, they jump into another nice rock/funk jam that eventually stops right on twist around. i really like the '97 versions of this song. after they rearranged it, i lost some of my love for this one. they spend a bit of time exploring twist before dipping into a mind altering piper. there might be some band of gypsies mojo left from izabella, but they just torch this piper. page is all over this one too. sleeping monkey provides a nice breather before the 'ol rowdy tweezer reprise closer. rocky top finishes this one off in standard fashion.
this second set may not be the longest, but it has excellent flow and some really solid jams. the first set is a touch weak, but it is not bad by any means.
tweezer>izabella>jam>twist>piper- tweezer>izabella and piper are must hear, even on the fall '97 scale