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MPP1 Recap: Marijuana Toast

Posted 5 months ago by ColForbin - 41 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/53d473a9

Merriweather Post Pavillion may not be a shed that is much loved by most fans – particularly those relegated to the lawn – but it has been the site of some fantastic Phish shows. Their first headlining show here on 8/8/98 contained two beloved cover debuts, "Sweet Jane" and “Sabotage,” along with a fantastic “Piper.” An epic spacey dark “Mango” on 9/17/00. A great "Rock and Roll” and "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” bustout on 6/26/10 and the “Saw It Again” fest the next night. 7/14/13 featured one of the best first set jams of 3.0 in “Stash.” This great venue history with the growing legend of the summer 2014 tour made anticipation for the MPP run high. Let’s get this show on the road!

The show started at a very early 7:35p with “Sample," which in my mind is a much better first set opener than a second set closer. When I find myself getting jaded with this song I try to remember how I felt hearing it after I had skipped school to buy Hoist, and I get excited all over again. Maybe Phish's finest pop song?

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Couch tour setbreak jokey-joke from LivePhish.

Unfortunately it is hard for me to give latter-day “Momas" the same benefit of the doubt, because as we all know they could be so much more. This "Moma" did have a slightly different and cool breakdown from Trey and Mike during the frothy cap/steady slap portion, with Fishman playing around a bit with his vocal rhythm as well.

A short discussion and a bit of help from Trey's guitar tech Brian Brown followed, then in keeping with its crepuscular nature, “Wombat" crawled out of its burrow. I can't have been alone in hoping this would be at least half as good as the 7/18/14 Chicago version. The short but funky jam was not on that level, but featured some fantastic clav playing by Page, sweet pornofunk licks from Trey and awesome Claypool-style bass slapping by Mike.

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"Number Line" was up next, surely in honor of Chris Kuroda's birthday which was on Friday. I'll never get tired of hearing "Roggae," the way the whole band gets a line of the lyrics in the first verse will always put a smile on my face. The plaintive guitar solo at the beginning of the jam is some of the most emotional stuff Trey does on his guitar. I'm not a huge Dead fan, but it gives me a vibe of Jerry at his best. This particular jam was no exception, one of those where my heart was just reaching out to the band hoping it would continue forever. Beautiful stuff, and well worth a listen.

"The Wedge" was another song in the "we played it better in a second set in Chicago" slot. Always hard hearing the next version after the best version ever, wondering what could have been, but this stands as a good first set version, with a smidgen of extra mustard.

One thing I love about couch tour is the up close views you get of the band members playing their instruments. It's just fascinating to watch Page and Fishman in particular at work – and their work in both the composed section and jam of “Wolfman's" was great to see and to hear. Some great syncopated jamming in this tune, with all the band members taking turns on and behind the beat, which then slid into a ripping solo by Trey to bring it back home. "Wolfman's" has been a 3.0 first set all star and nothing here would make anyone say otherwise.

I don't know what changed their mind, but the band decided to play the first "Nellie Kane" of 2014 next. Seemed a bit rusty, but played with love. Maybe for some people seeing page do his "Lawn Boy" schtick gets old, but not for me. I laugh every time. I'm not sick of "The Line" yet but this summer is testing me for sure. I kid - I kid because I love. I want them to write more topical songs about years-old athletic failure, don't you? Scott Norwood is still out there, waiting for a jam band tribute. Don't let Umphrey's beat you to the punch, Trey.

I can't be the only JadedVet™ who want all you wooks to stop clapping during “Stash" so Fishman's woodblocks can come back, can I? I am? I'm a horrible misanthrope who hates a genuine and cool interaction between the band and the fans? Come on, I was cool with the "woos" in the TahoeTweezer," I'm not all bad, ok? The “Stash" jam was a bit noodly for my taste, but Kuroda's work on the lights was spot on – I do love the backdrops. Trey also leaned hard on the whale whammy during the final riffs - he should probably "stash" that effect back on the tour bus.

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Thankfully they came back to close the set with a rocking “Suzy," with some fun work by Page on the talk box, and cool riffs that some people (not me!) will call "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and "Living After Midnight" teases. A group bow and a Trey balloon punt segued into a hilarious set break slide show concerning the name of the venue (the source for the title of this post). The highlights of the first set for me were “Wombat," “Roggae" and “Wolfman's," with “Roggae" being the belle of the ball. But I should point out here that one awesome thing about Phish is that you can like something I didn't and hate something I liked!

