, attached to 2018-11-02

Review by Stash

Stash Glad I made the turnaround trek for this show. Walked in the arena during the opening notes of Cavern and the vibe felt right from the start. The first set was playful with a nice mix of old and newer material all of which seemed to get obligatory jams that fit the bill. Major blastoff during Mercury which went places that were certainly unexpected. The room was popping with heads in party mode, and the band did not disappoint.
Second set was simple, well crafted yet playful. In short it was an “old school” Phish. Forget about type 1 or type 2 jamming, I’m talking about the interaction of the crowd and the boys. The not taking yourself too serious, try new things just for the hell of it band that many of us fell in love with in the first place. It was perfect. Songs were on point for the most part, controlled chaos. Trey put away the rip chord, Page got some time to shine, mike dropped bombs and Fish got weird. All good things!
After the show I hoped in the car and drive back to Cali with a huge smile and a newfound hunger for more.
Thanks Phish


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