, attached to 2003-07-26

Review by PhanArt

PhanArt Atlanta 2003 is one of my favorite shows of 2.0, and all my shows overall. My brother Chris and I drove up from Orlando, where we were living at the time, and made it to the lots around 6pm. Holy shit this is the most ghetto venue for parking. Paying a security guard 20 bucks likely saved my car from being ransacked. We got tickets on lot and strolled into the venue.

Set 1
Wilson>CTB was a nice opener, especially since CTB is rarely heard anymore. The Wedge was a first timer for me, and I loved every minute of it as the sun started to set. It's Ice was a song I chased in 2.0 and this version was one of many I saw in those short years, but it stood out in my mind because it was so damn hot and an ironic choice.

Another first timer for me, My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, short and sweet, followed by Wolfman's Brother, Mexican Cousin and Guyute. I loved these three, but in my mind, Taste stands out as one of the best versions ever, and the highlight of first set. Listen to it and share your thoughts - its so ingrained since that moment 9 years ago that I smile every time I think back on it.

Set 2 had us moving down to the lawn, right of center, and almost getting arrested as a cop walked through the crowd and saw me as the middle man between a couple who were passing, um, things, back and forth. He glanced, walked away and I got ready for set 2.

A slow build Piper, remember those? This one might be the last one of its kind, and takes a 20 minute journey, just mind-bogglingly solid and the jam of the night at this point. A segue into the soft Mist was expected from the airy ending to Piper. After a few minutes of chill Trey balladeering, Waves arose. Listen to any recording and you can hear in the intro to Waves some dude yell 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!', i laugh every time i hear it. Waves was perfect, the segue into Tweezer was out of the blue, with both songs combining to be as long as Piper. Segue into NICU was unexpected, but provided a Mike solo for once instead of Page.

Cavern was a needed break before YEM showed up and we all got the fuck down. the Boy, Man, God, IT was half expected, but it set the crowd into a frenzy for the rest of the night. The Kuroda birthday tease was lost on some, but I definitely recalled hearing it and wondering who it was for.

Leaving the show during Velvet Sea was the best decision I could have made - the parking lot was a nightmare and we needed to get on the road to South Carolina to see family, before heading up to Burgettstown for one of the most epic shows of 2003.

Listen to this show and enjoy it. I did, immensely.


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