What a night in Cleveland!
I am writing this review almost nine years after the show, but it was that good. This was when I first started getting in to EH and I remember being a little bummed that on this particular leg of their tour with Moe they had to open. Opening with Good Time was fun to start moving to, but they were immediately on fire with the fairly new song Dragonfly. That is still one of my favorite songs to listen to. The Slipjig was phenomenal, but it is a little wierd as the song is usually done in the dark with a lot of lights behind it; and at this point of the night it was still light out. After they rocked that out they jumped in to another favorite of mine, Moonstone. At this point it had been lights out rocking for 40 minutes and Ohio Grown slowed it down for about 8 minutes till we were all Keepin Time. Archie Bunker died the day before and we got a hilarious rendition of Those Were the Days with everyone chipping in. We kicked off another 40 minutes of Funky Jamming with Float and a big funky Boogie Chillun and Let's Make It sandwich. It slowed down for another 8 minutes before the band blew the doors off with a rocking Spiders. I remember Hush being one of those songs that just naturally sounded good the first time I heard them play it and this night was no exception. They jammed it out really hard to the point you didn't think they could top it, but the ecstasy to follow was Mach 10. We were so blown away that it would have been tough for anyone to follow that. However, their was a 40 minute set change and Moe did come out hot. Steve joined them as well that night and it was a phenomenal show. By far one of my top 20 EH shows. Funny note: NSYNC was playing at Quicken Loans arena that night and the flats was back to back traffic all night, till our show got over with.
for the record- hookah came on be4 moe but at the same time the boys blew moe away! kinda like years ago jerry lewis came on be4 chuck berry and set his piano on fire and nuthin after that mattered!