Don’t think they’re playing any “Rogues” material right now, but who knows? Personally, I had no complaints about 7/29! This was my seventh ABB show, my third since 2000, and dare I say this was the best I’ve heard them play? Gregg’s really on top of his game right now, and what more can be said about Warren and Derek? Really, this whole band is just smokin’ right now. Oteil continues to blow me away too. The new songs are great, and there’s new life in the old chestnuts (“Wasted Words” sounded completely different).
Was it just me, or did I hear a little “Blue Sky” in the middle of “Mountain Jam” last night? People really seemed to respond to this, so I’m guessing I wasn’t alone in what I heard. I only wish I could go see tonight’s (7/30) show too, but I can’t. I hope I can find high quality recordings of these two shows (e-mail me!).
Oh, and if Warren’s reading this, I want to apologize for probably scaring the crap out of you when you got of the car at the hotel yesterday afternoon. We were in a cab and I was so surprised to see you, so I stuck my head out the window and screamed “WARREN!!” before I thought about what I was doing. Great job last night. Now come back to Wisconsin!