, attached to 2012-09-01

Review by headyburritos

headyburritos Decided to go back and review all the shows I've been to...somehow missed reviewing this one the first time around.

The first set was a little bit above average I'd say. Antelope opener for the first time since 1990? That was tight. In my group of friends we all shouted out "Jibboo" when the opening licks were played..and then it turned into Antelope. I'm still convinced that Trey played the Jibboo riff real quick and then switched to Antelope..either way I love both songs as an opener! It was a pretty stacked first set and the energy felt like night one never really ended and just carried over into night two. Nothing particularly stood out in set one, but it was fun all the same.

Set two is where the real action happened, though. Golden Age opener was kind of predictable, but still fun and exciting. I'm not a huge fan of Caspian, but this might just be the Caspian that converted me. This one got dark and dirty and the riff that comes near the end just sold it for me. When they dropped into Light, I knew something big was coming. After night one, you had to expect that they would take Light about as far out as they could. I dont think anyone was disappointed in the direction that Light ended up going.

The Mikes>No Quarter>Groove was probably the other major stand out during set two. I've seen a few No Quarters now and hearing Page sing it is always haunting (in a good way). The encore provided some laughs with the Fishman banana scene...almost passed out from rocking too hard hahaha. I've read before that when Phish closes out a show with Sleeping Monkey>Tweezer Reprise that means they really had a good time. Can't say I'd argue with that :)


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