, attached to 2013-08-31

Review by nichobert

nichobert Listening to the Steam and 46 Days.

46 Days he definitely skips the big note, but it was more interesting than your average jam less 46 Daya because of it. Thought it was acquitted nicely with Fish screeching.

Gotta say, I don't hear Trey missing whole lines and just saying"steam" once, much less twice.

He seems to take his head away from the mic during the last line, but he still definitely says the line.

I get the Free disappointment, but only because it hints at being the first Free to leave its structure in forever. A solid 90% of versions from the 90s were about as improvisational as your average Character Zero though.

Halleys ends where Halleys always ends. No ripcord to be found unless you're the type to assume its a ripcord whenever a song that's standard 80% of the time doesn't have a jam. I guess that's a rational view, as everyone holds it about Roses despite Roses going type II less often than Number Line or Kill Devil Falls or Mango Song or Fee.

Halfway was Halfway. It wasnt the incendiary BGA version, but there isn't anything wrong with it. Reminds me of every other version besides Bill Graham.

Oh well. Some people think Chalkdust going into an amazing jam and not having an ending is "weird" I guess I just need to accept that people have different ideas.

I agree though, it was a sloppy show for 3.0. This band is usually way tighter than they were in the late 90s, and last reminded me of 99 in the amount of confusion coming from the stage.

I just think of it like, the vast majority of Phish shows don't have anything as good as that Chalkdust. Everything is icing around something that life affirming.


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