SET 1: Way Down in the Hole, Buried Alive, Kill Devil Falls, Guyute, I Didn't Know, NICU, Meat > Maze, Ginseng Sullivan, Waiting All Night, Heavy Things, Run Like an Antelope
SET 2: Mike's Song > O Holy Night > Taste > Wingsuit > Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley > Weekapaug Groove
ENCORE: A Day in the Life
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Review by salorsino
Starting off hot they go right into the donut theme with "Way Down in a Hole", and then as many people guessed and were thrilled to see, Buried Alive which always gets people moving. KDF is a great Joy track that shows how they can play some standard rock but roll it out for almost 10 minutes of Phish-rock. GUYUTE! No one is ever really expecting a Guyute, and 3 songs into the show it really sets a bar for the energy of the show, not to mention this gave CK5 some time to shine. I Didn't Know is just a classic, and gave everyone some time to breathe, except Fishman of course, and followed into a standard but very welcome NICU.
After some chatter, no one was sure what was about to come up and then BANG, some Meat right to your face. Again, this is a song no one ever expects to hear, but when it comes out people are ecstatic. It's great to see a band go from a hard rocker, to an orchestral composition, to an a cappella vacuum cleaner song, into some swampy thick funk all within an hour. This Meat stays rolling in the swamp, definitely a standout version for 3.0. We hear the tick of the high hat next and immediately know it's Maze, and that everyone is getting ready to jump. This one seems to hit a few extra peaks than your typical Maze, but all in all is just as Maze usually is - kick ass and another CK5 standout moment. Gingseg and Heavy Things definitely cooled the crowd off a bit, but for what was about to go down in the second set, we could use a breather. Not to mention this Antelope to close the 1st set - placement of this song here foreshadows the epic monsters to come in just a half hour, and the whole building had their gear shift for the high gear of their soul.
Lights go back down, and Mikes Song has begun! This whole summer tour the 2nd set opener has been the big time slot- Chicago Simple, Carini, Tweezer, we know that this is the spot for the big one, yet Mike's hasn't passed 13 minutes in 3.0. Could this be the one? Yes, yes it is the one indeed, and after the first jam ends without any hesitation they dive right into the second jam, and as many have said this run describing a jam is like explaining a kaleidoscope to a blind man, you just can't. Just go listen. O Holy Night, while more of just a pun on the donut hole theme, was very eerie, had the band covered in steam, and was just weird. I loved it. Taste pops up next, for a second I think folks in the crowd thought it was 1997 again the way this groove was going. Taste hits it's usual peak and then heads off to space, but not the nice parts of space where astronauts visit, the dark parts where movies like Promethius take place. Again, just go listen to know what I mean.
WIngsuit follows and while mellow I personally love this song, it showcases some colorful tones from the entire band and does give us a break from the previous 40 minutes of mayhem. Next we hear a familiar 4th quarter funk riff, and not uncommon to be sandwiched in a MIke's, Sally was snuck right up our alley and the crowd loved it all. Short but sweet, it was a funk monster as usual and no one is ever gonna complain about a Sally regardless how short. Weekapaug breaks out of the end of Sally and though skipped Mike's usual intro, this Weekapaug was extended into some great territory that strayed just ever so slightly from the regular chord progression. We knew this was going to close the set, and when they finished everyone was beyond thrilled with this incredible 2nd set.
A day in the life is not a song I usually listen to, but fit the holes theme also, maybe tonight was the most donut referenced night of them all? Could be wrong but there was 4 songs, pretty good number. Anyway, this was a phenomenal show, and can't wait until the weekend for even more madness!!