, attached to 2021-09-04

Review by CarrotEyes

CarrotEyes This is a very strong first set. Ghost and Tube are particularly noteworthy versions. In both cases Trey really wants to play the Allmans-esque descending pattern that has appeared in so many jams since at least the Summer 2017 Nutter Center DWD. However, and to Trey's credit, he resists the temptation and the jams find other ways to conclude. Good stuff.

As for the second set, ER is exceptional and probably one of the best ever performances to date. Fuego is also above average, but after beginning to dissolve into a delicate ambient jam, here comes Farmhouse. Some folks are probably cringing at the very thought. While this is not the version that will change that opinion, it's also not bad at all. There's even what sounds like a nice No Woman No Cry tease in the brief jam.

One final thought: Drift is kind of a bummer coming after Mercury and 7 Below. The energy of the set begins to drag noticeably during and at points in the YEM after. Trey is still really excited about the GOTF material, and that's great, but maybe a different song would have been a better choice... About to Run? Ruby Waves?


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