, attached to 2012-08-31

Review by headyburritos

headyburritos What can I say that hasn't probably been said already? Everyone knows why this was a great show. I decided to give myself a few days before I reviewed it...and I still think this show kicks ass. Probably my favorite live concert experience.

I found out during set break that the songs in the first set spelled out "Fuck You" and proceeded to tell everyone I knew. We speculated what they would eventually spell...there was a general feeling that it would end up being "Fuck Your Face," and when they opened the second set with Runaway Jim, that suspicion was confirmed.

Not only was the gimmick for this show interesting enough in it's own respect, the band came out and played quality versions of every song on this night, and some stellar performances on others. The first set is nearly perfect in my opinion. It has a great mix of heavy hitters, pump up songs and jams. A first set YEM is so rare and that alone made it special. That was the first time I thought something awesome might be happening...a first set YEM after we had already heard a MONSTER Carini? Things were looking good, and we weren't even in on the secret yet. It only got better with a set-closing Undermind, a song I had been chasing for a while. Not only did I get my Undermind, but I got one of the best jams I've ever experience. Bliss in the first set.

Second set highlights; obviously the Jim was fantastic. Some awesome funk went down and I remember dancing and thinking, 'Man they don't play Jim like this anymore!' I enjoyed the Alaska and Farmhouse, partly because they stuck with the jammy theme of the night. Other songs might have been 'better,' but I was pleased with the song choice. My new favorite version of CDT...killer jam that led into Emotional Rescue. I was nearly in tears from smiling and laughing and all of the joy that came with it when Mike started singing ER in that ridiculous voice. Such an awesome moment, a song I never expected to see live, but truly a great way to end the night. FYF is always a treat and I'm happy to say I've seen 2 in 2 years. Grind and Meatstick made for a pleasing encore, as dancing the Meatstick is always a fun experience.

All in all, Dick's night 1 currently holds the number one spot on my shows list (that is, shows that I've seen)


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