, attached to 2016-06-26

Review by DiscoEyedUch

DiscoEyedUch This was my most highly anticipated Phish show for me in years. 4 year break from Deer Creek finally was over, when the summer tour was announced and I saw Deer Creek on there, I absolutely freaked out. I love seeing our band in my hometown venue, (a legendary one at that) Coming off of two nights at Wrigley, I was pretty beat from partying the entire weekend and lack of sleep, so we made the 3 hour trek from Chicago back home, but in this case, instead of relaxing after a run, we had another phish show to go to. Got home about 3 and tried to take a nap but couldn't contain my excitement. Went to pick up my buddy who was going to his first show, then halfway there, I realized I forgot the tickets, thank god DC Is about 10 minutes away so I could easily stop by the house and grab em and head out. I was running on fumes at this point but I didn't care, I knew there was going to be weather in the area heading down, It wouldn't be a real Deer Creek show if mother nature didn't make her way into the spotlight. I was running around the lot, seeing friends I haven't seen in a while, some I just saw the night before in Chicago, when the delay was announced. so the clouds rolled in and we headed back to the car to relax and ride it out. Security came around on golf carts with megaphones saying "The Gates are now open, if you wish to head inside, do it now" So we jumped at that chance and headed for in, Right as that happened the rain came down as we were getting through doors, a cheer came through the standing crowd and the energy level spiked up as everybody was ready for the VT boys back in the cornfields. Arrived at the spot in the lawn page side, it was the shortest time I've had to wait for lights. It was about 9PM when the lights went down and the band came on to a packed Deer Creek. No tuning, no talk on stage, My Friend chords struck 35 seconds after trey walked on stage, they were ready, as were we. I will say, the energy level was a bit weird, the delay had something to do with that i assume. the sound in the lawn on Page side was a bit off for the first couple of songs. adding to the weird energy and odd sound, camel walk was slowed down and trey had multiple flubs in the intro but finally got his mojo right at the breakdown. As trey finally got back into the groove and the band was on the same level, Mother Nature approved of the band getting tight so she opened the skies to show her appreciation and rained down on all that were in the lawn. It was welcoming as it was in the 90s prior.

All in all, the show was a good one, not the best of 3.0 but for a sunday night in Indiana, it was very well received with me. I was just happy to be back at Deer Creek with my favorite band.


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