When we arrived at our seats we walked almost right into Chris Koroda. One of my friends didn't recognize him and since Chris was donning a Brandon Jacobs GIANTS t-shirt he addressed him "there's a Giants fan!"; Chris smiled. It turned out that our seats were directly behind CK, so the sights and sounds were perfect. When Fish came out and strapped on Mike's hulking bass we knew what we were in for. Great versions of Walfredo (which has quickly become a favorite) and Mellow Mood, which seemed appropriate for crunchy Sunday. Great line from Walfredo which my friend repeatedly sang "when Fish played the vacuum, he ruined your set".
I never tire of The Divided Sky and this was a strong one; hell they've all been pretty strong. Tela is one of my favorites and while this was not a perfect version it certainly put a smile on my face. Happy to see the now rarely played Ginseng and My Soul too. Sample always rocks. Gin was huge and Antelope was raging. Brian and Robert served as a nice bridge between the two.
The second set was fantastic and obviously will be remembered as the Saw it Again set. Ghost was over due and they played a dark, funky one that I really enjoyed.
When I returned to New York late Monday afternoon I was feeling totally fried after seeing: Camden, Camden, MPP, MPP. I spent some time with my wife and kids and after the kids went to bed we settled in for two hours of the Family Guy on TBS. All 4 episodes were great; however, the episode where Peter becomes obsessed with the song Surfing Bird really cracked us up the most. It wasn't till today when I checked the set lists that I remembered the band incorporated it into YEM. My wife and I have been singing "bird, bird, bird, bird is the word" for the past 3 days.
Sometimes you get shone the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.