, attached to 2000-09-18

Review by spyroll

spyroll Show was great... right up until the end of the second set. Anyone that was there would agree. Since most of the discussion is around "Trey walking off" I will just focus on that.

This was my third Phish show at Blossom, second or third of the tour and in the whereabouts of the 50th Phish show of all-time. This was the first and only time I saw Trey walk out on his bandmates (live) and was very off-putting.

I was sitting second row center. It was one of the better Phish shows I have seen (up there with Dec 95 CSU, July 96 Starlake, Nov 98 UIC) until the the awkward end.

Not sure what it was, but something set Trey off. It could have been someone in the crowd yelling something, it could have been a note or a place where a bandmate was taking the song or it could have been something in his own head. But in the middle of an amazing jam, he took off his guitar, looked at the other guys and just walked off. Phish and Page were looking at each other like WTF. Slowly the band took the Jam to the end and the three remaining members showed their appreciate to the fans in attendance with a wave as they exited the stage.

Shortly after, as we were all wondering why Trey walked off in the middle of the set, the band came back with a completely uninspired encore that (it appeared to me) Trey couldn't finish playing quick enough. No jam, nothing special, just playing the song straight through to finish and get off the stage. I remember Trey taking his guitar off again even before the last note had finished reverberating and walking off stage immediately.

It was a sad sight, but obviously it was a sign of what was to come in the near future (early 2001-02). Overall I rated the show 3 stars


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