, attached to 1996-11-19

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Ya Mar: Great opener, well jammed.

AC/DC Bag: Nothing out of the ordinary, but it surely rocks. >

Foam: Love this tune, this version is no exception.

Theme From the Bottom: This is the right spot for this tune in this era. Smack dab in the middle of the first set. Not opening or closing a set – or as an encore. Good Theme here.

Mound: Awesome! After this version they put it on the shelf not to be rocked for another 289 shows @ the comeback show 12.31.02!

Stash: Rocking Stash!

Fee: Standard. >

Taste, Loving Cup: Standard.

SET 2: David Bowie: Trey seems to really concentrate on sustaining a lot of his leads deep in this jam. Works very well. Pretty awesome Bowie right here. Underrated for sure.

A Day in the Life: Back in 96 they loved the Bowie/ADITL combo, as they paired them 4 times, three times as second set opener combos. They would pair them once more (not in a set opener spot) at 8.9.10. >

Bathtub Gin: Incredibly peaky in the 8-minute range, Trey just destroying everything in sight. Super funky and fast in the late 9’s. Just a jam-packed version that gets nicely stretched out. All-timer – not as good as Rupp, but still has a seat at the table as IMHO. ->

The Vibration of Life: Last one ever, dedicated to the crew. Bob Newman gets a special shout out for building the speak enclosures. ->

You Enjoy Myself: Love the stop start jam in the 11’s. Things get decidedly funky after that and then a raging jam gets underway. Groove is in the Heart by Deee-Lite at 17:05. Things just get super wacky after this, especially with Fishman and Mike. Trey on his kit.

The Star Spangled Banner: Standard.

Fire: Fire indeed, this is smoked.

ENCORE: The Squirming Coil: Standard (awesome).

Summary: First is solid, workmanlike. Gets the job done and is anchored by a good Stash. Second set is where it’s at – huge jams and not just jams – but one that is definitely an all-timer (YEM) and IMHO two (Gin). Bowie is no slouch either. Another barn burner show in the Midwest and Trey pays respect to the crowd in that regard – he talks about how this is the last show in “this half of the country” and the next show is 1,700 miles away. I am all in on this show as a 4.3 out of 5.


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