, attached to 2004-06-23

Review by thejajunker

thejajunker I always felt this show, aside from the Alpine Valley/SPAC shows, was a quasi-stand out moment from 04.

That first set, aside from the awkward turn into Army of One, is pretty much a ball of energy spinning from beginning to end. Highlights certainly include a Bathtub Gin worthy of comparison to others in 2.0 and a pretty straight forward fire version (for 2.0) of SOaM.

The second set is where this show both hits a peak and then wavers until Cavern comes back. The Halley's>C&P>Slave is a personal favorite, including one of my top 3 fav C&P, mostly because there was a chaotic energy in the first few minutes of the jam eventually sliding into some calmer groovier waters. Which immediately pumps into a sloooow, a bit messy, but serene version of Slave. Seriously, Trey sustaining that note for nearly 2 minutes gives me chills. There was something to his quieter play during the Pharwell Tour that was palpable and supremely delicate and emotional, wild and sloppy. It's as raw as he ever got.

It was also nice to get a solid Scents and a great set closing Cavern. Waste as an encore does nothing for me. So everything before is pretty much solid material for a somewhat strange era.


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