Umphrey’s McGee in STL
The only thing better than an Umphrey’s McGee show is back to back Umphrey’s McGee shows. UM rocked over 30 originals along with several covers over the weekend in STL. The venue was one of my favorites. I’ve probably said this before, but there is NO bad view at the Pageant. It is hands down one of the best places to see a show, even from the bar in the back you have a clear view of the entire stage. This is key when you are dealing with a light show the caliber of UM.
The mood was great because the fans in STL are great. Most of the crowd had tickets for both nights and the anticipation was high on the first night. Lots of energy and excitement. Umphrey’s delivered with a high energy set, fast and furious throughout. For some reason UM seemed to sync up with the crowd perfectly both nights. High energy the first night, and just like the crowd, a bit more laid back on night two. I put the downloads below, both are well worth the listen.
Set One: Drink My Drank > Plunger > 2×2, Comma Later > Mantis > The Linear > Last Man Swerving -> No Comment* > Plunger
Set Two: Puppet String** > 40’s Theme, Wife Soup, Bridgeless, Live and Let Die, Bright Lights, Deeper > Mantis
Set One: Leave Me Las Vegas > Get In The Van, The Floor, In The Kitchen > #5 > In The Kitchen, Example 1, Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty, Layla
Set Two: Der Bluten Kat > Peter Gunn / Every Breath You Take > Der Bluten Kat, White Pickle > Slacker, Wappy Sprayberry > Tribute To The Spinal Shaft > Puppet String, encore break, Phil’s Farm > Glory > Phil’s Farm