, attached to 2013-07-16

Review by n00b100

n00b100 So, bear with me here.

I'm trying very hard to not get carried away. I really don't want to get carried away with this show, a show that I heard live via stream, and am currently listening to via download because I just had to listen to it again the first chance that I could do so. There's a lot of tour left, and who knows where this band will be come August, or (who knows) come the fall. Maybe a set like this, that you listen to and you just *know* is a set worthy of repeated listen after repeated listen, will sound like child's play by then. Maybe, by then, we'll be so spoiled by Phish 2013 that sets like this, that trade on beautiful multi-faceted jams that shift moods like a light switch being flipped, segues borne of remarkable communication between four musicians totally in tune with each other, teases a-plenty to satisfy the folks who were there when Phish were young and *goofy* bastards, and energy from the opening of Rock & Roll until the final crashing close to Character Zero that would make you think it's 1995 all over again, won't mean as much to us. Maybe it doesn't even mean that much to us *now*, so spoiled are we by Phish in the past and in the present. Maybe I'm just getting too ahead of myself from the excitement of hearing a great show live (or semi-live). Maybe so.

So I'll just say this - back in the day, the Washington Post had a great slogan for their TV and radio commercials. Any past or present resident of the DC area knows what it is - "if you don't get it, you don't get it." Let's leave it at that.


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