, attached to 2009-06-02

Review by ajcmixer

ajcmixer This was my 2nd Phish show ever (1st being Hershey Park '96) but, in reality, my first one as it apparently took 13 years to allow myself the open-mindedness that this band required. I also think that it took 13 years for them to refine their presentation, what I mean is that maybe the 13 additional years of musical maturity under their collective belts also had something to do with their finally able to reach me. All I know is that by the end of the 1st set, one that I had totally approached with a shit and giggles attitude mainly to appease my best bud (thanks, dude) for his insistence that I attend the show with him, it was a musical revelation of the highest sorts. And the second set only confirmed it, what I had witnessed was nothing short of balls-on, my favorite show out of 79 seen/heard in total in '09. But after 4 Phish shows in '09 and 13 shows in '10, this show still remains one of the great ones just "cause it's never as good as the first time".

And because it had some really legitimate moments. But what really blew me away 'bout this show was the four songs that ended the 2nd set: A poignant When The Circus Comes, Kill Devil Falls (all debuts should be this good), an explosive Harry Hood and one of my fave Stones songs, Loving Cup. And now my cup runneth over this band. Bring on Summer '11!

Peace,
Alex


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