, attached to 2015-08-16

Review by CameToPlay

CameToPlay Even the "lesser" shows of this tour have given us some good highlights and this was no exception. While the 1st set didn't rise to the level of some of the recent amazing performances, it was played with an energy level and focus that has become a hallmark of this tour. There is no need to use the term "extra mustard" with this tour, because everything has extra mustard. The closing 4 song sequence was great, and punctuated by a Bowie that should make the jam chart. I think this is the 2nd consecutive Possum where Trey and Page departed from the normal structure with the give and take jamming, and it is nice not only to infuse new creativity into some predictable songs, but to do it in a way that shows the warmth between the members. Lots of laughs and affection between the band this tour. Awww shucks.

These guys are human 50 year olds. They couldn't quite get it together the 2nd set. The highlight might be another stellar Slave. A hallowed song that had gotten a little sluggish at times the last couple years, has gotten great performances this tour, and this was another. See 1st paragraph about "extra mustard". Otherwise there were a couple nice segues, a cool bust out, and a nice antics filled YEM that played better in person than it will in playback. In another show they might have been able to rally for a monster 4th quarter after a so-so 3rd, but didn't happen tonight. A little bit of a letdown show with expectations so sky high, but nobody should be complaining after what has been gifted to us the last 3 weeks.


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