, attached to 2003-12-28

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw I really enjoy this show. The spacey jam before Bowie is an awesome prelude to a show opener that's out of left field. Tweezer is in an odd slot in the 3rd spot of the 1st set. It wasn't necessarily meant to go anywhere new and exciting (maybe they kept it out of the 2nd set because they didn't seem to be feeling Tweezer quite as much during these years and didn't want to get peoples hopes up) but it is still none the less well played like the above Bowie. Bag was good for the majority of 2003 and this one is no exception. It's followed by arguably one of the best ever Frankie says, not only is the execution great but so is the outro jam. The rest of the set is a classic 2.0 concoction of throwing random crap out to fill the set. No complaints about a quick HYHU and Tweeprise closer though.

Don't sleep on the opening Jibboo, it goes a lot further than you might think. It's a nice textbook hose jam that is very well played. Suzy comes in and at first it seems like another bizarre 2.0 setlist choice but it actually goes into a quite enjoyable jam. Theme is strong as always. Water in the Sky and Friday completely slow down the set, but on the plus side it's one of the best Fridays I've heard. Hood is an excellent closer and like most from this year it's got a nice, slight, little stretch to it.

Sleeping Monkey and Loving Cup are the average encore you would expect, still well played though.

I have no real complaints about this show, it's not perfect, but the playing is excellent.


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