Ok so i read the setlist thread and i know there were stream issues. Very sorry about that. Connectivity issues, kept getting booted out. Im sure you can understand i didnt want to keep re-logging in. First set we were like 10-15 ft from the stage, between Jeff n John. Second set we were straight ahead in the bleachers, much closer than where the youtube vids are from. Seemed like after Playin i didnt have any issues, so i hope those of you that stuck with me got to hear the last hour or so no problem.
Ok The Show!! Hot, hot, hot both musically and literally. Was like an oven by the stage. Was cool to get the Dancin cuz it has been pined for on this board (sorry FF!!!). It started real slow, but it definitely got there. The jam was real nice and started tonights theme for me which last might was the Bob n John show. They were all over it all night. Next was Shakedown and was a better than average version, but they have played better ones. Built up good momentum around the shake it down section. Then the beast, an ungodly Jack Straw. They usually rip on this tune, but during this one, i and they achieved interplanetary liftoff. I have to relisten to see if im fluffing it, or maybe was the heat or it was just that Fn good. I do not know the song Let it Ride by Ryan Adams, bit it was ok. I needed a breather anyway before I fainted. Black throated was awesome, full on Bob cheese at the end, great stuff. The Rueben n Cerise was a bit flat, it was great to hear but didnt have the swing that i feel their better bersions have. The Last Time had great energy between crowd n band and was a nice treat. The KC Jones to end the set was also a bit flat, the end rave up seemed to go from slow to very fast in just a few repeats of the lyrics, as opposed to the say10 or so they have done in the past. Amazing first set had my adrenaline through the roof. We decided to go to the seats for second set for variety of reasons, better stream hopefully, cool down a bit, and get away from the horrible smelling people by the stage, its a bar of soap it wont kill you!!!!!!
After waiting in the beer line for almost all of setbreak we found some nice seats for set 2. Golden Road was well played as always and got us off to a great start. Then we got a beautiful monster Cryptical>TOO>Cryptical that was just exactly perfect. I was so happy when TOO fell back to Cryptical, elated would be an understatement, my gf was looking at me funny so I know I left for a minute! Dear Mr Fantasy i will have to listen to again, cuz i swear John beat that song up like it had kicked his dog, soaring solos flying high left and right. Playin was good but after Mr Fantasy, that adrenaline dump floored me. Then Playin got real slow and spacey and almost lost. Came back around just in time and then Standing on the Moon. Although a slow song this very much reenergized me as i was thrilled to hear it. Bob nailed it and i would say this is the Jerry song he does best imo. Then Hey Pocky Way, which i know many were waiting for. Its not really in my regular rotation as i barely get past 1979, but thos version was fun and crowd was happy. A hey pocky way aficionado would have to tell me if it was good. Sugar Magnolia closer was fitting for a great Bob night. I felt the SSDD lacked energy, but they had to be tired from letting it all hang out in that heat. Bravo guys, you put this 31 yr old to shame! Liberty encore was something i shoulda seen comin, i just wanted that US Blues so much. Liberty was good tho and we knew we were getting 2 as Phil told us during Donor rap. I didnt think it would be an UJB type number, they stretched it out and jammed ot nice for a second encore. Huge smiles abound as we leave the venue.
Great show all around, again sorry for stream issues. I will be streaming Brooklyn1 and Bethel also so hopefully will be better. See you in an hour for couch tour!! Thank you KFender for the hookup. U da man. Much love FFF