Golden Age and Twist did not go off the deep end into the world of free-form improvisation, but they did feature great playing from Trey. With Trey on his game, jams don't need to go type 2 to be exhilarating. When Backwards Down the Number Line started, I hoped it would be the bridge between the first jam segment of the set (GA and Twist) and another, and thankfully I was right. Light has never been one of my favorite songs, as in the composed part, but nowadays I'm always happy to hear it because the band usually cuts loose on it and jams, and that was indeed the case tonight. The jam stayed upbeat until 6 and a half minutes in, when Trey started rhythmically strumming. The rest of the band immediately locked into this new direction at by 8:20 was in a dark, jazzy start-stop jam, which was awesome to witness. As the jam progressed, it got funkier, until it segued very well into Boogie on Reggae Woman. Mike already had the envelope filter turned on for the end of the Light jam, so why not play Boogie on? Before I saw the timings on LivePhish, I though this Light must have been about 15 minutes, and I was surprised to see it was only 12. This is a testament to the strength of the jam and the ground covered in a short period of time. Light-> Boogie was a thrilling segment. Julius put a nice rocking cap on the set to this point, and with the time remaining I could feel the stage being set for a YEM to close out the second set. My suspicions proved to be true and in keeping with the theme of funky jams, we were treated to an ultra laid-back YEM. This YEM is a keeper. The Loving Cup encore felt right as the finale of a great weekend of shows.
Highlights - Stash through Antelope, Light->Boogie, YEM