Following the review from Philly the butthurt was widespread. It’s a tradition around here to follow poor reviews with over the top and at times completely unwarranted praise for the greatest musicians that ever lived, playing in the greatest band that ever existed. I will try my best to provide nothing for anyone to get upset about during the course of this review. I will only deliver heaping helpings of abundant “family” kindness regardless of the reality. I hope you’ll be comforted by this review and refer to me only as “Kind Grateful Brother” from now on. Away we go!
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Last night proved that whether you’re on the rail or in section 699, on Nugs or Mixlr, on your couch or wearing headphones on a train, a great show is a great show! If you had to be there in order to love it, it probably wasn’t all that great. Dead & Company brought the circus to Boston and showed up BIG on Friday night. From the first few notes of Jack Straw, you could tell that the music had undeniable power behind it. It was being pushed by something greater than the musicians as opposed to being pulled by them alone. The mystic force that often accompanies the more wild rides was in full bloom and relentless from beginning to end. Following a night in Philly that was dryer than a popcorn fart, the machine arrived in Boston tuned up, turned on and set to 11. I experience far greater joy in celebrating the great ones than talking about the not so great ones. This one will be fun to talk about!
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