, attached to 2011-08-05

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw Show of the Year?

This show front to back has so much to offer.

Kill Devil Falls, a typical opener has a little extra mustard to start. The Wedge is excellent. Bathtub Gin has a really nice micro jam. And that's just the first three songs, and not even the highlight of the show! Taste is above average and quite strong. Roggae is a top shelf version with a little extra to it. Very strong and peaky walk away. And why not just close the set with a good old Bowie ripper. Excellent first set.

BDTNL has a fantastic and inspired solo. R&R steals the night with what starts out as a very pretty cohesive jam. This does not last as it grows darker and darker. Page makes excellent use of the Theremin adding more and more into this dark rabbit hole they buried everyone in. It's just an indescribable and otherworldly jam. That's why I believe it is the jam of 2011. If that wasn't enough for you, you get a flawless and may I say epic Segue into Meatstick. And it just doesn't stop as Boogie on truly shows the band still firing on all cylinders with no fatigue or loss of inspiration despite burning down the barn for the last set and a half. Things are fairly average the rest of the set giving everyone a much needed breather.

Powerful above average Loving Cup encore.

Overall IMO the show of the year. Pretty much every song delivers and the guys are relentless in really pushing it for both sets. Outstanding show. The Gorge never disappoints.


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