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By: Antti V 2 months ago

Fugazi touring the southern US. This is the fith and final show the band did in the city of Orlando, and it's kind of bittersweet for a last meeting. Ian gives a chill intro with some fun back and forth about a certain hand signal, and off we go into a powerful Ex-Spectator instrumental.

This is an excellent recording right from the getgo. The sound is balanced well, the drums sound huge, and the whole stereo field is nicely utilized. I really like how the guitars are panned hard left and right, and the vocals in the center don't feel too loud or quiet. The mix is stable until the encore as the last part of the recording is unfortunately marred with a digital crackling alternating in the left and right channels. It's not horribly bad, but is a bummer as the mix itself doesn't change.

After a good start there's some trouble with rowdy behavior from a few attendees, and the band can't quite get the flow going. Great performances come up regardless with highlights being the always groovy Cassavetes and a kicking Birthday Pony.
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By: Antti V 2 months ago

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Luckily the bad behavior eases up momentarily and what ensues is a highly entertaining mid-show flow starting with an attitude-filled and plodding Oh. Closed Captioned is another highlight with a very strong performance, but the most delicious part is a row of classics starting with the rarely played Bulldog Front. Bad Mouth follows suit, but is slightly held back due to some guitar tuning issues. Waiting Room feels like it's on the verge of stopping any moment as Ian addresses the crowd during the performance. This gives the song an energetic and dangerous edge.

Then, not surprisingly, things get ugly. Number 5 is a perfect example of a song grinding to a complete, multi-minute halt due to violence in the crowd. And it's all too bad since the song gets off to a fiery start. Luckily the second attempt is equally powerful.

The encore is filled with great numbers, and is pleasing even as the digital crackling now starts to disturb the listener. Public Witness Program gets a really rocking performance, and Arpeggiator finishes the evening with a bang.

I can easily recommend this tape for the excellent sound, and with a confrontational atmosphere and strong performances it has other interesting sides to it too.

By: Clint Welch 8 months ago

If I recall correctly, this show had been delayed for personal reasons, I think I heard Joe's mother had been in a car crash or something, I could be wrong on that. I was quite pleased they did Reclamation, but I still haven't been there for KYEO. Decent show, though.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0966 Fugazi Orlando, FL USA 1/16/2000

Show Date:
 2000-01-16
Venue:
 Firestone
Door Price:
 6
Attendance:
 1650
Played with:
 Faraquet
Recorded by
 Nick Pellicciotto
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent
Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Ex-Spectator Instrumental
3. Merchandise
4. Place Position
5. Interlude 1
6. Break
7. Cassavetes
8. Interlude 2
9. Birthday Pony
10. Turnover
11. Reclamation
12. Interlude 3
13. Oh
14. Closed Captioned
15. Bulldog Front
16. Bad Mouth
17. Lockdown
18. Waiting Room
19. Recap Modotti
20. Last Chance for a Slow Dance
21. Interlude 4
22. Long Distance Runner
23. Number 5
24. Encore
25. Target
26. Bed For The Scraping
27. Public Witness Program
28. Interlude 5
29. Argument
30. Arpeggiator

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