, attached to 2009-12-05

Review by tweezedout

tweezedout This was my first show; I started listening to Phish when I moved to Maryland and met some new friends who were really into the band. I started with live at the Roxy. I must've listened to that first disc about 5 times in a row; from how ripping the Loving Cup opener was to the strange rocking music my ears have never heard. Ex. Rift, the intro blew me away and the composition of the song totally caught me off guard, "What a brilliant song" I must've said. I had heard SOAMelt studio version and to hear it live changed my perspective on music and how far away a band could get from a studio song. The first time I heard Maze, I fell in love with the song, how simple yet elaborate. I didnt know the name of the song and thought they were saying "when you're looking out of this face" instead of "you'll never get out of this maze" haha; regardless, I couldn't believe what I was hearing, so awesomely strange and rocking.... Then I fell in love with Phish with the sick composition and psychedelic narration of Col Forbin's into Mockingbird... Absolutely blown away and found the band that I'd been looking for my whole life.

So on with the show, this was my first as I've said. I bought the tickets the night before while I was drunk and my friend Austin said he'd go with me. So we're listenin to the Roxy on the way down trying to see what we're in for. We get to the hotel and are a little late to the show missing AC/DC Bag which I wasn't too familiar with, bummer. Oh well. I wasn't getting 'it' yet, just having a grand time listening to the music and feeling the vibes of the scene. I finally got it during Light > Piper. I got 'it,' without even knowing anything about an 'it'' ha. I couldn't believe 'it'; the improv, the psychadelic space, and most importantly the vibe that Phish was so easily able to bring about to every member of the audience in a single moment. This show changed my life, Phish has changed my life, my life has never been the same, in the best way.

So thank you Phish, I got it now :)


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