, attached to 2013-07-12

Review by wattznext

wattznext Really enjoyed this show. The extended first set was full of relative rarities and rocking tunes, and with its 90 minute run time and Reba/Bowie to close, felt like a reward for braving the torrential downpour in Wantaugh. Wen was the last time a completely uncovered venue got hit that hard by rain during an outdoor show?

The rain stopped as the second set started, and the first 4 songs lasted nearly 45 minutes and featured some very interesting jamming. Parts of it felt aimless and linear, but the sound was a bit muddy at the Nikon Theater, and I think it will sound better upon relistening. I especially liked the confusion coming out of Tweezer, with Fish going into Wedge and Trey going into Cities This led to Fish interspersing the Wedge beat throughout Cities, which blew my mind and made me all smiley and dancey. However, Fish pulled the stunt one too many times, and freaked Trey out at the beginning of a Cities jam that had legs. Trey followed Fish into Wedge, and they coasted home from there.

All in all, a fun show and a near flawless first 3 quarters. Well worth trekking to Long Island in Friday rush hour traffic and soaking in the driving rain for. Thanks boys!

Oh, and as a heads up to @funkbeard, the show always starts about 45 minutes after the time on the ticket. There was no extended delay tonight.
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