, attached to 1997-07-01

Review by caswell318

caswell318 I saw this show and the following night at the Paradiso. Tickets were sold out long before the band got to Europe. Everyone had mail ordered. But randomly I met some guys that spent the day before hanging with the band at the Grey Area and they wrote down their names and added them to the guest list. So at the door, they said their names and were let in without tickets. they handed theirs back to me and we all went in. Ive never seen a venue like the Paradiso in my life. Its beautiful. small. intimate. the sound was amazing.

And then the sets they played those two nights... the recordings dont entirely capture it all. The sound was so heavy. The bass ripped through your chest. it wasn't crazy loud, but they were pushing so much sound. Its hard to explain. Its like they dropped all the amps from a huge venue in a little place and turned it down to sound right, but you could feel everything.

And there were maybe 1,500 of us in there. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE? YOURE ON THE BACK OF THE WORM! I tried to explain this to my friends for years and no one really understood. And just tonight I went looking for a recording of that night and realized it was released as a part of a box set. Seriously one of the best shows Ive ever seen. So lucky I got to see it and feel it in person. I wish I could go back.


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