, attached to 2022-08-03

Review by Dressed_In_Gray


My nephew was brought to his first show at 12 years old. He learned a very valuable lesson. Whatever happens before you get in the door doesn't matter, because as long as there is a show, it will be worth all the effort. The girl he was crushing on also was there for her first show. Needless to say, he was in heaven.

Soaking wet but in good spirits, our crew found our seats halfway through the opener and under the pavilion roof suddenly everything's right. I thought they would fill the show with rain themed songs (Petrichor, H2O in the Sky, etc) but it was not to be.

Thirty-nine shows in and this was my first one set affair. Unlike many previous single sets, there were few 'by-the-numbers' versions. Every song between the opener and the closer, aside from Bouncin', was taken for a walk.

Stash and Everything's Right were the centerpiece jams, but even My Friend My Friend had something extra to offer. Great song selection all around.

My disappointment at missing Blossom evaporated in the middle of Stash. This is my kind of show, where the exploration isn't confined to just a few tunes, but spread all through the show.

Twenty-six years after my first show, I get to share a first show with a new generation. We are so very lucky to still have our band going strong and delivering quality shows.


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