, attached to 1994-11-02

Review by theghost

theghost It was a cold rainy scene in the lot. Tickets were very hard to find and the mood was very subdued...not much joy in the lot. At the gate, security was horribly slow, checking everyone meticulously even while the band had begun. Some people opened a door and a whole gate-crashing event ensued. And then, once through the gate, everyone entered the gym from the Page side of the stage. Everyone got about 20 feet into the gym and stopped to watch the band, creating another log jam.

Anyway, the vibe was cranky and agitated and the band responded with a pretty dark mean first set. The second set continued with more agitated playing during the famous Tweezer. Eventually the Tweezer got kind of silly and the ice began to thaw. By the time they got to Lizards everyone was happy and joyous again. For me, it was stunning example of the band manipulating the mood of the crowd... a large scale emotional tension and release.


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