Night 2 was pretty good. I didn’t think either set rated with set 2 night 1, but it was still pretty cool.
Tumble > CA Magic > Indian River > Bob Don > Look out Cleveland (the Band) > Turbulence & the Night Rays (Vasudo). Set 2 - Flodown > Into the Myst > Pancakes (Great Blue) > Dr. Darkness > Madhuvan > What’s Up? (4 non Blondes) encore
Crowd loved What’s Up?, and it was a big sing along. But that song isn’t my favorite. Great 2 nights of Goose, but night 1 gets the nod from me.
That Madhuvan last night was massive. Jam did everything, it went all the way down to a chill rhythm-less jam and made its way all the back up to tension and release and then smoothly landed back into the song structure. Just nuts, I don't know the timing but it had to have been 25 minutes.
N2 was more Phishy overall, exploring the space without a net so to speak, but still felt more purposeful and tightly played then your typical contemporary Phish show.
I think I connected emotionally more N2, whereas N1 I was more in party time hell yeah bro mode. Neither is more better than the other, it's hard to choose a favorite, but I was more lost in the music N2 which is a primary reason I see live music.
Preaching to the choir but this band is great go see them when you can.
Post by andЯew032302 on Oct 10, 2022 0:21:17 GMT -5
man what a set.
knew the band was gonna be tight and knew the fans were gonna be fun but what blew me away was the lighting. that was the one thing that was miles better than i expected it to be. also did not expect the fans to be getting down as much as they did but it gave me the confidence to not care about how my dance moves looked. arcadia, slow ready, and dripfield were all varying levels of insane.
i'm obsessing over this Madhuvan jam from New Orleans N2. i don't listen to every Goose show so i can't really compare this jam to other Madhuvan jams, but the way they build up so much energy in the composed section and then just allow it to fall all apart into a quiet meandering spacious section shows a supreme confidence. a less experienced jamband might want to take that energy from the composed section and just keep it going. which is fine and great! but to let the song quickly dissolve signals that they know they are going to be able to find a groove again and bring it all back up.
i'm a huge fan of sticking the landing back into the composed section after a jam. this isn't a jam requirement but it really kicks the energy up a notch when a band pulls it off. especially when the composed section they drop back into is as frenetic and high energy as the ending of Madhuvan. and they really pull it off in this version. wish i knew more about music so i could do an anatomy of jam type thing, all i know is what they do here is interesting and awesome.
i also appreciate how well they perform the composed version. we don't always put a premium on that in the jamband world, but i think it speaks to Goose's slightly broader appeal that they are able to come out and play their songs and make them sound like they do on the album. the instrumental precision, Rick's vocals, and just as important the backup vocals are all on point and faithful to the record*.
* EDIT - but without coming across as robotic and "perfect" like Umphrey's sometimes does.
over at Goose facebook there is a popular post complaining about how goose always takes the stage 45-60 minutes after the ticket time. lots of people agree with this complaint and are mystified by Goose's consistent tardiness. good reminder that the Goose fanbase isn't just a bunch of crusty old phish fans, and apparently a lot of them aren't even familiar with decades old conventions around live rock and roll music.
EDIT: for the record i would love a world where all artists started at exactly the time they put on the ticket, but i can also do rock and roll math in my head so nbd.