, attached to 2016-12-28

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads I have to go against the grain and consider this show average-great. The highlights were amazing, including SSB opener and first-set bustouts, Golden Age (which really is truly remarkable, definitely a Noteworthy Jam) and the Martian Tweeprise, but otherwise this show wasn't entirely on point. That sounds stupid and may be, but that first set would be throwaway musically in say, 2.0, having in particular a weak Stash... it's kind of like at the Great Went how they said the first few songs were the soundcheck. Here, it was as if the whole first set was a soundcheck. I love Phish soundchecks; they often contain unusual jams or looser interpretations than you'd find in a show proper, but I just don't see myself revisiting this show often. I'll queue up the Golden Age in my typical "jams of the year" playlist, but I hope the next 3 nights see more inspired and tight musicianship.


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