, attached to 2022-12-29

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Fluffhead: Killer type II jam, what an opener! All-timer. ->

Your Pet Cat: Very cool setlist, they definitely rage this one out. >

Bathtub Gin: Really sick jam that gets effects heavy in the 10-minute range. Up until then it has a dissonant edge to it, appreciated that a good bit! In the early 12’s Trey employs that backward sounding guitar effect – that he would hit up in 99 and 00 – it told to me recently what the technical term is for this but I cannot remember right now what it’s called. Unfortunately, the last three minutes they settle for that 3.0 boiler plate bliss jam that they could do in their sleep. Still, a very good jam and the set is off to a start that would turn any Phish fan’s head. I guess I didn’t catch the DEG tease? >

Hey Stranger: Quite the funky tune. Liked it! Cool placement too. This has a major camel walk element to it in the mid to late 4’s.

Tube: Ah, perfect placement – two super funky tunes in a row, nice! Ends up in a major key jam, which is very good. Trey holds a note for almost a minute and then they go for the ending. >

Slave to the Traffic Light: Stop rushing through this song. It cannot be rushed, it requires a great amount of patience and the ability to listen to your band mates. A Slave under 6 minutes is a quick no for me. I never thought I would say this, but they need to shelve Slave. The vocals in the beginning are wretched and now Trey is going for the vibrato thing in this one too? Yuck.

Blaze On: Definitely well raged. Nice set closer.

SET 2: David Bowie: Pretty solid jam – ending is a little rough.

Everything's Right: Outstanding jam all the way around – has something for everyone really. Would relisten and recommend. >

You Enjoy Myself: Lots of good funk in this YEM. Trey busts out the machine gun for a big climax. Absolutely slays this beast. Really enjoyed this YEM, would relisten/rec. >

Ruby Waves: Outstanding jam throughout and the Heartbreaker tease around 13:30 is really woven in well. Would relisten/rec. >

Lonely Trip:

Back on the Train: Great little micro jam, super tight. >

Character Zero: Standard.

Fun fact about the encore. Both of these tunes have of course been seen in the encore slot before, but never together. Of the 133 times Guyute has been played it has only been paired with Possum coming after it 5 times – only once in 3.0:


ENCORE: Guyute: Trey needs whet his whistle, lol. Trey definitely struggles in most of what leads up to the evil part. Pretty, pretty rough Guyute.

Possum: Standard.

Replay Value/Summary: Fluffhead, Gin, Everything’s Right, YEM, Ruby Waves. This show RIPS! Tons of big jams and clear intent from the band on display opening with Fluffhead AND taking it type II. Things just kept getting stronger from there throughout the show. This show is the polar opposite to 12.28. I would rate this as a 4.2 out of 5.


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