, attached to 2022-07-19

Review by PhillyPhilly

PhillyPhilly Oh my !! The Philly energy is real! A 2nd set that dreams are made out of ! The Tweezer that could not be stopped! You can call them > or -> it does not matter this was a continuous shredfest weaving in and out of Tweezer jamming. My 50th show and i could not ask for a more cathartic performance, it was truly a bliss-rock masterpiece. What a reward for sweating it out in the heat and humidity.

Space Oddity > Martian Monster > Halleys had everyone calling a space theme show, which was not to be exactly although space theme and teases would reappear late 2nd set. Halleys has a magnificent jam that might have been the highlight of a show with a more standard 2nd set, but even still it is a beauty and well worth your time. Rest of the 1st set was great, if not remarkable, stuff, with highlights in Jiboo and a Walls set closer with energetic shredding from Trey, responding to the Philly crowd egging him on.

More 2nd set opener was the table setter for the Tweezer everyone called but i doubt anyone anticipated a Tweezerfest of these proportions. The segs in and out of Cities and Passing Thru were seamless, creating the kind of set where the band fits the songs into the jamming , instead of the other way around. Piper gives us a deep late set 2 jam with waves of energy passing thru (wink) crowd and band. Mercury > Piper ( brief Tweezer) > 2001 also revives the space theme for the evening. 2001 > Character Zero were simply raucous, crowd in full throat and grooving hard, and responding ecstatically to Trey’s callback quotes to MM and Space Oddity (i think?).

DWYS is a gentle goodnight, and it seemed ripe to punt the Tweeprise to Night 2 but the band wanted an exclamation point on this first night, and the Philly crowd did noy mind one bit.

What a night. Lets do it again tomorrow.


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