Strange way to start with a Maze tonight, but this one is good, maybe a few off spots at the end. Sparkle was also good and almost flew off the handle at the end. It's been a little while for Sloth and it shows on Mike's part. Divided Sky was rocking by the end, but had some rough middle parts. In fact, it was so rocking that Trey pulled himself out of tune for a shaky Esther, including a vocal flub and a rough ending. ATR also had a bad start from Trey, but they pulled it together quickly for a tight version overall. Melt was rocking and pretty good, in fact! So rocking that he pulled himself out of tune again! Poor Heart was out of tune. Punch was ok, as this one is still new and it shows, but the Landlady was tight. Lawn Boy was great! Dedicated to some surfer guy Trey had met. Possum was a solid closer, really rocking.
I can't tell what Page is teasing before he leads a patient, solid Cup opener. Trey picks up the acoustic for My Friend, and this one had some spots in the intro, but the song itself was good. Rift, unfortunately, still has timing problems. Tweezer was good and rocking. Hey! Ya Mar is back again, and it's been a while for this one too, so the timing is a little off. Trey needs to tune yet again before YEM, but he doesn't, so this intro is awful. And to make matters worse, the sub woofers power amp blows up or something. Too funky for the poor thing? So we have a nice jam while Paul and the crew do what they can and a fun vocal jam at the end. Which brings us too a reasonably tight My Sweet One, considering the sound problems. Then the balls come out, then Fishman for a funny Rosie, so the sound wasn't too much of an issue here. Llama seemed really rushed tonight. And again, Trey pulled himself out of tune making Hood awful to hear for my ears. Cavern was a surprisingly good closer after all the problems in this set.
Monkey also makes an appearance tonight after a short absence. Not too bad, but not great. Everyone gets shushed for a good Adeline and the expected rocking Tweeprise wraps this one up.
There are still some good, solid songs in here, but Trey being out of tune every other song and the sound gremlins hounding Paul make this show just average.