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Permalink Posted by jimithin9 on , attached to 2010-10-19
jimithin9This was my 5th Phish show, and it was solid! Probably middle of the pack for me.

-Chalkdust is a good opener but I feel as if they weren't quite warmed up yet.
-Back on the train was a little too low speed and let some energy out of the room.
-Torn and frayed is a good pull from Exile, was happy to hear that.
-Bathtub Gin seemed to be played at the request of a fan with a sign, and the band seemed surprised and kinda of disappointed when Trey told them that they were straying from the setlist. It was kind of an awkward moment with Fishman asking "really?" and Mike just shrugging. But it was a good version at least.
-Gumbo was introduced by Trey saying Fishman wrote the lyrics and was a Maine resident which got a big cheer
-Divided Sky was standard, always good to hear. It seemed like he waited in silence for an exceptionally long time in the middle of the song.
-Jesus Left Chicago was GREAT with Trey switching up his style of playing perfectly to fit the blues.
-Nellie Kane on paper isn't thrilling, but it was a good bluegrassy one with energy. Interesting the last time they played it was in Portland Maine last winter.
-46 Days was probably the highlight of the show. It seemed like Trey messed up one lick in the beginning which annoyed him so he furiously ripped the song apart after that.
-Possum was standard, always energetic. Ive seen it in 3 straight shows now though

(Set Break where I strategically slide my position AWAY from the 40-something year old drunk guys who were pretending they were still in college)

-Fuck Your Face was out of nooowhere! Phenomenal stuff to hear, love the lyrics, Mike sings real low on it and gets into it.
-Mikes song soon follows, with teases of Fuck Your Face throughout
-Light was good once it got past the head, some good ambient jamming.
-Twenty Years Later is one of my favorites of the new album, some catchy interesting lyrics and a good repeating rock guitar line at the end
-Fast Enough For You hadn't been played in a while, good version, definitely a good change of pace, but at 7 minutes was a little long to hold peoples interest
-Weekapaug was standard with Mike slappa da bass
-Halley's Comet is quirky and fun to sing along to
-Free was OWNED by Mike. I never think of it as a song that highlights the bass but he took it over
-Harry Hood was one I was hoping to get, great to sing along to I figured this would be the end of the set but 2 more were coming!
-Golgi Apparatus was a good rocker, standard version
-A Day In the Life has been a good 3.0 addition to the rotation, their noise crescendo is intimidating

-Reba was the LAST thing I was expecting, given its almost non existence in the encore slot. I like what they did with it though, worth checking this version out
-Backwards Down the Number Line? Really? *sigh it was ok, some good guitar work. Not what I wanted to end the night on though

All in all, it was a fun night, glad to be on the floor up close to the boys, setlist was unpredictable with a good mix of classic bombs and rare songs.
Score: 1

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