Glenn BurnSilver Dave Mason could have been better.
Dave Mason was disappointing.
That's the bottom line, though many in the audience would say otherwise -- particularly during the "Dave set," which would be telling enough in itself. Billed as
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam, the idea of Mason playing Traffic tunes -- the band he was a founding
member of, leaving in 1969 before the band's real heyday -- seems like a ploy simply to get people into the seats he couldn't fill as a solo artist. Hard to say for sure, again given the applause to the solo material, but in any event the Traffic material was unfulfilling on many levels.