, attached to 2010-06-25

Review by pjon10

pjon10 Camden Night Two

Jay Rose Moved My Seats to Where I hoped they'd be

Seven rows back and not on the lawn thanks to Jay Birds upgrade and VIP bar/pisser brAhcelt, thanks Man.

Opener- Alumni Blues>Letter To Jimmy Page>Alumni Blues
Great Bust out, played really well, dropping a Letter To Jimmy Page in the Middle was definitely a rare treat, great way to start a show and make some people feel like noobs if they didn't know the songs

BBFCFM- Why Do I want to Kill You? Great fun and kept the crowd energized,

Runaway Jim- First big Jam of the night, Trey and Page leading the Charge here

Army of One- Nice big power ballad to showcase Page and his keys

Free Man In Paris- Didn't know this was a Joni Mitchell Song (thanks Jay Rose) Mike seemed to know the vocals well, catchy hook to it and I did dig it

Summer of 89-hadn't heard this yet, Not a fan of the placement here after the Army of One ballad and Mike cover, but was balls hot in there, so I guess they needed more cool off time. cheesey catchy, a love song from Trey to his wife and daughters

Split Open and Melt- One of my favorites, the contrasting rhythms from all four guys in the composed section of the song is just off the hook, great jam on the odd meter vamp at the end and they play with the time a little and stretch it some, I really dug this at the show and it holds up on tape

Sloth- Rob was calling for this in the lot and was rewarded, great edgy song, lots of high five-ing in our seats, having fun and raging

Time Turns Elastic- As Jay Rose called it Time Turns the Pisser, mass exodus out of the pavilion it seemed, we hit the VIP bar/pisser and rolled back with beverages to the lawn and watch the song wrap up. I don't know why people are down on this song, it is a well written and a well played song and the outro jam is pretty heavy, listening back I wish I stayed and watched

Golgi - Out on the lawn, good view, good sound, song my boat is named after, so of course I am jazzed, this song brings some many ideas to my head, like my microbiology class in 1995, like I can't wait to get out on the Golgi for July 4th, did I leave the aux power switch on the Golgi on after the last trip, do I still have my tix stub to get seven rows down again?

Set Two

Chalkdust- Its Camden, last set of the run, so of course we get a second set chalkdust opener, very nice spaceyness out of the jam, coupled with Mike's fuzz tone, Fishman then sets up a tribal groove nicely over it, then he sets up a ripping drum and bass groove that sends this jam over the edge and into something special

Prince Caspian- floating jam at the end, Trey playing some really high notes and filling space, washy Fishman playing makes it work

Heavy Things- I moved to where Jay Rose had me be, 7 rows back, thanks Jay! and I get to use the VIP to pee!

Alaska- Very, Very Dead like tune, opening sounds just like Tennessee Jed, during the show, I thought Trey and Page teased Dylan's Rainy Day Women #12 & #35 during the show, and after a re-listen, I feel pretty good about that statement

2001- I was calling for this in the lot and boy did it deliver with Michael Jackson teases abound on the one year anniversary of his death from what I was told, this was the best 2001 for me since the Went, a dance party for sure that got the place bumping

Light- I really enjoyed this version, the jam is great and spacey then it really gets the ambient, alien sounding stuff at the end with Page's keys leading the way and maybe just a tease of some MJ's Wanna Be Starting Something again in the ambient noise

Possum - makes you want to get down and dance every time you hear it and I did

Character Zero- Rocker to end the Set on a high note

Encore: Shine A Light - glad to get here one of the new Stones covers from Exile played

Great show, lots of bust outs, new stuff and fun stuff. On to Merriweather for Two

Top Phour Highlights

1. 2001- Michael Jackson Jam
2. Alumni>Letter to Jimmy Page> Alumni Breakout
3. Light Ambient Jam
4. Tie- SOAM and Sloth and Golgi

(so ya, its more like a top 6)


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