, attached to 2012-07-01

Review by TerrapinTrip

TerrapinTrip I am a bit late to reviewing this show, but after seeing the Saturday Alpine show of this Summer 2019 tour (my 7th show - unless you count the five TAB shows and one MGB show I have seen), I decided I am going to go through all the shows I have been to. Well, here it goes:

I went to this show with my older brother, and two friends, and this everyone's first show. I remember that as this was my first show ever at Alpine, I was very excited and dropped some lucy before even getting to our spot in the parking lot. By the time we started walking through security I was feeling pretty great and was ready to start dancing. Security was pretty chill and I remember they didn't even check my cargo pockets in my shorts that I had hid some bud in.

Once the music started, I was diggin the reggae vibes of Soul Shakedown and get blown away by the Vultures. The baseline on Gotta Jibboo always gets me going and I was groovin' to it, but it was Dirt that really got me early in the set. As I had only really been listening to studio Phish, Dirt was my favorite song at the time and I was super pumped that they busted it out. It was played very sweetly, and was a nice break from the heavy jamming on the previous songs. The rest of the set was great, my mind was blown by the Frankenstein keytar madness. The set closing Squirming Coil was really lovely though, especially Page's piano work. Squirming Coil is another favorite of mine and the piano solo at the end really got me.

The C&P was a lot of fun, and the transition into No Quarter was really seamless. From what I can remember, the entire lawn section was raining glowsticks during No Quarter and it was syncing perfectly with the music. The Light and Ghost were good, but it was the Back on the Train into Farmhouse that got me dancing in the middle of the set. I was really happy with the set-ending combo of Heavy Things into Joy into Julius. Joy was another of my favorites at the time, and so I had gotten all three of the songs I wanted most during my first show. I also remember laughing my ass off during Meatstick when Trey brought all the audience members up onto the stage.

Even though the show was great and the crowd around us was pretty cool, not too many chompers, the fireworks out in the lot for the upcoming 4th were really fun. They were going off everywhere as my group was chillin and waiting to get out of the lot. All in all, it was a killer first show and Alpine has been my favorite venue since. Hope anyone else who attended has a great time as well, it seems like most people did.

Much love.


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