, attached to 2013-07-31

Review by Penn42

Penn42 'Show had some rarities! Camel Walk, Brian and Robert, Lawn Boy, and Tela all in the same show? That alone is pretty notable! Not to mention one of the longest jams ever! This Tweezer is a great great jam. So great, in fact, that it renders any complaints someone may have about this show moot; it's strong enough to hold the show on its own. Really, the whole set is pretty stellar. The triple-T-triumvirate to open is great, the Architect is easily the best to date, Bouncing was Bouncing, and Amtelope raged really hard. But enough about all that stuff, lets talk about the Tweezer!

If I had only three words to describe it, I'd say "humor and hose". They really milk the crowd for the "woos", making the Twist later in the set that much more appropriate. And the hose sections to follow the humorous "woo" sections are all unbelievable. It's interesting that for a jam so long, it would stay so relatively straightforward. I don't mean that as a slight to the jam, but the jam is really only made up of several repetitions of the "build -> hose -> breather" formula. It is definitely type II, shit doesn't sound like Tweezer except at the very beginning and very end, but it isn't a super "heady" jam for its length. Its accessibility is probably part of what makes it so great! Unlike the Bangor, or Bozeman, or a whole slew of other Tweezers, here is a jam that would be relatively safe to show a noob. Yet it simultaneously satisfys us non-noobs as well. Truly a jam for the ages!

Now a few thoughts on actually witnessing it live. First: OMFGOEIWNANQLSPDJENWKA. Second: I'm not much of a jumper at concerts, but this jam made me jump a couple times. Those jumps were involuntary too! I knew they happened, but I never made a conscious decision to jump. Third: my throat hurts from yelling "woo" so loud so many times!

So excited to re-listen to that jam and second set many many times!


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