, attached to 2010-08-14

Review by harpute

harpute This was my first show. It's crazy to think that it was five years ago! I remember the drives to and from the venue and the crazy bumper-to-bumper traffic. We were camping out at on a friend's uncle's lawn a couple of miles away.

I had casually been into Phish's music for years prior, but had never gotten up the nerve to see a show in person. That changed in 2010 at Alpine Valley. Going into the shows, I didn't know what to expect. I had been to other bands' concerts and figured it would be entertaining but not much else besides that.

We were on the lawn hanging out with a new group of friends. My eyes were opened immediately by the level of musicianship and band interplay. Also, the light show was amazing. Chris Kuroda is definitely the "fifth Beatle" in this group.

I remember the FYF and it didn't seem like a big deal to me at the time, but my more seasoned friend was losing his shit. Most of the show is a blur to me. I just remember being overwhelmed by this force of music and finally getting IT and wondering why it had taken me so long to see a Phish show.

The whole weekend is a blur really. I've watched the Alpine Valley DVD and I keep asking myself if I was really at the show. Something stuck with me after that first show though, and I'll be attending show #30 at Magnaball next Sunday. Long live The Phish from Vermont!!!


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