What makes this a highlight is not due to a funk dance party, high energy notes from Trey or bass bombs from Gordon. No, instead this is a highlight for the full band conversation that takes place in this “Light” jam. I’ve already lost count as to how many times I’ve included “Light” in my highlight reels but each one is unique and this is by far the most unique version so far this tour. The “Ghost”, while not smoking or as experimental as say Worcester, adds a nice caper as they culminate towards the end reciting the “Crosseyed & Painless” chorus. The segue into “Back on the Train” is also worthy of a listen as is most of this show, however, once “Farmhouse” kicks in after GBOTT the air gets a bit deflated.
Video Quality Note: Who ever did these shots had some shaky hands but the sound quality is top notch
In the “Light” jam, besides the “Frankie Says” quotes, listen for Gordon as he gets close to teasing the Simpsons’s theme song and also Paul Simon’s “Late in the Evening” bass line.
We have just a few more highlights from the first leg to post and as promised, hoping to get them all up before leg 2 starts in four days.