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Permalink Posted by conradjohansen on , attached to 1997-11-22
conradjohansenThey open with the first Mike's opener in the USA for the first time since the 1990. With 3 huge crowd eruptions from the crowd it kicks off the show with a BANG!! As soon as they drop into the jam they funk it up like no other. After they get spacey for a few minutes they segue seamlessly into Hydrogen then into Weekapaug for a standard Mike's Groove opener. After Trey tears Weekapaug apart it gets into the MOST INCREDIBLE groove, shit gets real. They stop on a dime then bring Weekapaug back full force. After about a minute and a half of and the crowd going into a clapping frenzy the opening drum riff for Hood rings out and we're off for an 18 minute ride. This Hood stays pretty quite for like 4 minutes then takes off. After the Hood there isn't much just the standard short '97 songs.

The second set opens with some humorous banter > HUGE Halley's. After the funk and rock Hampton for 10 minutes they drop into some space. Eventually the jamming quiets down and the Tweezer riff starts up. I like to think of this Tweezer as a continuation of the Mike's funk. very similar groove, perhaps the funkiest Tweezer ever and one of my favorites. Tweezer segues into BEK and she does her thing. Piper quietly starts and builds for a few minutes and doesn't have a jam attached, but it's full of energy just like the rest of the show. Antelope is up next and blows the roof of the coliseum. When Trey plays that heavy chord he turned it up to 11 and everyone knew what was about to happen. Trey rips this Antelope apart and right at the end plays one of the most high pitched notes, it sounds like a blood curdling scream. After such a ripping show only one encore would be appropriate.

Bouncing > Reprise. Ain't nothing can cap off a show like that better.

One word to sum up this post.... ENERGY
Score: 3

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