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TheEmu @Time4420 said:
To say I was disappointed would be a huge understatement! I was defiantly in the minority in Toronto, cause everyone was loving it and I was mildly annoyed. I've been touring pretty heavily in the 3.0 era, and last night was my 8th show of 2013. I've come to realize that there isn't a need to tour anymore when this band is playing (for the most part) the same rotation of songs every other night! I'm sick of Possum, I'm sick of BDTNL, I'm sick of 3 minute Tube's and 4 minute 2001's! I just don't understand it? With a depth of songs that spans almost 500 why keep on playing it safe so often? Sadly it feels like the shows are regressing from even the 2010/2011 ones. 7/4/10,8/14/10, 10/20/10, 10/30/10, 6/3/11, 6/4/11, 8/5/11, 8/15/11 blow away anything from this year. With Gorge, Tahoe and BG shows as well as Halloween in AC, a fall tour and thankgiving weekend in Hampton there are many chances to change this course and I pray it does!
I definitely hear what you're saying about the shrinking song rotation. I would argue that they are still laying down some quality music night after night, though. Down with Disease, for example, goes different places all the time. I, for one, wish they would ditch a song like Free or Tube once in a while if they are not going to do anything with it to make room for more jamming. Then again, there are plenty of people who still want to hear those songs.

I think the one of the biggest issues is that they don't live together and practice constantly anymore, so it's not like they can just whip out a song on the fly like they used to. If they do, it's likely to get butchered, because they haven't played it in so long. Just a thought. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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