, attached to 2018-07-25

Review by jaosnlikesphun

jaosnlikesphun Set I
Best "Trey looks at the ceiling" moment: Tube
Best Leo solo: NICU
Best runaway dog: Jim
Best song shout-requested by a guy in the crowd: Sing Monica
Best space jamz: Ocelot
Best Surprise jam: Waking Up Dead

Another weeknight, another show at BGA! A couple of songs (Roggae, Tube) from 4 shows ago kick off the festivities. During Tube Trey forgets the lyrics, remembers, forgets, then remembers > Trey asking for forgiveness in NICU. Cactus and Leo to the rescue! Surprised to hear it but nice version of Silent in the Morning. I love the rolling guitar. Maybe not perfect but doesn't matter because Mike was Keeping It Reel with a new debut! So the set is moving and the pace changes frequently with a setlist that keeps you guessing. If you dig that type of set 1 then you're loving the show. Driver. Ok. Saw It Again. Sure. Great lights! The crowd was re-energized. A mellow, spacy Ocelot follows that tricked me into thinking it was standard fare. I was wrong. Phish took the time to explore our headspace a bit. This is why we listen! Short, dense jam, never rushed. For me, this was the set highlight. IMHO, not one of the better set I's on this young tour.

Set II
Songs to avoid while on operating heavy machinery: Set Your Soul Free
Best bathroom break: Makisupa Policeman
Most contemplative stretch: Scents > What's the Use?

Set II begins and we get the awesome Set Your Soul Free. I love this song as a set opener. It really fits 3.0 and Trey seems to enjoy singing it. The jam was mighty and righted the big boat in a promising direction. It was steady, contemplative. The crowd swayed. I melted in my seat a bit. 24 min or so of bliss. A cool Twist (w/ mini jam) followed. Every song that followed was well-played and introspective but I can't help myself from thinking about the previous night. That show was sort of hanging over tonight. I know I'm leaving out a huge chunk of the show but (for me!) it seems like the right thing to do. I did enjoy the quiet moments in set II. I'm sure it was awesome to be in the room. Until next time!


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