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Link Sunday, 10/20/2013
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

Set 1: Julius, Funky Bitch, BOTTBack on the Train, RosesRoses Are Free > SampleSample in a Jar, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, 46 Days, DividedDivided Sky, Bold As Love

Set 2: Paul and Silas > Tweezer[1] > Golden Age[2] > Piper -> Takin' Care of Business[3] > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sand > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: ADITLA Day in the Life > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Mike on power drill.
[2] Fishman on Marimba Lumina.
[3] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Jean Pierre tease in Back on the Train

Noteworthy Jams: Back on the Train, Tweezer (highly recommended), Golden Age (key version), Piper, Takin' Care of Business, Also Sprach Zarathustra (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 9.83

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish. Back on the Train contained a Jean Pierre tease from Trey. Mike used his power drill during the Tweezer jam and Golden Age featured Fishman on Marimba Lumina. This show featured the Phish debut of Takin' Care of Business.

Song Distribution:
3 Farmhouse
2 Hoist
2 A Picture of Nectar
2 The White Tape
1 Round Room
1 Stash
1 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "2013 Fall Phish Tour."

n00b100 , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
n00b100 When Phish plays shows like these, it's tempting - maybe even necessary - to go back and pore through the first set, to look for clues as to what the second set would have in store for us, any sort of inkling at all. And this first set certainly offers up those clues - everything is played with a crisp efficiency, Back on the Train has a little extra snap, Divided Sky features two different key changes and sets a marker as different from the 3.0 pack, and (most importantly) Roses actually steps out for the briefest of moments, offering a sneak peek to what's in store for the rest of the night. A first set like that either leads down two avenues - one where it's the better of the two sets, or one where people end up talking about this show in hushed tones.

That being said, you could also argue that studying the first set is a fruitless exercise, because no matter how good that set is, how can you possibly - *possibly* imagine what the band would have in store for us in this second set? How could you imagine that, just listening to the first set, we would get:

- a surprising fan-related bustout;
- a Tweezer that slowly and hypnotically winds its way into a midnight-dark groove, Trey taking the lead (this is a Trey show, through and through) all throughout, then goes Godzilla-destroying-Tokyo heavy like Tahoe's did, *returns* to deep waters (with two different Mike-bomb moments), enters a contemplative space not too far removed from the famous Island Tour Roses, and ends in a squalling, feedback-drenched guitar solo;
- the best Golden Age yet (only 7/8/12 is close), immediately rolling into a thick spacey jam out of the turn, exploding into powerful funkiness, and then puddling into dark ambience and ending in a flurry of effects and massive Fish percussion, all with no muss or fuss;
- a beautiful, *joyous* sequence where Piper heads off to the races like it always does, then suddenly finds an upbeat classic-rock riff and segues *neatly* into Takin' Care of Business (it's like something out of 1994, it's so slick and unexpected), which the band laughs through and then ends with a bubbling ambient fog, from which of course 2001 makes its presence felt, and this is a *wicked* 2001 to boot, easily a cut above the usual 3.0 2001;
- and, finally, a powerful Sand and a delicate Slave that peaks in glorious fashion, a fantastic way to end a massive, massive set.

We've got nine shows left in this Fall tour, but not only has the bar been set, that bar is practically scraping the stratosphere right now. This is a "dig into your couch cushions for the download money" show.
Score: 28
Splinter , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
Hampton 10-20-2013

So I did not attend the show, though was able to watch the stream and I have re listened twice today.
Julius is the way to come out of the gates. They stood up early and said ďDonít take another stepĒ unless youíre ready for some funk. Dropping a sweetly danceable, Jazzy Julius Jam getting everyoneís blood pumping preparing them for the tasty funk bombs up next.

Funky Bitch, I ainít got nowhere to go! And I donít want to go anywhere with Page tearing up the keys on this hot number. The pure Phish Funk Soul comes out for this tune most every time and Hampton III was no exception. Mikes kept the Bombs flying and his voice sounded way better than the previous night. Being the second song of the night it was good to hear Mikes voice so strong so early. Page was steady and hard hitting whilst Trey shredded nice and neat like. Keeping it crystal clear and whaling away. Fishman kept it steady as always.

