, attached to 2015-12-31

Review by LucyDarkstar24

LucyDarkstar24 Wow....Phish has delivered a NYE show that will NEVER be forgotten. The energy inside MSG was unforgettable. The crowd was incredibly pumped and this made the already pumped up band waaayy more pumped up. I have never ever seen Trey so happy, enthusiastic, and energetic as he was last night. He was JUMPING around the stage and playing his heart out. I saw a smile on Fishman so big and happy that it gave me goosebumps. Wolfman's Brother was a definitely a noteworthy jam because there are two minutes in the jam where the band strays away from the funk into euphoric ambience that I've never seen in a Wolfman's. Check that out. Reba was wonderful to listen to though it was hard to really listen to the jam because everybody around wouldn't stop talking. Now...what makes this show remarkable was everything that happened from Kill Devil Falls all the way to Bowie. Kill Devil Falls began to touch the same ground it did in Atlanta this summer (7/31) however decided to go past the notes and into space. Trey had multiple loops going with Page messing with the Clavinet. This version is much spacier than 7/31. Piper was sick! Though it wasn't rather long it had an incredible amount of energy that could be seen on Trey's happy and smiling face. He jumped around the stage bending notes and sustaining them giving the crowd utter joy. The jam quieted down into Twist. I had a feeling about this Twist.....they started in the typical Twist fashion but it had a bigger kick to it. They were playing harder and they were listening really well. Towards the end it felt like they were searching for something to work with and it began to die down, until Trey started playing in D. The band heard that Trey wanted to modulate into D so they followed and they got INSPIRED! Suddenly the energy that they were giving to the audience and themselves dwarfed the huge amount of energy that was given in KDF and Piper. They kept playing harder and every note they played was the most inspirational note they've played. I was reminded of the euphoric Caspian jam from Magnaball during this Twist. People were hanging on to every single note. NMINML!!!!!!! WOWOWOW What I saw I will NEVER forget. The band took that song into brand new directions that mimicked the Drive In Jam. The hour glass was amazing the watch. The light show was incredible! Everybody was completely in awe of what they were witnessing. Auld Lang Syne>BLAZE ON. I love how they played that for the first song of 2016. They didn't take into the place they took it at Magnaball but the shear power of that jam was inspiring. Definitely listen to that. Carini was wonderful and had a sick jam. Then came Bowie...they took Bowie to a new place. Instead of just stickin to the normal jam in E, Trey took the band out of that key and into B. This created a wonderful jam that was totally euphoric. Normally Bowie jams are kind of dark and a little scary because of the minor key but since they were in B major it was uplifting to hear that. I was blown away by that Bowie and it MUST BE HEARD. The rest of the set was nice and relaxing. This show was an amazing end to an amazing year. I'm extremely honored to have been able to be at that show. Must Hear Jams: KDF>Piper>Twist, NMINML, Blaze On, Bowie. Definitely check out Wolfman's and ASIHTOS because those were very above average. HAPPY 2016!


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