, attached to 2017-07-30

Review by dublindeuce

dublindeuce Whether you take the bustouts into account or not, I'm sure it can be agreed on that this is a wonderful show.

A really nice pairing of The Curtian With > Runaway Jim opens the first set, and the band is jamming from the get-go.

This first set is notable for 2 year bust outs of Esther, and Colonel Forbin's Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird. All three were executed very well. I bet it will be another 2 years until we see these songs again. David Bowie gets the nod as an energetic set closer.

The second set opens with an excellent reading of Drowned. A spectacular jam emerges from these deep waters. Fishman is on fire, and drives the jam into an energetic pace that Trey, Page, and Mike beautifully improvise in.

A subtle yet excellent transition into A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing brings us to the second water themed song of the night. What comes out of ASIHTOS is a dark and spooky jam. I felt like I was truly underwater during this phenomenal type II jam.

Harpua!!! comes next and the narration of this very special version consists of a hilarious conservation between Trey, Mike, Page, and Fishman. They discuss and then come to the logical conclusion that the universe is truly just one expanding donut!

The brilliant Harpua narration ends and we head into a funky 2001. This Harpua > 2001 is a truly great pairing, and may perhaps be a nod to the Harpua > 2001 from the fan favorite 7/16/94.

A rocking Golgi ends the set and the band leaves the stage, only to come back a couple minutes later for an acapella rendition of In The Good Old Summertime.

The band takes a longer break, and sends us all home happy with a beautiful rendition of Jimi Hendrix's The Wind Cry's Mary.

This show had some truly awesome bustouts, but let's not get completely wrapped up in the gravity of the bustouts. the jamming in this show is also some of the highest caliber 3.0 jamming you'll find.

It's a wonderful show, and must listen for any Phish fan in the year 2017.


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