, attached to 2022-08-02

Review by gigrant

gigrant after a long hiatus on reviews i am back because i have strong feelings about this show. Blossom was the scene for my first show in '95, so there's that. and 4 people who were at that show were also with me last night. lot's of emotion involved when you consider all that!

after all these years, this show is one of my 2 or 3 favs. i loved the setlist so much. so much!! 1st set crushed me. playful PYITE, nice 46, then YEM!! the Reba was so enjoyable too. the Free set 2 opener was to die for. and then Ester? nobody saw it coming. Scents was also crushed, even with the house sound going out at least twice at the venue. 2001, and then a wild Melt? sign me up. it felt like Trey's guitar was plugged into my brain all night too. his notes were familiar and warm in my head from start to finish. Page was an unsung hero too - his piano fills were like ear candy, and his back-up vox behind Trey were so on point!!

seek out the Free from this night. it rips. Melt was wild and weird, like a robot running out of battery until finally re-charging at the last second. The Tube was too short considering the groove they had going, but that's just my opinion and it weighs the same as yours so feel free to disagree. Scents was beautiful, as was Reba. and somehow this was my first Esther. far from perfect, but i wouldn't trade it for any other tune at that spot on this night.

if you weren't there, then you missed something. the crowd was epic!! so much energy, and also so much kindness. i was at Raleigh on Fri and it was not even close to the same as Blossom. there's something about the venue. the wood? the trees?? i don't know. but it's my home turf and i LOVE it. this show was magical. i hope all of you enjoy it as much as i did.


PS - let's do it again next year!!


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