, attached to 2016-07-20

Review by ScottWR5

ScottWR5 Wow, still uncertain as to how I feel about that show. Obviously the first set was bonkers. I was sweating bullets by setbreak and felt like I just saw an entire rock show. Bowie was tight, Walk Away and Cry Baby Cry were so well placed in the midst of the chaos of FYF, BBFCFM and Sanity, Curtain was beautiful, only song that I don't think fit well in that monster first set was "The Very Long Fuse".

NMINML opener was actually exactly what I wanted, and this was an average but good version, would have been great but Trey pulled the cord for Mike's. OK! Standard, but high energy, the crowd was going nuts and the energy from the first set was still there.

There was a huge "FEE" sign hanging from the balcony, so when they started up the first notes, the crowd was more pumped than usual for Trey to start signing through the megaphone. Nothing memorable about this version or the Seven Below that followed.

When Waiting All Night started I was happy b/c I figured this would be THE slow song of the set. Since "Fuego" producer Bob Ezrin was in the crowd, it also made sense for them to showcase WAN. Standard version with no curveballs.

Gotta Jiboo is when the night started going SOUTH. The jam was uninspired and the energy in the crowd became absolutely flat. Now that the room was nice and cool, the band decided to give Trey's new ballad "Miss You" another play. This was a bummer.

Weekapaug started off solid, Mike was killing it, then Trey hoped on the Lumina and Mike joined Page on keys. The jam was pretty cool with Trey and Fishman syncing up on drum patterns while Page and Mike funked it up.

TOKPC > Suzy: Short and sweet

Good Julius.

Overall it felt like two different shows. Set 2 had its moments, but there wasn't even an attempt at transcendent jamming, which is my favorite type of Phish. To the band's credit, Tuesday night's 2nd set was full of spacey/progy/posty-rocky jams, so it made sense for them to play things a bit different.


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