, attached to 2021-08-11

Review by heathen

heathen Set 1: The brief jam in A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing stays in Type 1 territory, but has some enjoyable moments nonetheless. The Halley's Comet jam reminds me that Trey seems to be particularly in love with delay these days. (He seems to go through phases with effects. I remember when he was using the hell out of that Leslie effect in the mid-to-late-90s which got old pretty fast.) Meat was fun (which is exactly what one hopes for with that song...at its best it's fun). Overall a decent first set, though nothing mind-blowing. Pretty standard first set type of stuff.

Set 2/e: I love Theme From the Bottom. There's no two ways about it. This was a routine Theme, which is still enjoyable for me. Birds was pretty good. Of Trey's "serious" songs, Bug might be the best. He's made a lot of attempts at writing "serious" material, and most of those attempts are pretty bad. I think Bug is a downright good song though. It doesn't hurt that I have memories like Big Cypress tied to that song. The Ruby Waves jam had some good moments. Chalk Dust was fun. Altogether a decent second set that was mostly pretty good but not remarkable. Maybe slightly above average. Not much to say about the encore.

A slightly above average show because of the fun factor, but nothing to write home about.


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