, attached to 2016-06-22

Review by JMart

JMart I had a lot of fun listening to this show from the couch and my thoughts mirror a lot of those expressed above.
I wasn't familiar with some of the bustouts (I swear I missed Daniel Saw the Stone. Was I cooking? Pooping? No idea), but everything was played well and tightly.
The second set lacked flow, but I truly did enjoy the entire mike's groove (particularly the groove) and the Gin jam.
Takeaway: I'll probably never listen to this show again, but for the first show of a tour of a bunch of 50-somethings, I thought it sounded awesome. THe story of 3.0 phish, particularly after 2012, is "how do we make interesting music without relying on massive jams alone?" When the jams are on, there's *still* no stopping this band. What's more interesting is when they're not feeling the creative juices or on the first night of a tour. How do you rise to that? By playing good songs tightly. by staying within themselves and just letting the music come to them instead of forcing it. They did these things very well in a workman-like show that was a lot of fun to listen to. I'm really excited for summer and it seems obvious that everyone, including those four dudes, are glad for Phish to be back.


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