, attached to 2013-10-31

Review by JOgden

JOgden @ Gratefulphish123....

I think "objective" and "independent-minded" is the word you're gonna want to replace with "selfish". Sounds like you're the type of phan you believes very deeply in the apotheosis of Phish and you probably believe every show was the "best" show, or super-duper mind-blowing like so many others. All I'm saying is that it's ok to say "ya know, that wasn't a great show" or with respect to last night "it was kinda selfish for them to play their own album when 15,000 people gleefully forked over their time and money with the expectation of getting the coveted Halloween Phish experience: a great 3-set show with the band covering an album they feel strongly about for the 2nd set." Just this hackneyed narrative of "everything Phish does is revolutionary and brililant and incredibly orginal!" is obnoxiously overblown, to put it mildly. This is my favorite band, have been seeing them since '97, and I was delighted with Glens Falls and Worcester (especially Worcester). And these guys genuinely care about their fans and the community, which makes me love them even more. But contrary to what you and so many others on this site feel, it's okay sometimes to step away from mindlessly worshiping at the Altar of Phish, and - as the people who pay their salaries, offer some constructive criticism from time to time.


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