, attached to 2018-08-12

Review by Koa96

Koa96 S1: [Llama] our first one of 2018! And such a treat to open the show! I was quickly reminded of the two massive banners at the SF show which had written "SLOW LLAMA" and "DRIVER"...the boys acknowledged the Driver but had to wait to tonight for the Llama! [BBFCFM] is another 2018 bust out and keeps the energy sooo high starting off, Trey even jokes that they are going to "speed things up" so they bust out [Meat] another first for 2018! and a little jammy taboot [Alaska] do we have a theme of 2018 bust outs going? YES, yes we do! And all though its a slow, feel good song, it has a great jam for mid set...and then it happens [Tweezer > Gin > Curtain WITH > CDT]...In my opinion, this has to be one of the best 4 song runs in a long time. All four songs are part of deep phish history and lore. Other than Hood (which we get later!) what else can you slot here? Open for debate of course, but for me, with how it flowed, it's top-top shelf phish. And they absolutely nail it. The WITH was the highlight for me. And that's only the end of set 1!

S2: [Reprise] as an opener! Clearly, combined with the end of Set 1, this show is reaching legendary status [NMINML] is a fan fav off the new album and super groovy [Twist > Caspian] is another epic two song run, love the placement and tightness to this [Piper > BDTNL] sets us up for a great finish and they don't disappoint with [2001 > HOOD!]

The encore had it going too with fan (and radio!) favorite Heavy Things [Bug>Reprise] to end it - WHEW!

Gotta breakdown and emphasize set 1 here cuz it's so great...basically split into twos perfect parts (1) 2018 bust outs > (2) Epic Diamond nugget of a set 1 closer with tweezer>gin>curtain with>cdt. The fact we get a Reprise opener in set 2 and so many of (my personal) favs with NMINL, Twist, Caspian, 2001, Hood...this show is easily top 3 of summer thus far.

Don't miss a Sunday show!


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