, attached to 2013-08-02

Review by chief_d

chief_d Watched most of the webcast ... I think this show must be garnering high ratings due to the song selection (especially in the first set ... it was quite unpredictable and there were some lengthy pauses between some songs while they chatted about what to play next). There were some brilliant moments (Reba, Seven Below) and a remarkable peak in the Sand jam.

The bottom line, though, is that this show was mostly a Trey-nwreck. He was making "unforced errors" all night ... vocals sounded awful, he had some obvious equipment issues (tone in PYITE? Was it just the mix on the stream or did he really sound that bad?), and he appeared to be either fatigued or ... ? I mean he had trouble holding a single note at times. He *really* stumbled bad in the Vultures jam, the beginning of Seven Below, Harry Hood ... what was going on? To their credit, the rest of the band sounded damn good and did a great job holding it down beneath a struggling Trey. I'm pretty sure I saw Page and Mike chuckling at times at how "loose" he was ... Enjoyed the show as I always do, but man this one was streaky ...

Bounce-back on Saturday? Maybe they should just play Tweezer again, that seemed to work ;)



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