They won me over. Long time Dead/Phish head here and this was my first UM show...hard to believe after all these years of hearing about them, and even listening to a few shows here and there. But here we are...at Pier Six on a chill night that saw a break in the weather.
My wife and I rolled in and had an awesome time. First set had me hooked. The searing guitar work got me. That Higgins was awesome with the Thunderstruck jam. Then they sink into the Beatles' tune. Grand stuff.
The 2nd set was a dance party through and through. We moved seats at set break and by mid-set found ourselves surrounded by a bunch of younger UM fans, clearly in step with each other. They were having a blast.
Not knowing the songs and the music was a blessing. We had no expectations and left awestruck. Sick show for my money; not sure how it stacks up to seasoned fans' opinions. Met some awesome folks though and look forward to more UM every chance I get.