, attached to 2015-12-30

Review by jweinapple

jweinapple 12/30/15:

Set one began with a solid Sample opener to set the tone of the first set. A longer than usual audible session brought out a major free, with extended dark jam (10 minutes+). Set continued to back on the train, reminiscent of the ticket stub in your hand! BOTT featured a nice jam where trey showed his rHythm guitar improvement from his time with Grateful Dead. Roggae was nothing to write home about but preceded The Dogs. Very smooth. Overall average set, but I'm sure the band knew what they had in store for the next.

Set Two: Absolute crusher. A chalk dust opener had many fans wondering if Sam Minkin did in fact curse the show. After a long and spacey 15 minute dust jam, ghost emerged leading to a Cant Always Listen debut. Very dead-like song proved to be the reason we keep seeing phish every New Years, as they continue to surprise us. After a spacey transition, waves came crashing down onto Madison square garden in grand fashion. Soon thereafter, quite possibly the best bathtub gin.....ever? was deemed a fan concert favorite. very spacey jam leading to a hard rocking uplifting crunch. What's the use featured over six minutes of build, although at a faster tempo than the merriweather k-hole. Very very nice. Character zero encore never disappoints.

But then again...you can't always listen, to what people say.....


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