, attached to 2019-06-11

Review by Col_Radicones_Ascent

Col_Radicones_Ascent Well...tour opener, how about that, in the books. Phish came out swinging. Sounding both well rested and well rehearsed the boys sounded as confident as ever showing very little rust in the first set. Each song was played with precision and each had some extra mustard added. It was a set of old reliables sandwiched between two new tunes and two that I was really excited to hear again.

Second set was at times choppy, which was only noticeable because of the flawless first set but is forgiven because hey...its the tour opener. However it bodes well because it shows how badly they want to stretch there wings and go deep. Second set had some awesome song choices and most were heavy hitters, however there were a few transitioning moments that felt rushed or miscalculated but again they are reaching for the stars rather than retracting to the 2016 timidness.

The encore was equally fun, Turtle in the Clouds is such a quirky song and it really looks like Trey and Mike truly enjoy doing the dance. Finally I want to touch upon how excited I was to hear the "Drift while your sleeping". I love that song and have since I first heard it. When Trey played it I immediately thought it would fit perfectly in the Phish repertoire and I am happy to see it pop up night one. Id love to go into more detail but others will dig deep so I will leave it to them. Just happy to see them this confident right out of the gate!

Good night from Couch Tour


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