, attached to 2015-07-31

Review by DaveBerman

DaveBerman Long time fan of the band and this site, finally created an account to make one comment about last night's show because I see nobody else has pointed this out and it is relevant to the observations about the false starts to Mike's Song.

After Rift, Trey made a quick remark, something to the effect of "now we're going to pick up the tempo." He was obviously kidding. Then the guitar was the first instrument to begin Mike's Song. The other band members surely knew where he was headed because the crowd did. And at that point, Fishman played what sounded to me like the beginning of My Sweet One. I took that to be him joking in response to Trey's joke.

There were then a couple other rhythmic sputters to the start of the song but to me it all felt like the band was just being playful in the same way that they can pull off the insanely dexterous feat of whistling Reba while playing Gin.

I'm sure it won't be long before someone who has listened to the recording of last night will confirm or contradict me here, and either way is OK. That was just a point of delight for me last night that stuck with me all the way through to this morning. Looking forward to sharing in the groove again tonight.


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