I: Jam > Feel Like a Stranger > Maggie's Farm, Mission in the Rain > Josephine > Brown-Eyed Women > Odessa > Dark Star > Big Railroad Blues
II: My Funny Valentine@, Lazy River Road@, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall@, They Love Each Other, Silvio > Tequila > Silvio > Tequila > Silvio > West L.A. Fadeaway* > Scarlet Begonias* > Stuff* > Sugaree* > Dark Star > Sugar Magnolia
E: Brokedown Palace
*-with DJ Teeko (Turntables)
First "My Funny Valentine"; First "They Love Each Other"
(Robin Sylvester's 250th Show)
A Love-Love-Lovely evening at the Fillmore!! A wonderful time was had by all!
So they did "save" the Mission for the Fillmore after the scrapped version down south, how was it? Always seemed like the quintessential S.F. tune to me. A Dark Star at the Fillmore must've been nice and nice touches with My Funny Valentine and TLEO breakouts for all the lovers. Hard Rain was the highlight last time I saw them, so it must've been solid. The Silvio>Tequila thing is getting a bit tired for me by now. A nice novelty at first, RD should give it a rest just the way the GD put the kabosh on the Good Lovin'>La Bamba medley. I'm suspicious of having a DJ on West L.A., Scarlet Begonias and Sugaree, and curious what those in attendance thought. Either way the "turntablist" was off the stage for the Dark Star>Sugar Mags set closer and the Brokedown encore. All in all that looks like a nice show.
The setlist was top notch start to finish. The Dylan choices were predictable, with all the new stuff Bobby's been pulling out this tour, TLEO on Valentine's day--also predictable--doesn't mean I like it any less though.
They started Mission in the Rain at the previous show but decided to keep it for the Fillmore--so glad they did--another keeper!
The Fillmore was packed but not in a bad way! The whole place was buzzing, the Valentine's love was contagious, not a single bad vibe in the place!
The zone represented well--both coasts! Bones got in which started the night off right. Pre-game there was discussion of mental clarity and focus, dedication to study, making sacrifices for work...but once we got inside, all bets were off, only takes one glimpse of the purple chandeliers, I can't imagine a better introduction to the Fillmore!
I've had off nights with Bobby but last night is why I keep going back. I didn't bother with high expectations--it's Ratdog, whatever--a throw away--even though I know what Bobby is capable of, I don't want to set myself up for disappointment-- and then it's a good night--a great night--a stellar night!
All this love is going to my brain--I'm hearing birds sing and seeing visions of hearts and flowers. I should barely be able to get out of bed--but the high of a great show can cure anything. The Fillmore was exactly where I needed to be last night.
>>The Silvio>Tequila thing is getting a bit tired for me by now<<
I agree, I don't like seeing it on paper, but in the moment, it worked.
>> I'm suspicious of having a DJ <<
Ha! Me too! My selective memory has blocked that part out...
That's great, sounds like Bobby and the people at the Fillmore stepped up. Travel night for the roaddogs (Ratheads?) and then Bobby will deliver what Senor Lesh has failed to deliver for too long, a NW run. Portland, Seattle and Vancouver B.C. for Chinese New Year's, Gung Hay Fat Choy!
sounds like a good VDay show in sf
java dave, im sure you were on board for the good lovin > la bamba at NY or philly - epic, in my opinion, simply to hear garcia rip into the vocals and have the spectrum go nuts was worth the trip
Oh, MAN, was that a great show! I was afraid I had set my expectations too high. But as it turned out, the show was killer.
Mark is a really killer guitar player. I realized last night that he's playing all the riffs we expect/want him to play, but he doesn't have any effects on his rig, so the riffs don't jump out at us the way they do when Sless plays them. And when he busted out that Tele!!!!
Robin plays that bass I want so badly. I've been trying to talk myself out of buying it, but it's hard to do when there's one displayed so prominently.
I didn't catch the brand, but Jay was playing an $8000 kit last night. It sure sounded good!
I think Jeff might have been playing Brent's organ, but I'm not sure.
I was watching Bones dance his ass off, and thought to myself how nice it is to be at a sold out show and still have that much room to boogie. My East Coast show experiences didn't have that much boogie room!
I turned around to have a look at the guy running sound, but didn't recognize him. He did a bang-up job, though; it sounded great in there!
Good times, man. . . I tell ya. . .
I believe Jay plays an AYOTTE kit. Really high end. More so than Drum Works(DW) stuff.
Always love the reviews folks. Thanks Doogs and Emily.
Thanks for the reviews, the setlist looks fine and the reviews prove the performance was great too.
THE SHOW ROCKED!
THE FILLMORE ROCKED!!!
YOU ALL ROCK!!!
I forgot about the Tequilla Silvio thing...
I could see how that could get cheezy if you hear it too many times but it was my first and it was a ton of fun, plus I've always been a fan of...
DW = Drum Workshop.
...speaking of which, I noticed Molo has switched to TAMA. Maybe I don't know enough about drums, but that switch kinda surprises me.
Ayotte is indeed what Jay was playing. Thanks, PD!
Great reviews! Thanks for sharing. . .
Bones in for Ratdog @ The Fillmore
Thanks for the reviews..
I don't want to turn this into a drum thread, but...
Molo with Tama. hmm. Custom, they can do some nice stuff. Also, I see Jazz guys with Sonor and Yamaha. Go figure. The actual acoustic sound of the Ayotte stuff is suberb, not just loud, toneful. You'd think those Jazz cats would be all over it. Not enough dough I guess...
A dorky thread would be one on cymabls, hi-hats, splash, China etc. For a good hi-hat sound, which is rare, listen to Ringo.
Here's the poster...I can't wait to get it on the wall!