, attached to 2016-01-02

Review by Phabio

Phabio Bearing in mind this was my 60th show, I reflected before entering the venue (as I normally do) on past set-lists, bustouts, covers, people I'd met and things I'd seen. As Trey and Mike mentioned in their H.O.R.D.E. interview back in '92, (I'm paraphrasing here but you'l get the message) it's always the same four people playing with the same crazy attitude, so even though it goes through many genres, that's what holds it together. Essentially, a belief to constantly place themselves into unfamiliar territory, to explore patterns their hands haven't made yet, to see just how far the spectrum of creativity can go. That's why I keep going to shows, and that's why this recent resurgence of deep exploratory jams that we've been getting over the past couple of years has been such an honor to witness.

Saturday night was something special. It was the fourth show of a run, so of course our bodies were worn down and tired, but this is Phish at MSG we're talking about, the cream of the crop, and as we all know, you never sleep on a (Sun)Saturday show. Thank you Phish.

I would go into detail about each song, but the previous comments do a great job at pointing out highlights. There is only one way to truly see(hear) for yourself though, give it a listen. It's a perfect illustration of the maturation of the band and where they've come and where they will go in the next year.

Thank you for your dedication and duty towards creating fresh content at each show, and your undying desire to go where no band has gone before.


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