, attached to 2009-06-18

Review by fluffhead108

fluffhead108 One of the stronger June 2009 shows, and a nice precursor to the dramatic improvements that would come in the following 2 days. Both sets have that "wall of songs" feel to them that was so common after the reunion, so your enjoyment of this show probably just depends on if they checked your favorite boxes.

The playing is fine, save for what is maybe the worst Bowie....ever? Skip that one, but be sure to check out the Tube, which stood as the best 3.0 version for probably over a year afterwards. Wolfman's has some juice as well, but is purely standard, especially compared to the funk monster its becomes a couple years later.

Set 2 is is quite nice, with the highlight probably being the Piper. Since the only other show I'd seen thus far was 6/2, I was a bit dissapointed to yet again see my third quarter devoted to Circus and Hood. Again, both versions are fine, but neither stand out.

The encore lends this show a unique series of moments that were fun to experience, and which overall makes me remember the show a lot more fondly than I would have had they come out with, say, Friday (good that those days are over, eh?) My buddies and I all used to be huge Floyd fans and so have a soft spot for the heartfelt absurdity of Bike. That we were all in attendance for the show when they played it was pretty special.


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