, attached to 2012-06-08

Review by itsice88

itsice88 I guess this one is going to get a little underrated due to the revelatory playing from the night before. While I probably prefer the first night to the second night, I am pretty surprised this show is sitting with a relatively average 4.0 out of 5 rating as some of the best transitions Phish has done in a LONG time happened at this show. In the first set alone, you get a much welcomed jam out of Roses, and delightfully patient Julius, a rocking Maze, and a VERY creative Gin to close it out. Of course in the second set you get a very confident Disease to start things off, which slides into a short but very very tight Sand. However, what happens next is something that has been very conspicuously from Phish 3.0: an unbelievably smooth segue out of Sand into Nellie Kane of all things. It has to be heard to be believed. The Mike's Groove, although not as exploratory as one might have hoped given the recent more risk-taking attitude that Phish has been exploring, was still completely ripping. Also, this set contains one of the most confident 2001's in the modern era. I mean, it's pretty obvious if Phish extrapolates on what they did at DCU, we're in for a hell of a summer. They lit up the Centrum on Thursday and Friday night, giving us (hopefully) the blueprint with which Phish can silence their harshest critics with. Download BOTH shows.


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