, attached to 2019-07-12

Review by nedhelio

nedhelio Second time ever at Alpine, and glad I came back for sure. Had box seats directly in front of Page, which put me at eye level with the boys, and did they ever put on a show. As far as I'm concerned, that first set was as tight and hot as you could ever ask for. The Sand opener was unexpected, but a real indicator as to how the night was going to go. Straight ahead hard rock and roll was going to continue for the remainder of the night. The Tweezer was great, looked like it was really going to go places, and was getting into some pretty interesting territory when they darkly segued into Free which was also awesome. Haven't seen a show since last summer at the Gorge, and so anything from KV or GITF was going to be new material in person, and was stoked to see Turtle, and of course the awesome dance moves. SYSF I generally poopoo, but really enjoyed it last night. Lawn Boy was great, love it every time. Took a quick pee break during Camel Walk, and got back in time for the great 3 closing songs of the first set. I was a bit mentally drained from how hard they brought the heat during the first set, and was pleased to get to sit and gather my face during the set break.

Second set starts great with NMINML and it seemed like it was going to get real weird and dark, and I was very pleased by that, until the horrible ripcord segue into Caspian. Not my favorite song, but I can deal because the jam is generally stellar, but man both segue into and out of Caspian were awkward and choppy. Everything's Right on to the end of the show was all fantastic, no more weird choppy segues, just perfection. Roses was great, that 2k1 was awesome, Wedge was really good and took us on a bit of a ride which was exactly what I wanted. My pal was shitting on light and I set him straight as did Trey by his shredding of the solo. 46 days crushed, and I was beyond excited for Coil. Just perfection. Page's extended piano solo brought tears to my eyes it was so beautiful.

First experience with any Ghosts material live, and man, Life Beyond is a gorgeous song. I am a Tube freak, so this was an ideal call for me, and the acoustic Grind was rad as it gets.

In terms of the whole experience, this show was awesome. I'm sure others wanted a better song selection, but as the Stones say you can't always get what you want. Such a great straight ahead mainly type 1 jam show. Not too weird, other than moments of Tweezer, Plasma, 46 days got a little type 2, which we hopefully will see more of tonight.


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