Back On The Train was the perfect choice for the next song in my opinion. I didnít see it coming which is always nice. I like they played this at Hampton, it leads me to believe weíll be seeing it some more this tour which is always good. Funky breakdowns and some real cohesion among the band. This is my style Phish. Amazing song selection so far, flow from song to song is crucial. Keeping with that they slowly make their way into

Roses Are Free which I will never complain about especially post Funky Bitch. I had to resist all the urges that made me want to shout whilst the kids were sleeping and I had the show on full volume on my headphones. Strong version of Roses and I love a first set version, it lets you know you made the right choice ditching your loved ones and your obligations to go to the Phish Show and it will in fact be an unforgettable night. Just kidding. Everyone got a little time to play in this flower of a song. The jam was spacey and short. Not the best Roses but it was solid.

Sample In A Jar was next to bat. It was not a surprise to see Sample in this slot. Normal stuff here but Sample is a great song that makes the crowd feel as one. I feel like BOTT and RAF are serious dance numbers and Sample is a feel good song. It really does bring a sense of togetherness. Trey seemed to slip a bit in the beginning of the solo but he brought it back nicely and almost blew the top off of this tightly sealed ďJarĒ. Not a super long version but you could feel the band was into it. After some discussion they decided to drop

Ginseng Sullivan. Keeping a nice pace they nailed this song like normal. A mood lightener after some funk and rock. Just some good olí folky bluegrassy fun. Then the lights went away!! And out came those dirty old

46 Days with a hard rock and roll working mans feel. Trey has really become a master of this tune. Displaying an almost 8 minute Rock and Roll anthem about his old light man. 46 days was a nice slap in the face of Rock. So much energy coming off the stage. The attendees where a lucky group of phans. Trey switched gears and downshifted into

Divided Sky. Which should go down in Phishtory for the lighter pause. This was an amazing moment which I believe was sparked (pun intended) by pter (Saturdays Child). He or she relentlessly posted about getting the lighters going during set break night II of Hampton. This carried over to the Divided Sky pause. Shear awesomeness. I bet the band really appreciated the love. Good work Saturdays Child. Other than the sick pause Trey played the song near flawlessly and it was a beautiful moment for everyone (band included) Iím sure. This is what Phish is about. Great song, beautifully executed. The almost 20 minute version led me to believe that this monster would be the set closer. I was wrong, they were just simply opening the door for

Bold As Love. Bold is right. Page is a beast stepping up for this one on vocals. He does an amazing job at covering the great Jimi Hendrix. Page has the soul boy, he can let those love songs fly and we appreciate it, every note. Just ask the axis. You know what Iím saying. Play me out Trey!!!!

A much needed set break happened.

Paul and Silas was played due to some dudes dressed as Whereís Waldo making Trey think they were dressed in Prison Stripes. During set break they must have decided to rock it out for these guys only to find out they werenít dressed in prison stripes at all. Ooops. Either way they played a great version of the song playing that jail house ,snappy dappy folk funk. ALL NIGHT LONG!!!

Tweezer was an absolute Powerhouse following P and S. Turning the mothership inside out with deep dark jams. Kuroda doing his thing and doing it well providing a spacey ,funky light orchestra or buffet of heady lighting if you will. Enough to melt the most sober person face this was. The band seeks and destroys. They pushed the envelope and proved they can find new places to go. Itís so interesting watching them try to weave elegantly in and out of different formations of jamming. Experimental Phish is just Phish doing what they do best. I love it and I want more. Letís just say Tweezer verified why they call Hampton The MotherShip. I thought this set would open with

Golden Age, though I was wrong again. They placed it after Tweezer. Why? Because Phish knows better than me. This Golden Age was defiant and mean. They tore into it fast and didnít cease. Iím not the biggest fan of the versus but the chorus is catchy. Once they hit the jam they split the thing open. Exposing the middle gooiness of Golden Age. All the good stuff came pouring out. Wave after wave of knowledge vibrations.

Piper was to follow. Spreading immediate anxiety through the audience in anticipation. Knowing what is to come, the layering of vocal attributes and the intoxifying musical arrangement that waits. Trey played crisp the whole way through. They sailed their way through the jam not to disappoint. This was a solid Piper and fit the set list perfectly IMO. Youíd think this set was shaping up for a sick 2001 next. Right feel and darkness to the jams. They are in the Mothership. Itís all adding up but to everyoneís surprise they rolled up their sleeves and segued into

Takin Care Of Business with loads of energy coming from the stage. Lights a Blaring and guitar a rippin!! Page banging the shit out of the ebony and ivory on the Grand. Trey belting out lyrics and playing that Rock and Roll. Mike keepin steady while Fish kept that sweet backbeat. Gotta love a cover they have obviously practiced the shit out of. They were really feeling the crowd which made the music and energy that much better. Once they finished taking care of business they dove into what we all knew was coming. Welcome to The MotherShip!

