, attached to 2009-06-19

Review by jabberstin

jabberstin All I can say is Mother Nature became an unofficial member of the band this evening! The lightning during Fluffhead will forever be committed to my muscle-memory, its retina-scorching display forever imbedded deep within the catacombs of my brain! Outside of that, the first set is 'eh.' Moma Dance provides a sweltering funk dance-a-thon, but then again, when does it not? Ocelot was breezy, groovy and flowing, but Fluffhead truly saved this set.

Set 2, cautionary advice from Page and all, is the glory of this show! The Song>Drowned is beautiful, calling to memory hints of '98 era Phish, before embarking on the much-heralded Noblesville Jam after Drowned. Twist was ok, as are most 3.0 Twists. Let Me Lie was the relax and burn one down portion of this rain-soaked show (if you could successfully use a lighter at that point!)Tweezer>2001>Suzy was absolutely great! My first Tweezer (and Fluffhead) in 10 years was a royal treat, and not just a failed attempt at a truly epic Phish song. 2001 provided as the ritual disco-party segment of the evening, and everyone was all-smiles. Possum was interesting; its gradual build in intensity from the 'quiet' portion of its jam is worth noting. Definitely have not heard a Possum quite like this one before! Sleeping Monkey>Tweeprise for the encore was solid, leaving the masses at Deer Creek happy to traverse the muddy course back to their respectful tents and autos. It is worth noting that at some point during the 2nd set it did briefly stop raining, but as soon as the encore was finished, it began absolutely POARING harder than it had been all night!


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