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jiveghost November 21, 2022
What an incredible show, we waited out the entire tour to attend this show and it paid off. Incredible playing from Rick who is showing a willingness to build on simplier themes and really drawing out more emotional playing. He was playing on what I think was a new amp head and what appeared to be Trey's original speaker cabinet, his tone was sounding so good and more mature.

Flopener opens strong and whips the arena into a frenzy with pancakes delivering the first taste of deep improvisation with a stellar jam. Turned clouds is always welcomed and then dripfield proves the band is ready for arenas with its massive groove that gives way to another incredible jam that sees Rick building great themes. The band works into a firey groove before giving way to a soft ending and peter takes the opportunity to give a touching speech of appriciation before Trey enters the stage. BIG RED READING ROCKDALE, killer version that is a must hear. Trey and Rick harmonizing on the songs main lick which feeds the Allman Bros vibe they have been curating this tour. Elmeg with Trey is certainly a big deal as this is Ricks take on a gamehenge inspired story telling song, this version doesnt go to deep so that band has a few extra minutes to give us another song. Hot MF Tea with the horns was a vibe, why did they wait this long to bust this out I don't know but I am happy to have witnessed it. 

We brought my partners parents for their first goose and TAB shows. They were totally blown away, and had the biggest smiles that latest the entire set break. They both said they had't danced like that in years and that this was a top five show ever for them (one of them had seen the dead starting all the way back in 74 so thats quite a compliment). Goose, their team and this entire community should feel very proud.

Peace & Love !

crf3rd October 22, 2022
This was a hard show for both me and my wife because we worked very long days and then drove over to New Orleans. We are in our fifties, so don't have quite the energy we used to! But this was our first Goose show. I had never heard Elizabeth until the opener. I found it an endearing tune and a good upbeat way to start it off. From top to bottom this show was tight and energetic. Loved the covers! A great first Goose show and one that I know we'll appreciate even more as time goes on.

crf3rd October 22, 2022
My second Goose show, first was 10/6. I don't know what to say other than my wife and I were blown away by this show. The Madhuvan was as good as any Phish jam I've seen in a long time. Tumble and California Magic were two songs I wanted to hear that weekend and we got them in a 1-2 opening punch. Bob Don was mesmerizing. I keep saying to my wife that I feel like Goose is on the precipice of becoming the next great jamband. I feel like I felt when I first got into Phish in the nineties. 

cgroove October 5, 2022
My first show due to Covid cancellations (4/24/20 at The Cap). Well executed festie set. Gets the fiver because 1st show & I've been hooked since. Will always cherish this one and luckily the memory is very vivid.

Highlights: Yeti, Madhuvan and my first TrevorBass Empress solo. Will always cherish this one

Jive_I September 25, 2022
'Twas my 1st Goose show. Madhuvan opener was what the doctor ordered. Great opener. All I Need > Hot Tea > Dancing In The Moonlight > Hot Tea. Yes please. 

I was hooked. Soon after this show, we were on the road to Chicago for the following nights show. Thank you Goose! 

Walk_the_Unseen July 27, 2022
The heat wave during these NC shows was no joke. Fortunately for everyone in attendance the band answered in kind.

Their night in Raleigh began with a concise but very hot Hungersite, quickly transitioning to a cleanly performed Inside Out. Butterflies' second appearance was tight and had an enjoyably dissonant climax. The Madhuvan jam was the highlight of the evening, lasting nearly 30 minutes and boasting several unique improv sections (namely a very heavy riff section and an absolutely stunning second peak from Rick a bit later). Additional texture and contributions from Peter and the percussion can't be understated either. This is a truly magnificent rendition of Madhuvan and probably the best I've heard.

Later on, Bob Don was hot as usual. The Arrow jam found a moody groove by the end and they rode it out with no forced peak, which I always appreciate. This Drive is another highlight, with its rhythmic jam and unique denouement.

This is an absolutely killer show, and one I was lucky to attend.

jiveghost November 16, 2021
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. 

jiveghost November 16, 2021
Really great show, with it being Peter's mother's birthday it felt very much like the Handini show! The venue is gorgeous, tons of space, and perfect weather. I'd love to see a return to this site in the future. Starts out with a great cover, Western Sun has a different feel although not noted, with Peter adding pedal steel type sounds to really bring the "western" energy to this version. Another peter song in the whales. HOT TEA, this is a quintessential version, despite the slight drop in pace this version funks out with the best of them, definitely a must listen. Peter shouts out the folks who are watching from their boats besides the venue. Lead the way continues its path of being an underdog jam vehicle, solid jam. White Light dedicated to Peter's mom and gets a little treatment. First set closes with the Hornsby cover and it flirts with going deep and dark. Second set highlights include This Old Sea which has a vibey new feel and a Harry Hood-eske jam, this is my go to version of this song. Myst brings an interesting jam with great playing from Trevor. Drive rocks the beautiful venue with bumble bee and ghostbusters teases. We get a few more covers to close the show. Pretty solid.