, attached to 2014-07-18

Review by JMart

JMart This show... was not that good at all. I had really high hopes after a tight ending to the first set and a nice segue from Golden Age to Mangos. The Sand started off a little wobbly and got tight quickly. As has been mentioned in previous reviews, the shift from Sand to Piper was whiplash-inducing, and a real bummer. I honestly kind of checked out after that.
Listen, internet, I love Phish, and I don't really enjoy writing negative reviews. I just have to admit to myself that this band isn't consistently bringing the creative heat they once were. After the show was over, I went back and listened to some of my favorite moments from 2009, 2010. Even then the music was crackling with energy. Now it's just not. Certainly every band can have an off night, particularly when its members are all pushing 50, but those moments of brilliance are getting so rare as to wonder if it's even worth the money and effort anymore. And it really hurts to say that. Anybody need Dick's tickets? I'm serious ;) ;) ;)


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