tcsned wrote:Great April Fool's Day show! China Cat - Shakedown was cool, interesting transition. Octopus ' Garden & Bathroom Window from The Beatles were both well played. The Fool in the Rain Zep cover was the highlight of April Foolishness. Joe Russo is badass, he really nailed the Bonham drum lines in "Fool" and generally keeps the band together. I think the backup singers are starting to find a space where they are really filling in the vocals well. JK played the PRS all night and was in fine form, Wier played the Gibson semi-hollow until the early 2nd set and switched to the Strat for the rest. They are played well and played well together. It was good to return to the Spaceship after 22 years!
Not to mention the "Saturday Night" opener! It had been 24 years since I'd been there. JK had the Vantage as back up. And +1 on Russo- just phenomenal!
SO- what is going on with the monitors on-stage? Pretty sure they weren't there last year. Are they using a mix of in-ear/traditional monitors? It struck me when I was listening to them playing "Cosmic Charlie" from a few nights back, and Phil tells everyone (over the PA) "Let's slow it down". Unless they have always been there- and I just missed it (happens sometimes