, attached to 2013-07-06

Review by FoxmansBrother

FoxmansBrother Alright, let's get down to the nitty gritty.

There seems to be a lot of criticism about this show. Tweezer ripchord, bad first set song choices, blah blah blah. Don't listen to that negative "noise".

This show is phenomenal IMO.

Let us begin with the best Funky Bitch version that I've heard in a while. Page KILLS IT. I don't think there was a single bad note that came off the keys. I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Next, we've got ourselves a 6:20 funky Tube that stands strong with any other 3.0 rendition.

SOAM is what I believe to be the centerpiece of the show. This is potentially THE MELT of 3.0. Clocking in at 19 minutes this version goes VERY type II, and is extremely experimental. It also features an interesting unconventional ending.

I'll preface my discussion of Tweezer>Sand with this: we just heard the longest 3.0 Melt ever in the first set. The band may have hit their desired quota for exploration for the night so give Trey a break on that ripchord. The Tweezer featured some really nice melodic playing from Trey. Additionally, the up-tempo Sand was great. Mellow Type I jam with some sweet rhythm guitar work.

Then there's the Carini. This is a particularly positive and happy version that reminds me of a hybrid of the 7/10/99 Chalkdust and the 6/7/12 Worcestor Carini. Very good version with a sweet -> into Architect, especially considering that Artchitect was a Phish debut.

Boogie had potential, but I think may have been disrupted a bit by Trey getting hit with a water balloon.

All in all, great show that has been heavily over-criticized.


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