I am a serious critic, always have been, and more now than ever, and to be quite honest bro...John hasnt had the opportunities to sing much, and at the Mann he sang so many tunes, and more than usual..and a highlight was his licks during R & C that led to his right on vocal lines...Ilistened and he was right on with end of lick into verse..tremendous, and back to back John singing into Loser..man, this was good, even if short...basically they have been doing this the entire tour, with maybe Saratoga exception (my favorite of the tour to date), where they just are whipping through the tunes. For example, in Bethel they played phenomenal, but did rip through a shorter Eyes and Stephen, but played and sung extremely well. So after seeing 4 shows, yes i agree the jams are shorter, but damn, in this freakin heat, dude, the way they ripped HELP>SLiP>FRANKLINS..I dont know how they did it..I was battling the heat and I wasnt even playing up there under the hot lights...The only dissappointment I had was with the police presence outside.
These guys rock, and this is the best sounding, playing tour since Phil & FRiENDS..Kudos to them! I Russo, and Molo! But wish Mickey and Bill came around! Oh well..Enjoy the tunes...Peace, Robbie G www.dancindawgproductions.com