, attached to 2014-04-26

Review by PrimuSucks

PrimuSucks I came to this show from far far away, and had extremely sky high expectations. I created a set list in my head. Spending many days then weeks finally months mulling over the venue, environment, and the history, I was sure I knew they were going to play. And then they didn't play a single one of those numbers. (my list included: Gumbo, Halley's, Roegge, Sloth, Cross-eyed, Punch, Walfredo, *extreme far out guess: blinded by the light OR A here comes the sun tease- since they haven't played a whole show in the beating sun for awhile)

But what we all received out there on that beautiful day was way better than what I wanted. On paper it seems very standard, if you download the show and weren't able to make, chances are it might not sound special to you, but it was.

You could see an expression on their faces as they walked off the stage, for them July could not come soon enough. They are playing like a band on a mission with something to prove, that's what I hear and see at least.

Only downer was that the sound was not terrific in the beginning of the first set. Page's microphone was way too low (his first lines in Rift were hardly audible). Mike's bass was too distorted and also set too high, which I think left Fishman with no choice but to blindly follow Mike as he probably was picking up no keys. Also I noticed Mike seemed to be watching Trey's physical movements during jams to pick up on shifts and drops.This lasted from Kill Devil Falls to Rift. Everything seemed to be sorted out by Wolfman's and they are such pro's you probably won't even notice it when you listen to the recording.
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