, attached to 2009-05-31

Review by Hugh_Mongus

Hugh_Mongus This was my first Phish show, and growing up in Massachusetts I could not be more excited to see them at Fenway Park. Being a hometown show, there were a lot of great friends to share the experience with. I remember the rain falling hard as we walked in, the first thing I saw entering the gates was my math teacher that I would have the following day. Was not expecting that one, she was kind enough to talk shortly before Phish took the stage.

Well we entered the park and took our seats somewhere in the first section by the third base line. Seeing my favorite band in the jerseys of my favorite baseball team was a great a perfect start. Sample In A Jar was a great first song to begin with. Older fans must have had pure elation to once again feel the feeling they forgot, and for the first timers, certainly not the last. Well as the set continued the rain did not, and the sun had began to break through offering a beautiful sight at a rainbow. The crowd’s reaction was unforgettable. Having no expectations I enjoyed it all. Looking back at the setlist, I can remember certain moments of songs that stuck out. Stash was one of those, I thought played very well. Ocelot, Limb By Limb and Character Zero were highlights for me. I had not heard Ocelot prior but it is still a song I love to hear.

During the second set we had made our way up to the mezzanine. Opened with Tweezer, and closed with three songs that I enjoyed very much so. You Enjoy Myself was my highlight of the night, It felt like I had jumped ten feet into the air during the "ahhh boy," and Mikes solo before the vocal jam also stuck out. Was a great night and feel lucky to have been a part of the experience at Fenway.


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