, attached to 2021-08-29

Review by Racer

Racer The ratings thing. Hate to be "that's the way it's always been" but it is what it is. I have often wished it were a 1-10 which to me would help us rate these more accurately. Here's the thing though. When playing by our own rules, some may give this show a 4; but a 5?!?! Granted it's subjective but it's based on a lot of criteria and when Cypress or Saturday Magnaball (for example) is a 5, it's all relative. I rarely give a 4...and I think I've hit 5 maybe twice or three times total in 25 years of seeing/rating shows. That is for the truly exceptional out of the ballpark ridiculousness. Every 3 brings down the 4s...that's just how it works and this is a 3 for me.

I don't think it's about comparing '95 or '97 to now. Or '03 or even '15 for that matter. It's about the individual show as a whole. That's song choice, placement, how well it's played including flubs, where they took what etc. etc. etc. And seriously, the .net folks surrender their time to build this shit in real time FOR US. Sure, they make mistakes and adjust after re-listening and getting feedback from us and others in the .net world. It's always a work in progress. This site is UNMATCHED. No other band has this (at this level) and I for one, am just thankful that this site is still what it is. So, mad love to the .net cast and crew for keeping this thing rolling. Also, I'm annoying myself because this is for show REVIEWS - not bitching. Send corrections or feedback directly...I wanted to hear your take on the songs, sets, and show...not THIS. Every show has good/great moments...including this one!


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