I've seen Halloween three times. The first one was awesome in the typical "holy-shit-I-can't believe I'm witnessing this" way. The second time it felt stale. This year it felt like a whole new monster. The band is no longer relying on its rarity to excite the crowd despite a weak or sloppy performance. Yes, it was mindblowing to witness in the past, but now the music itself is powerful enough to carry the song due to the creative effort the band is putting into every performance. It's tight, it rocks, the Billies segue is is an absolute showstopper despite its recent predictability, and they are exploring the creative space in which the framework of the song provides. Now that they've nailed this one down I hope the band take some risks with different segues and continue to develop the intro and outro. It has become a live monster, no longer languishing in the obscurity of rarity and the safety net that status provides, and is proof positive that this band is still capable of pushing creative boundaries and stepping outside their comfort zone if they find the motivation and encouragement to do so.
DMB vs Bon Jovi, it's like choosing which fat old man prostitute you wanna suck off
Last edited by BigEyedGooch; 06-26-2012 at 03:14 AM.