2018-09-22 Columbia, SC

Notes from the Taper

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The Magpie Salute
The High Stage
Glass Half Full Fest
City Roots Farm
Columbia, SC
September 22, 2018

** 16 BIT **

Source #1: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter (@ 80hz, middle setting) > Tascam DR-2d @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Source #2: CA-14 cardioids > CA-9100 > Tascam DR-2d @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: .WAV's > Adobe Audition CC 2018 Release, Build 11.0.1.49 (matrix mixdown) > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) [iZotope Mastering Suite
(declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav (tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.30 (tagging)
Location: Mics on the "blue head", approximately 5' high, at the Soundboard, 40-45 yards from the stage
Recorded by: "Steve "ballsdeep" Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist: (1:25:54)
01 Tuning/Intro
02 High Water
03 For The Wind
04 Take It All
05 Sister Moon
06 Laila II
07 Comin' Home
08 The Vulture (1)
09 What Is Home? (2)
10 Open Up
11 Can You See (2)
12 Shalimar Dreams (1)
13 Chat
14 Black Moon Creeping
15 Wiser Time
16 Send Me An Omen

(1) Marc - lead vocals
(2) Rich - lead vocals

Rich Robinson - guitars & vocals
Marc Ford - guitars & vocals
John Hogg - lead & backing vocals, guitar, percussion, & harp
Sven Pipien - bass & backing vocals
Matt Slocum - keyboards
Joe Magistro - drums

Note:
"Trial and Faith" (after "Can You See") and "Fearless" (after "Shalimar Dreams") were dropped from the original setlist.

Show Notes:
This was a bizarre show on numerous levels.

Firstly, this was the inaugural "Glass Half Full Festival" in HOT Columbia SC (it didn't dip below 90 until after 7pm).

Secondly it was held on an organic farm...3 stages spread out among greenhouses, shrubs and outbuildings, by the 'old Columbia airport.

The main stage was right on the edge of a road, and the busses were parked on that road with a narrow path to squeeze around to get to the
entrance.

A very 'loosey-goosey' fest, it was kinda disorganized, but it was still a lot of fun...we pulled up when Eric Gales was onstage, and could hear a
sick version of "Voodoo Child" being played when exiting the car.

That said, the 90 degree temperatures tempered the desire for early entry, so we sat in the air-conditioned car until a bit after 6, then slowly
sauntered in.

I had approached the fest itself about filming, and the simple response was "come in, do what you do, you're on the VIP list, drink LOTS of beer"
(clearly, my name is getting "out there", hahaha).

So, all that said, sadly Keller Williams (playing before Magpie) had easily twice the 400 who hung out for the Magpie headlining set, and I'd have
to say that those people are kinda stupid, though Keller was less noodly than when I'd seen him in the past (2011, no, I did NOT tape him), it
still wasn't really my cup of tea, and a chicken skewer and water seemed more appropriate to concern myself with.

As for TMS, this show sounds LOUD and PHAT.

Beautiful open air sound, and no one clustered around the board (the blue glass head sat on the soundman's road case, about 5 feet in the air).

Sadly, both "Fearless" and "Trial And Faith" were cut from the setlist, but they still plowed thru a powerful 90 minute set.


Dennis is THE MAN, and you should all break out some "thanks" and throw it his direction.

Then tell me how it is for *suggesting* to you the proper method to keep this pump flowing...


I can take it, promise #FUCKHagar


---Dr. Deep is gonna go find Mary The Gypsy

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