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wappysprayberry13 October 18, 2012
i left (essentially) the same review on the bort (and can't be bothered to write a different one). this show was SOLID. first set didn't do anything TOO noteworthy until visions and bright lights...but those were BOTH pretty over the top. this band always impresses me but now having listened to them SOOO much and seen them a good handful of times (i think i'm up around 30 shows...need to get an accurate count) over the past 5 years i don't usually get as floored as i did at the end of this first set. i was pretty speechless. i'm curious to give it a listen again and see if it does the same for me as it did last night or if i wasn't somewhat blurred/biased a little by the "being there" factor. waful was totally on point last night. dear lord he is good at what he does. such a pro. i actually feel the opposite of the reviewer below (although i respect his opinion) that i LOVED being totally immersed in the lights. yes...the smoke effects were very dense, obviously so as to enhance the lights and give them more depth and richness, but it definitely didn't impede my vision of the band (then again, i was on the floor, mid-center and wasn't looking through them as much as being in them/under them). sorry your experience wasn't enhanced by the lights. the second set was pretty damn tasty start to finish. mulches, dump, the 2x2/glory sandwich, a well placed (and good choice) walrus cover, a better than average N2F w/willie the pimp and then a divisions enc taboot??...i can not see a DAMN thing to bitch about with ANYTHING in this set. i will let the endorphins diffuse for a few days and then give this a close listen to see if what i'm about to say is actually accurate...but this show (for me) fell into the top 20%, and probably even 10% of all the shows i've seem by them. very impressed...and once again baffled by how this band is not selling out venues like MSG etc. ANYONE who digs TRUE rawk and phenomenal musicianship will go to great lengths to see these guys whenever possible. i haven't seen a thread about this, but can anyone propose even one credible theory as to why these guys are not selling out every fucking show they play and subsequently being FORCED to play larger venues? i don't get it. and lastly may i just add...kris myers is a fucking BEAST. holy christ. total animal. A+ for effort 100% of the time. soo soo soo good.

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