, attached to 2016-10-31

Review by ziggybirds

ziggybirds Before I owned a car, I took a bus into New York City, in an attempt to catch the original Ziggy Stardust tour at Radio City Music Hall. The show had sold out. I never got a ticket. Six hours of bus riding and I came up empty.

Fast forward to 2016. Caught up in the World Series and Monday night football I received a text about this show from a friend. He knew of my love for this album and wanted to make sure I was aware of this. I was not. I decided to couch tour.

Wow, glad I did.

I thought the first set was very well played. The Carini opener was perfect. I keep wishing for a 15 minute funk fest Free, but alas not today. Wombat was fun. This was my first Petrichor, and considering we had a record amount of rain in October, a perfect choice. Antelope ended a superbly played first set.

Ziggy Stardust was perfect from start to finish. They obviously enjoyed doing it. I had tears in my eyes throughout. My only wish was Trey stretched out Moonage Daydream, but that didn't happen. A minor, minor quibble. In my wildest imagination, I could never have pictured a favorite band of mine covering this album 43 years, and 3000 miles later. Thank you Phish!

I thought the flow of the third set to be perfect. Funky. Well played. Nothing truly epic, but everything just exactly perfect. Fun, great flow. My only other minor quibble, a Meatstick with choir and strings would have been sublime.

The encore? A perfect way to end a perfect show. Give this one a listen. It is well worth your time. For me, a show of the year candidate.
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