2001 was sweet. A little flub from trey but otherwise it was tight. Mike laid some nice bass lines in there that were new to me. I enjoyed Mike very much on this number. Page is always solid on 2001. I wish Trey would let him just GO for it longer. I feel like he cuts him off more often than not. But either way this was a standard 2001 from my view. Iíll take a Standard 2001 any day though.
Sand was next on the list. Being they are playing Sand more and more over the past few tours is making the song that much better every time. They have been so many places with it now I think they feel very comfortable jamming this all day. And Iíll listen. Smooth imagery of hourglasses and gun shot wounds. Questioning religion and your conscience all at once. The lyrics along with the riffs of this tune are BAD ASS. Sticking with the feel of the show this was another great pick for song selection. Performed with concentration and skill Phish nailed this one.
Slave To The Traffic Light was the pick for Closing the second set. A perfect choice. One of my favorite Dark, funk ballads. This is as heavy hitting as they come folks. Everyone played with love for the crowd. Trey played the solos great and the funk element was exactly where it was supposed to be. Rounding out a solid set with one of their best tunes.

Encore Break

A Day In The LifeÖÖSick. Always sick.

Tweezer Reprize was of course the only way to go out. Great and powerful as always. Short and to the point. Step inside.

This is my first review of a show. Go easy on me.
Score: 8
makisupaman , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
makisupaman "If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day"
Score: 5
RunawayYim82 , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
So, I'll start off by saying that my wife and I weren't originally going to make it last night. However, it was just too good to resist, so we (she) caved and showed up in Hampton around 6:30 to grab a couple tickets. Well, it turns out we were right to go back to the Mothership for night 3. The two of us set up shop Mike-side further on up in the seats almost right above the stage. The energy in the building was, as anyone would assume, bubbling with excitement, the people in our section were pretty great, and we ended up all starting the "wave" that lasted a couple laps around the arena. On to set 1....

You knew Julius was coming at some point in the night, but I'm not sure anyone expected them to come out firing with it right out of the gate. Definitely got the crowd off to a good groove right off the bat, and continued with Funky Bitch and Back On the Train. You can tell Mike is still struggling with a little bit of a cold, but the guy was a champ and fought through his vocals. Now, I've always loved Roses, but like most, I definitely wish they would extend it more these days, and even turned to my wife right off the bat and said, "well, here's another standard 4 minute roses." I'm so glad I was wrong, because the nice extended jam on the end of it was a little foreshadowing for the rest of the night. Sample, Ginseng, and 46 Days follow and are all very well done and rocking. Divided Sky was definitely the highlight of the 1st set among 8 other wonderfully played songs. Trey really was on point and did a very good job(mostly) with the composed section, and the place went crazy of course during the "divided" part (it did look pretty great in there with all the lighters). If this was going to be our form of a "breather" I was not going to complain. Bold As Love capped off one of the best first sets I've seen.

Well, we DID all know Tweezer was coming, but what the band did at the beginning of the second set was a very pleasant surprise. Paul & Silas entered by sign/banner request, with the statement by Trey, "I'm NOT playing this for you. So don't enjoy it!" Then came the Tweezer that we were expecting. Well, sort of...while definitely not the Tahoe Tweezer, this one was definitely exploratory and spacy at points, with some dark rocking points as well. Golden Age really did step up to new levels, although I wish Trey would either re-learn the lyrics or just read the teleprompter sometimes. Piper was very solid, although I do miss the build-up to the vocals that seems to be absent in 3.0, but the highlight of Piper was really the jam that came out of it and the segue into a foundation-shaking Takin' Care of Business. The mothership was rockin hard and our favorite band was truly taking care of business. The 2001 that followed kept up the dance groove and was a little deeper than other versions of late. Sand definitely wasn't anything too out of the ordinary, in my opinion, but did its job of keeping up the groove. Slave was a real treat, as the four musicians on stage pulled at everyone's emotions. Before the show I called a "Sleeprise" encore, but instead were treated with an excellent Day in the Life before Tweeprise just about tore down the house.

