, attached to 2016-08-26

Review by User_38901_

User_38901_ I'm going to this as concise as possible.

I fucking loved this show. They set the tone early with Wilson and Trey just seemed pumped. An early DWD kept the pace quick and Free got dark funky. Wolfmans is just superb and still the energy rises. I thought then that the first set energy peaked with a Tube that was just infectious. It burrowed in and then burst forth with a punch. Then I thought they took a breather with the 555>It's ice>Wingsuit stretch (even though they were all executed well and Its ice was a highlight of the three. Wingsuit also got dark quick and I loved it). Then simple came in to life the energy back up before a beautiful Space Oddity that had the crowd in near silent awe.

Then the second set begins with another tone-setting duo. Then Fuego got deep and lead into a Ghost that was the spooky and beautiful jam the Lock'n crowd was looking for. It was a real treat. Then Gin continued the goodies and who can ever complaint about a Ghost + Gin morsel. Number line was an interesting choice following all the cohesive and nebulous shit they did up to that point, but ended up being a nice build into YEM which made me think they were feeling great about what they just did but excited for Sunday. Character Zero was an exclamation point that left me saying, "What a SHOW!"

Throughout the night there were several times I thought, "Damn...this is NICE!" or "Where was this all year?"

Easily my favorite show of 2016.

Well worth a listen.


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