I would have to first say that the Great American Music Hall is one of the best rooms to both play in and go see music. It holds about 550 people with room to dance. If it was New York, there would be atleast 1000 people inside. I was told that the last time that PHISH played the Wetlands that the normal 650 person limit was stretched to 1200. If you have ever been to the Wetlands, you know that is tight.
The show was very good, highlighting a great deal of the Junta material. As you can see, there are none of the new tunes on the list. The songs that stood out for me on this night were The Curtain, David Bowie, which had a very heavy groove working in the intense jam, and You Enjoy Myself, which had a great vocal jam in it, Possum, and Chalkdust Torture. Of course, anytime PHISH covers a Syd Barret tune (Honey Love), it is a definite highlight.
The show was sold out with lots of people outside. As the show started, they did sell a few more tickets to the point that almost everyone who came and remained patient got in.
On the whole, a GREAT AMERICAN time to be had by all.