, attached to 2016-12-28

Review by brob711

brob711 Where do I begin...

This show is what none of us expected as the run opener, and it is a gem. The first set was nicely thought out with a few bustouts. Roggae and Stash are the highlights.

Set two is where the show took a turn. Wolfmans opens and the band quickly jumps on the dark trey effects-laden groove, providing a funky jam which turns into a solid type I peak.

Next came the big jam, Golden Age. Reminiscent of the Vegas Golden Age, this one covers a lot of ground: funk, DEG jamming, subtle hose by trey, and a very nice -> into Simple.

Simple provided a nice demonstration of Page on the baby grand and Trey with delicate blissful playing.

Next is CDT, a standard CDT, nothing too special about it, but it was played well.

Next is the jam none of us expected: the Martian Monster/Tweeprise sandwich. Like the slow, funky llama, this monster got slow and funky from the start. A sweet funk metal groove then turns into the tweeprise peak!! crazy! To top it all off, Trey starts singing "your trip is short" over the chords! After peaking masterfully, they transition smoothly back into Martian Monster, to complete the sandwich that surprised every Phish fan.

Winguit followed, and was played flawlessly. A nice end jam > into the set closer: Possum.

A standard, rocking possum closes the set.

encore: GTBT. Hard rocking, firey playing by Trey and the band to close out this fantastic show.

We got what we didn't expect, and it blew us away. This is why I love Phish.


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