but to be honest it didn't sound like they practiced much for the reunion show.
Well, anonymous first time poster, since you asked, I will throw in my two cents.
It sounded to me like they couldn't hear each other. Like, once they got in a groove they were very sweet, but as soon as there was any kind of cue somebody would miss it, which tells me they couldn't hear shit onstage. If you've played once in 20 years and your music is really dependent on cues from the other people on stage, you are kind of shit out of luck if you get a bad stage mix. I would have been really pissed about the sound if I were them, but it looked like they took it in stride for the most part and like somebody else said, they looked like they were having a blast, which was great. Bad sound notwithstanding, I really doubt those dudes were a tight, polished rock outfit back in the day. I thought the flubs and dropped beats made the show really fun.
I dropped acid before heading to the show, so take this for what it's worth, I thought about 70% of the time they were amazing, like my young life
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. During those moments everybody from the Cheater Slicks to TNV to the Black Keys made more sense to me in the grand scheme of things. Shit man, the whole Homestead records roster made more sense to me while I was watching the show. The Don Howalnd/Jeff Evans psych guitar work was truly excellent. However there were times when I could have throttled the sound guy like during skull and crossbones
In summation I thought it was a sweet show and I thought the sound sucked.