Jim - Nothing special, but it's always a nice opener.
Chalk - A nice rocker to get the energy going, and that's exactly what it did. Well played.
Gin - Really nice. It really feels like they're starting to get comfortable with "getting out there" again. Even though it didn't really leave the general theme they had some nice full-band jamming going on. Everyone seemed to be listening to each other, and playing off of each other pretty well. Nothing ground breaking, yet it was a solid version.
TTE - It sure did.
Lawn Boy - Page crooned.
Water In The Sky - There was. Fast version.
Stealing Time - Ocelot is getting up there, but I still think this is my favorite of the new tunes. It's close though. Pretty well played. I'd be happy to get this one in a first set.
Melt - Very chaotic and kind of cool at times, but it never really built up to anything, IMO. But, in their defense it was getting wet on the stage, and they had crew members up there tearing down some of the gear, so that could have distracted them.
Drowned - They're quite predictable in a storm, huh?
The jam starts out with tons of energy, and gets the mood going. As soon as it slows down a bit they flawlessly segue into ->
C&P - That was an awesome segue! The jam starts off with some pretty thick funk. I like what they're doing right around 1:15 in the "Morrison Jam". They kinda slow it down so they can find their groove. They take a new direction about 4 min in, and they pick up the pace. Trey starts tearing it up a couple min later. Some nice organ work by Page as it slowly melts into...
Joy - Sorry, but I don't care for this tune (even though it's my song too!
) Bad placement. It reminds me of when they followed Mike's with Albuquerque on 6/28/00.
Tweezer - Boo ya! Spacey start to the jam. Nice effects going on. I really like what they did in between 6:50 and 7:15. They were really playing off of each other. It gets pretty crazy about a min and a half later. It's nice the way they keep jumping back to the same theme. It demonstrates focused playing. They change the direction in the end, and then they slam into...
BDTNL - I like this in the second set. It gives them kind of a "breather". Not that it's super short or boring, but it's straight forward, and it doesn't require tons of thinking. It gives them a chance to clear their heads and just play. This one got kind of interesting for a min (about half way through the jam).
Fluff - Awesome! You can tell they're really liking this one. Fourth time since they've been back, but who would complain about that? A couple rough spots, but no major flubs or anything like that. I do kinda
hear something that reminds me of DEG right before the segue into Piper. I might not have noticed it if it wasn't mentioned earlier.
Piper - Pretty rockin. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nice little "Page segue" into...
ADITL - Great way to cap off a great set!
Suzy/Tweprise - A perfect encore.
All in all I thought the first set was kinda weak, but the second set had some epic moments in it. My highlights were: Drowned -> C&P & Tweezer.