He looked up and smiled, and I kind of leaned into the booth and handed it to him, and a couple of stickers. He said thanks, and I did too. He said he'd seen the other colors but he needed black. I told him that was the only black one made. I said I was really glad he liked it and got the joke and he smiled and said I could tell the world he hated those things. Since the show was about to begin, I thanked him again, and got out of the booth. I didn't realize until later that I had forgotten to ask him for a picture, but i didn't want to be 'that guy'. Thankfully my wife had the presence of mind to snap a couple of pictures of the exchange.
The show it self was top notch. The was the best form I had seen TAB in up to that point, including the sound mix. I know the song pool is smaller so by the time we had heard a lot of these songs, they had been played quite a few times. It was nice to see Burlap Sack and Pumps make it's first appearance of the year, and a high gear version, at that.
Tuesday ended the first set with no acoustic set played. They seemed to make up for it with lots of jamming in classic TAB staples like Curlew's Call and Sand. Even though the setlists don't change very much, this was just an incredible amount of fun and energy, and I was tempted to continue on to see them at the Tabernacle. I look forward to hearing more from TAB in the future. Fillmore did surprise us with the 12 dollar beer, though.
Thanks to all the folks from Reality Tour that made this short road trip so awesome!