, attached to 2013-07-22

Review by skr213

skr213 Listened to some of this streaming in real-time and then just gave the rest a listen. I know that there is always a tendency for people (myself included!) who attend a show to come out of it thinking "wow, that was amazing!! Best thing ever!!" or "best show of the tour!!" even when the show does not come anywhere close to being a great show or the best of the current tour. However, it does kind of seem like that sentiment has really been thriving this summer.

This was a good solid show with a couple of real highlights. I think the DWD was obviously a really nice version - and Trey even kept the ripcord firmly in his pocket! The Stash was very nice, although very "contained." In a surprise to no one Ocelot was really firey. I'm definitely giving this song the Dark Horse award for this tour - they've been knocking it out of the park every time they bring it out. Coil in honor of the new prince was interesting and nice, but not particularly amazing.

Unfortunately, other than those highlights, this was fairly middle of the road stuff (not that I blame the band - they're not used to 4 stressful nights in a row with travel these days!!). They've been giving 2001 real short-shift lately - not letting it breath or go anywhere interesting. BDTNL is a fine little first set song but I have NO IDEA why they're trying so hard to fit it into the second set rotation. It breaks up the momentum every time they play it this tour. Many others were fine, but short and/or uninspired (Tube, Twist, Suzy, Tweezer, etc.).

So overall, I think this was solid, but nothing particularly special. Just my two cents. Looking forward to the West Coast swing!!


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