, attached to 2011-05-28

Review by DrFluff

DrFluff The second night of the tour-opening stand at Bethel was the best night of the run by far. It was everything great about 3.0 all in one show.

The first set started with what I thought was a Chalkdust tease- Go on the SBD, you'll hear it. But Page started the Piano opening to Theme, and by then everyone knew something was going to go down in Bethel, and It sure did. NICU was a nice upbeat crowd starter after the somewhat downbeat Theme. Cities was awesome, the band was pheeling it tonight. Next came one of the highlights of the night- Halley's. This was by far the best Halley's of 3.0, as some have already said. It went right into a nice 8 minute Jim. Now came the weakest part of the night, and it was still alright- Gumbo>Quinn>LxL. None of these tunes do much for me. Horn was just, Horn. Then came an amazing set closer. Gin>Manteca>Gin. If Bethel had a roof, this would have blown it off. Just listen to it, now. Probably the best Gin of 3.0.

The second set was nonstop, every song went into the next song. Disease was around maybe 14 minutes or so, a nice set opening version. It went into Free, a favorite of mine that they didn't quite nail. That went into Number Line, one of my favorite Joy songs. That was 13 minutes and it was great. That went into a Makisupa that contained almost narration, you have to hear it. Then came a beautiful Hood. (Aren't they all?) Cavern comes next, a great phishy rock song. To close the set, David Bowie stepped into Bethel and Raged hard. The encore was Day In The Life, one of my least favorite covers they do. It's not meant for anything but Beatles studio, IMO. But it was still enjoyable.



Set 1- Halley's, Gin>Manteca>Gin

Set 2- DWD, Number Line, Makisupa, Hood, Bowie



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