called the jack straw opener, was pretty damn good--this band is finally starting to understand the way this song should be played on a consistent basis. mississippi half step to follow was fun--it seemed like JK never got the point he was trying to get to during the end but solid version. i thought dark hollow sounded a little rough, bob struggling to find the right feel..stagger lee is a tune i truly dig but i do not think furthur does a great job with it--it always sounds forced, like the band is not 100% comfortable with playing it...on the road again is a fun song but these guys had a TOUGH time finding the groove for it...there was tons of clashing between instruments as different memebers were trying to find their way in at different times..i wanted to hear loser so i was happy they dropped it--good contributions from JK...train in vain was a complete curveball, had the place moving though--bobby that rock star. MIGHT AS WELL to cap the set--thank you! such a fun song i've been hoping to see this band break out
2nd set in my opinion sounded a lot better, both the musicians and the room. it started out a little shaky with the handle>smokestack>spoonful..tough time with those transitions..a great sequence on paper but seems like over time it may lose its novelty if it is not cleaned up..this is where the set takes off--we are spun out into the deep dark universe where time and space no longer exist--bird song. a great version that really goes out there (dont they all?) other one was great and then it blasted off into a GREAT spanish jam, really interesting stuff--was definitely not expecting this. the eyes and king solomans marbles that came next were great, esp the eyes.. chimenti proves night in night out why he is in this band, and never lets us down on this song (or ever)..dear prudence is not my favorite cover but boy this band does a good job with it, bob vox and all..china rider was awesome it really brought the crowd energy up to maximum level. i thought for sure that was it, set seemed SO long, and bam not fade away for nyc...
a good version of touch to finish things off and thats a wrap
one night at RCMH down, it was great--it was nowhere near the highest level of playing these guys can achieve but it was a showcase that they are not afraid to do anything and literally will take things 'furthur'. i noticed jeff and joe A LOT during this show, and noticed bob and phil interacting with them quite a bit, seemed like more than normal.
the highlights for me were might as well and spanish jam.
seemed like JK was messing around with his equipment WAYYYY more than i've ever seen..must be a tough hall to get right because the guys behind the board were busy all night too..
i had no issue indoors with smoking grass---didnt see anyone have problems and we were in an area with quite a bit of security roaming. had a friend get popped outdoors smoking a joint beforehand--tons of undercovers, just wait til you're inside