, attached to 2018-07-07

Review by setthegearshift

setthegearshift Nice high energy set from Trey band that was certainly appreciated by the fans who aren’t doing the non-Northeast summer or fall tours.

We got to the venue in time to catch the second half of Twiddle (who had some pretty stellar ripping in their own set), and there was a ton of conversation about how this was the time to catch Trey because so-and-so couldn’t get to Watkins and Albany was going to be hard.

The band seemed pretty focused and engaged throughout, which led to a great energy in the fairgrounds and a cool vibe throughout.

The first third of the set was getting warmed up, with good playing but nothing exceptional. There were a few highlights of the show from our vantage point, starting in the middle with Everything’s Right, which played as its usual delivery and then Trey kicked into a jam that noodled for awhile before ripping hard and fast for the last few minutes.

He went again with Sand - where the jam (which felt like 8-10 minutes but I wasn’t keeping track) went down into a deep well like Sand usually does before coming back out and exploding in energy.

Finally, the First Tube and Push On were amazing. Trey clearly saved his best for last here. The First Tube came around again and again and again and reached a pretty great conclusion. Trey stood with his Languedoc pointed straight to the sky in front of his mic as he was urging the crowd to go louder and louder. A really cool joint participation with the crowd.

And Push On was a final release - Trey was a maniac on stage, jumping, dancing, spinning right in circles and then left and then right again, all while continuing the build to a great conclusion.

Our friends ditched us so we had to hoof it halfway back to town to get picked up, but that did not dampen a good show. Excellent vibes from the crowds and a good performance by Trey Band.


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