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mgolia6 Thank you for the quality review. Amazing family experience for sure. Awesome you and the fam are sharing in the...

The brevity and sheer lack of delay between songs, especially in the first set, varies greatly from the previous three nights. At first glance this could be viewed as the band trying to fire through songs. When I stepped back and thought more about it, it could have been that they were just more decisive.

My last musical thought on this New Year’s Day: one thing that I wish more from this band (we all have our wants and needs, judge if you must) would be for them to focus a bit more on the true segues and song transitions. Even where true segues are noted in set lists it seems to me that once the transitional song has been chosen, it’s almost as if the band falls out of the transition to begin the song proper from the start. Free is an excellent example of this over the years. There are some monumental segues that blend and merge the song leading into Free. On most occasions though once the new song has been agreed upon by the band the segue gets a little jerky jerky. Ripcording could be a thing if the past. (I’ll disclaim here that, whether or not they ever focus on this, does not take away from the one million other things this band does so well that I love)

Interesting to hear everyone’s take on the gag and ensuing debacle. Some say Trey was getting down because he could not hear his guitar monitor and was trying to keep the quality of the music as top notch as possible in light of the mishap. Your take, the fear factor, makes a lot of sense as well. Also, I don’t recall in the years past that the gag was ever let out of the bag, so to speak, prior to the gag actually taking place.

Either way, thanks for taking on the daunting task of covering the NYE gig. 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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