, attached to 2019-06-23

Review by JMart

JMart I will be honest: this show...did not do it for me at all. Which is a bummer because it started off so strongly. The four song lull during the middle of the first set crushed the momentum and that is a dangerous thing to do to a bunch of hippies on their third phish show in as many days. Antelope is a vehicle that relies heavily on Trey wizardry that he simply cannot summon at will any longer. And that’s completely understandable- I’m just of the opinion that they should shelve it.
Crosseyed had a decent jam and definitely got the energy back up, but the way they brought it back throughout the set...they do it every time they play it. Ditto for the “woos” in Ruby...at some point it feels like pandering to the audience when things aren’t clicking.
Finally, basically every jam in the second set (and Carini) modulated from the i to the IV. No risk. Not a lot of heart.
And you know what? Maybe that’s just me. I just didn’t hear it Sunday. Hopefully better things in store for the rest of the tour.


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