, attached to 2011-06-14

Review by PHATTSKIS

PHATTSKIS I also expected a heavy show b/c of the webcasts and I "personally" wasn't let down. Got some "big" tunes and a couple of wonderful bustouts. Everything seemed so tight--I was in 103 straight back with a big posse and it was a great scene for sure. Dinner was well received as an opener--I have only seen it live 2 times up til Tuesday night. Cities seemed short but what a great tune--loped along like I love straight into Fluffy which was well played! Groggy elevated! Kill Devil Falls was played like it always should be--over the top!

But nothing in the show hit me like Light up or Leave me Alone--seeing that was a top 10 highlight to me--veteran of 113 PHiSH shows all around the world and spanning 18 years. Wow--was I blown away to hear this one live--it seemed as if they weren't gonna let up and the ferocious jam just seemed to go on and on--and that's actually what we DREAM of in jams--I was dancing like I used to when I was YOUR age--hellfire, I was dancing so hard if the jam had been longer and I might have probably had a heart attack! hahaha Cavern kept the heat going and never let me catch my breath. I just pogoed up and down ecstatic to see Light Up and riding on the high of that intensity all the way thru Cavern. Couldn't wait for my download to finish to hear this one again. Its not letting me down in anyway re-listening.

Carini seemed short also but was great to see--it seemed like Trey prematurely cut it to go into Sand but Sand was awesome. My only complaint was after seeing Trey do it several times on TAB 2001 tour, I like the extremely long versions (red Rocks 2001 is a 22 minute example) DwD is usually a launch pad for a long space trip but also seemed short Tuesday, but still crunchy. I had also been wanting to see another Meatstick--something my phriends were busting on me about. I don't care about the dance (I was in Oswego when we DIDN'T set the world record and haven't danced it since) but love the rhythm of the Japanese lyrics and you are prolly laughing at that but its true. BUG was an EPIC version with aDitL and Antelope ending a great set.

Not a perfect 10 show but REALLY are any?? And, to mirror what someone wrote earlier, I am also a Dead Head (and dig Dylan, the lyricist) and love Quinn, but it didn't thrill me for some reason that night (I have seen 3) but did enjoy the fact that they played it for us. Anyways, on the scale of 1-10, I would say 8.8. But I was always satisfied with a "B+" in school if I couldn't nail the "A."

So, quoting the epic song itself is a way of pointing a finger at those couch tourers who weren't there fussing and complaining--can't wait to dish on the 6/15/2011 show

You're up all night preaching your mind
Come home in the morning with your latest find
I'm gonna have to lay it to you straight on the line
Either light up or leave me alone


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