, attached to 2016-08-28

Review by Errand_Wolfe

Errand_Wolfe Let’s be honest, nobody was expecting anything too crazy from this show. It was part of a festival, and would probably follow Friday’s model of a “greatest hits” set – and so it did. But this was my 100th show, and I was excited!

Sample kicked things off and set a very high energy level. I must say, Trey seemed really into it. The smile, the rock star body movements – really set a fun tone!

As others have stated, Martian Monster has gotten too short. It’s one of their best new jams, and hopefully it revives its former glory.

Axilla through AC/DC Bag kept the energy level up (although, I would love to see an Axilla Part 2, m.i.a. since 1995), before the only real surprise of the evening – my first Fuck Your Face! Perhaps inspired by Ween’s irreverent sets?

46 Days rocked and The Line actually worked better than usual. Limb By Limb, a high energy Possum (from band and crowd alike) and First Tube finished off a very satisfying first set.

The second set stumbled a bit out of the gate with a stunted Carini, standard Chalkdust and a Twist that felt tired. The whole “whoo” joke was lost on the festival crowd, and the Phish fans didn’t really care as it’s a bit played out.

Then Light hit. While many of the Light jams have a “sameness” to them, this one stands out (along with the Mansfield jam earlier in the summer). Best jam of the night (although the main part of the song was a bit messy).

It then reverted to the festival “best of” routine with one of the best Tweezers of the summer (felt a little “dangerous” as if it almost got away from them), a crowd pleasing cover of No Quarter, Harry Hood for the 1.0 devoted (young and old alike), and Tweezer Reprise to end the party.

But not before a Loving Cup encore which left Trey (and many in the crowd) with no voice left!


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