, attached to 1997-11-23

Review by MiguelSanchez

MiguelSanchez this one is a doozey. i acturally like it better than either night of hampton. there are some damn fine moments in hampton, but this second set really takes the cake.

the "over playing" of my soul is about the only thing one could complain about when it comes to fall 97 shows. this one is pretty solid. theme works well before squaring off on a damn good be katy. this should cycle this one back in every now and then. sure, moma dance shows up every third show or so, but there were some subtle differences. sparkle gets the crows going before a nice chill twist around gets funk machine rolling. then they rifle off a mean, dark stash. this one is a doozey. trey's playing is really sharp here. this segues nicely into nicu. a jumbled fluff head leads into a firey zero to close the set.

here is where this show really takes off. this gin is a monster. in my opinion, it's up there in my top 3 with worcester 95 and murat 93. granted, it's 3rd out of the 3, but that is some heady company. this gin is more of the rocking variety. they stick in gin territory for the first little bit, but once they start cruising, they don't look back. this eventually drifts into a lovely down with disease. this one starts out rocking before finding some very nice funky realms. low rider makes a brief appearance, before diving back into down with disease. axis and julius and solid but straight forward closers.

overall, this is one of my favorites from this tour; right up there with and in some cases surpassing my favorite shows of the tour, auburn hills, dayton, hampton, utah, etc. the gin jam is what really makes this one. after that monster everything else is gravy, including a down with disease jam that could have been the marquee highlight of almost any other show. the boys were not wiped out after hampton, as many assumed they would be. in fact, i think with a lot of heads skipping this show, they went out to try give something extra special to those that made it out.


set 1:
be katy, stash>nicu

set 2:
gin-dwd, yes the whole thing


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