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OrangeSox Thanks for taking the time @bertoletdown! I'm really happy for everyone in LA getting a solid show and still having another on the docket. The Forum seems like a very appropriate spot for a two-night stand, but i can picture a sizable contingent of San Diegans missing their visit. The tour is a condensed beast with very little time to spare, though, and the band is under pressure to tighten up and iron it out.

Along with all your other more technical observations and questions, I really liked your description of that stalling note Trey keeps finding ("there must be something more than this" lol). And, the attention to the difficulty the band is having with their compositions is warranted. The concern for Trey's playing in Mike's newer material was certainly not helped by last night, either.

All the same, that show was an absolute blast! The show's 2nd set is RICH, a team of songs strung together that would stack up well against you could string, and set one adds two more solid members to the club of 1st set jams this tour. This show fits in well with the trajectory of a nice start to Summer 2018, despite a few underlying things...

@TwiceBitten mentioned the Mike's, and i want to echo that. It's got spunk. And, it's got a nice tease of Cream's "Strange Brew" at about 4:45 that drives some of its power. There's actually at least two other places where that tease pops up, too, in Sand and Ghost, both times quite effectively., and i look forward to the next one! is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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