, attached to 2014-08-01

Review by makisupaman

makisupaman This show will be overlooked considering the shining shows the weekend before in the mid-Atlantic and the arguably stronger show on the following Sunday in Alpharetta. The fact is this show proves that even a so-called "standards" show can contain dynamic interplay and revel in IT. Expectations seem to be higher than ever within the phanbase, which also contributes to the severe underrating here. The first set felt very much "in the pocket," as the versions of Moma Dance and Wolfman's were as tight as they have been in the last few years. I am surprised no mention in the show notes is made of Trey's emotional revelation that 555 was partially recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL. "I'm getting kind of teary-eyed just thinking about it," he said. Set two really flowed well, with a superb exploration in DWD, a soaring Tweezer, an inspired Fuego-Tweezer mash-up, and a 4th quarter no one can question in Slave>2001>Boogie>Antelope. Antelope indeed contains Boogie and Munsters elements, as well as a noticeable tease of Miami Sound Machine's "Conga" from Trey and Page. Being able to unwind after the show on some of the softest sand in the continental US didn't hurt in cementing this show and Orange Beach as special to me, and I certainly hope Page was sincere in saying they will come back as soon as possible.
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