, attached to 2011-06-10

Review by nichobert

nichobert Some awesome stuff in this show, Mikes is about as atypical as it has gotten in the last 4 years. Not very. but a teensy bit. Paug climbs and climbs and peaks nicely. The Stash is my favorite from 2011 with a lot of excellent tribal drumming and a jam that moves up and down the scale really well. Trey isn't flashy in this Stash. Just interesting as hell.

First set highlight had to be The Curtain With. Which is almost certainly the best version of this song ever played. Absolutely soars through the summer skies. Hearing this song in 3.0 makes me realize how sloppy it was in 2000.

The DWD lifts off early in the type I section with Fishman playing a cadence that I associate with dancehall. It works into a knotty groove with some Jumping Jack Flash teases (maybe?) before a decent segue into Taste..oh wait never mind, they decide to go with Free instead.
(p)reminds me of the Crosseyed-> Roggae...errr...Twist from 2013. Both cases work pretty well.

Free is Free. The song you most want to hear on the first set so you aren't hearing it in set 2 song 2. It's a pretty damn tight Freenin the beginning though, there's no question why they love playing it in this slot. If you weren't a nerd, you'd think it was the most inspired placement ever. And maybe it is, and we are just jaded and cynical.
It's sing pretty terribly from Treys perspective though. I'm still surprised they never did any "plinko" in Free. Seems like it would fit it perfectly.

This is the second extremely inspired Possum of summer 2011 after the Blossom Possum. This one isnt anywhere near as weird as that one, but it might be better. This Possum comes in fits and starts and crests instead of peaking. The early jamlet is some of the coolest shit ever. Too bad it's buried in Possum and nobody will hear it!

BBFCFM is kind of a weird choice here. This is a strange set as far as overall cohesion goes. But the Individual performances are all wonderful so it's working better now than it did then.

Coming next. The most improbable second set highlight of all time.
Swept>Steep. Steep shows off its new mini-jam, this one going on for an impressive 4 minutes of unbelievable bliss before melting into Bowie.

This Bowie jam is basically Possum for a minute or two right? I like it. The trills come in a weird spot.. But maybe just because it sounds like the Possum Shred is about to come instead? Maybe not. There's a great tease on Bowie that I can't place right now.

I like this show a lot. An underrated summer 2011 gem with two legit Best Evers in the Curtain With and Steep. Along with best of 2011 contenders in Stash, Mikes and Possum.


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