, attached to 2016-07-22

Review by User_35223_

User_35223_ This show was not good, I'm not going to lie. Anyhow...

Moma Dance opened, a Paul and Silas bustout, a flubtastic Stash and an above average Antelope to close the set.

Axilla opened the second set, before a noodly and frankly aimless Fuego was abandoned for Back on the Train. Saw it Again followed, and it seemed the Boys (I'll call them the boys if I want) were going to kick it into high gear but... nope, it's fourth quarter time, with Prince Caspian and a here on minute gone the next Waves preceding the ultimate set killer of days new and 2009, Joy, then the Wedge, and oh Icculus this set is just killing me.

You can be one of those obnoxious and chipper reviewers saying ''Well I don't what all these negative nancy whippersnappers are on about, but I had a great ol' time,and that's all that matters!'' but this set just sucks to blow, and that doesn't change with Scent of a Mule, where Trey, for the thousandth time this tour, hops on the Lumina. Sorry, but it's really getting trite, predictable and old at this point.

All hope seemed lost when the old guard, YEM came out and did it's thing to end the set, and then, for the first time since Dick's 2012, Trey danced his plaid wearing ass off, to the funky beat of his bandmates. It arguably wasn't any better musically than much of the rest of the night, but seeing that was damn funny and it does bump this show up a notch from the hall of banality that preceded it.

The encore was Boogie On, Bouncing and Golgi.

Why oh why did I stAy up until 8AM for this?

On it's own, it's not very good,and nothing really happens at all, but next to the BGCA shows, this is a real stinker. You can judge it's quality by your own experience at the show (disregarding the music) as a valid metric, but this was pretty bad show, and probably the worst, and frankly, it's worrying me that the quality of BGCA Nights 1 and 2 were the anomaly and crap like this is the norm for this tour.
I don't really mind ''songy'' second sets, but jeez, no jams? Not even some nice Type I action? Also, the songs they did play weren't exactly performed incredibly well; they were adequate, occasionally stumbling and nothing more. Sorry, but this was not a good show.

Maybe the fiery Antelope and YEM (the latter solely for the lulz), but calling these highlights would be stretching the very definition real thin.

RATING: 2.5/5


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