, attached to 2013-07-14

Review by TwiztAround

TwiztAround This was a fantastic 3.0 Phish show. The first set, in particular, was flawless. Other than some minor mistakes in the beginning of Mule and the one botched guitar melody in It's Ice, the whole set was tight and on point. First Tube opener put an energy in place that didn't let up the entire show. There were no "breather" tunes, at all. The overall funkiness of the show was very reminiscent of the '97 cow funk days. The five song run of Stash, Mule, Ice, Tube, and Antelope to close out the first set is one of the finest five song runs I've ever had the pleasure of hearing the boys play. My first time at MPP, and I had heard horror stories about the lot scene and the venue itself. I was prepared for the worst, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself during the whole show. I really enjoyed the Golden Age 2nd set opener, and the Twist was on the verge of 6-22-12 territory until they abruptly went back into the chorus. Still a very well played Twist. Then came the infamous Number Line. I could feel the collective sigh and/or groan of everyone in the venue when the song started, but by the end there wasn't a soul around me who wasn't smiling from ear to ear and dancing like a crazy person. Now comes the "meat" of the second set. Light, although somewhat short, raged harder and went more places in 12 minutes than I ever thought possible. Follow it with a great segue into Boogie and there was a good old-fashioned MPP dance party. The Julius was the most well-played I've ever gotten and the YEM to close the set was legendary. Throw in a Loving Cup encore, while somewhat overplayed, was a stellar rendition and left me completely satisfied with what took place. If you weren't there, I highly recommend giving this show a listen. It's without a doubt the best show of the tour so far.


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