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oceanman I really enjoy when they commiit to an underplayed or 'rarity' show like 12/30/09 and 7/20/16 off the top of my head Both those shows had whole sets of very rare and underplayed songs and they came out to my ears at least live very well. I did enjoy the Runaway Antelope part of the Raleigh set 2, as did the fans around me in attendance, that's the 1st time this tour they've done anything like that and I don''t personally care if they left out "set the gear shift" line, I really dug when Trey started strumming the Antelope chords after Makisupa, that was a strong little jam. Like others I am enjoying the new stuff, but also like the other others, I don''t need to see 6 Carini's in 15 shows, even if it is an oldie that they've recently dusted off and give a lot of life too. I thought it was really well played and well placed at Bill Graham and that was my favorite.
Anyway, a little more variety with the old and the new would be nice, but I understand they're not doing 30 show tours anymore so there's limited time with that massive catatalog. Having been lucky to be in attendance for all 13 BD shows, Colorado and the NYE run, It's hard for me (for my tastes) that they'll ever top that unless they did it again in another venue. Seeing every song just once equally 239 or 242 different originals and covers all well played can't be duplicated. Not any White Whale's to catch for me after that run and 25 years of seeing them live. But, I'll always enjoy a show, just getting too old to drive far to see one. Glad they did the West coast this year and 6 shows in California for a change. To each their own, but I would love to see more spring '92 era Rifts where they played extended page/trey solos, more blistering flub free Foam's, and '97-'00 era Tastes. The unfinished version from the BD was the best I've seen since Gorge '03 and Vegas '04 but the 11/26/97 and 8/3/97 versions that were 12+ minutes and virtually flawless will always be a staple of what made 1.0 mine and a lot of other peoples favorite eras. They must have practiced a lot more of the complex arranged songs back then and then Set 2 would almost always be a nice jamfest. My point is I'd rather see more of 1.0 infused with 3.0, but I am enjoying the ride during this new 3.0 era, maybe 3.5 it should be called. Thanks for reading and all those who posted in depth reviews, thoughts and opinions on these show review comments. Sites like PT are always so negative that I never even go there, it's just juvenile and they don;t even talk about the shows or the band anymore for the most part. Anyway, enjoy the tour closer tonight, I'll be miracling someone with a PTBM to return a favor my friend got back on 8/8/98, almost 20 years to the day. It's a great community here generally. Cheers! 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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