, attached to 1997-06-14

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw Slowly warming up.

Yet another show of new songs. Even some repeats from the night before. This adds to the awkward flow of the 2nd set.

The debut of Dirt is slightly rough, but I actually like how it is played. Cars Trucks & Buses is stronger than the norm. Another LxL not far off from the one the night before, pretty straightforward. For most of the set the crowd wants "Free" and they finally get it. It's the highlight of the set and has some great funk in the middle. Caspian is a great set closer.

Twist comes out the gate for its debut finely polished and obviously well rehearsed, as is Piper. The remainder of the set is very off and likely not totally thought out. A lot of the song selection would soon be 1st set songs. There is a last second show highlight with David Bowie and Cavern. Bowie although not epic or very exploratory is stretched out a little and well played. Cavern strangely enough goes into a funk jam halfway though, mostly Trey messing around with the wah. But it is very cohesive and they go back into the ending section of Cavern easily.

When the Circus Comes and Rocky Top are just the standard encore.

Overall not really any better or worse than the average show the night before. But still a string of cool debuts.


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