, attached to 2011-06-03

Review by Jackaroe

Jackaroe There are a lot of good things that can be said about this show. The first set was fun and energetic, I can't every remember a Wolfman's opener so that was a fun and quirky way to start. Tela was not great, which is unfortunate because that can be a wonderful breather. Wedge was a wierd way to end a set too. Not complaining, just different. The first set was fun, but nothing blew me away.

The trifecta that opened up set II was as good as I have seen (I have been with the band for a very long time). The jam out of DWD had direction and great interplay between everyone. Fluffhead was flawless and, IMO, there is nothing better than Fluffhead when they really do it right. The Bowie was of the old-school variety, several different jams linked together that somehow found there way into the closing portion. Tough to keep it going after that, but they did throw a great 2001 out there (complete with James Brown jams!).

At any rate, I've only seen the band two times in since they came back (some of us are old now), but I will say that this show confirmed to me that rumor that the boys have lost a step is greatly over-stated. It isn't 1994, it isn't 1997, it isn't even 2003, but what I saw last night blew my mind just as much as it did during each of those time periods. If you are reading this and debating whether or not to catch a show on this tour, stop now and get your ticket.


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