Soundcheck: The Wedge
SET 1: Buried Alive > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Fee -> Maze, Reba, Sparkle, Horn > All Things Reconsidered, Bathtub Gin, Sweet Adeline, Run Like an Antelope
SET 2: Axilla, My Friend, My Friend, My Sweet One > Tweezer -> Big Ball Jam -> Tweezer, Tela, You Enjoy Myself, Faht, Golgi Apparatus
ENCORE: Bold As Love, Carolina, Tweezer Reprise
Suzy included Jimmy Olsen’s Blues teases (with a lone lyric from Trey) and Reba and YEM included Eleanor Rigby teases. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Before Antelope, Trey explained the concept of the Big Ball Jam to the crowd. Antelope contained several Bathtub Gin teases, a Jean Pierre tease, and a Simpsons signal. Trey teased Can't You Hear Me Knocking and Fire (Ohio Players) in Tweezer. This show marked the debut of Faht, which featured Fish on acoustic guitar.
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Review by DollarBill
Nice Buried Alive to open up. Followed by a good Oh Kee Pa>Suzy. Page is on fire already! Fee is ok. The megaphone gets the feedback going so Trey and the band back off to make it really dynamic. Right into a sweet Maze. Page, again, rips it up. Reba is good. I expected a little rust but, nope. Sparkle is pretty standard. Horn is good tonight. No real problems. ATR is great. Very tight and fast. Gin is a nice bust out, though unfinished. I feel like I haven't heard this one in a while. This might be the first Gin jam like this I've heard too. It abruptly gets cut off leading me to think equipment problem or broken string. So into a nice Adeline we go. The crowd does pretty well with the shushing until Trey actually uses the megaphone to say "shut the F up!" leading to laughter. Trey then explains the Big Ball Jam. Then a great Antelope closer complete with Gin teases like Trey wants to finish it. Solid first set.
They blow the opening and ending of Axilla but, it's new. Trey admits the end was his fault. Fishman thought he lost his mind. My Friend is still a little tentative in the intro but the song itself is great. My Sweet One is good. Page, again, rips it! Tweezer brings the funk hard tonight complete with Ball Jam too. Very dynamic showing the direction they are going with their music. Tela is beautiful. I expected more rusty spots in this one. YEM on the other hand has Trey struggling in the begining. The vocal jam is awesome. And then we have another first timer for Fishman with the debut of Faht in lieu of the usual cover song with vacuum. Done with the backing track off the Nectar album. Golgi has some rusty spots from Mike and then an inexplicable exchange between Trey and Fish at the end where again the megaphone comes out and Trey says to forget it until they finish the song. Not sure what the deal was there. Oh well, an ending is an ending. Not too bad of a set.
Great encores. Page absolutely rips Bold as Love! And Trey does too. Way better than the first bust out a few shows ago. Well done. Again the crowd responds well to the shushing and gets the Carolina which was teased earlier before Adeline. Tweeprise is fitting and rocking. Great end to a fine show.
They are really turning up the heat in their playing four days in. Just a few rough spots tonight.