For those who don't know, and I'm sure 98% of boarders and lurkers don't care, Steely Dan is a jazz fusion pop duo. Walter Becker plays guitar and Donald ***en, (the hit maker) plays keys and does lead vocals. They've made countless great albums over the last 40 years, but when they play live, they employ the best session musicians available. That meant 13 people on stage; three female vocalists, badass little kid drummer, piano, extra guitar, bass, trumpet, trombone, alto sax, baritone sax, and the Steely Dan duo. It's a collection of solid musicians, so to answer your question Burrito, it was solid. Everyone who reads this knows at least five Steely Dan songs, and probably more like 10-15.
One of the musical highlights was when they played "Dirty Work," from their first album. They didn't play that song last year at Edgefield. I started grooving to the tune, then thought, "wait a second, some random dude was the vocalist on that song, not Steely Dan, so who is going to sing this?" One of the female backing vocalists ripped into the song, and it worked very well.
Another highlight was when Walter Becker told the Portland crowd that they played their second live show in Portland in the early 70s, and how much they like Portland. He said something along the lines of, "we loved this city when it was nothing, and we watched it grow into a fantastic city, then we watched it regress into what it is now." Everyone laughed.
They played for two hours, and were nice enough to end ten minutes before Fuck Buttons started, which was a ten minute walk away.
I've been told the cross section between Steely Dan fans and Fuck Buttons fans is me.