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Permalink Posted by Feetoid on , attached to 2012-08-19
FeetoidA show of this caliber matched with a venue this small made this quite an experience.

I missed Crowd Control, got in a little late from the Bart (I pre-partied a little too long in Oakland). Bathrooms were empty for the beginning of Party Time so I took advantage. The friends I'd been with the entire weekend were texting me from deep inside the crowd wondering where I was (they didn't go to Oakland) but I decided to spend 1st set solo and I'm glad I did.

I bobbed and weaved freely in the middle back areas of the floor during Axilla, getting a feeling for the sound in the place. You didn't need to be that close for good sound, something my previous two nights up close didn't teach me.

Reba, YES! One point for me. My friends and I all picked 10 songs we thought we'd hear tonight, losers buying drinks for the winner. This was my first point. I puffed down with some neighbors around this time.

Free>Mound>Walk Away, NICU>BOTT, Gotta Jiboo yielded me two more points for Free & NICU. Walk Away was fire.

Roggae was by far the best first set song of the weekend imo. The ending riffs completely devastated the place. I was slack jawed.

Bowie yielded me yet another point, bringing me up to 4, and I recorded a pretty sweet video w/ my phone during the build entitled "Phases of CK5", look for it on Youtube.

Found my friends at set break, dead center. Very good sound was to come for the second set, with a little grief from the tapers at first (for having too much fun apparently) so I had to distance myself from them by about ten ft.

Set two was just ridiculous. I'm not even going to separate the songs for the first four because it really was just one nasty fog funk entity. I danced my ass off! Sneakin, Light 2 more points. 6 total.

They NAILED Theme. Great placement, I'd forgotten all about this one (expected it in Long Beach). It reminds me of high school, at this moment all I could think was that I absolutely LOVE this band!!!

Rocky Top provided a needed breath of fresh mountain air but then UH OH, back into the fog w/ Boogie On Reggae Woman> Meatstick, and what a well played Meatstick it was.

Bug isn't my favorite song but "it doesn't matter" at this point so it kinda makes sense. Good choice guys!

YEM brought me up to 7 points and boy was it nice. Good work on the tramps boys, so synchronized... they must work out!

Ride Captain Ride proved how much of an idiot I was for predicting it'd be played in Long Beach because of the Queen Mary (it is a ship). San Francisco Bay line? Duh!!

Then of course a ROCKING Tweeprise complete with an EPIC on beat confetti explosion from someone near the front row. Whoever did that, you rule! It really added so much to that moment. Well, there's my 2 cents. A perfect show, 5/5. Oh and Tweeprise brought me to 8/10, winning me the game (a friend got close w/ 7). Divided Sky and Golgi A. were my two duds for the evening. Thanks again for crushing it guys!
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