, attached to 2013-10-22

Review by dscott

dscott This isn't a boring show, as some have claimed, but IMO it's on the tepid side for Phish. Set 1 is fairly strong, with fun little twists (e.g. Fishman's marimbic luminosity on Scent, and the downright constipated-sounding feedback squeal at the end of My Friend My Friend), bizarre banter, a joyous mid-set Meatstick, and hard-chargers like KDF, Maze, and Character Zero.

Set 2 is oddly relaxed, especially for a setlist that doesn't exactly beg for such an approach. Crosseyed is Painless, but that's about it. Light transitions neatly into Goldenage, but again that's about it. Nice chill guitar solo on Possum, but the rest of the band basically deflates underneath it. BOAF and Bug are full-bore versions, albeit straightforward. YEM is a bit rocky, but the odd vocal jam redeems it. The encore at least brings a potent pair of contrasting styles, executed in phine phashion.


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