, attached to 2009-08-07

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw As far as I'm concerned this show marks the beginning of 3.0 in terms of the characteristic's of shows to come. They had pounded out their new material for months, and finally synced them comfortably into their sets.

The only word you need to describe this show is "Inspired". Like most legendary shows almost every song is dripping with creativity and a fresh approach. Possum has a fantastic exchange between Trey and Page as they play over and under eachother. Stash has some of it's typical eeriness but also has a little new approach to it as well.

Another important note is how strong Mike's bass is in this show. None of which is more apparent then in Sally which gets into an infectious jungle funk groove. It pulls you in and then pulls you apart, then it melts into a serene jam which I could only imagine was pure heaven for the people in the most heavenly venue in the USA.

Light is fantastic and it seems the guys are starting to figure out it's jam vehicle capabilities it's a very mellow delicate and happy jam I quite enjoy. And the segue into Taste is amazing!

Gin to me personally has the edge over Sally because it's an indescribable type of jam. It's in a world of it's own, it feels so new and inspired. Every single part feels fresh and different.

Slave is a special encore song and although it is especially tame at the end (I wonder if they were trying to wrap up the show for curfew?) it's still a great ending to this show.

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