, attached to 2013-10-25

Review by vtspeedy

vtspeedy I'll leave opinions about the music to everyone else. Suffice it to say their playing was spot on..But what made the show oh so very good was the flow and the lighting.

The contours of both sets were flawless to my ear and heart. Whether by calculation or by happenstance the setlist reached peaks and released back to slower ballads and around again without ever losing the energy or allowing the crowd's attention to wander. I like Number Line but I don't disagree that Trey's penchant lately for dropping it into the middle of second sets can change the flow rather abruptly. Not last night. Apart from being a great version, it provided a nice release from the intense jamming that preceded it, gave everyone a chance to happily dance for a few minutes before rolling back into the ghostly goo. As did Alaska in the middle of the second set at Glens Falls. . Nice. Likewise Suzy, which often as an encore feels like a bit of a Saturday night throwaway, fit well in the fun four song encore. Happy happy indeed.

Kuroda's lighting this fall deserves big kudos. Gone are the screens and washes from summer tour, replaced with a more focused intensity well-suited for indoor shows. And the crowd loves the raining bubbles and golden twirlies he's painting on the seats behind the stage. We were in section 201 - straight back and up - great seats to witness the full glory of CK's mastery. Its a good show when both the ears and the eyes are completely satiated.

Well maybe not completely satiated. Can't friggin' wait for tonight. Gonna be massive.


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