Brothers in Beantown: The Allmans' Summer Tour '07
An impeccable reading of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed might have been unnecessarily truncated had not a (mercifully brief) drum interlude given way to "Mountain Jam, during the melodious likes of which themes Haynes led The Allman Brothers through a couple bonecrushing minutes of Zeppelin's "Dazed and confused, a curveball first unveiled during this past spring's Beacon run.
The encore "One Way Out thus took on special meaning because, potent as it sounded, it couldn't be anything but anticlimactic following the thrilling likes of the immediately preceding thirty minutes alone. The roar of approval aimed at the stage when the music came to a stop rose above the intensity of the city's initial greeting to the Allman Brothers the night before. And it was wholly appropriate given what was tendered the prior two and a half hours.
August 8th's ABB performance should remind fans old (coming to their first concert in years??) and young (enticed by the precocious presence of Derek) why it's worth seeing this band in the first place.