, attached to 2013-10-22

Review by Orload

Orload Oh my, Rachacha was my only show of the Fall tour and having been to the other Rochester shows back in the day i was hoping for the goods. Ouch. First off, i'm about 6'5 and after settling in straight back in the first few seating sections one thing was clear, there was no way in hell my knees were going to fit. So i grabbed my wife and hit page side up in the corner where the arena turns. Great space but good god the sound was awful. I've heard better phone streams from the early days of streaming. At least we met some great folks up there! This show was a bummer musically. No energy, going through the motions, and i think Mike was sick, taboot. We had a great time all in all but this is far and away the worst show I've been to. The highlight was hitting the bathroom, seeing the standard absurd line, and then noticing a family bathroom
right there.....! No lines,, lockable door, no vomit all over! It was great! Lucky for us it's our hometown show (20 mins) so there wasn't a 4 hour drive home to think about it! In the end I'd rather be at a below average show than none at all. The attempt to save the show with the YEM was unsuccessful in my opinion. Lastly, obvious subjectiveness clouds all reviews, i spoke with a friend who was there, his opinion mirrored mine and most other fans, but he took a new fan with him to see his first show. That guy was blown away and loved it to death. Thought it was the best concert he ever saw! That fact kind of reminds me how high this band has set the bar!


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