11-15-01 Albany, NY

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pete (Maddog) on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 01:21 pm: Edit Post

Thought I would get this one started. Fired Up. 4th row! Don't get to do this sort of thing very often any more. Enjoyed the summer show I saw as well as the many CD's I have heard. Albany is always a monumental city for any one affiliated with that Grateful Dead band (ever heard of them). I spent many bleary evenings glaring out at that damn egg shaped thing trying to figure out what the hell it was. I don't think you can see it from the Palace. I'll see you all at the Crowne Plaza bar at 3:00 pm.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By GABRIEL (Hashish) on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 03:46 pm: Edit Post

MCGEARYS OR THE BIG HOUSE ITS GRATEFUL DEAD NIGHT AT THE BIG HOUSE SO AFTER THE SHOW GO CHECK OUT THE BIG HOUSE
PS. WHATS UP GUZZO,WAYNO,GREGG,DAVE AND CREW


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Broderick (Pabkind) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 08:45 am: Edit Post

Hey Now! I have been to numerous GD shows. Never
had the pleasure of seeing a Phil show. Managed to score some excellent 3rd row center seats for
Albany. I must say I am very focused about the show. What should I expect? I have yet to achieve that inner-peacful-dance-feeling that used to accompany many of the Dead shows...From reading these db boards..sounds like The Phil shows will be crackling with alot of positive high-energy that has been absent from the music live show scene for many years.....I see the Dark Star Orchestra will be playing in the area on dec. 7th.....any reviews on DSO?....Pab


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian K (Briank) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 09:02 am: Edit Post

Peter,

Don't go in to the show with expectations. Just prepare yourself for a good time. Be open to new twists on the tunes that you know and love. Hope for the songs you love, but don't expect them. Especially don't expect Jerry. You'll be let down if you do. You'll be very impressed if you can shy away from comparing P&F to the Dead. You might get shivers at points, and you might even get teary-eyed at times.

What you can expect is over 3 hours of kick-ass rock and roll. Have fun.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter (Pabkind) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 09:23 am: Edit Post

Thanx Brian, Would never consider comparing the past & present. Those are splendid memories & indeed they occupy another time. Just looking forward to seeing some tight musicians play some quality tunes for which I am familiar with.........& dance the night away...PAB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian K (Briank) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 09:25 am: Edit Post

You'll get what you need Peter, no doubt abot it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Rodriguez (Tonto) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 09:46 am: Edit Post

As for "positive energy".. you are seeing the band at the right time! I saw 4 summer shows & 3 Fall shows this time around. The Fall lot scene is much smaller, but so are these venues. The experience is intimate, the sound ~ incredible! The temptation to compare PLQ to the Dead was a hard one for me to shake, but once you do, this band will take you on a ride! Expect a have a fun & rest your legs the night before because you'll be dancing & swaying all night long!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter (Pabkind) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 09:56 am: Edit Post

Mike, good deal. The smaller crowd should be a treat. The Palace in Albany is also one of the best theatres one will ever see a show..gothic, intimate & built for sound.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By frank (Franklinstowr) on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 11:48 am: Edit Post

Anyone have an extra? I can meet in Albany before the show? Post here or email me please


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By bill (Tacobill) on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 01:19 pm: Edit Post

Some of you may recall my posting and then discussion after summer tour about how I would like to see some graphics at Phil shows.

After Columbus, I stand corrected.

I thought that it t was too big, too often and the stuff that they put up there just wasn't very good. I checked out the equipment that they used for it and it was definetly first class. The execution just seemed to be poor. Especially the fake night sky on the first tune and Warf Rat when they kept playing the same lame video clip over and over again.

I have some paintings that I would love to provide digital images of... perfect for the show... Oh well.

Although the venue was way oversold and seriously lacking in seats for those sore feet moments, the show was awesome!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jbelluck (Aswad) on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 08:41 pm: Edit Post

have two extras for albany -- live in nyc -- if you live in new york city and can pick up tickets -- let me know -- email jbelluck@bellsouthips.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mauryce DeJeune (Myears) on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 09:55 am: Edit Post

<<ITS D E A D NIGHT AT THE BIG HOUSE>>
coordinates? longitude and latitude?
ninety north pearl street, FOUR blocks away..
crowded? nagghhh

but....
with a name like:
Valentine's Music Hall and Beer Joint,
seventeen new scotland avenue, near myrtle avenue, off madison avenue (opposite washington park)...
with Al Schnier and Rob Derhak Duo {moe.} performing after the Palace lets out!?!?
and the DeadBeats performing too, earlier though!!...
enjoy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By bill (Tacobill) on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 11:07 pm: Edit Post

