, attached to 2014-08-31

Review by RunawayJim4180

RunawayJim4180 Solid 4 stars out of 5 from my vantage point center stage midfield. I'm not sure id go as far as the review above claiming it was on par with 97/98 (too much hyperbole for me), but there were several highlights throughout that I'll revisit on tape.

First set: Solid Curtain, funky Wombat (this one is a keeper) and an inconsistent Kill Devil Falls that ran hot and cold. It felt like Trey was on the path to a raging jam and took it down a notch toward noodle street several times throughout the night, and this was the first instance I can recall. Standard jaunts from Bouncin through Wolfman's, which was my highlight of the first set. Lots of funk, lots of fun! Quite a lull from Waiting and Winterqueen , though I do enjoy the latter more on tape than in person. Phish can play Funky Bitch at every show until they retire and it would never get old for me, excellent ending sequence from then through Possum!

Second Set: Very exploratory Chalk Dust, as has lately been the norm. I enjoyed it live, but will definitely need to revisit this one. Twist is another of my favorites that was played quite well last night, Fishman delivered some excellent groundwork for the jam in this one. The rest of the second set after a standard Wedge was excellent, Tweezer and Sand were both dance party favorites in my section, though there was still quite a bit of up and down tempo apparent by the crowd reaction. I will say the Mikes was brilliant all throughout, a fantastic Sally sandwich with vocal jam followed by a beautiful , flub free Weekapaug from my new vantage point Fishman side about 10 rows back. Ripping encore with an electric Tweeprise.

All in all, a great time had by all with some highlights in the latter half of the second set. Can't agree with the 97 hyperbole, but it's about as much fun as you can have at a concert these days, with a great crowd at Dicks all weekend to mingle with.


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