, attached to 2017-12-29

Review by Slewfoot

Slewfoot Last night was a very good average Phish show. Average for Phish, but still better than 99% of what else is out there!

When the band was on the music was thick and viscous and sometimes quite dark and spacey. The Blaze On solo and jam were stellar. Trey was in a very nice place and I was right there with him at that moment. My first Destiny had a very sold jam and Heavy Things really surprised. Page’s organ solo was absolutely perfect to my ears.

The second set Sand opened continued the deep dark ton of some of the first set’s songs. It was fine, but the Chalkdust that followed was superb. It went to a handful of very distinct realms. After the intense space jam Trey picked up a jam that sounded like a soaring Rambling Man by the Allman Brothers jam. Really great. Rest of the set solid enough and was nice to hear SOAM again.

The big highlight for me was Mike’s bass playing. He sounded fantastic all night and he really seemed to steer a lot of jams. When Trey and others were out of ideas he would start one. He created numerous new melodies on the spot. I can’t recall hearing him lead the band so much in one night before. Cheers to you, Mike!!!

Can’t wait to see what’s in store for tonight!


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