, attached to 2010-07-03

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads Looking back at the reviews from within a few days of this show amuses me quite a bit, as this show strikes me more as a solid 3-out-of-5 than "topped only by Big Cypress." The first set is pretty songy; light on the jams, although it is a really good selection of songs. I like that they opened the show with Character Zero for the first time ever. Sanity also feels like a bustout, even if it isn't strictly one. The opening quartet of songs from Set 2 looks perhaps a lot more interesting than it really is, but ironically, Prince Caspian is the standout, with a jam that sounds familiar but weirdly unplaceable in my knowledge of Phishtory (which is admittedly not encyclopedic.) The segue is nice from Tweezer -> Slave to the Traffic Light. My favorite segues are always ->'s rather than >'s, and most often involve Fishman continuing to stride through the segue on the drums rather than dissolving or fading into the next song as he does here (for an example of a segue where he doesn't dissolve or fade, check one of my all-time favorite jams: 10/30/98 Stash -> Manteca.) Harry Hood is the other standout from the remainder of the show, and you get a Sleeprise (Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise, as contrasted with Monkey Top, which is Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top) encore for a nice send-off into the Alpharetta night.


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