Little vocal mixup at the beginning of “Carini" to start set II, but more than made up for by a bloodcurdling scream from Fishman after the "people all were screaming" line. Following the composed portion of the tune, the band immediately launched into a driving jam dominated by some trilling by Trey and then modulated into a more melodic portion. Very cool finish that seemed to threaten to segue into “Twist" before changing key and dropping into “Ghost." The increased segues this summer have to be a conscious decision, right? I'm not saying they all seem forced but it definitely seems like the band is looking for opportunities to segue where in the past they may have let a jam peter out. The “Ghost" jam had a brief chill interlude before coming back with a riff driven classic rock style groove, with Trey using a watery effect and CK5 matching it on the backdrops. The jam then built back up triumphantly on the back of some fantastic playing by Trey and great Hammond work by Page before breaking down again with some great guitar delay loop work over a bed of a steady but ever evolving beat from Fishman.

A slightly herky-jerky end of the fantastic “Ghost" jam lead into my favorite tribute to House Stark, “Steam." Do you all wish “Steam" had been on Fuego as much as I do? I would have loved to hear what Bob Ezrin could have come up with on the production end. They amount of fog Kuroda pumps out in this song is so fun to watch, especially in some of the close ups – Trey and Mike must hit pedals based on muscle memory. "Steam" featured a great Mike solo utilizing the envelope filter in this one that sent the crowd into a frenzy – I could have listened to him solo forever, but Trey had other ideas, kinda forcing the opening riff of “Mango," the tune that spawned a million high school yearbook quotes in the 1990s (well, that and “Cavern"). A ripe “Mango," it finished with some haunting sustain from Trey as the band discussed their next move: "Sing Monica." I am an absolute sucker for puns, so I love the lyrics in this tune, and Trey clearly has an absolute blast playing it. Surely if they had written this in the 90s when Friends was still on it would have been their biggest hit, right?

It's at this point in a show where I start to worry that they are just going to play out the string with a bunch of non-jamming tunes and encore with “Julius," but thankfully we were shown the “Light”. "Light" starts way better from a dead stop – often when coming out of another song the opening chords are really jarring and almost dissonant. The part where Kuroda makes the lights grow brighter as "the light is growing brighter now" is so on the nose it should be cheesy and annoy me, but damn if I don't love it every single time. And not just that part – Kuroda really used this song and jam as a showcase. Some nearly “Manteca"-like playing by Page during the jam while Trey played with some echo effects that were reminiscent of some fall '13 jams. Page was phenomenal in this jam, with Trey providing fills and texture, almost Animals-era Floyd-like, and a smooth as silk (and rare!) Page-led segue into “2001." But it was to be a very short “2001" that ended with some layered loops from Trey and jumped into "Harry Hood."

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Can we all agree to stop yelling "Hood"? Thanks. Fun pre-lyric section, with Trey laying down some funk before stomping on a bunch of his pedals. Mike starts off the jam unconventionally, repeating notes and building the tension before dropping into the typical bass progression. Trey played an inspired solo, hitting upon a theme and evolving it note by note as the song climbed toward its peak, and then breaking it down a bit, and finding a different theme. While not as exploratory as the Great Woods “Hood" that opened the tour, this was an excellent version that brought the fire and closed the set to an ecstatic crowd.

You know what would be awesome? If we all could all love “Julius" encores and that they make us dance like crazy and send us to our cars in a bouncy fun mood and all we would talk about driving home was how awesome the “Julius" encore was. Oh “Julius," we could have had such a good time together. Isn't it pretty to think so?

Highlights of the second set for me were “Ghost," “Light” -> ”2001" and “Hood," but it certainly had a fun flow that should be listened to straight through at least once (and maybe many times if you roll that way). Overall, a great show (definitely no Saturday Night Special here) that slots in nicely with what is becoming a theme this summer: segue-filled sets with riff-based jams that have a very classic rock feel. I for one am loving the return to sets as a meaningful unit of measure and a fully enjoyable group of songs to listen to, and I hope the trend continues. Can't wait to see what the rest of tour (and 2014) brings!

