, attached to 2017-12-30

Review by A_Dead_One

A_Dead_One Seamless and transcendent. This was Phish at their best right now. There wasn't a breather in the early night. Some segue fests aren't always as good live as they look on paper, but this one was near perfection. An old familiar friend in the Groove. The first Tweezer, I believe, to come out from there. Fun times with Jon, and then Trey slaying KDF. Add a Gin I will listen to many many more times and my long lost Brother and you have the makings of a 'special' set.

DWD...28 minutes. The number doesn't really matter. It was mostly straight up for the first half and I expected a Carini or Taste to come in and move things along. But then the wildest thing happened. Trey found something in the major-scales that he liked, and things just kind of went from there. It was a beautiful and ultimately extremely climatic performance....every note he pushed at the fans, they pushed back.

So, so far so good..and then Steam and Light go deep too...some new sounds, or at least new to me. Haunting and familiar at the same time. At this point I'm not sure what they have been doing in practice, or if this was just one of those all-cylinders clicking on new idea thing, but I was mesmerized. Farmhouse was necessary, and kudos to Trey for completely doing a true homage to No Woman No Cry there. Antelope, because why the hell not??

Monkey>The best 3-4 minutes in the world...all gravy.


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