, attached to 2014-10-17

Review by ziggybirds

ziggybirds I am ancient like the old growth forest (had a ticket to Woodstock). Had not seen the band since a benefit in 93. Been a collector on Dat and CD but this was my first full show. Drove down from Portland, alone, a little nervous. Found parking. Walked to the arena. Bought a lousy sausage and a cool shirt. Went upstairs. Last row. Last. I thought "this is going to s@@k". A woman walked in with a flashing cowboy hat. Her guy had a huge hat that said "beer! that's why". My mood lightened. The lights went down, the crowd cheered. This amazing plume of Volcano smoke erupted around the arena. The guy on my right offered me a joint that had magically appeared in his hand. I said no thanks, am driving, but enjoy. I thought the opener nice, but not epic. He was passing his joint around. I was very happy with Free. It brought my energy up and the crowd. The guy next to me handed me two joints "for when you get home". Hmmmm. By the time Bouncing started, I turned to the guy on my left and asked if he smoked. He said yes. I gave him one of the joints. He's happy. I thought from Reba on the band cooked. At set break, our little group of strangers talked each other's ears off. Basketball, first set, football, ballot measures. Fun. The rest of the show was fantastic. The second set was just exactly perfect. I love Carini and thought it was great. From Twist on, the show killed. I'm not a Crosseyed fan until that version. It killed. I thought the Harry was great. Hey, what's with the glow sticks?? Awesome stuff. Sound from the very last row? Pretty darn good! Great sightlines. Did I mention Page was awesome in Maze? I thought the show excellent. In real life a 4.3-4.5. Really glad I went. Got home and downloaded it.


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