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2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« on: December 28, 2016, 11:52:20 PM »
12-28-16
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

I:. Star Spangled Banner, Stealing Time, Lonesome Cowboy Bill, Free, Train Song, Prince Caspian, Roggae, Funky Bitch, Halfway to the Moon, Corrina, Stash, Cavern

II:. Wolfman's Brother, Golden Age>Simple, Chalk Dust Torture, Martian Monster>Tweezer Reprise*>Martian Monster, Wingsuit, Possum

Encore: GTBT

*Lyrics changed to "Your trip is short"

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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 05:40:28 AM »
I honestly can't remember the last show I went to, but was glad I caught last night.
Kicked it with Caravan in some FAT Club seats!
Thought they sounded pretty rehearsed and despite the song choices in the 1st set, I thought they flowed nicely and brought some extra POW to slower stuff like Roggae and Caspian.

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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 08:02:29 AM »
Please tell me you stayed for the second set Aug.......
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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 08:17:01 AM »
Please tell me you stayed for the second set Aug.......

This! We're all stairway for an answer to this question!!
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Find that I can groove with the beat when I let go
So put your worries on hold
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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 08:29:27 AM »
Please tell me you stayed for the second set Aug.......

This! We're all stairway for an answer to this question!!

Hope you guys aren't serious.

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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 08:53:32 AM »
There was an interview with CK5 earlier this year where he talked about doing the lights for the knicks and that he now knows all the lights in the room and would be incorporating them into the nye run... looks like that is happening. Wish I was there to see it...


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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 10:46:42 AM »
Fine jam out of Wolfman's, recognizing perhaps the importance of the second-set opener slot.

Golden Age was in no hurry to go anywhere for a while, then blossomed into that now-familiar blissy, peaky, major climax not altogether unreminiscent of what had just preceded it.

Martian Monster had all but lost its appeal to me, seeming to become more perfunctory and insipid with each outing, but this one was already showing unusual verve even before the Tweeprise tomfoolery. Stat keepers are no doubt puzzling over this one. Was it fully -> Tweeprise with altered lyrics? Simply Martian with "elements of Tweezer Reprise"? Opinions seem to vary.

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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 10:55:44 AM »
That set second opener wolfmans > blaze on > golden age from Dicks 15 was prob the highlight of the run for me that year. Love some wolfmans set two openers, gets the groove going early.


Digging the full circle of lights in the arena, would be crazy to be there, makes you feel like your in the thick of it.


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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2016, 10:58:29 AM »
Solid opener! I'd say they exceeded my expectations for the first night of a run.

I dug the song selection in the first set and agree with Aug that both Roggae and Caspian had a little extra something.  I also remered that I don't hate Caspian when it's not cutting off a jam deep second set

Second set was solid too. Mostly straight rawk but there's nothing wrong with that. I wouldn't have called that a full tweesprise, more of a tease. Cool either way!

The full arena lights looked cool... until you're directly under one of the beams. Then it feels like "oh shit! Cops!"
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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2016, 11:44:47 AM »
Fun show that definitely defied my expectations for a first show warm-up. Those lights in the crowd are way too much in my opinion. It must be fun for the lighting guys and the band, but it's distracting and very, "oh shit cops". They could be very cool dialed back and used for emphasis. I could see them being pulled out once a night in the heat of a second set jam and everyone in the room feeling oneness or something.

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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2016, 11:54:16 AM »
1st set was slow.

2nd set was dope.


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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2016, 11:59:17 AM »
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard I can def see it being annoying if your sitting under one of those, would def be distracting if you feel like a helicopter is circling around you the whole show.

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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 01:06:28 PM »
I enjoyed listening this morning. First set had some nice tunes and a decent first set flow.
Points for Corinna, LCB, & Stash.

Golden Age came on slow and solid. Need to go back and relisten. Simple was smooth while short and I like that they finally committed to the Tweezer Reprise jam that they've hinted at in recent versions.


I also like that this show gave me my new sig.

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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2016, 01:40:58 PM »
Decent show.  Had fun with Aug in the club seats.  It was a decent setup.  First set highlight for me was Funky Bitch but it was all pretty good.  The Tweeprise was cool, but I couldn't figure out what they were saying while it was happening.  Also, I thought Wingsuit>Possum was the encore and Good Times Bad Times was the 3rd encore lol.  GTBT was rad.

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Re: 2016-12-28 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2016, 04:28:11 PM »
Decent show.  Had fun with Aug in the club seats.  It was a decent setup.  First set highlight for me was Funky Bitch but it was all pretty good.  The Tweeprise was cool, but I couldn't figure out what they were saying while it was happening.  Also, I thought Wingsuit>Possum was the encore and Good Times Bad Times was the 3rd encore lol.  GTBT was rad.

I thought they played that spot on during the stream.