, attached to 2016-07-03

Review by jessPHenry

jessPHenry 7/3/16 SPAC: Sunday, fun day as they say and today they played the same way! I don't feel the need for a song-by-song review here, just would like to highlight some cool stuff.
They gave us six tour debuts in the first set -- Sugar Shack, Sparkle, It's Ice, Guelah Papyrus (with choreography I might add ladies & gents, and our guys sure can shake it!), Ocelot, and Scent of A Mule. Though we all can agree on what great of a player he is, I felt that Page really asserted his virtuosity on this one. Also Mike's voice sounded clear & good, and it was nice to see Fishman take the Marimba Lumina back from Trey for his cool, synthie solo. Also, after "tasting the horse" Saturday night, it's only fair to "smell the mule" tonight. I mean come on, he has feelings too!
Possum seemed to take the place of where a Tweezer may have gone, but I enjoyed hearing two Mike-led-vocal songs in a row...there is no doubt in my mind that he does in fact come from 'top the mountain where the people come to pray.
Set II Moma was the jam of the night for sure, had us all movin' & groovin' on my living room floor!
The camera man got creative during Twist -- they rotated the shot 360 degrees! I found that to be a fun surprise and there's absolutely no reason why the camera people shouldn't have some fun with their artistic license during the streams, it makes the webcast more memorable and I'd like to see that kind of stuff happen more in the future -- keep it up camera people, you're doing a great job!!
Just a coincidence I'd like to share: my friends and I were talking about the song, Backwards Down The Number Line, and I mentioned that that song was on the album Joy. No sooner did the word "Joy" escape my mouth that they went right into it. These are the magic moments guys, the coincidences, the times when the Universe is speaking directly to us and we're reminded that we're all connected and in this together...I was very happy to hear this song, it brought a tear to my eye!
After my emotional moment, the show kept a'ragin'! I find it incredible that they can even function under those killer lights, let alone melt our faces night after night!! True professionals.
Also, does it look like the top strip of the new LED light rig starts out as a solid strip in set I, but then in set II it breaks apart into tiles? That's really cool and I would like more information on how they do it if anyone knows, I didn't take note of the procedure when I was there in person for previous shows this tour.
In summary, SPAC was a total success...it had tender moments, face melting psychedelic moments, and we got to spend a good time together. My only regret is that I couldn't be there to taste those incredible mozzarella sticks that I've heard so much about :-)
Until next time, friends!


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