, attached to 2014-08-30

Review by headyburritos

headyburritos The first set of this show is not the most exciting Phish out there. It has decent energy and was by no means bad, however compared to the other nights first sets, it's pretty weak.

Free was a solid opener and the Halley's has a nice jam on the end, but the rest of the set is pretty average. I like the Bowie>Cavern one-two punch to close the first set and the botched lyrics in Cavern don't really bother me..I find it funny that Trey often struggles with the lyrics to this tune.

The second set is what makes this show great. A weird, psychedelic DWD melts into one of my favorite Phish instrumentals, What's the Use? I first saw it live at SuperBall and have been in love with it ever since. Carini kept up the dark, psychedelic theme and eventually morphed into a happier sounding jam. Light features some funky grooves and stop-start jamming and even a "woo" or two. Fuego>Slave, Meatstick>Bold As Love...what a great string of songs to close out a rocking Saturday night.

The encore pushes this song up to 4 stars for me. The re-appearance of The Horse sans Trey on the guitar, another prank by the band and a great story by Trey...plus Fluffhead! When they left the stage around 11:20 after the second set I knew we would be treated to a special encore, and what a treat it was!


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