, attached to 2011-08-06

Review by ObviousFool

ObviousFool This is a pretty average great show that I feel gets ignored because of the massive set that came the night before. Super solid first set with a great Possum (for 3.0), super funky Moma, and a nice rarity in the form of On Your Way down. Wolfman's>Maze>Wilson was definitely going places, though Trey's flubbed intro of Wilson derails it a little. Outstanding Fluffhead to close to the frame.

Set 2 started with a rippin' CDT>Tweezer that very much stays type I. The lack of exploration made it a bit disappointing when Caspian showed up so soon, but he didn't stay long, and the Sand that followed was brooding and grooving and segued magnificently back into Tweezer. The whole place was floored, I don't think anyone saw it coming. Unfortunately, it was short lived, and the jarring intro of BOAF stirred us from our bliss. I seriously wish they'd start playing Birds without the intro when they play it midset. There's no way to make that feel smooth. The Waste that followed was lovely, one of my favorite ballads, but threatened the flow of the show if we were subjected to another medley of ballads as on the previous night. Fortunately, Golden Age got us dancing again, even if this version stayed pretty standard, Next came the rare 2nd set Reba, and this version remains one of my favorites of 3.0. The composed section is relatively flawless, and the jam is one of those slow building spacey Reba jams that ends in pure bliss hose. I'd have been fine with the whistling ending to close the set, but the Antelope they played really tied the set together. Tease-fest throughout, and marvelously well done by Trey (and everyone)!

A show like that demands a solid encore, and that's exactly what they delivered with Suzy>my first Sanity!>Tweeprise

Overall it's a stellar show from a time when the band was really starting to find themselves again. 3.5/5


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