Set II was a monster. It began with relatively short Mike's > Simple > Free, all of which were well played with the jam into free being particularly poetic. Waiting All Night was placed in an interesting spot, initially feeling like a very early set breather...but as the song built - it became clear that they were building to something bigger. Indeed they were with an outstanding segue from ghost into a thunderous weekapaug that left all the noobs salivating.
But the real story of this show was Harry Hood, a funky jazzy exploratory version that blew me away and a must hear. It amazes me that - after following this band for so long, they still manage to surprise me by jamming out a song when least expected...at the very end of a show. It reminds you that whether it's old school or new school- an amazing jam can come anytime and anyplace - and that's exactly what I love about this band.
Happy tour all!