, attached to 2015-08-07

Review by ScratchMoore

ScratchMoore Well.

For me, this whole show rests on the second set. The first was fine Phish, don't get me wrong. I finally got my first Wilson, so that was a nice relief.
But that second set....
Wait. Let's back up a second.
A good friend of mine (Sally Pop) decided to make this her first Phish show. It's only my third, so I was trying to explain how seeing them live just can't be put into words. From talking to other phans, my first experience (Burgettstown 2012) was a killer way to join in the Phish live experience. After seeing Night 2 at Mann Crnter last year, I understood the difference between a great Phish show and a good Phish show. Mann seemed to be lacking a certain OOMPH that was palpable at Star Lake.
...which brings me back to this second set.
Called the CDT opener, but going into Tweezer AND Lizards was something else. Three shows, and I've seen Lizards twice.
Yes. I know I'm spoiled. Sorry.
The rest of the set was excellent, and can't really pop out any unique memories... other than the lights at the start of Tweeprise. That riff. That groove. Those lights. That moment in time. Never can be reproduced.
Helps that it was my first Tweezer and Tweeprise, but still...
Damn. Just blew our hair off. Some of the most violently enthusiastic soul dancing I've ever been apart of. Just sheer pure exstacy.
Sally never knew Phish had GTBT in their bag of tricks, and I've never seen them play it, so you could not wrap this show up in any better manner.
Needless to say, Sally is a convert. We weren't 10 minutes out of the lot before she was googling where their next show was and seeing how soon we would have to wait before seeing them again.
Post show bonus was not waiting to get out of the lot (a Blossom first for me) and some hot tub and beer relaxation time after....
But that's a different story. Can't wait to have the time to relisten to this soon, but I think tonight will end up with me on my couch watching the Live Stream from YouTube.


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