, attached to 2012-12-30

Review by colforbin310

colforbin310 I couch toured this show and i saw most of it but i lost connection during BDTNL and didn't regain it until the hood so my review won't be full.

Set I:

Runaway Jim: as an opener i didn't expect it to be an epic of Dick's proportions but it was a great rocker as always.

Cities: As most people have said, rather straightforward version of a usually jammed song. eh.

Divided sky: among my favorite of phish tunes, this one didn't disappoint and built to a great peak for a 3.0 version

BOTT: Always a fun groover and this one built up really nicely. lotta fun

Ride captain ride: Love this one. happy and fun

Ocelot: one of my favorites off of Joy, this version was super solid and like the Divided sky and BOTT, built to a fantastic peak

Ya Mar: Always love this song. Such fantastic solos from Mike and Page, but trey pulled the ole' ripcord on it. Still fun as always

Horn: Beautiful as always. impeccably performed

My Friend, My Friend: A few flubs in the intro but rocking as always. Could've been a little crazier but hey, when trey drops down the opening licks to Antelope, i could care less

Antelope: Raging. Nuff said.

Overall set 1 was well played and exciting. no big jams to be seen, but great for a 3.0 set one. Filled with energy.

Set II:

DWD: Hose. I could not stop smiling throughout this entire jam. When i saw that weird headless bass mike brought out, i knew this was going places. I need to listen to this again. I would try to provide an in depth, real time review a la Charlie Dirksen but I need to listen to this many more times before i can do that. Anyway, absolutely beautiful. I tend to prefer weird jams like the 94 and 95 tweezers and stuff, but these kind of jams make me realize how much the band has matured since then and although it was the almost "immature" crazy jams that made me fall in love with this band in the first place, its jams like these that really show the amazing talent and musicality of those four guys up on stage. Must must must hear

Twenty Years Later: Standard, nice.

Carini: Oh Carini. Besides Light, i think Carini is perhaps the song that has gained the most jamming steam of any song since 2011. Carini has gone in so many different directions these past few tours. on 9/14/11 it was a beautiful, uplifting happy jam. On 6/7/12, effects laden and otherworldly. On 8/31/12, rocking and transcendental. Tonight it was dark. And when i say dark, i mean 03 swirling and brooding. This was akin to the IT 46 days. Very different from the blissful jams that defined the past summer tour. This is a must hear

BDTNL: opening was fine until i lost my internet connection.

Harry Hood: my connection came back during what i assumed was the peak. sadly that was true. so not much to say but i hear it was good.

Show of life: well earned indeed. Not a fan but not actually a bad song.

The first 3 songs of the set were absolute must hears, well, maybe not Twenty Years but the other two are must must must hears.

Sorry for the incomplete second set and encore but im sure you'll all hear about those from all the other reviews here. anyway, amazing show. loved every minute of it that i got to watch.


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