, attached to 2013-07-06

Review by sma326

sma326 Watched the show on livephish in its entirety. The first set was the standard 10-12 songs with nothing real special. Tube was the highlight and had potential to go to "that place", but was cut short by Trey. I don't understand why he does that! SOAM was "different" in that it had an extended jam. But the jam was NOT good. I couldn't believe that I was watching one of the greatest guitar players around (my opinion) sound that bad. Throughout this show, I often wondered if Trey was listening to the same band everybody else was. He was so off...and a lot. Bouncin' was hard to listen to especially at the end. It sounded like Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future playing at The Enchantment Under the Sea Dance when his hand started disappearing.
Second set was like the first...nothing special. BDTNL was ok. Tweezer was going nowhere when Trey comes in and just aborts the song and starts the first notes of Sand. It seems like they don't ever segue into anything anymore. It sounds terrible IMO when they do this. I will say Architect sounded much better live than the studio version. I thought they did a good job for the debut. Boogie On had potential, but once again it was ruined. Trey sounded like he was playing with an entirely different band. He sounded awful and judging by the look on his face, I think he thought it sounded good. Possum is fun, but when you played it two shows ago, don't close with it. I'm pretty sure they have about a thousand other songs they could have played. Encore was typical.
I love Phish, but tonight just wasn't the greatest. I always enjoy myself when I get to see them play. But, I sure hope they are playing more together and are more on when I see them at The Gorge later this month.


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