Comments

tek9rifleskills Reply
I, too, don't clap during Stash and don't yell Hood after the band sings "Harry" but that might just be me. People railed me on here for saying I like and prefer Fishman's "brilliant wood block work" or something like that (come on you haters, I'm here for more jabs, jab away) and I'm a fan of audience participation but some things are us participating and us just being us for the sake of us. I wish the band still did the Secret Language so that we have an outlet for this kind of stuff; I feel like the random clap noise and Hood yells, and woos and other stuff like that, have taken the place of the secret language in a not so great, or secret, kind of way. I know I miss the Simpsons, all fall down, charge!, etc. signals, and they were just too much fun live when you got them.

Hell, maybe a Big Ball Jam again?? That would be super fun nowadays!

And, I'll take a Julius encore any day, what a rage of a song, I've seen Julius in the e: slot before and it never, ever disappointed me or anyone else at the gig. Thanks for this review!
Score: 4
OblivousFool Reply
OblivousFool Nice recap. I agree that the segues sound...well...intentional. Not to complain, I've been wanting them to segue more since the end of hiatus (2003), and I'm all for them finding ways to make the hoses fit together, but this Ghost-> Steam is a far cry from the Bag-> Ghost-> Cities from 7/6/98. Maybe they'll keep honing it through this tour, and actually have some pretty smooth segues, but something tells me they'll feel practiced if they limit it to the 30 songs in heavy rotation.
Score: 0
mgouker Reply
mgouker I love "Steam" but I don't see it fitting well with the rest of the Fuego songs. Maybe we get it with the next bunch of songs on Halloween? One can dream.
Score: 1
asfoolasiam Reply
the 7:35p start time has been remarkably normal this tour, at least since Randalls:

Charlotte: 7:36 p.m.
Chicago III: 7:35 p.m.
Chicago II: 7:36 p.m.
Chicago I: 7:36 p.m.
Clarkston: 7:40 p.m.
Canandaigua: 7:36 p.m.
NYC III: 7:22 p.m.
NYC II: 7:34 p.m.
NYC I: 7:32 p.m.
Philly II: 8:13 p.m.
Philly I: 9:22 p.m. (delayed start due to weather)
SPAC III: 8:22 p.m.
SPAC II: 8:14 p.m.
SPAC I: 8:21 p.m.
Great Woods: 7:47 p.m.
Score: 3
Fluffhead Reply
Fluffhead It's been 20 years since they/we started the Stash clap. I don't think that's ever going away, especially with it being immortalized on A Live One.

I clapped for my first time during Stash at Randall's because it was my son's first show, and he loved the interaction. It wasn't that bad. ;)
Score: 9
lititzphan Reply
I was on the lawn(pav tonite} lawn also N2 Mann. enjoyed this show way more, seemed to flow better. glad Sing Monica in 2nd set slot. The boys seem to be having fun, and so am I.
I do clap in Stash,yell in hood,,and I wooh too, noone ever gave proper conduct lessons at GD shows, really all about personal enjoyment of phans, band and interaction btwn both.
Score: 2
huntmich Reply
Jesus, no claps during stash? No hood chant? Fan band interplay is what makes phish great.

Please, while we are at it, can we please stop dancing? People were bumping into me!!!
Score: 7
ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin Guys, I literally called myself a "horrible misanthrope" after complaining about the Stash clapping. It's kind of a joke? ;-) And for the record, I do clap during Stash.

But I'll never ever get on board with the Hood chant, I'm sorry. But I realize that isn't going anywhere either!
Score: 4
ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin @asfoolasiam said:
the 7:35p start time has been remarkably normal this tour, at least since Randalls:

Charlotte: 7:36 p.m.
Chicago III: 7:35 p.m.
Chicago II: 7:36 p.m.
Chicago I: 7:36 p.m.
Clarkston: 7:40 p.m.
Canandaigua: 7:36 p.m.
NYC III: 7:22 p.m.
NYC II: 7:34 p.m.
NYC I: 7:32 p.m.
Philly II: 8:13 p.m.
Philly I: 9:22 p.m. (delayed start due to weather)
SPAC III: 8:22 p.m.
SPAC II: 8:14 p.m.
SPAC I: 8:21 p.m.
Great Woods: 7:47 p.m.
Thanks for putting this together, no idea why it surprised me so much when I see the full list.
Score: 0
Fill_Drummin Reply
I'm over the "Hood" response too. I just yell "BALLS!" and try to get as many people around me to join in before that part of the song goes away. It's actually remarkably easy to get f'd up people to yell balls. It's incredibly juvenile but who cares?
Score: 3
welikesnow Reply
Nice review, as usual Dan. Could you please make some "More Woodblock" bumper stickers? And while we're bringing things back, what ever happened to The Doniac Schvice?

