, attached to 2014-07-04

Review by eyesontweeprize

eyesontweeprize What a show. Gotta love seeing the boys sing the national anthem; great start to kick off one hell of a first set. After a well-played 555 and a patient, smooth KDF, The Moma Dance was about as funky, fresh, and solid as I've ever heard it. It's hard to say why precisely, but it was during Moma Dance that I knew that the boys were deep in the zone. This was going to be one of THOSE nights where they straight up destroyed it. The rest of the set confirmed this. Great Reba - pretty much your typical Trey-led Reba jam, with very good playing by Trey that definitely makes it worth re-listening to. And the SOAM was sick!! DAMN!!! The Jam was rockin and weird, and its climax made me feel like a happy and slightly deranged giant. That's a good thing. Overall, it was one of those wonderful first sets where you just KNOW that the second set is going to bring us to some weird, unprecedented, and beautiful places. One last note on the first set. Waiting All Night may not be the #1 song from the show to re-listen to, but I'm really glad they played it. I love that song, and the energy when they played it brought the sense of "all of us at this show are just one big family right now" that I love getting at Phish shows.

Then came the second set. Fuego. Fuego. Fuego. Based on how much I enjoyed the jam in the moment, this Fuego was probably my favorite Phish jam I've ever been physically present for (this was my 12th show). As they continued to discover various moods and smoothly move form one idea to the next, I couldn't help but grin in euphoria and think "Yes...They're doing it. They're jamming the crap out of Fuego it's dope!!! And I'm here!!!" After going to a bunch of really cool places, sometimes mellow and sometimes rocking, Trey strikes on a shredding descending pattern that ultimately brings the jam to a blissful peak. The DWD that follows is really cool. Becomes very hypnotic as it moves toward the section with lower guitar notes and tongue popping from Trey. I don't feel like going through each song from hear on out individually, so I won't. And that's okay, because guess what. THIS WHOLE SET IS WORTH LISTENING TO AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. And that's the truth.

Looking forward to catching the boys at Randall's this Saturday!


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