My first Goose show, we had such an incredible time at this show we decided to drive to Charleston and catch another. Hope to see the band at this site again, maybe for their own festival?
Lead the way kicks off the first goose show of the year, and delivers a beautiful uplifting jam that immediately captures the crowd. This version of Jive 2 gives us our first "high speed" jam on this song and the boys are grooving by this point. Time to Flee gives another highlight, the jam builds to a ripping peak before concluding to Gun Street Girl, I have never heard this song but it was a perfect breather. This cover stays in my listening rotation. Turned clouds is pretty straight forward here before we get to the true highlight of the set and possibly the show. All I Need -> Jive Lee is MUST LISTEN Goose. AIN starts out with its usual percussive jam but with so much extra flavor with Jeff way up in the mix. Rick brings in the delay and the band boards the rocketship to a massive peak before a modulation -> Jive Lee this version feels pretty different from what I've heard before. Trev is dropping bombs and the jam goes pretty deep before a set break.
Wysteria starts the second set with a "micro jam" that really felt like it should have kept going. Inside Out another song this band introduced me to, they really do this song justice. Out of the space comes Flodown with a really cool tease from Rick that adds a creepy energy to the intro before they play a great and straightforward version of the song. ARCADIA shows up, totally random and brilliant call from the band that wasn't originally planned, this was the song that won me over and it felt so good to get this, the band builds it to a rocking conclusion, there wasnt a still body in the Suwannee. Rosewood heart is another favorite, this version is pretty straight forward with some type 1 improv before a great segue into Mas Que Nada. Somewhere in this second set it started to rain and it did not matter at all, I think this only made my first Goose experience even better (and seemed to be a theme for the year with a bunch of rained out shows). The rain inspired the band to bail on the slow ready jam section and move to Empress which is such a brilliant composition. Empress rages and closes out the show.
I left with my jaw on the floor, totally exhausted from dancing in the rain, depleted of serotonin for the rest of the weekend. This show is really incredible and I feel like I will be chasing this "high" for a while.