, attached to 2014-07-15

Review by notimetostash

notimetostash I'll keep this short but this is the one time I felt as though I needed to post a review of the show. This was my first show ever being in pit and I couldn't have been happier to have made the decision to go by myself. Normally I'm with a group of 4 or 5 people and we're attending shows as a way to reunite once or twice a year. While I love hanging out with my favorite people at shows, last night allowed for a much different listening experience due to how close I was and the fact that it was just me. So here's my mini-review! Cheers!

The band started with Buried Alive getting the shows energy high early on. Twist, Heavy Things, 555 and Halley's Comet were all pretty standard and played quite well. Bathtub Gin consisted of the first of many beautifully constructed solos throughout the night. Wingsuit was another tight and relatively by the book version. Then Divided Sky, one of my personal favorites, starts the amazing three song run that was the end 2nd quarter. DS was played with precision and as a musician, I get a god damn musical boner when they nail any composed section. Wombat came in for a funky filler before diving into David Bowie. I can't say enough to how tightly they were playing all night. Being so close and seeing Trey nail the composed sections of Bowie was fantastic!
DWD opener doesn't disappoint at all. I'm not the best at describing jams so I'll just say that you should definitely be listening to this if you're going to listen to any song from the night. Next up BotT and NICU provide short but sweet versions that were delightfully placed. Gotta Jibboo (used to be my least favorite song before the Boardwalk Hall show *11/1/13* changed my mind last year) was another chance for the band to get funky before Paige proceeds to give us some expert playing in Theme. Meatstick starts and assures us that we're still have a lot of dancing to do. Fuego and The Wedge we're both straight forward and played with precision leading into a powerful Antelope with quite a few teases. A standard and energetic Character Zero rounds out the show ending only minutes before 11 o'clock.

Overview: This show really stood out to me due to the accuracy of the playing and the excellently crafted set list. While there are no 28 minute jams or insanely rare bustouts, the show holds its own in the fact that it was so expertly executed, leaving me with an experience I will never forget.


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