, attached to 2013-10-19

Review by jarpua

jarpua Normally, I rate shows that I was at 2 seperate ways. I like to rate the show based on the quality of the music, and the pure energy of the crowd.
Musically, I would have to give it 5 stars. This was probably one of the best shows I have ever been too in terms of jamming and song selections.
Speaking for the energy of the crowd, I'm actually looking for a rating higher than 5, like maybe a 7 out of 5. Then again 1st set I was 8 rows from Cactus, and 2nd set I was 5 rows from Cactus, so it might be bias, but Everytime I looked up in the balcony it looked like a party, which Im almost quite sure was just as good as my spot. It's sad that I've heard people say "The Mothership is overrated", because the only way that could ever possibly make sense to me is that you've never been. In fact I got kind of bummed out while walking out of the Coliseum hearing a guy fighting with his girlfriend saying he had a horrible time because he got sold "bunk L"...Do you even realize what you just witnessed...Were you at the same show I was at...

I got my first Bathtub Gin as a first set opener, and from that point on I knew what kind of night it would be. Funk, rage, and jam that continued with Moma.
I loved the Tube > FEFY segue, it was a killer song change, I remember an old head next to me said "Why'd they play this slow song after that killer jam?" I just smiled and said "It's the perfect cool down."
With Curtis Loew which felt like such a tease after FEFY, but I knew it was just going to be a vehicle into a killer jam that ended up being a greatYa Mar, which I am quite satisfied to have in my stats now.
I'll be honest, a Joy song that's not KDF or Light after Ya Mar would have normally brought my energy down a bit, but that STFTFP really suprised me. It's safe to say that's probably the best Faulty Plan I've heard in a while, but I'll attribute that to the Ocedoc during that intro :)
Okay, okay, I'll admit it...I really lost my shit during My Sweet One...I just want to apologize to the people around me...I was the guy jumping up and down screaming "Holy shit" over and over during Fishman's intro. I absolutely love that song, it's really special to me, I teared up a little bit because when I got my tickets in the mail and opened the envelope all I could say out of pure shock was "My Sweet One, I call you My Sweet One."
What is there to possibly say about the absolutely classic Mike's Groove other than, listen to it. I remember late in the Mike's Song jam I was helping a young girl no older than 10-11 pick up glowsticks to throw (I approve of young Phans throwing glowsticks, she was having a great time), then suddenly I heard it slow down and I was down on one knee and said "I feel the Hydrogen." Then as I stood up to Trey's little solo 2 people hugged me and said "thank you for bringing the Hydrogen." Which made me laugh.
During set break I was so happy, shocked, and wired from that Mike's Groove that I didn't even care that I had to go to the bathroom. At the time it was far more worth it to move up 5 rows than to drain the main vain.
Getting closer to Mike was worth it...he dropped so many bombs between Ghost > DWD > Steam, it shook the need to piss right out of me. All I can tell you is that Ghost really did happen...2nd set opener, killer jam, the boys were having fun. That DWD is what I consider continued Ghost insanity, plus I had a great time jumping with Trey. Also that Steam gave me a whole new appreciation for the song, I loved the way they had been playing it in the summer, and I got to witnessed it first hand, with Trey jamming out on the kit with Fishman. Into a Caspian, which is another song that is close to my heart.
That Boogie on Reggae Woman, was the exact type of song I was looking for out of Caspian. Mike's bass is always killer in that song. Theme from the Bottom had me waiting for the vocal jam at the end, I just wish people wouldn't have sung with them during that part, that was the only part of the show where I was upset with the crowd lol, halfway ruining my favorite part of the song either way, it segued into an awesome Wedge. Silent in the Morning with no Horse ;) either way I knew they were going to end the set with either a fire YEM or Hood, it happened to be Hood...my 3rd in 5 shows, but also my favorite surpassing this years Merriweather Hood.
ENCORE LIGHTERS! How was that on the webcast? Was it crazy? It was crazy inside the Ship. Trey and Page couldn't help but eat it up. They gave us a Quinn which was great. An encore I have always wanted to see.

Music 4.8/5
Energy 7/5


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