Show started off really good. Great song selection, with some decent deliveries. Nice to hear Red Rooster, but would have liked the pace to have been a bit quicker. I've noticed that Ratdog usually ends the first set with something really strong and energetic. I'm sure this was the plan, but it didn't happen last night. Greatest Story was dragging from the getgo. I thought Robin was just not keeping up, never mind driving the beat. The band just stopped playing it before it was even finished. Might have been a technical problem. Bobby muttered something into his mike about 170 megahertz. They then played a terrible version of Might as Well to end the first set. Bobby forgot just about all the words after the first verse, so all we really heard was "Might as Well" over and over. There may have been technical problems going on. The second set was great and saved the show for me. Picasso Moon was played well and Terrapin was great. Brought back memories of Jerry. Dark Star and The Eleven was strong and had good energy. All in all, a pretty good show. Nice intimate venue. Talked to some nice people. See you in Boston.
Nick Marino, Stamford, CT
HOT TURTLE.... I went to this show in hopes of catching the terrapin and st. stephen. I was left more than satisfied, the boy's truly blew the roof off this joint!! First set wang dang doodle was a big plus. My last show b4 this was at the palace in Albany and was a little disappointed with its slow pace... Not the case here my friend's. Very small venue made for the ultimate personal feel. Hope to see them here again, thanks ...for a real good time
AG, Saugerties, NY
The show and venue kicked serious ass!!! Nuff said!!
the z man, Katonah NY
What a beautiful venue! Like the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie and the Beacon NYC. First set and the yowlers were out in force. Some kinda cosmic displaced energy dragged out Greatest Story and then, what else is new, Bobby blows all hell out of the lyrics at the closer. Too bad, my first Might as Well first set closer since the Eyes opener Giants show all those years ago. Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained. The second set spun the roof off the place! The second set was perfectly played. Acoustic Bobby McGee>Bombs Away and then the Terrapin>SOF>Stuff>St Stephen/Eleven> Terrapin segues makes the download if not the CD well worth the price. Thanks for the setlist Hippie Bill!
4 to fly, Saugerties, NY