Where is everybody? Am I missing something? Isn't there a show going on? Setlist?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jer (Jeromesage2001) on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 11:32 pm: Edit Post

see next post


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jer (Jeromesage2001) on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 11:51 pm: Edit Post

Thu, Nov 15, 2001
Set 1: Jam> Here Comes Sunshine > Lay Of The Sunflower > Ramble On Rose > Cosmic Charlie > Celebration, Lovelight

Set 2: Dancin' > Jam > Doin' That Rag > Dancin' Jam > Here Comes Sunshine Jam > Sunshine Of Your Love > Patchwork Quilt > Cryptical > Jam > The Eleven Tease > She Said, She Said > Other One Jam > Cryptical > I Know You Rider

E: Wish You Were Here


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gideon (Mobetterdead) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 12:00 am: Edit Post

>see next post dude how many beers did you get
show looks nice
lay of the sunflower is my favorite of the new tunes
one thing guys that first set is kinda bright
i know i would have been like bust the truckin


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By backonthebus (Backonthebus) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 06:03 am: Edit Post

wish you were here encore....nice


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By LJ S (Mrmegabuzz) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 07:41 am: Edit Post

...heard they played killer versions of this and that...I am following Phil around this entire Fall tour, not actually seeing him, but just following and shaking down here and there looking for free beer...will rake your lawn for nugs...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By LJ S (Mrmegabuzz) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 07:43 am: Edit Post

...playing that vegan parking lot chili encore...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By damon willison (Verve13) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 09:06 am: Edit Post

columbus was my only show of the tour...i don't know what everyone else thinks but i think these setlists are really good looking. looks like last night had the whole sun thing going on. columbus had time, sky, light, fantasy, fire, stars, moon. i don't know, thought that was pretty cool. i'm curious what peter thought of the show for his first phil experience. peter?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Reddy Killowatt (Darkstar73) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 09:08 am: Edit Post

Back from Albany, unfortunately it is my only show of the fall, so I guess I was a bit disappointed. The musicianship as always was outstanding, other than a few minor miscues, the boys were really tight. The setlist and show seemed somewhat low key. Phil would get things moving along and the Palace would be at a frenzied pace and then wham, mellow tune or new tune, and you look around and everyone is sitting down. The show had it's magical moments of course, Lovelight, Rider, absolutely stellar., Doin' that rag was a nice treat. But it was a very wierd night, topped off by the "Wish you were here" encore, nice version, but I think people expected more after the smoking rider. At the end it seemed everyone was..."that's it?" All in all it's great to see Phil in Albany having fun, these guys continue to impress the hell out of me, just wish the setlist had a little more juice.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By The_Reverend (Raheen_Shabbazz) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 09:57 am: Edit Post

Venue: Old Victorian theater that hasn't undergone the recent restoration that others in this part of the North East have (Landmark Theater in Syracuse, Shae's in Buffalo, etc). Security was fine. Let us keep the water bottle caps! Only charged $1.50 for a water and $3 for a beer (small beer and bad beer - coors - but relatively cheap, notheless).

Preshow: MegaBuzz and I rolled in at 6:30 and immediately found Jill and PuckeweDan. Also found some of MegaBuzz's friends. Back the the car for a pre-show shakedown.

First Set: HCSS opener was very nice. They noodled around the jam for what felt like 20 minutes before dropping into it. Lay Of The Sunflower was melodic and mellow. Still trying to become accoustomed to this one. Ramble On Rose > Cosmic Charlie was good times! My parents are named Rose & Charlie. And it was my mom's b-day. Totally irrelevant, but it just struck me off guard! Celebration is one of my favorite new tunes. Lovelight...What can I say about Lovelight that hasn't already been said?

Halftime: Consume bevereges...Met up with Bret and Jen. They propositioned me to do some future Flash work...Could be interesting.

Second Set: : Dancin' > Doin' That Rag > Dancin' Jam > Here Comes Sunshine Jam > Sunshine Of Your Love ---- Holy shite man! Grab on to your hats! They're on a roll! Patchwork Quilt -- Finally! A little down time! Great tune! Caught my breath...Cryptical > The Eleven Tease > She Said, She Said > Other One Jam > Cryptical > I Know You Rider ---- So glad I got the down time when I did 'cause this knocked my socks off! What's this? Another reference to Cryptical and socks?!? Gotta love hearing Phil sing Cryptical! "The Rainbow Colors Blended!"

