, attached to 2011-06-12

Review by ajcmixer

ajcmixer Off the hook personally for me, 1st set great, 2nd set better. Perhaps it could have sounded better where me and my beloved peeps hung out with plenty of space in the rear of the right loge but with everything factored it sounded good enough.:-wink/smile. What it afforded us was tons of space, actually too much space to give me as it was, as they so reminded us after set break, indeed, Party Time, in all ways, shapes and forms as they reached for the stars and I, too, tried, successfully, I might add. I could not happily raged it any harder and blessed to still have this kind of fun. 'Cause they want us to be happy.

No matter, they bought it to Merriweather tonight. My first highlights were Crosseyed and Painless and First Tube. Though I had a great time with everything in the 1st set I just finished listening to the C and P and it was everything my ears originally told me it was. The Steam that followed it was a full blown-out production complete with so much "steam" emitted from behind it that it totally enveloped the stage to the point that nothing but the lights thru the "stuff", lol, could be seen.

The Buried Alive opener was from a huge sign that he personally requested from the fan and showed it personally to the members of the band first before facing it up towards the audience so they could see what was being requested on it. Ha Ha Ha. yep, got it...:-wink. Sample, Sky, Wolfman's, Boogie On, blah blah blah, loved it all, as opposed to the rock monster that Camden was IMHO, tonight was Funk night at the Post. Personal favorite is Bathtub Gin, Jesus Just Left Chicago rocked many in the house and probably was my first, haven't gap charted yet. Character Zero was a good sign that all was good for both the end of the set and the tone for the next one, a pretty happy mood pervaded the venue in between.

Working semi-backwards, Trey and the rest of the band ripped the heart out of Alaska. Light>The Wedge, funkenlicious, other songs speak for themselves, the Crosseyed and Painless was and will always will be a personal highlight.

Halfway to the Moon is IMHO one of the coolest songs in the repertoire and was another one of "those" songs in all of the best ways possible.

Hood was Hood, BDTNL rocked rocked rocked, my Loving Cup was going to my soulmate Angela dancing with us, the Sanity was, well, insane. My first, I think, Makisupa Policeman was really sweet and I wasn't giving into the finale, First Tube was all that and more, the final musical orgasm both thru the ears and the eyes, yeah, a fitting climax to though I wasn't there on nite 1, an overall fine experience with two shows that I hope were fine to your eyes and ears but this night that I attended was perfect, if not perfectly played. But perfection, at least for me, is overrated when it comes to this. Thanks to the peeps who would have made this the perfect night anyways but, musically, Phish wins. Again. T/U.



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