SET 1- 3/5
Down with Disease in Set 2 got things going quickly, a beyond amazing version in my opinion, lots of improvisational jamming and unique playing with some ties of Ambient circa 1998 style noodling from Trey and the boys. A unique version and one of the best in 2012. Twenty years later, eh. Carini started strong and then again faded into a improvisational Dark ambient goo which was awesome! One of my favorite versions performed by Phish. Backwards down the Numberline had a good Trey Solo in it which seemed to keep things upbeat and not just a filler between the setlist. Julius was sick, a great version of the song, Trey again shredding the hell out of the version and fading into Slave. Slave was a good closer for the Show. I was thinking Guyute or Show of Life for the Encore.
Encore- Hood, this Hood was above average. This is my favorite Phish song so I am a firm Hood lover and expect a decent if not stellar version when i hear those drums and reggae beat being laid down. It was, a solid Hood with some moments of the past mixed into Type 2 playing (a majority of the show this evening) Show of life to cap things off. I knew it was coming one of these nights, I like this song it's like Heavy Things back in 1999, not my favorite but I do not dislike it either, Trey seemed to put his heart into this one and enjoys playing it.
Overall I liked the show this evening. I am hoping to catch the NYE stream tomorrow night or at least some of it, NYE is always a crazy time of the year and best wishes to all who are at the MSG tomorrow or those watching from home. Have a great NYE and be safe.
Highlights: SET 1- Ride Capt Ride, Antelope
SET 2- DWD, Carini, *encore Hood.