, attached to 2013-07-13

Review by jarpua

jarpua My 4th Phish show, however, a huge phan here, listen to almost every concert of their tours. Let's get down to brass tax here man...DESTINY UNBOUND! What?!?!
With that being said...the 1st set was amazing. An energetic Kill Devil Falls opener, which is always a great opener. Destiny Unbound, and Halfway to the Moon just prove how much fun the guys have when they play Merriweather PP, which gave me no doubt when I heard Page say that MPP was "one of their favorite venues on the East Coast". The always seem to play the songs that are their personal favorites, and look like they are having so much fun playing them (EVEN LEO!). Let's not forget about that perfectly placed Taste, it felt like there was anticipation for the next song...the crowd could even feel that it was going to be a rarity. An oddly placed Twenty Years Later (1st set? hmm.), which led into a jam filled Maze, that absolutely captivated the entire audience (this was also around the time it started raining, we were having a great time dancing in the mud on the lawn), as if we were never going to get out of that Maze. Into a song I was not familiar with, but now turns out to be one of my favorite songs of the set, called Yarmouth Road, if that's a new song these guys gotta keep it, it was so choice. The set ended with what I'd call a semi-sloppy SOAM. Sloppy was good though, it went with the weather conditions. Everyone was really having a good time in the rain dancing to the sloppy SOAM jams.

The second set can be explained in 2 words...Harry Hood. Haha. I was in the line for the bathroom when they got back on stage, I heard Trey noodling around on the guitar which made me think, hmm maybe a Curtain opener? (or in the back of my mind I was like PYITE please!) However as soon as you heard Mike's bass everyone knew what came next, especially the guy running out of the bathroom with his pants still down yelling "DISEASEEEE". DWD had some sick jam sections which led right into an average Free...nothing like the 2010 Merriweather Free... However into a crowd pleaser, Bouncing Around the Room, which made my girlfriend (1st show) absolutely ecstatic since I told her there is no way we would get a Bounce. BoaF was nothing too special, but I have never seen them play anything from Ghost but Wading in the Velvet Sea, which is an album I enjoy a lot. Into a Hood, which if I may call probably the best Hood of 3.0. Trey absolutely fucking shredded the peak. Page had a little doodle in the beginning, like I said before they were really having fun. Into an Architect which I could take or leave...however followed by a Mike's Groove featuring Simple in the middle, which is always a great trifecta of songs.
The encore was great, love the Waste ballad into GTBT, however 3 out of 4 times I have seen them they have closed with GTBT, so I'm still waiting for a fresh jam encore haha.

My Show Highlights: Destiny Unbound, Halfway to the Moon, Maze, Yarmouth Road, SOAM, DWD, Bouncing Around The Room, Harry Hood, Mike's Groove

You Can't Go Without Downloading: Destiny Unbound, Yarmouth Road, Harry Hood


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