, attached to 2017-07-15

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads This is a great show! You probably already know about the CHImple, but The Moma Dance > The Wedge in the first set had some, as the young'uns say, "extra mustard," too. In fact, I can't remember the last Moma I enjoyed that much that didn't jam Type II. The rest of the first set was well played, but kind of has to take a backseat to Simple, in retrospect (maybe the entire second set.) Corona makes its Phish debut, nice tune, into Simple, which takes on epic proportions. They're clearly playing around with a segue into Timber for several minutes during the Simple, but then they take it into a "bliss jam" type of direction, landing in Winterqueen. It's great to see legit segues from Light -> Scents and Subtle Sounds -> Cities. When I woke up this morning (tacky and kif), and looked at the setlist but not the track times, I didn't expect the Simple to be the biggest jam... I thought it'd be one of those segue-filled second sets that have several 10-or-so-minute jams. The Scents is really good, though, but it doesn't get as experimental or exploratory as the Simple, in my opinion. Slave to the Traffic Light to close the set and Loving Cup encore. I have to rate this one 4 out of 5 stars--firmly above average, for 3.0--but I hope your takeway (since you're probably already all about the Simple) is to take a closer look at the first set, especially the Moma > Wedge. You may notice they take a sort-of flub in Moma and make something great out of it. That's what I've been told is the essence of true creativity. PHISH!


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