, attached to 2018-08-07

Review by Slewfoot

Slewfoot I loved this show last night. The band was in sync from note 1 and having a blast. I was lucky enough to be in the pit and their expressions said it all: Trey was fist pumping after Crowd Control and even Mike was smiling for much of the first set....The energy in the room was off the hook for the first three songs and then the set veered into many different directions all well played. Looking at it on paper, it’s a dense first set chock full of goodness....The DWD deserves all the praise and more that will inevitably be heaped upon it. The jam went to 4 - 5 distinct sections with each one flowing oh so smoothly into the next one. I honestly could have left happy at that moment....The next batch of songs I’m sure will have many people complaining about a lack of energy. While the songs may not have had a fast pace, they more than made up for it in the feeling behind them. BDTNL almost had a ballad type feel to it tonight as it’s bouncy quality was toned down a bit. I was into it and Miss You is such a great passionate song these days....The Light caught me off guard, but I was soon immediately right there with them. Another killer jam here that led into a surpring and always welcome proper Mike’s Groove. I’ll take this trio any time, any show....The Show of Life was a perfect cool down encore....All in all I would give this show a 4 for song selection and playing and a 5 for the feeling surrounding it all. I personally thought the band was playing with more gusto than the shows I saw on the MSG Holiday Tour. Can’t wait for tonight! (PS - for some reason I couldn’t make separate paragraphs here so the .... denote where they would have been)
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