They were downright flawless when I saw them live. The songs all sounded better live than their counterparts on record. They harmonies are stronger, there's better instrumentation... The concert they put on in St. Augustine was one of the best concerts I've seen, and those old lunatics played for 3 hours.
That's a pretty solid review, I'm glad you liked the show :D
I'm also sure that they improved tremendously after the Grammy shitshow, but I can't help but figure that this was a business move predicated on the other members' inability to show up and deliver on a nightly basis.