I got there to enjoy a band I never saw play together before. They called themselves "The Daddy Issues" and it was Skerik, Marco, and . It was an impromptu put together because Stanton's flight was delayed and Mike D couldn't get out of NOLA (Stanton flew in from TX). It was a win for me. It was great, and I realized how much I missed Skerik. I hope they put together this band again. It was more off the cuff and somewhat improvised and really awesome. Skerik also played a lot in this trio and sounded awesome! We need him here more often, like the old days.
Stanton arrived for the 2nd set. I was surprised, given how the snow kept falling. I was also very very happy. I really loved The Daddy Issues and I very much want to see them again. But, Stanton brought a Garage a Trois intensity that brought it all to a whole other level. It was so awesome. I learned at that Highline show that Mike really makes a big difference. His bandmates were definitely missing him.
It was very special in that we heard more from Skerik's sax, especially in the 1st set. I had a lot of moments that set. I also love going out for the first snow.
I loved the 1 hour set so much, and I didn't feel the lack because I didn't know what I was missing. So, I really loved that show. I love the Led Zeppelin song they chose, No Quarter. I also assumed they would make it up to us some day, little did I know it would be so soon ...