, attached to 2019-07-03

Review by ufitzi

ufitzi We were talking about seeing a show full of classics including maybe a Fluffhead, so we immediately felt like we'd hit it. I wouldn't in a million years expect another heavily composed song to follow but when they began Guyute the place exploded. What an opening pairing! We knew we were in for a special night. Even with some of the new material this definitely felt like a throw back show - SITM, Llama, Poor Heart, Slave, Antelope, the Farmhouse ballads... as noted above everything was nice and tight, with perhaps a bit more piano in Wedge, or rather a bit less guitar. The Sally was perfect follow up to the preceding set of strung together tunes, which worked absolutely perfect. I thought the Plasma was tight, and could have gone in any number of directions. There was this little theme Trey and Mike hit on twice, sounded like they were going into something but it faded... when the reprise surfaced it didn't take long for the crowd to pick up - what a burst of energy!

The final run of tunes each could have stood as the closer.... by the time Slave hit all I could think of for the encore was YEM but with a bag of tricks this big it's always great to see the band wrap up a stand and not pull that out. The R&R book-ended the "New York" themed tunes and was a very strong closer, with the guys (and crowd) "all-right'ing" their asses off. Good stuff. We thoroughly enjoyed each night, but I would give night two just the slightest nod.


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