(I opted for a trip to Maine Beer Company and a free Jeff Tweedy show over couch tour. Don't be too jealous.)
Score: 1
amazeingbowie Reply
I like to shout "Balls" after Harry
Score: 2
amazeingbowie Reply
This is a very opinionated review and quite negative. If you don't like it, stop going to shows and just listen to your old dusty 3rd generation tapes
Score: 1
Destiny_Bound Reply
Destiny_Bound I get the joke intent, but that is kinda like the hypocritcal saying "I don't mean to offend you, but..." Those who complain about crowd interaction will be mad at kids balls rolling on their lawn when they are old. Live a little, clap, join the crowd. Phish snobbery is disgusting and contrary to the community. The band and the crowd are a yin and yang, and the more interactive of a crowd, the better the energy and result from the band.

HOOOOOD!

Those who chose to shout "balls" are well, simply dorks. I liked your review though, well done Forbin. Julius is getting a bit stale though...
Score: 5
slapadaBASS Reply
This was a real pain to read. Why such a negative lens? It's like you were looking for reasons to not enjoy Saturday night in the summer.
Score: 0
HenryHolland Reply
HenryHolland Please, while we are at it, can we please stop dancing? People were bumping into me!!!

I know you're probably being sarcastic, but THIS^^^

Dear Wasted Hippie In Front Of Me: If you are trying to dance to the composed sections of Divided Sky or Reba or stuff like that, you are lame. Stop flailing around like you're having a seizure and spare me your "dance" moves.

Thank you.

HH, who stands still with his hands in his pockets unless it's time for

[Harry] HOOD! [Harry] HOOD!

[riff] Clap clap clap [riff] Clap clap clap
Score: 0
Shoal Reply
Thought the review was pretty much spot on. Thanks for putting it together!

Made a trek from the west, hitting this show solo. I loved talking to everyone in the lawn around me before the show. There was so much energy before the show, more than normal from my perspective. Felt like expectations were really high. Kinda deflated with the sample opener. Regained energy for sure with wombat funk, but I never really got that extraordinary, pre-show "feeling" back.

Couldn't agree more with your perspective on that Roggae, highlight of the first set for me, nothing unusual, just beautiful.

Can't wait for tonight's show.
Score: 2
Icculus Phish.net Staff Reply
Icculus @amazeingbowie said:
This is a very opinionated review and quite negative. If you don't like it, stop going to shows and just listen to your old dusty 3rd generation tapes
I believe that Dan's tapes are almost all 1st or 2nd gen, fwiw. (And if they're not, I can probably upgrade you, Dan.)
Score: 3
Icculus Phish.net Staff Reply
Icculus @slapadaBASS said:
This was a real pain to read. Why such a negative lens? It's like you were looking for reasons to not enjoy Saturday night in the summer.
ARE YOU BEING SERIOUS?

You do realize you're being negative about what you perceive to be a negative review, and that you didn't bother to take the time to bless us with your positive, no doubt articulate and witty and magnificently insightful and original views of last night's glorious music, including its Sample Moma openers of course?

Look, I realize a small number of fans out there are crybabies and are so insecure about their own Phish opinions that they come to this site and read its blog posts and hope to have their own opinions about the music (be it of last night's show or a show 300 years ago) validated. But that's sad, and I don't have to like it. Because I don't.

I think every Phish fan should be as opinionated as possible and have whatever god damn opinions about the music they want to have, commensurate with their experience of Phish's music -- which is 99.9% likely to be PROFOUNDLY different from my own.

I would also much rather read an articulate and negative-on-the-whole review about a Phish show than shovel-through a bunch of flowery psychedelimalodorous bullshit describing in painstaking detail ad nauseum how, in essence, a particular jam made the reviewer's balls tingle.

