Divided Sky contained an All Fall Down signal. Miscommunication within the student-run venue staff led to a premature signaling for the second set to end. Following an extended break to "discuss" the matter with staff, the band returned for an unusually long encore. Tweezer Reprise featured an atypical extended ending.
Here's another show in my attempt to review underrated and/or under-appreciated shows. Unfortunately I didn't succeed in finding such a show here.
We start off with Wilson. I love this tune as an opener and it's too bad it's not used in this placement more often. The "Wilson" crowd chant is now written in permanent marker but this version predates those times and hearing it here without it is a bit strange. It's also the first of several welcome visits to Gamehenge during this show, which are becoming more and more rare these days.
Maze is its typical awesome self although this version isn't anything particularly noteworthy.
I'll never argue with a visit to Gamehenge, especially when it comes in the form of the Forbin's > Mockingbird combo. This version doesn't disappoint, and includes a Vibration of Life incorporated into the narration, which is a nice twist. Leading into another Gamehenge tune, this Divided Sky that follows is solid and well-played. It and the preceding combo are arguably the highlights of the set.
Julius and Ya Mar are both solid to open the second set. Ya Mar in particular has some fine playing by Trey. What should be the centerpiece of the set, Tweezer, follows. A relatively short version, I like its intensity but it doesn't really go too deep. It's such a shame too given what was brewing for this tune a little later on during this tour. The rest of the set is fine, and unremarkable. DWD was still evolving so the short version was typical for the times.
Apparently due to some mixup with the venue, the second set was cut off early but the encore was extended. Thus, we get a lovely Slave, the rare and always welcome Icculus, and a Tweezeprise that goes a bit longer than typical.
This is an average show in the middle of a mostly phenomenal tour. There's really nothing outstanding but it's a solid, well-played, and enjoyable show.
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