, attached to 2017-07-14

Review by Geedleboo

Geedleboo My first review (3.0 Noob!), so go easy on me folks ;)

N1 really set the tone for what turned out to be some amazing music, oozing with soul and passion...such a good-feeling kinda vibe that continued through the whole weekend!

What's the Use opening the tour was a total surprise, but a great one! Tears were streaming down my cheeks. Wolfman's was off the chain, really high energy, good funky grooving. The debut song (Everything's Right) did not take long to get on board with at all - the energy was so positive and happy spirited and the guys wasted no time getting right down to a hot jam! A definite highlight! Limb X Limb was a nice continuation, great crowd energy and Nellie Cane pure fun - fans doing a jig, goofy hoedown dancing abounded all around me, myself included. A surprise for me was how I reacted to Theme From the Bottom. I like Theme, but it's never been one of 'those' big heavy hitters for me until this night. I never would have anticipated the kind of emotion and feeling that came over me during that song - it started after they sang the line, "...know who's your friend" and as they started into the jam. From that point and into the start of the build, I was instantly moved to uncontrollable tears that would not stop for the rest of the song. I was sobbing. The band was really feeling it and the vibe was undeniable and soaring - soaring is the best way to describe it! I get emotional on playback and probably always will, I suspect. On to Set 2 and the momentum just kept going. NMINML was every bit as amazing as you would imagine - what a jam, so great! The My Pet Cat - Golden Age - My Pet Cat was unique, unexpected and a lot of fun. Tons of heavy funk that was impossible not to dance to! Harry, Shine a Light through Julius was a favorite sequence - straight fire and undescribable energy from beginning to end. The encore was the perfect recap for the evening. Though the "Love is What We Are " debut 'could' come off as cheesy, it worked with the vibe of the evening and the high-energy classic Golgi as a follow-up, perfect (and my first Golgi taboot)! What made it all the more fun is I had taken a pic of myself before the show holding my ticket whilst singing, "I saw you, with a ticket stub in your hand" - my phish road crew all turned to me with cheers and high fives once they started playing it. I could just feel a Golgi coming, lol

I could go on and on...

N1 is one of those shows that will probably not get much buzz and most likely fall in the underappreciated category. I'm grateful I got to be a part of it because it was really pretty special imo - a sweet start to a beautiful weekend of great Phish music.


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