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Roll Call -- Edgefield

Started by BoulderEagle, Sep 16, 2021, 02:05 PM

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BoulderEagle

Who is going to Edgefield? This will be my first time there. Any tips on how to best experience the show? I have GA Lawn but can get there early. Thanks!

mdgsolo

Quote from: BoulderEagle on Sep 16, 2021, 02:05 PMWho is going to Edgefield? This will be my first time there. Any tips on how to best experience the show? I have GA Lawn but can get there early. Thanks!

Get in line super early.

SteamEngineWentWest

Is there an early curfew? Ticket has doors opening at 4:30 and opening band at 6:00 PM.

panic34

Quote from: SteamEngineWentWest on Sep 17, 2021, 08:05 AMIs there an early curfew? Ticket has doors opening at 4:30 and opening band at 6:00 PM.
Curfew at Edgefield typically is 10 pm.

For those who haven't been, it's a sweet temporary stage set up among the trees in a corner of a par-3 golf course 20 minutes east of Portland. It's worth arriving as early as you can just to stroll the grounds. It's the old Multnomah Country Poor Farm, and now hosts a hotel, brewery, distillery, winery, a few restaurants, gardens, the golf course, random bars. Definitely a fun place to hang for a bit.

BoulderEagle

Quote from: BoulderEagle on Sep 18, 2021, 12:19 AMFor those who haven't been, it's a sweet temporary stage set up among the trees in a corner of a par-3 golf course 20 minutes east of Portland. It's worth arriving as early as you can just to stroll the grounds. It's the old Multnomah Country Poor Farm, and now hosts a hotel, brewery, distillery, winery, a few restaurants, gardens, the golf course, random bars. Definitely a fun place to hang for a bit.

Does the GA lawn slope or is it flat? Do most of the people in GA bring chairs or sit on blankets?

mdgsolo

Quote from: BoulderEagle on Sep 18, 2021, 12:19 AM
Quote from: BoulderEagle on Sep 18, 2021, 12:19 AMFor those who haven't been, it's a sweet temporary stage set up among the trees in a corner of a par-3 golf course 20 minutes east of Portland. It's worth arriving as early as you can just to stroll the grounds. It's the old Multnomah Country Poor Farm, and now hosts a hotel, brewery, distillery, winery, a few restaurants, gardens, the golf course, random bars. Definitely a fun place to hang for a bit.

Does the GA lawn slope or is it flat? Do most of the people in GA bring chairs or sit on blankets?


Blankets are no longer allowed but beach towels are.  Chairs are kind of a hassle but the lawn does have a sloped section.

panic34

From Setlist.fm

Spring (Among the Living)
Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 1
Off the Record
Wasted
Feel You
I'm Amazed
Love Love Love
It Beats 4 U
Climbing the Ladder
Circuital
One Big Holiday
Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
Picture of You
(tour debut)
Regularly Scheduled Programming
Lay Low
In Color
Anytime
Wordless Chorus
Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 2


Encore:
Victory Dance
Gideon
Dancefloors

panic34

Still buzzing this morning from another amazing performance. When the jam out of "Regularly Scheduled Programming" is a highlight, well hot damn! I've been seeing shows since 2004 and we all know they've been epic all along. Seems, though, like the band has entered an even higher level where live shows are this pure combination of their old-school raw rock energy and a new acute awareness and understanding that they really can take us/them to new heights in each each and every moment. While this has always been part of who they are and their appeal, it does feel to me like there is a refreshed and tangible elevation to what they are doing on stage. As they wound down jams and moved into new ones, I shook my head so many times last night, muttering "What the hell?" with a laugh/smile. Their professionalism, humility, and abundant rock-n-roll joy are coalescing in ways that honestly seem somewhat hard to fathom. And yet, here we are.

After being at Berkeley, which was a truly special show, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect for a Tuesday at Edgefield. How do you top an insane show in a storied venue on a postcard-perfect fall night? I was planning to take my kids (12 and 10) to Edgefield but then it poured rain all Monday and part of Tuesday, and it was forecast to be pretty chilly at show time. So I decided Bend is probably a better option for the family jam, found a colleague to use my extras, and went out excited to see how the boys processed the moody weather.

To no surprise, they nailed it. At one point, Jim mentioned the smell of the wet autumn air and later in the show said it kinda felt like a very early morning energy (and it did - the yellow-ish house lights from the back of the venue, the low clouds, the chill). He also talked about following the trout, and Dad-joked about being in Troutdale (actual town name where Edgefield is located). I love how in touch they are in the moments, pulling from the local energy to build their shows. They've always done this, but it just feels so much crisper right now. Last night the jams felt crunchier and a little tighter than in Berkeley, where songs felt a bit more spacey and wide open. Both experiences perfectly reflected the different scenes.

As others have noted, Jim's guitar playing is very clean and clear this tour. The double solos with Carl are simply phenomenal. So many highlights again from last night, and if I had to pick a stretch, the "Picture of You" through "Anytime" was as good as it gets. "In Color" absolutely is an instant classic. And I don't think I'll get tired of the jam in "Wasted" - I love that so many of the newer songs serve as launch points for rocking out extended jams.

Another fun moment - apparently there was some tech difficulty with Jim's pedals, and so techs were working on that as Jim sang around them during "It Beats 4 U." When that ended and they began "Climbing the Ladder" Jim stepped up to sing and quickly realized his mic wasn't in the stand. He'd placed it on the stack behind him after "Beats" and as he got his guitar and the techs walked off, no one put the mic on the stand. He laughed, we laughed, they played the opening riffs of "Ladder" a second time, and then he put his mic up and started singing. Perfectly appropriate lyrics for the situation, too: "don't know where I'm going, don't know where I'm from, can't hold onto anything, really." And Jim laughing again as he sang these lines. Total pro moment - band completely unfazed and just rolling through it with humor and class. And actually, playing those opening riffs to "Ladder" a few times was pretty great - would be a fun way to open up that song a little (kinda like they do with "Off the Record").

I saw someone post earlier this week along the lines of "Go see this tour" and I couldn't agree more. The stuff happening with this band right now is special. See multiple shows if you can - even the repeats have different and distinct energy from show-to-show. And don't sleep on Durand Jones - such a perfect opener and so, so great on their own. Cheers!

MMJTX

Great write up! Can't wait to hear the first Picture of You from this tour, i'm sure it was fantastic.
Anytime

jimmyE

Seriously, thanks for that write-up panic34! Sums up perfectly how it felt seeing them in Forest Hills, and that was before they started getting really creative with the setlists! The New Orleans show and Chicago run can't come soon enough!

Varitek

Great rundown panic34. A treat to read
"Did he just put on a cape?"