the song selections and energy levels of recent furthur shows ive been to vs recent PLF shows ive been to is is night and day. last year and the year before, furthur and bobby were on fire, this year ive noticed alot of missed oppertunites for jams in the setlist, and most of the songs in the first set are not that great anymore.
but the PLF shows ive seen at terrapin are some of the best ive ever seen. the ramble with stanley jordan had me dancing so hard i almost passed out at the end. telstar was AMAZING, over an hour long dark star>dew done in funky-electro-improv style, and i hate to say it but i think bob would have been lost in there.
so i guess bob is on fire if your favorite part of the music is the song structure and vocals.