, attached to 2012-08-26

Review by frankzappasmustache2012

frankzappasmustache2012 This was my first show, so I'll obviously be a little bit biased. Anyways, first set.

AC/DC Bag- Tight version. I was really hoping for a jammed out version but who wouldn't want that?

Moma- Black Eyed Katy was one of the first phish songs I fell in love with, so Moma holds a special place in my heart. This was the 100th performance of this song, and while it was played energetically, it was nothing special.

Heavy Things- Such a happy song. Page and Trey both played great during this. Above average version.

Ocelot- I've never gotten into this song, but I find myself still listening to this performance a month later. Trey's solo is just really tight and nice.

Funky Bitch- Always nice to hear, but an average version.

Bathtub Gin- Abnormally short, but an amazing peak. The Page-Trey interplay here was great. They were communicating especially well here.

Fluffhead- Really tight and high energy version. It's Fluffhead.

Alumni>Page>Alumni- Flubbed version lead to some great banter about Fishman in college.

Tube- Introduced as a Fishman song taken from a journal of his. Really normal version, no jamming really.

My Sweet One- A nice bluegrass break.

David Bowie- While I think everyone's been a little disappointed by 3.0 Bowie, this one is pretty decent. High energy, and you could tell they were gearing up for a good second set.

Set 2

Crosseyed and Painless- You could feel everybody bracing themselves for a BGC3 caliber performance, and while we didn't get it, it was certainly a good version with a nice jam.

McGrupp- Pretty rare song. They jammed it sort of from 8.00-10.00 and it was actually pretty sweet.

Mikes Groove- I was so excited to hear the opening riff. It was short, as is normal for 3.0, but was really high energy with a great peak. We got some rest with BATR, but were immediately rocked again with Axilla. This Tweezer though is most definitely the highlight of the show. Best Tweezer of 3.0? Best I've heard. I could tell about halfway through the jam that this was going to be talked about for a while after. They took in a much different direction than they normally do, turning the killer Tweezer riff into a melodic ambi-jam. Trey was dropping some beautiful waterfall licks, and overall was killin some arpeggios. While they cut it off a bit short, it was still an amazing rendition. Listen to it NOW. After this they segued into an average Harry Hood. Harry Hood is my favorite song, so I was incredibly psyched when Fishman played the opening toms. It didn't quite reach a peak like the best of the Hoods, but the jam was still very pretty. After this we get some much needed rest from The Horse>Silent. Pretty versions. We finally come back to Weekapaug, which is opened with some pretty different bass work from Mike. While funky and slappy as ever, it somehow sounds a little different from the beginning of most grooves.

Suzy Greenberg- Great high energy version to end a great second set.


BBFCFM- Amazing energy here. Trey raised the mic above his head, and Mike played on his knees. Trey played his guitar behind his head for a while, and ran circles around the stage. Overall just a fun experience.

Tweeprise- As always, a great end to a show.


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