, attached to 2016-07-23

Review by Pdizzle72

Pdizzle72 After the Forum, which sucked, but I had fun, I had high hopes for Sleep Train. The Farmhouse opener was very scary. But the sound was great at the amphitheater, and you could tell that the boys had a little something extra for us. The 555 was a well placed addition to the set. Ghost was crunchy and I love the energy towards the end. Similar to the BGCA Ghost. The Reba was great. Smooth transitions and high energy. I felt like my internal mind emails to the band were answered with this Tube. They finally let it ride out like Tube always should. 10 min Tubes!!!! Possibly my favorite ever..? Wolfmans continued the fun. Funky and well placed. The California Live phrases were just epic. And the Walls of a Cave was fiery and carried us into set break with all smiles!!! Beautiful first set!!!!

With all in attendance probably thinking the predictable Tweezer was the obvious choice for the opener, they decide to stun all and open up with 2001. The slow builder and again, prayers answered and not another 5 minute 2001!!! Nice to be back in double digit length for this jam. Amazing opener!! They continue with 46 Days and you can just feel the energy through the crowd. The band definitely had a little something extra for us tonight. This carries into Piper. I thought it might be short because the verses started so quickly, but they continued the jam to make this a solid version. Twist was just pure fire. I'm not gonna be surprised if a lot of babies are born exactly 9 months after this show... What a panty dropper?!? Silky smooth. You know the night is good when even BDTNL sounds good. I know, that was hard to even type... Short but good version of Carini, Hood was pretty standard. Lovin Cuo seemed like the right choice for the closer. I think everyone felt the buzz from the night.

Sleeping Monkey was a humorous version, referencing Page wearing while playing the song. I appreciated the good amount of light hearted humor throughout the night. And out of nowhere, Tweezer Reprise appears to knock us out of the park. Ass Handed lyrics included. What a clever way of letting us know that they are back and still got it.

This tour may have had it flaws. And maybe it wasn't the best tour, but there were a lot of moments that reminded us why we see this amazing band!!! Wrigley 2, Hartford, BGCA2, and Sleep Train are all examples of the boys showcasing their abilities to WOW us even to this day. Kudos to them!!! Heavily applauded all around for a great night, and a fabulous trip in California!!! Back to Philly we go!!!


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