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Review by Penn42
My understanding of the playing this tour is this: straight-forward renditions of lots of classic repertoire without a whole lot of exploration, this show fits that mold perfectly. I don't mean that as a slam, there's lots of great stuff going on in the 5 shows I have heard from this tour. For example, though very straight-forward as far as the build goes, this is a one of a kind Split. Right away they develop a bit of a different feeling than is normal for the song, but it's still firmly Split. Mike is playing this nice descending bass line that he keeps going for most of the jam and at one point Mike and Fish lock together perfectly into the quasi-latin groove. Trey is on point the entire time too. This Split has a distinctly different mood than any other I've heard and is my favorite part of the show.
Everything else is your standard fare: some guitar solos here, a Mound, that if played this precisely today, would leave everybody's mouth agape there, some fun whistling in Antelope, the stupid ending to Bathtub Gin that hadn't died yet, and so on. The only other really notable thing in this show is the only performance of My Life As a Pez, a quirky little song sang from the perspective of a pez dispense. It's a nice surprise during the ambient portion of YEM.
If nothing else, listen to this show for the sound quality, unique Split, and My Life As a Pez.