, attached to 2019-06-23

Review by jimmysdad

jimmysdad Night 1 was filled with energy, and Night 2 was no less.

Carini is perhaps one of the best ways to open a Sunday night, and a good sign for what was to come. This one has some real nice peaks and I thought it had even more in the tank, but the My Soul transition was sweet. This started a nice streak of bust-outs, and for someone like me who is attending their 19th show since my first in Dicks 2017, this was a nice surprise. Rift was played really well, and a relisten confirmed this. Gumbo and It’s Ice are at the top of my chaser list, so to get them back to back was a real treat. Trey struggled on Ice a bit, even letting out an audible sigh on the recording, but who can fault him for writing such difficult music? It really shows that he’s pouring all he’s got into this. Winterqueen is gorgeous, and I liked it in this slot. I know not many are happy with a follow up Yarmouth, but I love that song. Another chaser I was happy to catch. Halfway Home was great with Page’s backup vocals, and Wedge is always welcome and fun, but the Antelope was pure fire from Trey. The tension he builds up in that peak is unlike any others that I’ve seen live thus far. Amazing stuff and a good sign for Set 2.

Crosseyed opener with a nice jam, followed by a deep, dissonant Everything’s Right was the highlight for me. Ruby Waves is my favorite GOTF tune, and I was super happy to see it go Type II. I thought that was some real creative stuff, especially from Fishman. Twist was great, and 2001 was an absolute dance party. Even EMS and staff were dancing and throwing glowsticks, being taught the appropriate timing by a few folks on the lawn rail. Blaze On was rockin, and knew that we would get a special encore with a shorter Set 2 time-wise. And boy was that true.

First ever Maze encore? Waste? SANITY? Wilson! All I can say is wow, that place was going nuts.

This was my 19th show, and while not one of the best, definitely a contender in my top 5. The energy was off the charts, and 7 new songs in one night is always a treat.

Can’t wait to do it all again in Camden for 3 nights!
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