, attached to 2012-06-28

Review by perch

perch My first show, and a good one at that. I'll try my best to remain impartial.

Set 1:

Birdwatcher: Cool tune that I'd never heard. Boys sang it well. Nice way to kick it off.

Curtain With: I had been really hoping to hear this, so to get it as an opener was extra special. If I've ever come close to shedding a tear at a concert, it was here.

Fuck Your Face: Crowd loved it, nice way to take a break while also keeping the energy up.

Old Home Place: Not a bad haul of tunes for my first show! I won't lie, despite hearing this song 50+ times by various bands, I thought it was Ginseng until the chorus. Don't know why.

Pebbles and Marbles: Recognized after a few minutes. Solid playing in here, and I really like the song. Lot of energy when they came back into the lyrics.

Weigh: Not my favorite, but it was fun and the crowd liked it.

Chalkdust: No we're talkin! Everyone was dancing and grooving. Not too much shredding but it kept the energy high

Wolfman's: This on the other hand brought it! Page on the clav as usual for the jam was funky and then Trey just starts going off until they reached a huge peak

Cool it Down: Didn't know it until I heard them say "Cool it Down" but it was a nice, catchy tune after that Wolfman's

Tweezer: There we go! Maybe it was because I was 15 feet from Fishman but he was going to town on the drums. A nice little jam and a cool ending

Tela: A nice bustout

Stealing Time: A good high energy closer. My friend loved it (his first show too, but with much less listening time). Didn't get out there but a good way to close the set as the sun went down.

Set 2:

Mike's: Great opener! Didn't break any 3.0 barriers but boy did they rage it! And those lights!

McGrupp: Took me a bit to remember what this was. Cool plinko jam. Like how they're taking tunes like this and giving them the jam treatment

Back on the Train: Interesting placement. Jam got way out there. A few minutes of wondering where it would go and then....

Hold Your Head Up: I went crazy when I heard that opening groove. Gotta love Fishman antics!

Bike: Fishman was hilarious as always

HYHU: Typical running around the stage, then the tucking came back

Weekapaug: Holy shit he's playing Trey's guitar! Now a dual drum segment! It's funny, at setbreak I told my friend he never really does drum solos. So that was an interesting way to prove me wrong.

Caspian: Nice breather, a little better than most boring 3.0 Caspians (still like the song myself)

Waves: Made up for me missing UIC last year. What a jam! When Mike hit that foot pedal, oh boy!

Bug: Had heard it but couldn't figure out what it was. Crowd loved it, don't why alot of .net doesn't like it

Bowie: Oh shit Bowie! Nothing crazy, but this song capping off the run starting with Waves I will never forget as long as I live. Succinct version but Trey raging at the end never gets old.


Show of Life: I can dig it. Plus we all know what's next

Tweeprise: They raged this one. Mike dropped some bombs during the intro and as they tend to do with Tweeprise they brought the house down with the energy


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