, attached to 2016-07-16

Review by gigrant

gigrant I agree that this show will be under-rated. It scorches. A solid song-list for the 1st set, with almost no flubs. Bag->Moma Dance was solid, as was Halfway to the Moon (i want to hear more of this one). Gin was Gin, and we are lucky it is and was and will be. I've loved Sleep Again ever since the "GRAB" shows. And 555 was very well done. I said to myself, "if they are going to have a 1st set like that then this could be a memorable show." And it was.

Second set was a perpetual glow stick war. The crowd was INCREDIBLE all weekend. I just loved every minute of my first Gorge experience. Blaze On isn't a favorite but it led to Number Line which is. And Trey was playing some tasteful licks in the jam. The Carini was the best I've ever heard, with real solid guitar-work throughout the 7+ minutes. The Birds that immediately followed was equally strong. Wingsuit, which is not a fav and the lyrics are really not a fav, was absolutely crushed. Trey's guitar work was extremely inventive this night, and Page kept the funky clavinet action rolling. The Mike's was also super funky.

The night also had as fine of an encore as you'll ever see. I really loved this show. Maybe it was the Gorge and the great crowd that increased my love.

The phish.net setlist is incorrect on Set 2. It should read:

Blaze On->Backwards Down the Numbers Line, Carini, Birds of a Feather, Wingsuit->Shade, Mike's Song, Farmhouse, Weekapaugh Groove, Shine a Light.

There was absolutely no jamming between Line & Carini, Carini & Birds, Mike's and Farmhouse, and Farmhouse and Weekapaugh. In fact, several of the songs have very distinct endings with everyone hitting a final notes and then starting the next song a moment later. I've said this for years, whoever posts these setlists gets over-excited with the arrows. Great show though. I'm enjoying it again right now.

Thanks everyone.


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