, attached to 1998-07-20

Review by Capricornholio

Capricornholio This venue is right on the water and the band gets cute with the water theme in the second set. It's a very good show, but once again showcases how Phish and I disagree on what shows they should release. Drowned, IMO, does not make a very good "centerpiece" jam for the second set. It (along with 3/4 of all Rock and Rolls, and a good 1/2 of all DWD) is typically just a throbbing, monotonous, shreddy rock fest. If that's your type of thing, this version won't disappoint. Antics like obnoxiously long song endings (Poor Heart) and Fishman pissing all over Marvin Gaye (Sexual Healing) have never been my sort of thing when it comes to Phish.

Having said all that, I really like this show and it has many highlights. Gin, SOAMelt, Makisupa, Hood and Halley's are all in the verygood-great range. This show is bookended with its two best jams: Gin and Halley's. You get the sense that if this Halley's hadn't been the last song of the encore it would have really taken off.

Fishman is absolutely on fire for this whole show!

3.85 / 4 very good Phish.


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