Thank you to JamBase for having me to recap last night’s show – read the whole thing here!
Last night, TABoose took over Mohegan Sun for an incredibly fiery sold-out show for the third night of their co-headlining tour.
Goose’s performance last night marked their second appearance at Mohegan this year – their home-state arena hosted the eighth annual Goosemas celebration this past February. Unlike that show, where there was extra space on the floor and no seats open behind the stage, the room was absolutely packed with people, a full 10,000-person sell out.
The quintet took the stage to thunderous applause and jumped into “Animal.” The perfect opener choice for the energetic crowd, guitarist Rick Mitarotonda took his time on the middle jam section and brought it to a rolling boil before closing out the catchy tune.
“Flodown” was tapped next and saw Mitarotonda once again lead the jamming, this time not with punchy guitar playing but with a bevy of delay effects. As the extended intros to this song are wont to do, the propulsive beat of drummer Ben Atkind and percussionist Jeffrey Arevalo was peppered with squiggly guitar freak-outs until exploding into the song proper.