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joshkorin Wasn't there, no attendance bias. Good recap, Charlie, but I agree with Chop. It was not good at all last night. I had high hopes with a First Tube opener a la Dick's 2012 where they clearly weren't fucking around all weekend. Not the case last night. Technically proficient playing, which I always do appreciate, I'm generally of the mentality that I don't really care what they play, but I pay them to be professionals and sloppy play makes me cringe, so at least there's that.

I guess Plasma is a highlight but proceeding to ripcord multiple songs to play the end of Plasma and playing songs at a quarter of the tempo at which they've been written (Sand, Gumbo) doesn't do much for me at all. It's 4 stinkers in a row coming off of arguably the most complete show since 99 at Alpine 3. I'm sure there are minds greater than my own that will tell me different but that's what makes Phish interesting for those of us who nerd out on it. We've all got an opinion.

As a collective unit, they're more than capable of killing it any night they so desire and put their minds to it. It's always been a mystery for me for 25 years now, how Trey, who obviously sets the tone for the evening can look as uncomfortable as he did last night, yet less than 24 hours later on the very same stage can command it and his band like a true maestro. I'm quite confident that tonight will be infinitely better and they'll likely be firing on all cylinders by the time they hit Chucktown, Fingers crossed for no Saturday night special! Enjoy for all those in PVD tonight!


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