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Permalink Posted by MiguelSanchez on , attached to 2000-07-14
MiguelSanchezholy crap did it rain on the way from indiana to columbus. we actually had to stop under a bridge because we couldn't see more than 5 ft in front of us. after battling the elements, we made it to our hotel and finally to our 7th row seats for this beauty.

set 1
sample: this is hardly what you battle the elements to see... come on now

the rain started really coming in strong at this point. the boys packed in for about 25-30 minutes before coming back out.

set 1 again:

pyite: here we go! they played a really sharp snappy punch here.

timber ho!: now this is why you travel... timber ho! 3 songs deep in the show. good version, nothing out of this world.

jibboo: i was kind of sick of hearing this in the 2 nd set. it seemed to be eating up some prime spots, but i welcomed it with open arms here in the first set. they explored the funkier realms of this song with good interplay between gordon and fishman before working into....

boogie on reggae woman: another killer first set selection. they did not take this one for too long of a ride, but it still worked very well.

stash: this was a good strong first set stash. as always, they spaced it out a bit before really storming back to close it out. worth hearing for sure.

batr: standard

foam: bringing out the technically difficult stuff. well-executed. good pick for this point in the show.

dog faced boy: another quasi rare selection. standard

farmhouse: pumping the new album. saw this one coming since it hadn't been played in a littl while. standard

taste: page was on point on this take of taste. this really brought me back into the set after dfb and farm house.

golgi: standard. kept the energy up going into set break.

set 2

mike's song: aw, i was really hoping to hear this close out the deer creek run, but fuck it, i'm in the 7th row and they're playing it now! good version, not a best ever or anything but good. they appear to be poised to slip into simple before jamming back on the mike's theme for a couple more minutes. eventually they space out and work their way into...

frankie says: i always liked this odd little number. it worked well out of mike's. i was expecting weekapaugh but they had other plans

david bowie: they had a nicey spacey intro coming out of frankie says that they played with before slamming into david bowie. this is probably one of the better versions of this tune that i had seen in a little while. they really worked the middle section over before turning the corner to hit the ending sequence.

waste: this was a good opportunity to burn one after another hot start to a set.

sand: having had just burned one, this worked really well for me. like most sands by phish at the time, this one did not stray to far from that basic sand framework, but they explored it nicely within that framework. this eventually gave way to...

the lizards: always a crowd favorite. this one got the crowd boppping before they jumped ship into...

weekapaugh's groove: mike, as usual, came out of the gate hot on this one. fishman was also playing really sharp on this 'paugh.

enc:
inlaw: well-executed
driver: hmm....
guyute: good version, nice exclamation point to a good solid show.

overall:

both sets started out hot and petered off a bit torward the end. the 2nd set did not peter off quite so much. having had followed a terrific 3 night run at deer creek, this show stood up really well. good times.

high lights:
set 1: timber ho!, jibboo>boogie on, stash
set 2: mikes>frankie>bowie, sand
Score: 2

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