, attached to 2017-08-02

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads The first set is particularly notable to me for the Phish debut of Way Down in the Hole, and a jam out of Meat. Run Like an Antelope brings some high-octane performance to a set that otherwise, while highly enjoyable, feels to me a little bit underwhelming. The second set, on the other hand, is objectively notable for the much sought-after return of the second jam in Mike's Song, as well as the Phish debut of O Holy Night (over an eerie, psychedelic instrumental backdrop) and perhaps the best Taste ever. Phish did a second jam in Mike's on 8/4/15, too, but this one feels a bit more true to the precedent set by Mike's in 1.0. A speculative impression that I get is that if you look way back, to, like, when Phish played their one-set openers for Santana in 1992 or 1996, the second set of this show would seem to be a sure way--if this wasn't anachronistically impossible and unnecessary at this point in Phishtory--to hook some new phans as a one-setter, but I'm not sure if as many phans would ever have been hooked if they hadn't had songs--and performances thereof--like those in the first set to balance the equation.


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