Encore: WYWH. Fun times! I had never seen them play this one. Heard it, yes, seen it, no. Very well done. If I remember correctly, they did the big 'ole last "Swimin in a fish bowl" verse twice. Someone help me out here...

After show: Met up with Jill & SideshowBob & PuckeweDan again. Had a few beers. Had some veggie chili (again) -- MegaBuzz, and Dan...Now do you believe me about the morning after cabbage farts?!? Met GreggSchmegg for the first time (See you tonight in Burlington!) Got panhandled repeatedly! "You're right, man! I DO HAVE A Couple of bucks! But NOT FOR YOUR SORRY ASS!"

Good drive home. I stayed awake this time and kept MegaBuzz company...Felt guilty for napping on him on the way home from Buffalo...

OK Time for me to rant...

Now, Megabuzz and I had first row seats (far left). First set, we had it all to ourselves. Second set, people were bopping thru having a good time sharing our dancing space with us. Then a couple of stiffs (MegaBuzz referred to them as Biff and Nancy) come and stand right in front of us. And Stand. And don't friggin' move at all. And they're crowding the two of us like mad...So I'm dancing and bumping them (intentionally, of course)...Bumping them a little more...Get the hint, I'm feeling claustrophobic back here...Bump them some more...It's midway thru a Cryptical and you tools are just standing there crowding my space....

Eventually, I actually had to ASK them to "Take a step forward!"

OK Kids...Here's The Rev's concert etiquette tips for today!

If you decide to stand IN FRONT of some one with Front Row Seats that they mail ordered for many months ago...

1) DON'T STAND THERE LIKE A BUMP ON A LOG!

2) For the love of Jah, give THEM room to dance!!

3) If you keep getting strategically nudged from the back, YOU'RE STANDING TOO CLOSE TO THE PERSON BEHIND YOU!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By The_Reverend (Raheen_Shabbazz) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 10:41 am: Edit Post

Oh yeah...And Warren's Tech Guy was wearing a Dinosaur BBQ T-shirt!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By REDNECK (Redneck) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 10:51 am: Edit Post

Soiunds like you had a swell time, Rev, thanks for the review...


"You like-a de sauce ?"

"Yeah"

Turns to the cook in the kitchen "Heyyyyy, He likes-a de sauce !"

Cook : "Heh, heh, heh, he likes-a de sauce"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By The_Reverend (Raheen_Shabbazz) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 10:55 am: Edit Post

"You like-a de sauce, ehhh?"

"I bringa-you de sauce!"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bucky (Bucky) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 11:03 am: Edit Post

>>>So I'm dancing and bumping them (intentionally, of course)

We're alot alike, brother......

In Oakdale, 2000, we're in the 13th row (5th this time). There's people all over the place, so we just go in our row in the general area of our seats. Fine, we got space.
Then, the people with the tickets to our space come. So, we push down to our real seats. This big guy is in the way.
"Excuse us, you're in my wife's seat".
"Well, where am I supposed to go, there's no room?"
"How about your REAL seat?"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter (Pabkind) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 11:20 am: Edit Post

Damon,

My lovely wife & I had a splendid time,(our
10th anniversary id today..NFA!) We both agreed these guys aren't lacking any musical talent. Saw
Ratdog on Halloween a few yrs. back at the same venue, we were left wondering why Bob was attempting to play lead in all those wonderful songs we both know & love....sorry Bob your strictly rythem dude. So the back & forth lead action was a pleasant surprise. I agree with Reddy on his take for the most part. This was it for me...until they are in the area again. from a selfish standpoint I would have loved to exchange the Buffalo's setlist with albany's. I was primed last night to rip it up, it happened a few times...ie; lovelight, ryder....but for the most part it seemed like a mellow show with a little confusion as to where it was going. looking forward to seeing them again. Incedently before the show, a a couple a Phil heads were chatting in front of us.....a dude was mentioning to his female friend something about forgetting his mic-stand...then she chimes in "well I just spoke with the Rev & Meggabuzz" ....that's all I heard....I smiled & got a private little chuckle....& thought...hey these dudes are like famous man! Pab


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By The_Reverend (Raheen_Shabbazz) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 11:25 am: Edit Post

>> ...hey these dudes are like famous man!