$0.02.
Score: 10
BigDudeInTheDoorway Reply
*Audience participation*
I've always clapped during Stash (and will continue to). I never realized so many people were anti-"Hood", but after reading this somewhere else earlier this tour I can see the annoyance I guess, but it's not that big a deal. Now for the point of my post. For the love of all that is holy, the "woos"... Please just stop. The woos actually piss me off. I tried taking a "if someone wants to woo let them woo" approach at Randall's but I just can't be all peace and love with it. The woos are the worst, they fuck up the jam, killed Vultures and Phish has even asked people to stop in their own comedic way via the Phishbill. Please, anyone reading this that woos, please stop. We know you're tryin to show everyone around you that you're good at The Phish, but you're not! That is all.
Score: 0
Whitewalkers Reply
It is hard to read a review about merriweather that doesn't mention the amazing acoustics. Obviously the lawn sucks, the acoustics are mind blowing.
Score: 1
Jballz Reply
Jballz Webcasted and really enjoyed the show. The entire second set was spot on and they sounded soooo good! Can't wait to see them next week, and at Dicks! They are en fuego!

The hood chant and the clap in stash have been around for nearly 20 years, and the band has repeatedly talked about how they love the audience participation, and the spontaneity of it all.

LOOK, it is not going to stop cause there are a few whiners out there who have trouble letting loose and embracing part of what Phish is. SOOO can we please stop whining about it?

I mean really, your at a concert and if people want to clap along or yell hood as they have for 20 years, let them, get over yourself, its not all about you and your complaints will do nothing but make us clap and yell louder.

If anything needs to stop its the whining and complaining, and the TROLLING.

What should Trey pull a Ray LaMontange and just quit mid-Hood to yell at the audience and say "you know we have had some complaints from internet douches about the Hood yell so please stop so the douches will be 100% satisfied, because that's our life mission ya know."
Score: 1
swank Reply
@ColForbin said:
Guys, I literally called myself a "horrible misanthrope" after complaining about the Stash clapping. It's kind of a joke? ;-) And for the record, I do clap during Stash.

But I'll never ever get on board with the Hood chant, I'm sorry. But I realize that isn't going anywhere either!
I agree with @ColForbin. Y'all can do what you want, and I'm not going to sweat it. But I'd rather hear Fishman doing the part in Stash. The Hood chant, not too worried about it. But we're missing Fishman's cool part in Stash, AND due to the effects of space/time/pharma the claps are always in a different tempo, sometimes even a different time signature.

But again, just my $0.02, and I just don't let it bother me. And @ColForbin is justified in making his opinion known...hell, he wrote a review...isn't that supposed to be largely an opinion piece?
Score: 1
ocean_sing Reply
ocean_sing Nice review!
Score: 1
nichobert Reply
nichobert So is MPP still the total free for all it has been the past few years?

I don't know why I'm not there, it's been so fun to see that venue become a trillion times more fun than it was in the 90s
Score: 0
bigflopmoptop Reply
bigflopmoptop I clap during stash and scream balls after Harry. I forget when that started, But I still do it and google. Can't I live while I'm not not so young?
Score: 0
ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin Guys, the Stash and Hood comments were a really small part of my review. I thought they would add a little levity to the proceedings. I really really liked the show and if you can blink through your rage at my stupid jokes and read what I said about the music, especially the second set, I think it is pretty clear that I loved it. Enjoy tonight and the rest of tour!
Score: 2
FACTSAREUSELESS Reply
@Icculus said:
@slapadaBASS said:
This was a real pain to read. Why such a negative lens? It's like you were looking for reasons to not enjoy Saturday night in the summer.
ARE YOU BEING SERIOUS?

You do realize you're being negative about what you perceive to be a negative review, and that you didn't bother to take the time to bless us with your positive, no doubt articulate and witty and magnificently insightful and original views of last night's glorious music, including its Sample Moma openers of course?

Look, I realize a small number of fans out there are crybabies and are so insecure about their own Phish opinions that they come to this site and read its blog posts and hope to have their own opinions about the music (be it of last night's show or a show 300 years ago) validated. But that's sad, and I don't have to like it. Because I don't.

I think every Phish fan should be as opinionated as possible and have whatever god damn opinions about the music they want to have, commensurate with their experience of Phish's music -- which is 99.9% likely to be PROFOUNDLY different from my own.

I would also much rather read an articulate and negative-on-the-whole review about a Phish show than shovel-through a bunch of flowery psychedelimalodorous bullshit describing in painstaking detail ad nauseum how, in essence, a particular jam made the reviewer's balls tingle.

$0.02.
Great to see that the "circle-the-wagons" mentality is alive and kicking at phish.net

I enjoyed @ColForbin review very much, but if you aren't a long-time fan of the band and its history, it would read as negative. Pretty simple.

