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TwiceBitten Jesus H. Icculus! Way to let the negativity almost entirely overtake your recap of a truly wonderful Phish show! Some of you are never gonna get over 2016 Phish it seems. I know I'm probably gonna sound like as much of broken record as you, but if you didn't notice how well the band was playing as far as composed parts and type I last Summer then I just don't think you were actually listening. I feel like after 2015, we finally had the band back in shape to a point where the music was simply enjoyable regardless of how much they did or didn't jam.

Besides all that, 2016 had a constant upward trajectory, unlike say 2014 whose Summer tour peaked early at Randalls, followed by a Fall tour that was pretty much just a warm-up for Vegas. The quality of playing between most of 2009-2014 and 2016 is just worlds apart, I suggest you A/B a few random versions of the same tune and you'll be able to hear it instantly.

As far as your narrative that all the best shows last year were post-Dick's, I think you could easily replace about half of your list with earlier shows: Mann1, SPAC1, Mansfield, Hartford and BGCA2 are about as good as Nash2, Dick's1, ATL1, Vegas4 and least to my ears.

Anyway, I'm glad you like last nights show annnnd I am fully aware that you peppered your recap with enough self-effacing humor to make it somewhat more digestible. I'm sure you could accuse me of trying to stifle any criticism, but seriously do you think anyone wants to read all that in a review of a show that was as good as 7/15/17? 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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