, attached to 2018-10-31

Review by berkeleybrian

berkeleybrian Fairly standard 1st set, with some pretty good flow in the first four. Would have been nice if the Ghost had been taken trick or treating around the neighborhood like some other early set versions this year, but it was still a good way to ease into the night. Nice Buried Alive teases on the tail end of Ghost, if I recall. Crazy Sometimes is super underrated....they did some weirdly beautiful things with it tonight, especially in the last few minutes. Really nice to hear Halley's jammed out....been too long.

Loved the Sweedish Phish gag of a second set. The new songs are intriguing and had so many new grooves and textures that I can't wait to get down to later on. Kinda felt like the first half of the set was stronger, but will need to relisten to everything. Pretty sure I heard the same I'm a Man riff from trey that he was working during the Chicago Tube somewhere in there....really need to consider what space smells like. :)

Third set was a little lackluster and the only thing really preventing this year from being a 4.5+ star show. Set Your Soul Free is still growing on me, and I would have preferred the Tweezer straight out the gates....it was a good one. A really, really good one. ASIHTOS kept it going for a hot minute, but lost direction before they waved the white flag on it and everyone got Line'd. Not disappointed..BDTNL is happiness and it's a nice reminder that we're here at the show not just for the music, but to see the ones we love from places near and far. Still, momentum was lost and hard to regain with a silly Meatstick and a sentimental Bug. Antelope had some steam, but lost its legs after the coda. Nonetheless great to see everyone having fun up there....

Encore was the only reason I came here to comment. I think that might be the third straight 3 set show that's had a Loving Cup encore? Reprise had everyone walking out on the good foot.....thank goodness they have 3 more nights in Vegas to take things up a notch.


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