Marching down the field they rolled through Quarter Three, an all-request set with songs again determined by pre-balloting from the audience members. But this quarter, like Quarter Four, had its own twist because the fans voted not just on song selection but they could determine how those songs are arranged and, in essence, create new songs during the live show. This set didn't go as smooth or wasn't as fun as it was to see the band work their way through the show's improving peak during Quarter Two. But that didn't stop me from shaking my head in amazement and or stop me from getting excited about the future possibilities of seeing other bands do something as challenging, fan-centric and courageous as UMBowl.
Without a doubt, UMBowl was another innovative step forward for Umphrey's McGee's live show and redefined what a jam-band really is or could be. It was an event that pushed the boundaries of the concertgoing experience and also served as an inspiring catalyst for the band who headed back in to the studio two days after UMBowl on Monday to work on their next album.