, attached to 2015-08-14

Review by CameToPlay

CameToPlay Quick thoughts without the benefit of a re-listen

I really liked Llama. At least it eliminates the complaints about Trey botching it all the time. I wonder if this indicates it might be played again this tour, and perhaps in more regular rotation in future tours.

Loved Moma too. Love the effort to infuse new life into predictable songs.

The Maze's this tour have given Trey an opportunity to show off his improved chops, so I imagine we'll hear it again at Magnaball and then Dick's.

Loved the slow build Wolfman's. All versions are great these days, but this was a nice departure from the usual funk-fest.

Devotion to a Dream is a catchy song and I can see why it is a first set standard. Everyone seems to dig it when it's played.

I don't like The Wedge but the last couple versions have had some oomph. I definitely like it in the one-slot rather than mid set when it can stifle momentum and flow.

What a great Golden Age jam with a nice defined, dirty "peak".

Does anyone have a problem with Reba now in heavy rotation? Another stellar version.

I think the second jam in Mike's will return on occasion but the standard format will be more common. Which is perfectly fine.

I think Trey wanted to do some stop/start/woo jamming at the beginning of Ghost but the others didn't play along. Great version, and a nice departure from the usual transition to blissy hose.

I think Trey audibled No Quarter. Page wanted Ghost to continue, but Trey interrupted him. My guess is they discussed it before/practiced it since it was such a clean version. The crowd was psyched.

Weekapaug seemed a little sloppy, but I love Trey's renewed effort to play discrete notes in places he would usually vamp or shred. Nice peak.

Was surprised to not see it end the set. First Tube was also sloppy but it was wholly irrelevant. Like Character Zero at Mann, Trey took an already standard animated performance to another level. With constant jumping of all kinds (more than usual), lunges at the crowd, fake guitar throwing, rock god guitar in the air. It is nice to see such incredible energy and enthusiasm for songs that play themselves.

Ummm...They play slow songs sometimes as encores and they work perfectly fine. Deal with it. Fire was executed really well for a bust out. It had been 2 years since the last one.

Another stellar summer effort at a venue that very well could have gone in the Saturday night special 10-11 song direction given the neophyte, laid back crowd and all the "regulars" who skipped it. There were almost no glow sticks. Which was kind of nice.


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