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ForgeTheCoin A pretty spot on review, I’d say... kudos! Chatting with a friend of mine after the show about that inherent trust you mention - and as Trey alluded to in his encore talk - we all have such a long history together - these band members, and audience members... and that is a huge part of the equation when it comes to an artist feeling the freedom to make new work that goes a bit outside the box of what they’re best known and loved for. Because these band members feel more like friends or family than rock stars, we go along where they take us, and we listen when they have something to say. If I knew nothing of Phish, nothing of Trey, and walked into that theater last night, would I have thought it was a smokin’ show? Not all of it certainly, though there were some downright nasty jams sprinkled throughout... but because I/we have that history with these guys, the emotional part of these lyrics, and this entire effort mean a lot, even if some of the material falls a little into the “ocean is love” territory...

Last night felt like a really unique and special night for all of us to take a moment and stop to smell the roses, remember that our time here is indeed brief - our friendships and family mean everything, and to cherish it all while you have it. Those sentiments would be cliche if they didn’t come across so earnest and honest.

Gonna head down and catch the Boston show too - will be interested to hear how things have gelled, perhaps, with a few more performances underneath their collective belts. Thanks everyone for a wonderful night last night!


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