, attached to 2016-01-01

Review by ajcmixer

ajcmixer In the grand scheme of things (3rd show of four in the run, show after NYE) this was a very solid show with some very inspired moments. Stealing Time felt like an appropriate opener as the 1st "time" themed song for the 1st day of the year. Heavy Things was well received. It was my 1st Mike Gordpn penned How Many People Are You live and it rocked. The rest of the set was on point, an inventive Undermind, the best I've heard live since the epic Dick's '12 version. Rift was its usual fun self. Wingsuit, one of my top three favorite new songs of the 3.0 era, was my favorite song of the set, Trey simply slayed it followed by Ocelot, a very strong version but quite frankly I was expecting it as I wore my Ocelot shirt to the show, just had a feeling. Lawn Boy into Antelope was fun and entertaining in their own way.

DWD galloped out of the 2nd set starting gate and I embraced the Dirt/Halfway To The Moon, the former being another old favorite and the latter being another of my top three favorite new to 3.0 song though I can understand comments as to where they were placed in the set/show. A nice Theme segued into a Light that covered a lot of musical ground. I also totally welcomed the Fuego afterwards which was quite a bit jammed out then two more beautiful songs, the set ending Slave and the show closing Farmhouse.

Not the best of shows but certainly to these ears one where there were still many redeeming qualities to make it worth attending (from Undermind on in the 1st set and from Light on in the 2nd set) and I for one was glad to have been in the building for it. They had one more night to go and therefore paced the show and the run to reflect it. As I only attended the middle two shows I knew and enjoyed what I got, with the knowledge that Saturday night was probably going to be the blow it out night of the run, which evidently from most of my friends it was.


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