, attached to 2019-07-03

Review by ddingle

ddingle It's the first week of my last college semester at the University of Vermont, and it snowed 9 inches yesterday, so I don't really have much to do. I've thought about writing this review many times, and here we are. In 2019, luckily I got to see 5 shows with my dad, this being the unexpected first, and I could not have asked for a better summer vibe here. Keep in mind this is my 8th show, with my dad taking me to 4 when I was 10, and not actually getting IT until 12/29/18. I'm still a noob and had yet to hear many of these songs.

I was living in my junior year apartment at the time, just finished a part time shift, and my dad and I almost agreed at the exact same time to drive 2 hours and meet up at SPAC. A quick trip over to New York later, we meet up and head to the venue. Hot evening, but we were both excited, considering we had not seen each other in a month-ish.

"Fluffhead" and "Guyute" was a SICK back-to-back opening pair. Especially the drawn out Fluff intro. We were so amped up, just happy to be together on the Page side lawn. "Martian Monster" and "Llama" were also very nice to hear, short versions, "Llama" especially was a nice treat. I'm not the biggest fan of "Steam", however this jam was very nice and chill. "Poor Heart" and "Crazy Sometimes" were good. Being a noob, I LOVE "Silent", so I was pumped when this came on. A guy next to me was overjoyed during "Sleep" and hugged me and we danced together. When 'Drift While You're Sleeping" began, I was once again pumped as this was one of my favorite songs off GOTF. GREAT PEAK, bias but I think the peak makes it the best version played to date. Listen for Page's synth at 6:15, very, very nice. Setbreak and I'm so happy we decided to meet up here.

During setbreak, I started talking to one of the guys next to me. He was asking where I go to college and where I lived in Burlington. We found out that about 5 years before me, he lived in the SAME APARTMENT UNIT that I did. What a coincidence! I took a pic with him.

"NMINML" was nice, although by the end of 2019, it was the 5th time in 12 shows I had heard it, so I'm a little sick of it right now. In the moment though I would guess I was happy, and listening back to it, it's a really cool jam. "Dirt" was beautiful and then "Plasma" dropped. FIRE! Great jam and then the segue into "WACTOOB" was dope, especially as I'm a huge KV fan. Going back into "Tweeprise" for the second night?! Wow. I was overjoyed. I also love "The Wedge", this had a nice summer feel to it (as the rest of the show did), and then when "Sally" came around, I don't think I've ever seen my dad dance harder to a song. "Antelope" was alright, but it's still "Antelope". Not the best version, but it's still awesome to hear. I've always been a huge "Slave" fan, and this was a nice rendition. I mean, what else could you ask for for a show you weren't planning on attending two hours prior? Great summer vibes, great song selection, great jams and segues, and great people. "Rock and Roll" was again awesome, crowd loved the choice, and sent everyone home with a smile.

Spent one night in the hotel room before dad had to be home with the family for 4th of July and I had to be back at UVM to take a summer class exam, then go to the beach and see my friends. Show itself is a 4, but my experience was a 5.


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