, attached to 1989-05-20

Review by thelot

thelot The SBD source for this show is pretty flat sounding. The multiple cassette generations in it’s lineage doesn’t help. Set two’s pitch seems just a hair slow.

Luckily this doesn’t take away from the energy of the performance. The show starts out just like Syracuse with AC/DC, Alumni, YEM. Trey even dedicates Alumni to the graduates again. The pairing was far stronger than what we heard in Syracuse. After the poor reception Trey got during his “Traveling minstrels from Gamehendge” rap at the Night Stage in Cambridge, I was curious how long it would be before he tried again…about 3 weeks. :) This attempt was far better received by the young boarding school audience. There’s a time and place for everything!

Set 2 wasn’t quite as strong as set 1, but featured a nice Weekapaug and Bowie. It should be noted that the band references the shuttle buses in Contact. Fun show overall. The band seemed in good spirits and I would imagine they picked up some lifelong fans at this gig.


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