, attached to 2010-06-12

Review by gravitysrainbow

gravitysrainbow Thanks to Raging Mob of Joggers for an excellent review.
You really captured the experience of this past Saturday.

As a head who has not gone to a show in long while, I found my reencounter with Phish on Saturday quite enjoyable. It seems that when most people on this site evaluate shows they have an ideal image of Phish in mind. Extra funky. Or balls to the wall rock out. Or crazy experimental. Or wweetly sung and every note played exactly as it should. Having been out of the game for a while, I came with really no expectation and I suggest that to anyone who goes to a show this summer.

Trey is really playing nicely these days. Things were incredibly mellow on Sat, which allowed he to slow down and play some sweet unexpected note. The Harry Hood of the early second set was filled with such surprises as was the Stash of the first set. I think Tray's best playing---which I would describe as a new type of playing, a method more sober and mature than the mid 90's heydays---came on late in Waste. All those years listening to old country western records are paying off, Trey. Keep it up.

The other surprise of the evening was the BDNL > 20 years. Wasn't really familiar with either track prior to the show, but incredible things happening in the segue. The guys were patiently listening to one another ---- out in the lawn few people seemed to notice ----everyone seemed a little strung out from Chicago, who had actually been at that show ---- but great things were happening on stage.
What Phish did on Saturday is much more a kin to Jazz than anything I have heard previously. I only hope we as fans can change with the band.


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