No applause, no applause...Please, be sure to tip your waitress. Each show is different, and if you drink don't dive and if you drive, don't drink...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By damon willison (Verve13) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 11:27 am: Edit Post

peter, glad to hear you had a good time. congrats on the anniversary as well!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By The_Reverend (Raheen_Shabbazz) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 11:39 am: Edit Post

>> congrats on the anniversary as well!

Oh yeah, Peter & Mrs. Peter...Contrats! May you have 10x10 more!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter (Pabkind) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 11:43 am: Edit Post

Hey thanx, maybe I'll get laid tonight.....no?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mauryce DeJeune (Myears) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 12:29 pm: Edit Post

hap hap hap
Happee Anny
Happy Anniversareeeee!!
and many many more..

pabkind: lady "goes" first

oh yeagh, there was a show last night! sweeeeet one it 'twas.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie (Yellowcat2) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 12:57 pm: Edit Post

Wow! What a setlist. What a powerful show. What a fucking band! Phil and Friends rocks!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mauryce DeJeune (Myears) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 01:11 pm: Edit Post

FYI
ticket printed: 7:30 show
lights down, sounds at 7:45?!?
thorough security checkpoint at entry
Relevance: allow extra time for the cattle sluice;
NO BACKPACKS..
overheard a fella up the line, at checkpoint bravo, exclaiming "it's my son's!" as he tosses into the garbage a nice, shiny red, swiss army knife, albeit it looked like a 'baby' camping knife...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By LJ S (Mrmegabuzz) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 03:07 pm: Edit Post

...all and all another fine show...gotta say the Buffalo show had a bit better feel and flow to it in my estimation...

...the Zone is closing in on me...got to meet Puckewedan, GreggSchmegg & Beth, Sideshow Bob and JilLuvsPhil (Jil & Bob at Buffalo also)...also introduced them to couple of my homies from da 'Cuse...

...thanks to Rev and Ruby for getting me the primo Bob Youker seating arrangement..."...must be in the front rowww!!!..."

...Dinosaur BBQ live on Phil's stage...doing a little Wango Tango with Warren...

...Coors light and cabbage makes for bad wake-up call...how you feeling Dan?

...Peter & your honey - congrats on your 10th adversary...oops, anniversary...may you lay down a better groove than Phil tonite...

...space planning - Sandra Bullock and Heather Graham look-a-likes (Miss Congeniality and Roller Girl?) started out the second set kindly(big emphasis on this word) sharing our dance space during the second set...somewhere's along the line Bif & Nancy Wooden snuck up in between and stoically planted themselves just inches in front of Rev and I...two pricks with ears just standing ground not even shuffling a bit...my gentle nudges will be saved for the intimacy of my bed with wifey...from now on these type of inconsiderate crowders are gonna get cross-checked, high sticked and elbowed...to paraphrase brother Rev...3) If you keep getting knocked flat on your back, YOU'RE STANDING TOO CLOSE TO THE PERSON BEHIND YOU!...Buzzclipped!!!

...make my bud the chronic, I want to get f*cked up...

...anyone notice the new quintet name on Palace Theatre marquee?...Phil Lesh & the Irish Tenors...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gerry (Gmack) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 03:13 pm: Edit Post

I knew the Rev and megabuzz when they used to play dive bars
they asked me to be their manager but I was all like "fuck that shit"

no regrets


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan (Puckewedan) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 06:27 pm: Edit Post

Yep, the Chili ended up being payback to a friend at work.... ;)
An outstanding time last nite....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By The_Reverend (Raheen_Shabbazz) on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 09:58 am: Edit Post

>> Yep, the Chili ended up being payback to a friend at work.... ;)

Oh, boy, you're tellin' me! After the 5 hour car ride to Burlington, I think Mrs. Shabbazz wanted a divorce!

>> ...Phil Lesh & the Irish Tenors...