I, for one, felt it to be balanced and informative with just the right touch of sarcasm and humor.
Score: 1
FACTSAREUSELESS Reply
I will also add to the fray by saying that I LOVE the Hood echo as well as the Stash clapping and all other times when the audience is involved. It's LIVE MUSIC.

I also think it's thankless to criticize Julius as an encore, esp. since it is perfectly slotted in that role.

The band stopped playing Loving Cup every other night (I think per request) and now we're bitching about Julius. Last year we bitched about Possum.

What should they play for an encore, then...Friday?
Score: 0
HarryHerring Reply
HarryHerring Phans, I bring to you a message from....The Not So Distant Future.

Wait until Sunday Night, things happen. Phish affirming things....
Score: 1
HenryHolland Reply
HenryHolland What should they play for an encore, then...Friday?

I think it's a good song that was ruined by Oxy'd out Trey and the way they played it (playing it a quicker tempo would help). I'd love to see them bust it out just to watch all the heads exploding around me. :-)

It looks like the covers are creeping back, not a good thing IMO.
Score: 0
Fluffyfluffyhead Reply
Fluffyfluffyhead Love the review, love the clapping, love the HOOD!/BALLS!, but the woo?
It's like a bunch of girls mugging for the camera on some live tv show.

Wagon circling? That was a reality check.

Forget this shit, did you see tonight's set?!
Score: 2
sparkledaisy Reply
sparkledaisy This is negative. Reviews should be done by people who were actually at the show. Lucky for you... The brightness on the TV can be turned down if it's too cheesy when the light is growing brighter.
Score: 0
TheEmu Phish.net Staff Reply
TheEmu @sparkledaisy said:
Reviews should be done by people who were actually at the show.
No, they should be done by people who have something intelligent to say about the show, whether they were there or not.
Score: 2
FACTSAREUSELESS Reply
@HenryHolland said:
What should they play for an encore, then...Friday?

I think it's a good song that was ruined by Oxy'd out Trey and the way they played it (playing it a quicker tempo would help). I'd love to see them bust it out just to watch all the heads exploding around me. :-)

Interesting. You may be right.....that would be a bust out for sure.

Speaking of that, it wouldn't qualify as a bust-out since they attempted it last year, but I'd love to see them take another crack at Destiny Unbound.
Score: 0
FACTSAREUSELESS Reply
@sparkledaisy said:
This is negative. Reviews should be done by people who were actually at the show. Lucky for you... The brightness on the TV can be turned down if it's too cheesy when the light is growing brighter.
Can't agree with this statement and its been made too often this year by others as well.
The fact is, a person at home watching the webcast is the PERFECT choice to do the review. They are more focused on the actual music than someone being jostled and distracted by the crowd around them and affected by the other factors at the venue.

A music review is truly best done by someone NOT in attendance.
Score: 0
ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin @sparkledaisy said:
This is negative. Reviews should be done by people who were actually at the show. Lucky for you... The brightness on the TV can be turned down if it's too cheesy when the light is growing brighter.
Um, did you finish reading that sentence? You know, the part where I said "damn if I don't love it every single time"?
Score: 1
Hardbody_Harrison Reply
Hardbody_Harrison My thought during Stash (my first live version) was to, instead of clapping, to do the "cheek knock" effect that Trey brought out in DwD on 7/4. If I could direct thousands of w00kies to do my bidding, I'd have us all switch to that instead of stopping the audience interaction altogether. First of all, I don't think that woodblock is there anymore with Fish's kit downsized this year; secondly the cheek sound is much more woodblock-y than clapping.

Tangentially, I was popping my cheek demonstratively while others were clapping along to "wash uffitzi" at the beginning of the vocal jam on sunday, while Trey was looking in my direction, and he popped it a couple times right after. Not saying I definitely put the idea in his head, but I hope the band is at least vaguely aware that I and others really like that sound effect.
Score: 1
_Wood_ Reply
_Wood_ Being at the show, I thought I may have been looking at this show through rose-colored glasses. So I gave it a few days to simmer and the re-listened to it. The show was just as hot as I remembered it. Second set especially. First four out of the gate had great energy and flow, I thought, with a nice little Sing Monica breather before bringing us home with some more well placed finishers.

I highly recommend giving this show a listen.
Score: 2

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