, attached to 2013-08-30

Review by Frankenbob

Frankenbob This show was the start to my journey across the nation after my college graduation. My girlfriend (another devout fan thankfully) and i set out from boston a week before and spent time camping and driving...alot. A massive change from the lush coast line and sub tropical forest I grew up in I had never been west of virginia. The days of Corn, soy and oat field monocultures had me about as low as i could feel, disappointed in what had become of the plains I imagined.

But when I went up to grab a beer before the show and wound up talking to a middle-aged man that reminded me of my dad, asking about my trip, future plans, how many shows I had seen; I knew things were about to change.

Ghost. As the opener! from 106 degrees in kansas dehydrating me in my sleep to a cold beer and surprising opener I was well on my way to recouping. NICU was a great way to just bring my mood to the highest point. Then trey starts talking about the planes and it clicks, My first ICCULUS, I drove over 2,000 miles for these shows and already I could continue to Wyoming satisfied. The rest of the second set I was boogie'ing down real hard, It may have been my weariness but the moma was killer for me, letting looser then ever at a show out of joy. Even re-listening it makes me shiver while i reminisce on how satisfying the whole show was, so I may be biased. But it is an awesome moma.

The start of the second set was amazing I hadn't heard Say Something yet so I was assuming a cover. But re-listening it's my favorite addition to the line up in 2013, I think it could use some work in parts but hey, It's a great tune and has a lot of potential IMO. Sending us home for the night bobbing to meatstick?! We were swaying the whole way to our bed with those funky notes.

For me this shows greatness has a lot to do with my situation. I have found myself re-listening to this over and over just to feel those feelings I had that night...I think we all have at least one of these super meaningful shows. The entire run holds a special place in my phish memories, from Bangor in the front to Dicks in the rear and all the shows I made in between, What a great start to the close of summer tour this was for me.


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