This was the first of over a hundred shows attended personally, it's easy to say i was sold right away. I can still picture Bayliss in his hoodie and Jake with his stash. Now looking back, i must say it was hearing Divisions and Front Porch in the first set that really must have grabbed me. Their cover of Fool in the Rain was the icing on the cake, especially when it was reprised for the final song.
The Park West was a perfect place to catch these guys for the first time seeing that it still holds a special place in the hearts of the band and the phreaks. I look to this day quite often while listening to Umphrey's for it led me on a journey that eventually took me to Europe, my first cruise and my first show at Red Rocks. Even though Jake was reasonably new as a full time member, you could see the magic on stage. Thanks Fellas!