, attached to 2003-01-04

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Llama: Some fire out of the gate.

Boogie On Reggae Woman: Very funky and fun, Page rules the roost.

Roggae: Stash tease at 6:44. I like this Roggae, has a good jam, but I wouldn’t seek it out in the future.

Maze: Tons of tension built up – very impressive with a solid climax.

Anything But Me: Standard.

Ya Mar: Very energetic version. This is a charted version that says, and quote “This one will make you weep with joy” LOL. I did not weep for joy but I did enjoy this version. Not only is this version charted, but it’s also highlighted in yellow. It’s a good version, but I believe .net has this one as overrated. IMHO.

Saw It Again: Nice, I love this tune! This one doesn’t go beyond what is typical but had to be intense in the moment.

Bouncing Around the Room: Standard.

Split Open and Melt: Sound issue's right out of the gate, briefly though. Composed section is slop. In the late 7/early 8 minute range things get super weird with lots of loops and droning. This goes on for about a minute. At the 9-minute mark Trey comes back as leading the jam with licks here and there. Unfortunately, there is essentially no tension built up in this one so the release is totally meh. Not great.

SET 2: Rock and Roll: Straight ahead rager, nice way to open the last set of the run. >

Mike's Song: Pretty solid Mike’s right here. Has a good amount of sustained intensity. >

Mountains in the Mist: Oops, can’t go into Simple, already played that. >

Weekapaug Groove: Lots of low key funk. Love the space they get to in the later 7’s and early 8’s. Very cool stuff. Nice theme created at 8:30, Fishman is killing it here. It get nice and weird in the late 8’s. As this winds down they almost get into the same groove that turned into Kung out of Drowned at 7.25.03 – check it out! >

What's the Use? -- Thought the transition here was pretty cool. >

Down with Disease: Pebbles and Marbles tease at 7:30. ->

Fast Enough for You: Cool transition out of DWD, nice and patient to make that one happen. Exceptionally rare to get FEFY this deep in a second set, although the last time it was played (9.23.00) it was played in almost the same slot. The Leslie gets busted out in this one at 6:50. Pretty good version!

Also Sprach Zarathustra: Standard. Trey thanks everyone for the last 4 shows, etc etc.

ENCORE: Friday: Standard.

Replay Value/Summary: This is a tame show, the weakest of the 4. Maze and Weekapaug I would revisit. Outside of that, not a lot of meat on the bone. Don’t think they had much left in the tank after likely many hard partying nights in a row. Winter tour looms. I would rate this as a 3.5 out of 4.


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