, attached to 2009-06-07

Review by dustinthenjames

dustinthenjames This was my first show back from the breakup. It was also the day I tried my first goo ball and picked up my favorite lot shirt ever, the notorious First Tube tee that everyone from Rowan University at that time can probably still picture me in today. It had it all. Flubbed Fee, only first set Lizards of 3.0, a Tube suite, the Camden Tweezer, a butchered Sugar Shack debut, four song encore... this show is a hard rocker.

1st set kicked off with a Chalkdust that set the stage for the fun and frenzied evening ahead. Fee in the 2-hole has a nice blissy outro jam that Page eventually takes to space. An overlooked Wolfmans came next that has some great interplay between Trey & Page. After Guyute & My Sweet One, things are turned back up a notch. Like CDT, 46 Days is brief, but totally rips. Trey runs into a little more lyric trouble during The Lizards, but he sticks the landing musically. The Wedge at sunset & nice cool down in Strange Design rounded things out before a Tube suite closes the set. After a little Bonnaroo Bruce joke, Trey obliges the crowd with their chants of "Tuuuube" since the band is "all about the requests." A complementary & always energetic First Tube completes the suite and the set.

Set 2 begins with a monster 22 minute Sand, one of best jams of early 3.0. Trey peaks around 13 mins in before settling into dark & groovy type 2 territory. 17 mins in, Page shines before Trey takes back over with some ferocious shredding. Amazing version. After a quick Suzy, things slow down a bit with Limb by Limb, Horse> Silent, and then the debut of the always underwhelming Sugar Shack, a total hatchet job by Trey. A rowdy Zero breathes life back into the venue before sliding into the electric Camden Tweezer to close out.

Joy, the 2nd debut of the night and 1st of the extended encore, fares far better than the butchered debut from earlier. Next comes Bouncing before capping the night off with Antelope & Tweeprise.

This show is old school rock and roll and well worth the listen.


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