, attached to 2011-06-19

Review by ajcmixer

ajcmixer Yeah, all that and at certain points, more. Thanks to my peep for securing 2nd row pavilion seats for us, excellent vantage directly in line with Trey, he had to see me doing my pogo stick inpersonation, LOL!

Beautiful mini-amphitheater, mini pit, mini pavilion and mini lawn, GREAT sound all around from those in the know. Father's Day was greeted with Harpua and all the fathers gathered on stage. Unfortunately, I don't think they all quite understood their cues, LOL!

Brother featured all the band's kids in a bathtub set up in the front of the stage ad along with the dads appearance, it made for some very warm and fuzzy moments.

It got better as it went deeper into the show. Back on the Train, personal fave, can never go wrong there. Funky Bitch, Paige wailing on the Hammond, Trey following up with some tasty leads upon leads, uh huh! Timber made me want to fall after raging to this version. The Wedge is even more of a personal fave and I danced even harder to it, the band helping that along with their spirited and on-point playing, everybody bought their "A" game with Trey literally, lol, leading the way. Really unfair to follow it up with The Moma Dance, it didn't give this rager any time to gather his breath. Not a complaint, it's a good problem to have...:-wink/smile.

Thunder Road was, honestly, clunky but it was the thought that counted. RIP Clarence.

Tube, Alaska, BOWIE, waves of energy in some way, shape or form. a pretty killer 1st set.

Crosseyed and Painless was great but I spent myself out@Merriweather's, it's all good. The Walls of the Cave played for the poster's 31st birthday totally acknowledged by Trey in the 1st set was absolutely K-I-L-L-E-R! A must have.

Slave, Fluffhead, slayed.

Sand. Ended. Then the guys talked to each other. And then basically played a Sand reprise. Totally mind-blowing.

I've been waiting for Sally, finally. Thank you, Phish.

Light, excellent then...

BDTNL, honestly not was I, with the emphasis on I, was expecting but it was what it was and well-played regardless.

But the Suzy was over-the-top, it was the best played that I've witnessed, Paige ripped it a new one.

Julius, of course, bought the house down.

Great show though not necessarily my favorite. Didn't matter, the playing was pretty much flawless from start to finish. Happy belated Dad's Day to those and it was a great tour overall, 10 shows, very blessed, great and generally stress-free venues, great and inspired playing by the band and closing it out in both a grand yet intimate style. Some of us were lucky enough to be there. If not, the memorex is there and, yeah, some shows were better than others but there is no better overall bang for the concert dollar than these guys today. And this show is one of the better examples of the brilliance that is Phish nowadays. The Walls of the Cave will always be one of my personal all-time highs, 'nuff said.

Those going to Watkins Glen or points west, have fun. It should be fun...:-wink/smile.

Peace,
Alex


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