, attached to 2014-07-04

Review by ProfJibboo

ProfJibboo Another stellar show. Absolutely stellar.

For the third time in three shows this tour saw a first set of one-offs. But while SPAC night 1 was a melliow, chill affair, tonight's was a true rock party. It was high octane with 555 starting us off with a bang - but rather than go into a mid set lull, the energy kept on coming. KDF,, Moma Dance and a superb Reba followed with feet not receiving any breather until a good half hour into the set. After a quick Waiting All Night, the energy returned ten-fold. They could have ended set I with the runaway Jim/46 days combo and few would have minded...but along came rift followed by the first appearance of Split - a exploratory version to be sure, and it got some exploration. Unlike last years SPAC - this split finished and it finished spectacularly.

The second set was, again, a monster. And for those of us who value exploratory jamming, this was a dream come true. I walked in expecting a Friday night rocker, but I never expected 3-4 extended jams. This was not a set for the faint hearted....this was a gift to the hardcore fans amongst us, constantly clamoring for the unknown. And they have us gift after gift starting with what was an outstanding Fuego. Four times played and it's now already gone type II...it's already anchored a second set and it did so beautifully. In fact, 555 and Fuego were both princely positioned. The Down with Disease felt fresher after the Fuego, and the transition into Twist alone was worth the price of admission. The set cooled off after the theme from the bottom with a backwards that did not seem oddly placed....in fact.,.it was one of the more seemless transitions into the song and it gave way to a smoking first tube for a fun, high powered set end.

Overall, incredible song selection the entire show, incredible jamming the entire show, incredible show. Highly recommended.


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