, attached to 2018-07-31

Review by Honeywatermelon

Honeywatermelon I've been to every TX show since 2015 and while every phish show you attend will have great moments, I have a feeling this show will contain the highest "replay" value.
Nothing I feel the need to write home about in the first set but I guess I can note that all the songs were executed well. It was fun, but many bands are fun. What I want is inspiration. I want awe. I want piss-my-pants, emaculant improvisation.
Well Phish have me exactly what I was looking for in the Everythings Right jam. The band works through a few themes and then signal to peak and it seemed like they just kept building and building until they exploded. This might not be what everyone wants. They have been bliss-peaking a lot of jams these past years (BD Chalkdust and Simple come to mind).
I love a bliss-peak, but I also like shit to get weird. DWD gets nice and gnarly. Someone else said it, the perfect yang to ER's Yin. It's not August 93 SOAM or Antelope weird. It's not Providence Bowie weird. It's Phish summer 2018 minor groove weird, which is a great weird to be.
The haze clears into steam. I've never heard a bad steam.
Seven below gives us a standard satisfying peak and Dirt takes the cool down slot.
Wedge Wilson lope and loving cup were all well executed and satisfying.
I love this band so much. They delivered the goods in Austin for us and made many a-smile. Thank you Phish


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