, attached to 2016-09-02

Review by ajcmixer

ajcmixer Loved the show, disliked much of the setlist. But that is a personal opinion and a setlist is going to be what it is going to be. That being said, the 1st set was to my ears one of the best I've ever heard since I hopped on the bus in '09. Pure fire, very little let up.

2nd Set was more of a mixed bag for me. It roared out of the gate, perhaps too hard to leave something for later on. Regardless, it started to sound a bit (too?) disjointed at times though in general I understood that they were going the dissonance route tonight.

So despite some of the reservations with some of the song choices in both sets I gave this show a solid four simply for the sheer execution of the songs selected. I don't necessarily need to "like" a song to recognize that the band is beating the living daylights out of it. As they did for most of the show last night. Sometimes you get to eat the delicious cake. But not get to choose the flavors used. That was last night's show in a nutshell for me.

Random musings: There is little to no downside to a three night run. Personally, it is my birthday weekend. Logistically, everything about Denver and the venue and the vibe and the band, it is really hard to not have a good or great time both in and out of the venue.

And what a gift to watch Trey and the boys happily attacking their instruments during Runaway Jim at a seemingly breakneck pace, probably the most unique version I've ever witnessed. That these mofos would want to still hit it this hard at age 50 whatever is a straight up testament to the word love. 'Cause they want us to be happy. And 'cause its true... :)


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