SET 1: Julius, Funky Bitch, Back on the Train, Roses Are Free > Sample in a Jar, Ginseng Sullivan, 46 Days, Divided Sky, Bold As Love
SET 2: Paul and Silas > Tweezer > Golden Age > Piper -> Takin' Care of Business > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sand > Slave to the Traffic Light
ENCORE: A Day in the Life > Tweezer Reprise
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Review by n00b100
That being said, you could also argue that studying the first set is a fruitless exercise, because no matter how good that set is, how can you possibly - *possibly* imagine what the band would have in store for us in this second set? How could you imagine that, just listening to the first set, we would get:
- a surprising fan-related bustout;
- a Tweezer that slowly and hypnotically winds its way into a midnight-dark groove, Trey taking the lead (this is a Trey show, through and through) all throughout, then goes Godzilla-destroying-Tokyo heavy like Tahoe's did, *returns* to deep waters (with two different Mike-bomb moments), enters a contemplative space not too far removed from the famous Island Tour Roses, and ends in a squalling, feedback-drenched guitar solo;
- the best Golden Age yet (only 7/3/12 is close), immediately rolling into a thick spacey jam out of the turn, exploding into powerful funkiness, and then puddling into dark ambience and ending in a flurry of effects and massive Fish percussion, all with no muss or fuss;
- a beautiful, *joyous* sequence where Piper heads off to the races like it always does, then suddenly finds an upbeat classic-rock riff and segues *neatly* into Takin' Care of Business (it's like something out of 1994, it's so slick and unexpected), which the band laughs through and then ends with a bubbling ambient fog, from which of course 2001 makes its presence felt, and this is a *wicked* 2001 to boot, easily a cut above the usual 3.0 2001;
- and, finally, a powerful Sand and a delicate Slave that peaks in glorious fashion, a fantastic way to end a massive, massive set.
We've got nine shows left in this Fall tour, but not only has the bar been set, that bar is practically scraping the stratosphere right now. This is a "dig into your couch cushions for the download money" show.