Can you say why??? On some earlier threads I complained about the security there. But it really was just me venting as it really wasn't as bad as it seemed, it was the more the guy who decided to interlope in our row creating an uncomfortable environment.
This new addition to the archive is well appreciated for me. I listened to the 1st set, and remembered that if you had asked at intermission, I think I too might have described that evening as magical as well. Easy drive, close parking and best yet, got a great set of tickets at the office box when we got there and sold/traded our other ticks (thanks to the bro who I traded with that did not lie).
My bro and I sat there for an hour at our seats enjoying some beer and wine with literally no one in our section let alone row, and when the music started it was only half full at best. It was a great 1st set with lots or room and cool people around us.
Then came half time and a great conversation with a bro and his wife from Chicago on their honeymoon. And then came the interloper, dressed in disguise. And the 2nd set sucked (for me, my bro, the cool couple from Chicago and another to the right of us) until he finally left during one of the Viola verses. Oh well.
Funny story when I look back! Especially because all the shows in the fall tour up to that point had been 100% drama free for the most part. Seattle was quiet and open. Portland we had a nice space and cool people around us. Greek I loved as was in Section A and just danced around the perimeter for both shows.
Anyone know the SBDs are so selective???? Other then the obvious regarding comments from the shows and tapers about bad taping locations (eg off to the side at SB Bowl) and subsequently no recordings.
I think we may have "talked" about this once on another thread. On a personal level, my own head space, the vibe, people & energy around me can sometimes make or ruin a show. We had GA floor, got in early and were up on the rail. Made friendly with all the folks around us.
Security was sort of crazy about employ water bottles at the gate - had to check the bottle at the gate! Plus what was up with no lids allowed on a bottle of water you purchased there? We went to Peter Gabriel 2 nights later and lids were not an issue then. Odd... But security in the pit was cool and it was not overcrowded, we even got a security person to take our photo.
Anyhow, I thought the energy of the band was high from the first notes and stayed that way through the whole show. Bobby seemed happier than usual, even though during Brokedown he completely forgot the words and had to be tutored by John. Jonathan Wilson flubbing up Sugaree was probably the low point. Loved the second set.