, attached to 2013-12-30

Review by scoopseven

scoopseven My last show of the year. Ahhhh, recovery time. First set highlights were Wombat and Yarmouth Road. First time I've seen either of those songs live and that's a treat; I thought they worked well played back-to-back, too. First Wombat I've listened to since downloading the Halloween show. If tonight was any indication this song has some monster potential. PYITE got me all ramped up and promptly settled back down for a nice ride and I was happy to see them take Jibboo out for a spin. Nothing like the Jibboo's I remember seeing during the summer of 2000, but a fun song to close the set.

Chalkdust isn't a favorite of mine, but maybe times are-a changin'. This version had a strong jam that brought me back to Wombat. Can't wait to re-listen so I can figure out why I labeled it as such. Mikes -> Weekapaug filled the second set and then came a Simple that ended in cool dank fashion. Hood > Cavern > First Tube. nice > Nice > NICE. Thankfully that closed the set, because it's possible my heart would have exploded out of my chest had they ripped into something else.

Slave. I took the train home, so this really didn't resonate with me the same way I'm sure it did for a lot of you :)

These YEMSG shows have been somewhat of an anomaly for me, as I'm usually a 2nd set kind of guy who enjoys the bust-outs and a cover or two with type II / type III jamming (see "Boogie On" 6/7/2012). What I've enjoyed most these past 3 nights though, have been the solid versions of standards like Sample, Chalkdust, Simple, Hood and Cavern that were bestowed upon us tonight. Thank you, Phish. See you all NYE from the couch!


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