Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA
Set 1: DwDDown with Disease > Cavern > Possum, Cities, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, KDFKill Devil Falls, Lawn Boy, Tube > BOTTBack on the Train, Wilson > Axilla > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line
Set 2: Carini > C&PCrosseyed and Painless > Twist > Piper > Mike'sMike's Song > Joy > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover -> HYHUHold Your Head Up > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Character Zero, QuinnQuinn the Eskimo
 Phish debut; Fishman on drumkit in front of the band.
Average Song Gap: 4.08
Notes: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) was a Phish debut and featured Fishman on a drumkit in front of the band.
Songs by Debut Year:
Was the show seamless and perfect no but they played a lot of great tunes with precision and energy.
Personal highlights: DWD opener rearin and a kickin out of the gate.
Possum (not a repeat if you weren’t at the Gorge), Cities, Peaches..hell yea! Nice trifecta .
Tube short and sweet GBOTT was fun and stretched out just enough.
Wilson>Axilla also solid and remember...it's not a repeat if you weren’t at the Gorge.
Second set: I wormed my way down to a friends Garden box and was in tight.
Carini: was dark and mean,
Crosseyed: 2nd Talking heads tune of the night and this song never disappoints, very tight flowing and jammed out. Great one two punch to open set II
Mike’s>Joy >Weekapaug, 50 Ways>HYHU>Weekapaug: awesome sequence.
Mike’s was filthy, dark and mean just they way I like it.
Joy : better than Simple in this spot and “I just want you to be happy” is hard to argue with.
Weekapaug: always bassy fun. Page crushed the Moog for a nice stretch and it sounded very crunchy yet clean and really did it for me. Then Trey put down his guitar mid song and took John’s spot to continue a seamless three way Weekapaug jam. While they set up Fishman’s jr drum kit front and center for 50 Ways . I was impressed. I was in close and watched it all go down; very cool to see and hear Trey move to the full kit and watch them play musical chairs switching things up.
50 Ways>HYHU>Weekapaug: I was glad Fishman did Paul Simon right with a faithful cover of a very classic song then hammed it up with a few laps around the stage….worth a listen.
Zero f^&*ing rocks every time I find it hard not to like this song.
Quinn, Plan and Julius were all fun and well played but not earth shattering for me.
I love this band and where they take me.
Side note to all the people posting negative reviews and spewing hate across the internet about a band you love or once loved stop it. Don’t live in the past or the negative. Find something you like in the music and the people you are sharing it with, especially if you were not even at the show!!! So much of a Phish show is about your mindset and the people you surround yourself with. Get busy living and stop dwelling on the negative or just stop listening if it’s not working for you anymore.
Just plain old solid... Light show is worth a DVD...
The versions in the first set were extremely well played with enthusiasm.
We all have our own way of enjoying a show. I like to move around. Staying in one place for too long is boring for me. I like to enjoy the scene and the music from different vantage points.
Security made this difficult.
There were strong points in set 2.....
As a matter of fact the Carini>C&P>Twist>Piper>Mike's was VERY intense.
Strong ending with Character Zero>Quinn.
I will never get tired of Julius.
Cool venue otherwise....it was nice to get a wide selection of beers they had at the 'convenience store' inside the show.
Overall a beautiful southern California night.
The show itself is good. not great or terrible, just good. This show is considered rather unremarkable, especially since it took place on such a fantastic run. There's merit there, but I would like to say that this Peaches is nailed, Tube is an "above average" jamless version, and the opening quadfecta of the second set is worth a listen. Piper especially. It's a very strange jam and hard to navigate. Lots of ideas crashing around. Cool take.
50 Ways was actually a cool cover. Fishman forgot the words to a verse, but all in all it was nice.
This is a show that doesn't require an urgent listen, but was probably important to the band on a variety of levels. Glad to have been there.