First off, excellent review. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour closing show.Some insightful comments about the jamming style and your take on the tour.
I was privileged to attend 4 shows on the east coast this summer... I've also been really lucky the past several years to be in attendance at some of Phish's top shows of the 3.0 era (Sunday at Randall's 2014 & last year the second night at The Mann). I don't know if any show of this tour amounted to one of Phish's best, but it's all good because 2016 seems to be one of those transition years.
I think this tour is significant in that we saw Phish consolidating their jams to around the 10 minute mark. Perhaps the boys felt a little of that been there done that mentality in regards to extending their jams to 20+ minutes of exploration.
This show I think really showcases Phish's ability to jam hard and not go crazy deep, a "micro-jamming" style if you will that aptly characterizes this tour.
The last point I just want to mention is that Hood really seemed to take the cake as most consistently best song all summer. I definitely feel rejuvenated in my interest and respect for the tune that I previously may have taken for granted.
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