, attached to 1993-05-08

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw This is an unbelievably great show. Easily top 5 contender for the best of the year.

Like Sandwiches?

CDT is a quick ripper to start and very well executed. Stash is top shelf quality, excellent version as many are from '93. It is also the first of several "sandwiches" throughout the night with Kung perfectly fit in it center. My Friend My Friend is the same impeccably played version you get from this whole year. Reba is also strong. Basically you get a set full of songs that have been the guys bread and butter the whole tour, and there's no sign of exhaustion from the road.

Set 2 kicks off with likely the most famous non jammed out Bowie. The Jessica melody works perfectly over the Bowie high hat and ambience. It's played very well before yet another sandwich with "Have Mercy" which in just a couple months will be the epic final move in Antelopefest. The weave back into Bowie is flawless and the ending is everything you would want it to be. It's Ice is excellent and eerie. Fantastic Coil and excellent little jam after that goes into BBJ. Mike's has yet another sandwich (and I don't mean just I am Hydrogen), Crossroads comes in in very great form this is the 4th and final sandwich of the night. Holy crap! Weekapaug gets the very rare unfinished treatment before going into Amazing Grace. But it doesn't just end there they jam it a little bit, very similar to how Auld Lang Syne is at New Years. Just a great cherry on top of a legendary set.

Bag makes for a great encore with it's peaky ending.

The audience at this show got spoiled plain and simple. Sometimes tour closers show exhaustion in bands and not as many risks. This show is the opposite. So much experimentation and perfect execution.

5 Stars no question.


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