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Slewfoot Ha! It was the best Show of Life ever that's for sure! That outro jam was as beautiful as Phish gets. I remember at the time it sounded like flat shimmering spheres were gently swaying from one side of the stage to the other. Just lovely.

No duds on this night which makes it tough to pick highlights. Besides Show of Life, I loved the Moma, Tube one two punch openers. The Halley's had some killer riffs thrown in by Trey and that Everything's Right>Right is all one needs in a first set jam. The Ghost went to some spooky places and I dug the vocal intro for the Piper which the was one of those things that could have thrown some band members off, but it all worked out. That Twenty Years later literally made the building feel like it was lifting off. And a 2001 dance party and then a Hood encore is always welcome!

The show as a whole reaffirmed by belief in Phish. Between 12-28-17 - 8-12-18 (Dicks being its own emotional entity) I've been scratching my head a bit at their more mellow, spacey, loose approach. I realize it's still very good music that many people love, but it wasn't hitting me in the same way as The Baker's Dozen and the past few years. That's on me.

This night, though, hit all the right notes for me: classic songs mixed some great new ones, tight and concise playing, an effortless flow of ideas, music that felt direct and snappy. All good things. I thought "the feeling" was there Night 1. The band came to play and it showed. A great, great night and can't wait for Hampton webcasts!


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