, attached to 2018-02-08

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads This is an entirely intimate glimpse into Trey's acoustic performances. Even moreso than the 1999 Acoustic/Electric TAB tour, I would say. For one thing, there're a lot more "stories" provided in this show than the acoustic sets from the TAB tour in May 1999. For another thing, there's just a lot more distance timely regarding Trey and Phish's Phishtory compared. One thing I'll say is that the audience is for the most part very respectful of the dynamics between silence and eruption. In moments where it's appropriate, there may be eruptions from the crowd--and even in some moments where it's not appropriate in my opinion--but when silence is called for, it's usually found. Trey seems to encourage audience participation especially in Sleeping Monkey, where he says, "I'll play it, you sing it!" Also during Limb by Limb he trades lyrics with the audience. I am mostly, however, admiring of the dynamic between the audience and the performer here, where Trey is given the space he needs to tell his stories and play his songs, while the audience is primarily attentive and receptive to what's going on. As a final note I'll mention that Til We Meet Again would surely be welcome in any Phish set, and I'm thankful that The Inlaw Josie Wales was revived.


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