, attached to 2016-08-28

Review by yodadoe

yodadoe TL;DR -- Excellent show, flawlessly executed, full of energy. But only one truly transcendental Type II jam in Light's "second jam"


It's hard to talk about this show without referring to the show two nights before (at the same Lockn' festival). It took the band until midway through set 2 of the first night to shake off the cobwebs. Trey, in particular, was lackluster and had some major miscues on multiple songs. This show was like a completely different band altogether. Trey was on point the entire show and was full of energy. The entire show (yes, even The Line!) was great... and this is coming from a jaded 1.0 vet. It was the quintessential festival show -- which unfortunately means that there wasn't a whole lot of exploration. That's really the only bad thing you can say about this show.

I'm not going to go into a blow-by-blow, as it's not really necessary. Every song was played well. Every song was fun. Every potential rager, such as Possum, Axilla, Tweezer Reprise, and Chalkdust, raged. Every jam vehicle had a decent and satisfying jam, but none really ventured outside the confines of the song's structure, with just one notable exception.....

LIGHT -- Like every other potential jam vehicle of the night (Tweezer, Twist, etc), this one had a great, but predictable, jam after the composed section. But Light featured a full-on "second jam" that sprouted out of the wind-down from the regular Light jam. It was a beautiful and wholly unique improvisational composition.

So to sum up, great all-around show. Listen to the whole thing. Don't miss Light!


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