Maybe we'll get a Whiskey in the Jar!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By chris allen (Musicman) (209.23.5.244) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 04:38 pm: Edit Post

I went to this show and had front row center it was the greatest thing I had ever been apart of. I also went to another show in summer at SPAC and had third row I am pretty young but the Phil Shows are an awsome experience. If anybody has any bootlegs from the Palace show would you be so kind as to putting them on this web site.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sideshow Bob (Drkstrjry) (64.12.103.28) on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 02:50 pm: Edit Post

Albany 11/15/01: Length: 85í/94í Rating: 5.5 Vowing to take it easy for this show. Beginning of 4 show run with hell commutes between. But canít miss a show, if I do, I just know it will be the Allah or something good, as it was with Canadaigua this summer. Had to miss catching up on sleep this morning to get tickets to the 12/3 benefit. Jill stayed put and got 2 rear Orch by phone, I went out and hit the tix-bastard outlets. Wasnít until the 5th outlet I was even treated like a human being, by then 10:02 am, and only got 2 in the upper upper. No one else was trying to get tix at the outlets, but then I was in the Troy NY area. This venue was truly a brokedown palace, faded glory now exploited for promoterís profits. Security hassles at the door, tough to get gear in w/o taper tix, but once inside, basically a free for all. The balcony is set way back in this building, no good for taping. My seats directly in front of Candace, assist lame security in keeping seats in between me and light board vacant. The first set gets off to the same off-kilter start as all the other theatre shows did. Again, just not jiving, no x or y or z factors. They attempt a little jamming around the Here Comes Sunshine, but after the Lay of the Sunflower, they basically throw in the towel for a string of sloppily played crowd pleasing rockers slapped together with no interim jams. ZZZZZZ, what a bore-fest. Cosmic and Lovelight were pitiful compared to St Louis. To make matters worse, this set dragged on to almost 90í, meaning the second set will be short. The second set starts out a little better with a jammy Dancin, leading to a thorough transition to Sunshine of Your Love. Although not as good as some previous versions (think Elect Factory in the spring, Greatwoods 7/20/01), this was the highlight of the show, played and sung with passion, well-explored, they are finally clicking, another good transition back to Dancin jam, then, the momentum dies with Patchwork. I love this song as the start of a jam, starting from stop near the beginning of a set. Here, it just assassinates the set. Oh well, my preamp dies during this, so justice prevails on me. Hate the song? OK, ha, your tape is ruined! Trying to refocus on the music, the jam develops nicely into an Other One them and they drop into the Cryptical. OK, cool, I am pissed I am not getting it on tape, but, hey, go with the moment. I call She Said to my neighbor 5 seconds before they drop into it. Not prophetic really if youíve been following Phil setlists the past year. An adequate version, at least the sound is developed well by now, Warren really enjoys singing this one, is his love life that much of a mess? Back to Other One jamming, then, OUCH, back to Cryptical, ROBBERY! This reminds me of so many GD Drums-Space-Other One Tease-Miracle wimpouts. Then, arrgh!, it drops very quickly into Rider, delivering the knockout blow to this set in a one-two manner. Rider is rushed through, perfunctory, lame. They apparently got places to go, things to do, they are channeling Jerry in his later years. Wish You Were Here was nice to hear, but I had lost all interest by this time, will probably appreciate it more on tape someday. One of the drawbacks of seeing the whole tour is not appreciating all the good things at the time they are happening. Oh, another great thing about this show - No Beer In the Venue! Almost an alcohol-free show!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ARFARFARF (Cakedcrabs) (66.66.221.171) on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 09:42 pm: Edit Post

You should definitely listen to the tape, but one that was taped up front-show sounds great. I drank plenty of beers-granted they were crappy coors lights and Killians but they were on sale through most of the show. No Beer??? Are you sure you were at the Palace In Albany,N.Y.?? Maybe you were at the palace in Kabul. No beer there I can believe.
The quirky open and O1 tease were rough, but then again dude Iv'e seen the Dead tease the O1 lots of times- you can't play everything every night.And no way Jerry was busting into Cryptical(when was the last cryptical anyways?)
I thought the show was way better than you apparently-I'm not touring though-Hmmm.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sideshow Bob (Drkstrjry) on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 08:45 pm: Edit Post

I'm not trying to slam Phil. I was very privledged to go on the entire tour, and am just trying to do an honest, subjective but as objective as I can review of each show. Some were just better than others, thats the nature of this kind of music. Compared to so many other shows: Chicago, St Louis, Ohio, Buffalo, VT, PA, and all the Boston/NY shows, this one just didn't come close. It was still "good", maybe a 7.0 at the most. I am also more of a space jazz fan, so I will tend to under-rate the rockin' ones. Also, I don't think they let you bring beer into the theatre, you had to stay in the lobby, so to me that is "alcohol free". At least no one around me was drinkin'. By the way, I did tape up front but my rig went down during Patchwork. Someday I will get the rest.