, attached to 2009-08-15

Review by CForbin

CForbin My first show in 15 years... and after seeing the setlist from the previous night in CT I guess I was preparing myself for a letdown. Got it. Negatives include that the show ended well before Merriweather's show "curfew" - they started late & ended early, c'mon boys I waited 15 years for this!! I loved KDF, had been listening to it online and was looking forward to hearing it, a good rockin' version. The Sloth was a homerun, but it was definitely a solo HR and the rest of the 1st set was so/so. It was cool to hear Ester live, and Party Time was neat, but the last few songs of the 1st set were a huge bathroom break. I felt so unsatified. OK, 2nd set. Tweezer opener really didn't do it for me, sorry. And I guess Alaska and 46 days were good, but I was really wondering when this show was going to get good. Did I mention it had been 15 years since I last saw Phish live? 15 years people, 15 freaking years and they give me Tube, Stealing Time, Strange Design, TTE, Taste, Let me Lie, Stealing Time, Oh Sweet Nothing.... I was getting restless. Enter Mr Miner. Harry -"HOOD" - Harry "HOOD" (when did the audience start yelling HOOD? Not sure how much I like that). Hood was good. Very Good. The Glowstick wars were going nuts, btw. So I was phinally pheeling really good, back in the groove, when the band came out for the encore. When Trey hit the first few notes of GTBT the place went nuts - they made up for a lackluster show with Hood & GTBT. I hate to say anything negative, but it just wasn't what I was expecting. I felt as though they should have played at least one more song, but I guess I will just have to go to another show! Scale of 1-10? I give this show a solid 5... okay, a 6.25 Happy? Welcome back, boys!


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