, attached to 2000-10-05

Review by Abe_Froman

Abe_Froman A pretty solid show, until....which I'll get to in a second.

Really nice opening sequence of Chalk Dust through Limb by Limb. Also, maybe I'm just projecting because of the show's location, but was Trey playing some surf rock guitar in Possum? Like some Beach Boys/Dick Dale power chords? Maybe that's just me.

Very good Drowned to open second set, and I think the Bowie is the highlight of the show. There are legit SERENE moments in here, very soft parts that I really enjoy. And finishes like Bowie should be finished.

So, the rest of the story. Piper>Character Zero. It feels like they just don't know where to go with this Piper. It's has the makings of many other 2000 versions, with some frenetic stuff, some groove in other parts, but it's pretty messy to me, the band just does not feel hooked up. Maybe Trey recognized this disconnect, maybe not, but then he calls for Character Zero, and ok, the set's gotta end sometime, but this thing just bottoms out, and then the Fast Enough for You quotes? It's not fair for the last 20 minutes of a show to color your entire opinion of two and a half hours of music, but that was just ODD, and left me with a strange kind of feeling.

Guitar Gently Weeps is played pretty passionately and helps to redeem the show for the most part, but yeah, that ending was jarring, to me anyway. (Check out the Bowie.) On to Shoreline, two to go.


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