, attached to 2016-12-29

Review by 90MinuteJam

90MinuteJam I'm rightly using the same same sentence as I did for last night: This show had it all- well executed busts outs, long jams, short jams, flubs, great phans (as always), some silliness, and a rocking encore. Alright, you got me, silliness is a new addition.

How can you not love these bust outs! Sweet Adeline, Peaches, Secret Smile, and Roses (I feel Roses, sadly, is not played enough and so I consider it a bust out). Sure Peaches & Roses were first set shorties, but a ton of us can take those great songs off our 'never heard list'. All these rarities were intertwined with a bunch of rocking/jamming songs. Very cool. Trey lost his focus on the segue out of Theme, which seemed to shake him a bit as they quickly jumped into SOAM. We're all human, so hiccups like these are no biggie for me. I had jobs requiring me to be in front of a bunch of people, so I know how it feels when you have a brain fart in front of a crowd. All you can do is shake it off and move on.

There were some special moments in Theme and DWD, though it seems Hood stole the show as most were commenting about it afterwards. Probably because of the (now viral?) 'Hood Peak Kid'.

Can't go wrong with Meatstick and Trey's trickery made this version fun. He takes what seems to be a slip on a note and rides out the off key in a small lick (do we still use that guitar vernacular?). It's pretty cool and a great way to handle the situation.

I could take a Twenty Years every show, so a Twenty Years/Kung combo, come on now!

Moving on, who doesn't like Maki-man and its antics. It's a shame Mike bails on an opportunity to lay out a Makisupa bass jam, though we did get a little before the drums kicked in. Phish' drum jam brings back memories of the waste time on Space>Drums at just about every Dead show. Lucky for us Phish's drums are short and done occasionally. So they're nice to get. It's funny, writing about GD drumming reminds me of the drum circles in the lot of Dead shows. Why didn't these make their way over to the Phish lot in larger and sustained amounts? We should get that going; Who's with me?

Hood was great and the 'Hood Peak Kid' does what most of us are feeling. Sure, Julius is a standard. But it rocked and that's exactly why we come to shows.

Well, as I've said many a time and I'll definitely be saying say it again right now- best show ever!


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