, attached to 2012-12-29

Review by ajcmixer

ajcmixer So, apparently, they weren't able to sustain the manic level of energy displayed on opening night. All good. I, too, thought that there were a number of missed opportunities throughout the evening but it's still all good, they decided to treat it as a marathon as opposed to last night's sprint out of the starting gate.

Highlights IMHO: Last three songs of both sets (especially the sets ending Gin and 46 Days>wow! Nice placement. Lowlights IMHO: Rock and Roll didn't seem to explode like the summer versions, Sugar Shack felt like it sucked the energy out of MSG a bit, Golden Age definitely paled to any version of the summer, Caspian did seem to cut off Waves unnecessarily, Boggie On and Suzy were fun but felt like they really didn't do a heck of a lot, musically wise.

The Squirming Coil was absolutely beautiful, Grind had me lol and First Tube was a nice way to end a nice show but it didn't feel to my ears like it was any more than that: a nice 2nd show that felt like a breather from the 1st show and held out the promise of the full fireworks to resume tonight. I still had a great time with my beloved peeps, it's hard not to have a great time at a Phish show. It is still very much all good. Tonight only proved to me that they're still human...:-wink/smile.

Peace,
Alex


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