5-27-03- Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY<
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Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 02:07:25 EDT
From: [email protected]
Subject: Trey 5/27/03 review
Trey @ Hammerstein 5/27/03
review submitted 5/28/03 at 4:20 a.m.
I have seen Trey's band 7 times since the madness began. The Jones
Beach show w/ Mike and the Utica show last year could possibly be two of
my favorite shows of all time. So I have seen TAB at their best. I'll try
to write up a simple review for this show as if I had no prior knowledge
of how good or bad they can be.
First and foremost, the setting for a show most definetely can
enhance or kill the mood. With that said, I had to stand through this
show trying to keep myself from killing all these little (expletive
deleted) who just dont know how to shut their damn mouths. I was
surrounded by these morons who didnt even know there was a band playing
(but of course they had their Phish shirts on). Now I am a very mild
mannered, easy going, wouldn't hurt a fly kind of guy BUT NOT TONIGHT.
The pinnacle was when Trey had everyone up to the front of the stage
playing unmiked (I forgot which song) and we couldn't hear a damn thing
because of the infestation of loud mouth (expletive deleted). I leave
this topic with one last statement: To anyone who has the nerve to carry
on a conversation on a cell phone during a quiet song while in my
presence, you will end up digesting your phone. Have a nice day.
And now, the show
1)MOZAMBIQUE - solid version and a good opener. It's the kind of tune
that is nice to hear but if you're running a little late, you'll live
2)MONEY LOVE AND CHANGE - Great job. one of the better tunes of the
night. excellent tempo changing and other TAB stuff we've grown to look
3)??????????- no idea whatsover what this was but I felt like I was on a
cruise ship drinking margeritas
4)UNDERMINE? - new tune written with Tom. I thought it was so-so and
would like to hear it again. I might have liked it a little more if I
wasn't thinking of choking these two teeny boppers that were in front of
me acting like people who needed to be choked.
5)MELINDA - typical version. nothing exciting to report
6)THE WAY I FEEL - I like this song and they played it well but the 1st
set was seeming to lack the energy I had hoped for.
7)SULTANS - sick horns here. Great set closer.
1) NIGHT SPEAKS - Could it be? A set with some energy? This was a decent
version with some pretty crazy parts but it also had some rustiness. I
2) JIBBOO - Unfair to rate this one because I hate this song. It's too
repetitive and very boring as far as I'm concerned. Hey, that's the way I
feel. It also didn't help matters when I saw every little punk hopping up
and down to it.
3)PLASMA - decent.
4)ETHER SUNDAY - good version but I would have liked it more if each horn
player had their own solo. This was a short version.
5)SAND - this and Jibboo in the same set? What a nightmare for me. This
is without a doubt my least favorite song ever. It never seems to end. I
have no idea how Tony can play that same 3 note bass line for 20 minutes.
What torture. But after a few minutes out comes Warren Haynes and lights
it up with Trey. It got pretty nuts and I actually forgot that it was
Sand after a while.
1)CINNCINNATI - new tune, I think it was pretty good but I'll need to
hear it again. Started off slow but it picked up and was pretty solid
I may have left off some details but this is all my memory can provide at
this late hour. Final grades:
Me A+ (for not bodyslamming every stuck up little snob in the
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