, attached to 1997-12-28

Review by westbrook

westbrook This show is a testament to the strength of Fall 97. While it's one of the least renowned shows of the tour, it is still a fantastic show. Julius and Cities both have pretty good jams. This Cities is an example of the stacatto/plinko jams that have been seen recently. The segue into The Curtain is very interesting. The 14 minute Runaway Jim is no slouch either. Unlike some other SOAMs in 1997 which are funky, this one is hard-rocking from start to finish. The second set is full of jam vehicles. There are no breaks here. Even Axilla is extended to over 9 minutes. The feedback problem doesn't really have a negative effect on the show. I think the Simple jam has run its course before being stopped due to the feedback. Ghost and Drowned are solid. Scent of a Mule's jam is must-hear IMO. It's very atypical, yet gorgeous and haunting at the same time. The following Halley's is no Hampton, but is great in its own right. Then you get your beautiful Slave towards the end of the set that was common in 97. Rocky Top>Cavern and Bold as Love is icing on the cake.


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