, attached to 2010-10-16

Review by tripped13

tripped13 What a great SHOW! I had a 12 year hiatus from Phish that ended in Charlotte, NC on 7/2/2010. The 2 shows I have seen this year rate up with some of my best for '93-'98!

Kill Devil Falls I would rate as a decent opener and Guelah Papyrus seemed to drag a little, but my excitement broke the damn with the opening chords of The Curtain With (which I called in a phone call on the way to the show). Then my blue flame was stoked even hotter when I heard the opening lick of the Mango Song. That's where it seemed that Trey was having the first signs some technical issues, but not sure that many people noticed. Sneakin' Sally and Uncle Pen were both solid numbers that got me going. Then closing out the set with perennial favorites Cavern> David Bowie was definitely stellar. Again, Trey's technical issues reared their ugly head again in David Bowie. I couldn't tell if he was having a pedal problem or what but the guitar tech took some extra time with his rig @ set break and cleared up any of the issues that were happening in Set I.

Set II coming out with Crosseyed and Painless, Dirt and then an incredible Fluffhead! Also Sprach Zarathustra is not one of my favorites but Page brought it in with a funky groove before falling into the normal back drop. Tweezer explored itself into nowhere and Trey intuitively put it to a halt and followed with the more traditionally arranged Show of Life, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I cannot understand how the kids today can dance to the dissonant improv of a a Tweezer and then sit down when they come back with a song that is in key and in time? They must have needed to use it as a break before the You Enjoy Myself that blew me away, as it often does.

The Encore was a special treat with Trey asking Page where he has been, and Page banging out the first phrases of I Been Around. Quinn the Eskimo, personal favorite, into as intense a Tweezer Reprise as I can remember ever seeing topped off an incredible night for this old timer.

Thanks guys for another wonderful experience!


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