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Permalink Posted by hooter on , attached to 2012-06-15
hooterI think this was overall a great starting point for the first of 3 in the AC run.

The first set really was all about the funk. I would say Stash was the most interesting jam-wise. Stealing Time had the energy peak though. One interesting set choice is playing 46 Days followed by Camel Walk - both songs have really similar intros. I think Trey did that knowingly - I was waiting for Ocelot after that just to be like "har har Trey, we get it..."

The second set featured more solid jamming, though still somewhat conservative. Trey and Page really got a kick out of the audience "WOO"s from Twist and if you listen closely, WOO's can be heard throughout the night after that, even during Bowie and First Tube. I think that should go in the show notes as an audience thing. Anyway, Bowie was the highlight of the second set and probably the night since it featured a bunch of teases and was overall solid and exciting.

The main problem with this show was likely playing too many songs, especially during the first set. I was close to the stage and saw Mike step on his synth wah pedal a few times to get into the jams, like during Simple or Birds or Piper, and then Trey would just change the song. Ginseng Sullivan and My Sweet One are also examples of pure fluff filler songs - the time spent doing those should have been jams on the others!

Overall a pretty good kick off for the early summer tho.
Score: 3

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