, attached to 2010-08-17

Review by tourtweet

tourtweet amazing show. just wanted to write a review since there is only one. you can't really go wrong with any tracks on this show. starts great with a pretty nice fluffhead. the cities was actually just standard, but the wilson, reba, and wolfman's really started to show the energy of the rest of the night.

then it happened. the possum, and especially treys choice in riding a slow ascending scale through about two bars is just the most wonderful thing i've heard in a possum for quite sometime. it defined the night in a lot of ways. just absolute perfect peaking pinnacle to a super attentive and well played possum. an absolute treat and a must for a possum fan. and a reminder of the energy that they bring to the nyc area. (i.e. 12/4/09 first tube, yem)

a fun lengthwise to open set two. a pretty good maze and halley's and the beginning of a nice mikes>stuff>groove. the simple i thought was really above average. spooky kind of ending that foreshadowed what for me is one of the best jams of the the whole summer tour.

i have always love Backwards Down the Number Line. yes, i have. ask anyone :) and i have always saw the potential of that tune. but this night, absolutely epic. after they moved into this intense sort of tone or approach at the 6th minute, i got excited for what i felt would be a real nice BDTNL. but then they really opened up and by the 9th minute (of a 14:14 BDTNL) they were just simply OFF! i mean such flow that you almost can't believe it. is it jam, is it d'n'b, is it really phish? i couldn't believe it when it was happening, and still am totally blown away when i listen.

so i have researched this a bit, listened to previous shows, and found that they explored like this on 6/12 of the summer tour and tried to get to this level, but it just didnt quite make it. and i haven't listened to all the early versions of the song, but i do remember back in 09 at SPAC and IL, they really started to let the tune open up, and thats when it really hit me how nice that jam could turn out. and i think that Jones Beach was the pinnacle of that song for me, and possible for them.

but i would be happy if they stuck with this jams' new 'approach' and continue to let it take shape. the way they listen to each other during this new found groove, is just, for me, the epitomy of what this band has become.

oh and yeah, rock and roll was fantastic too.


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