Silent jam near the end of the jam segment.
 Three dead stops during the jam segment and uncommon dissonance.
 Wolf calls during vacuum solo, final verse sung through vacuum.
Trey teased Buried Alive in Divided Sky. Bowie contained Sounds of Silence teases in Fish’s high hat intro, and had a silent jam near the end of the jam segment. Ya Mar contained a brief Happy Birthday tease from Trey. Bag contained a Bonanza theme tease from Trey was also unusually adventurous, with three dead stops during the jam segment and uncommon dissonance. Trey briefly started Horn before Harry Hood, but abandoned it. Before Terrapin, Trey announced that Fish would be “bringing out the big, heavy artillery” for the people in Keene. The “artillery” was Fish’s new vacuum, which made its debut at this show. Fish noted that “if I bleed during this song, that’ll just be part of the effects.” Inspired by his new instrument, Fish took an exceedingly spacey solo during Terrapin, complete with ersatz wolf howls, before singing the final verse through the vacuum.
First set is standard and well played, without too much going on of note. Melt is good not great, and the Dinner & A Movie gets flubadiddled into an interesting acapella section in the middle. The Magilla is probably my first set highlight, as it is high-energy and up tempo with a hopping drum solo. Second set has some interesting things going on, with a good Bowie including Charlie Chan-induced silent jam and an enjoyable Ya Mar that matches the first set Magilla for pep. The Bathtub is another early deconstruction wonk, but it gets broken ALL the way down and then just clunks to a stop. I actually found it more interesting than the standard-issue deconstruction Bathtubs, but it still isn't anything to seek out. The AC/DC Bag is kind of interesting, with the stop/start jamming. You also have a solid Hood, and decent versions of Chalkdust, Caravan, and BBFCFM (Die! Die! Die!) When it's all said and done, though, interesting/decent/solid = average, so this = three stars again.
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