, attached to 2014-10-31

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads Boy, was this a spectacle! The kind heretofore reserved for New Year's Eve, I might venture to say, and perhaps exceeding some of those "stunts." I was totally transfixed by the Disney sound-effect songs in the second set, though they have not--to me--weathered as well as the Fuego (née Wingsuit) album material from the previous year's Halloween. Lots of phans seem to really get off on the sound-effect songs, though, so what do I know? An unfortunate similarity between that year's songs and 2014's songs is that with the exception of Fuego, none have seemed to been jammed out extensively. I want Phish to be interested in jamming... not at the expense of their songwriting vocations, but isn't the unknown what we all seek in the Phish experience? Don't we want to be surprised? I've never heard anyone come away from a show saying, "Man, I'm so glad that show was just like the last show I saw," unless they were speaking generally about how awesome both shows were in their respective merits. To be entirely fair, Phish does still jam, and I love them for many reasons. But God, it would be awesome to see a huge version of one of these Disney songs, or many over a tour or any amount of time. The Sand in the third set is certainly worth hearing, too, since I kind of glossed over anything but the costume. Shit, Phish can do anything they want. I just wanna hear it.


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