, attached to 2016-07-10

Review by dhillz21

dhillz21 I was at the show last night, and I'll start with the venue itself...one of the better outdoor ampitheaters you'll find. Lots of space, gorgeous views, phenomenal sound from the lawn, and great security. On to the show....first set on paper was cool, but there was definitely a lack of execution. Trey was pretty sloppy. Being that the boys only play a limited number of shows a year, and probably don't practice a ton, rare bust outs are often likely to have flubs. It's unfortunate, but that's our reality. I'm also finding that when the band does find a great groove, the rip cord is often pulled too soon. There seems to be a lack of patience in many shows.

Second set was like hearing a different band. They were very tight, and I only remember Trey have one small rough patch. Drowned thru simple was awesome, but again, there was a lack of patience that would normally see many of these tunes extended. Very well played set and tons of fun.

Last thought...I think that the band has so many songs in the repertoire that song selection and flow often suffers. It's like being at a restaurant that has a huge menu and it's hard to choose what to order. When the band doesn't play many of their songs enough, the chances of mistakes are greater and I feel like we're really hearing that more and more. Also, certain songs in my opinion really need a certain tempo to deliver the required punch if you will, and the slower tempo that the band plays some of these tunes in nowadays kinda kills the song in my opinion.

Anyway, it was an average first set and some great playing in the second set. Hopefully, west coast tour steps it up a notch!


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