Great writeup! Time will tell how it all settles out. I’m not ready to say it’s better than 12-29/30-18 or many of the Dozen shows by any means at this point, but I can see how it may be in the conversation.Time will tell, indeed. I was luck enough to be at 12/29-31/18 and they were all very memorable shows. I probably had the most fun at 12/31 but the music was the best top to bottom on 6/21. But shit man, 12/29 was amazing. 12/30 probably comes in last and that is saying something right there.
All in a rocking show from start to finish. They played three songs I was *really* hoping to see at one of my shows this Summer and we’re unlikely to hear them again although anything is possible: Have Mercy, Ginseng Sullivan and Lifeboy.
In the middle of Lifeboy I was thinking “this is MY show! My style and what I like in terms of song selection and style of playing.” Right after that ASIHTOS was a bit of a snap back to reality, but the jam itself did well. Sure I wish Taste would have been longer, but it was well played. More as an encore fine, but at least there there was still Repirse! Anyway, minor, minor quibbles. Can’t wait to relisten to it all again soon!
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