, attached to 2014-07-16

Review by headyburritos

headyburritos Musically this show was a bit of a let down coming amidst the gems of Summer 2014, as well as its attempt to live up to the monster show that Phish dropped at this very same venue at the beginning of the Summer 2011 Tour. Despite that, I think there was some very good playing and good times had by all who attended. I know that for me personally this was a fun 'hometown show' as a huge crew of friends from the mid-west were in attendance with us, so nothing can really tarnish the awesome experience we had together.

With that said...
I though the first set was very 'songy' and had a lot of newer tunes packed into it. Of particular note was the opening Wolfman's and the Ice>46 Days to close the set on a pretty high note. Other than that there isn't too much to write home about.

The second set Mike's Song to open up promises to make this an all-timer, but the flow and groove just weren't quite there. They jammed and at times it seems like this set could go places but never quite reaches it. Caspian and Number Line kind of disrupt the throwdown of the Mike's Groove. The mid-set Cavern>Piper is rocking, but WAN seems to slow it down again before Tweezer ramps it back up, but only temporarily as it jolts right into Fuego. I did like how they kept the Tweezer Reprise included in the second set, and at the time I really like the Tweezer>Fuego>Tweezer Reprise combo.

Even though most of the show will get brushed off and forgotten among the rest of the tour, the 2001>Possum encore is as fun as they come. We can hate on Possum all we want, but that is one kick-ass song when you hear it live.


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