, attached to 2012-08-25

Review by PhishMarketStew

PhishMarketStew I loved this show, but I was kinda surprised to hear quite a few people ragging on it in the lot afterwards. The 1st set had an old school vibe with an awesome 4 song run to open up. Alaska even had a some good moments once the singing stopped and Maze started off slow and trippy, bursting out of its shell for the climactic ending.
This was one of those good KDF's and it led into an even better Golden Age that had the entire place dancing their asses off...Gordo was just dropping bombs of bass insanity all throughout the Golden Age and didn't stop the rest of the night. Free was nice although it was about this point that people began talking...with many of them just completely ignoring the show and having very loud "conversations". But this is what it's usually like at most big Georgia shows, the frat crowd comes out in full force.
Light was called up next and you knew at that point that the set wouldn't be a dud. Although short, this Light has it''s moments and isn't ripchorded...it just sorta fades into Velvet, which is chill and pleasent..but once again the crowds killed the jam.
When the band revved up Chalkdust I thought we we're gonna get another song filled 4th quarter but holy shit I couldn't have been more wrong. This Chalkdust left the standard realms of the song really quickly and the band jammed on some slow, melodic beauty for about 6 min or so but it felt like 20. The jamming felt immediate, organic and once again they just sorta melted into WTU? The DustJam was amazing but once again the crowds were just stupid. I braved the lawn for a few minutes but it was impossible up there.
I didn't care for the Joy call so soon after Velvet but after that all time Chalkdust the band coulda just walked off and I wouldn't have cared. The Antelope was the icing on the cake and they nailed every segment. It was a great Lope and the Day In The Life was perfect, the psychedelic sections were like a punch in the gut.
Check this show out, it's probably gonna be better on tape cause you don't have the frat boy nonsense assaulting your ears.


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