, attached to 1994-05-07

Review by n00b100

n00b100 I probably listen to at least part of the Tweezerfest at least once a week (Set 1 I've given the token listen probably everyone who has heard this show has given it - as @HighNote points out, it's a very solid set, but nothing you'll really feel the need to revisit); it's one of those sets that's stuck with me ever since I first heard it. It's kind of interesting to hear how everything gets swept up in the jittery, super-energetic flow the band was wading in that night (compare the Walk Away here, played at nearly double time, with the more relaxed 8/14/93 version and the sedate, majestic Fukuoka version); there are plenty of moments where things slow down and it feels like the band is groping for where they want to go next, but for the most part the music is played with an energy bordering on manic, for good or ill.

And it's mostly for good. The closing HYHU>Tweezer Reprise is a truly amazing jam, the DDLJ ->Sweet Emotion ->Walk Away stretch is inspired, and Purple Rain is a real hoot, Fishman vacuum solo and all (why don't they pull that one out anymore?). This show, for me at least, stands as one of the linchpins for what it is that makes me so happy to be a Phish fan.


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