, attached to 2009-12-05

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads New phans should keep in mind a few caveats about .Net show reviews: they're either coming from people who are still emphatically obsessed with everything about Phish (perhaps also known as noobs) or from phans who have been around the block a few times and tend to compare shows to one another (jaded vets.) This show is phun, for sure, but it's not especially noteworthy in the full view of Phishtory, and that's good to understand not necessarily in the moment in attendance, when perhaps such bias should be discarded, but in retrospect when considering which shows to revisit, or as in the old days, to trade for. It's a diminishing return that's happening now with the availability of each and every show near-immediately, because in bygones past we had to carefully review setlists and jam reviews to find out "where it was really at" in regards to shows or tours. I'm certainly glad that all shows are available in soundboard quality since 2002, but there tends to be a sort of inflation of acclaim for shows that years ago would've been swept under the rug. This is just an average-great show.


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