, attached to 2016-07-20

Review by JMart

JMart This show has everything to love and hate about phish all wrapped up into two sets.
As the show got going, I felt as
Though the energy was stronger in the room than the two previous nights. For all of us who'd done the long slog to the Gorge and back, this was the end of the road, and thusly time to rock it out.
As the bust outs kept coming, the energy kept jumping. This was capped off by that Bowie closer you'd been waiting for. And it got real. Lots of slick work by Page and Trey here. Riding high into set break.

And out of it! While I was surprised to hear no men's AND mike's (both repeats), they both sounded really good with some really heavy funk work out of Page and Mike. Pretty excited when they pulled out Seven Below and it was okay. From here on out, it turns into a different band. I *wanted* to hear jiboo, but it didn't really go anywhere. This sandwiched around Waiting all Night and Miss You (a truly awful song) were enough to effectively kill the set. Even weekapaug had a chance to get us back into dance mode, but they killed the jam for a rotation jam. Again.

Suzy and Julius took the bad taste out, but the damage had been done on what started as such a great second set.

Blame me for the velvet sea/zero encore. Those songs follow me everywhere. Overall, an interesting first set and moments of really good music in the second set, marred by some terrible (UNBRLIEVEABLE) song choices.


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