, attached to 2014-07-01

Review by senorpabst

senorpabst This was my first show in Massachusetts and 55th overall. I was not let down by the "hometown" show or this being the tour opener. You never know what will open a tour and I honestly wouldn't have ever thought STFTFP would get that bump. I thought the song set the tone of some well played music throughout the show. From what I could tell the music and lyrics were all spot on and that is including Cavern. Vermont's finest were on their 'A Game'.

As mentioned in previous reviews the Fuego album is going to be showcased heavy this summer and that's the norm when albums are first released. No fault to the band for the promotion.

First set highlight was Stash, really good and worth a listen. I feel like BATR was played from the suggestion of the two HUGE red balloons bouncing around the pavilion. At one point during BOAF Page had to knock a "Happy 31st" balloon away from crashing one of is microphones. In all a fine set even with the four Fuego tracks.

Second set was treated with a Mike's opener always a delight to me and the majority of phans. Moved into Simple a fun crowd pleaser and then Free. I admit I didn't care for the pause during the groove to play Waiting All Night. I thought it took some of the life away from the jam.

That was brought back with fine meld from Ghost into Weekapaug. Then we were elevated with a monster of a Harry Hood. Super version which is a must listen. Set II was closed out with the uplifting Cavern before the Julius encore. Julius went past the curfew time of 11pm mainilly because of an excellent back and forth with Page and Trey.

Good bench mark to set off the summer tour.


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