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Permalink Posted by funkbeard on , attached to 2012-08-29
funkbeardI joined in on couch tour late into Divided Sky. Seemed like the energy wasn't great, the band playing one straight-forward tune after another with some guys next to the mics talking about the show like they were TV announcers in a golf tournament.

Big rockers and groove tunes, but not really cutting it. The Antelope had a jump from third gear to fifth, skipping fourth. Entirely standard, otherwise.

Set 2. The band was seeking the X-factor. The crowd was having a lot more fun. The jams were short and economical. Nothing transcendent like the previous night in St. Louis, but a good effort.

Trey really poured his heart out with If I Could->Light->Hood. I really liked this segment, the band played phenomenally, although never really above and beyond. Incredible, towering energy, at times. But above the average? I don't know that they ever achieved liftoff.

Nonetheless, a very enjoyable second set. If you're comparing this to St. Louis, it's disappointing. There's no way around that. Did the band give 100% in the second set tonight? You bet they did, and I think it sounded great.

Cool encore, as well. (Notice, I don't write the first words to nearly every sentence. You'll have to figure it out for yourself.)
Score: 2

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