, attached to 2021-08-13

Review by jdnakai

jdnakai This was a fun show. Blaze On and Wolfman's were both jammed out nicely, and they nailed Rift. Sand (and AC/DC) was a sort of obvious song choice - it felt like it might go somewhere, but never quite lifted off.
I don't think many people were looking for Tweezer on night 1, and you could feel a wave of elation on the beach when it started. From the first set, I felt like Trey was intent on jamming out each song, and in the Tweezer there were places where you could feel that he was trying to extend the song. To some people that might come across as a bit strained, but I thought it showed the band coming together, and that payed off in the Bathtub Gin, which which really took off in the second half. The Possum had good energy, and 2001 is always fun. I agree that the second set would have been better ending on Harry Hood, but altogether a good second set. I don't know why it is getting such a low rating on the board (3.697 as of this writing), it might not be an all-time great, but definitely in the 4 to 4.5 star range.
One thing that was slightly disappointing in watching in person is that they have big floodlights on half the beach - its probably for security reasons, but it makes it hard to enjoy the lights. But other than that, it was really fun - looking forward to nights 2 and 3!


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