The show felt like the perfect way to end an excellent weekend, and will hopefully be the model for the rest of the fall tour. The band really looks like they're having a great time, and of course would be remiss to not mention how in synch Kuroda is with them right now as well. Sorry for the long review, but this show definitely deserves some attention!
Score: 5
boardr1611 , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
boardr1611 whoever says this is an average show is out of the goddman mind. the boys killed it from start to finish.

paul and silas > tweezer > golden age > piper > takin' care of business > 2001 > sand > slave

with absolutely NO BRAKES throughout the second set... dark, funky, dancy HIGH ENERGY and flawless playing showcasing a very un-rushed trey who sits back and lets the cohesiveness of the jams form before lifting off.

I've been to tons of shows since 99 and I put this one up as easily one of my faves. PHISH IS KILLING IT RIGHT NOW.
Score: 5
bark_obama , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
Second set was the best of 3.0, case closed. I know people say that all the time, but this was the real deal. Random thoughts:

Paul and Silas - This worked because everyone was waiting for a Tweezer opener, so it kept the fans guessing a bit longer. Also I approve of any stage banter or nod to members of the audience.
Tweezer - Very sinister jam that ended with a sublime outro that teased "What's the Use?" quite a bit. I didn't mind that they went on into something else, as they had quite a lot left on their jamming plate.
Golden Age - I don't know how to describe the last couple minutes, other than the best sounding thing I've ever heard. There was a suggestion of 2001, but it would've been a rather chaotic beginning to that song. Again glad they simply let the jam breathe before going in a different direction.
Piper > TCB > 2001 - I hate Randy Bachmann and 70's corporate rock, so it says a lot that I liked this too. I treated the TCB cover as kind of a joke that somehow created a perfect bridge between strong versions of Piper and 2001.
Sand - At this point, Trey became possessed by Satan and played one of the best "Type I" solos in Phish history. I have heard enough phan complaints about "the whale" guitar sound. I hope that whale skeptics will hear this and realize the error of their ways.
Slave - Especially patient version was just what was needed after the previous theatrics.
Encore - Was expecting either a Loving Cup or Char 0 to precede Tweeprise, but soon realized that Day In the Life was the perfect choice for this show. The two chaotic swells in this song, both executed amazingly, reminded us what kind of sonic heights Phish is capable of when they are in the zone.
Score: 4
Sodito , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
This could quite possibly be the best set from 3.0. They took the time to explore all of the ideas and themes before moving patiently into the next. Not only were all of the ideas interesting and solid, but they told an amazing story. So much fun!

Watching from home on the webcast, the lights were some of the best I've seen too. CK was in tune with the boys from the beginning.
Score: 4
phunky58 , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
wow second set was the best set thrown down this year imo. Two absolute gems in the form of tweezer-->golden age. Both are must must hear and more than once. This tweezer is definitely my fav version of 2013 so far. absolute magic in the air last night during the entire second set. Spiritual experience for sure. I chase the improv shown last night. I just hope it continues for the rest of this tour especially Rochester and reading cuz ill be in attendance ;) . Im critical to a fault of this band I absolutely love but what they put down last night I don't really have words for. that's my story and im stickin to it. see you guys in Rochester. p.s. also carini from night 1 is must hear material.
Score: 3
larvalcraze , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
larvalcraze Overall outstanding show for the not to miss Sunday get down. I was 2nd row for the 1st set Page side. Trey really builds the solo patiently and very musically in Julius. It was real cool to see him play a few notes, then sing a few to himself and then come back in with another line. Reminded me of Miles Davis for the beginning of the solo. The energy stayed high for Funky Bitch with an amazing break from Page. The whole band was on for the rest of Funky Bitch and that carried right into BOTT. Again Page was laying some great clavinet lines down. Really love how the texture of the song develops and then Trey starts to color on top of it. Roses, Sample and Ginseng Sullivan got nice readings. Ginseng had a few rough spots but still great song to hear. 46 days is when the band really stepped up for me. Absolutely brought the heat for that jam. The Divided Sky was sweet as usual, add the lighters filling the mothership for the pause and Trey getting into some new territory for the end jam. Who doesn't enjoy a Bold as Love thrown in there too?
Set 2 was an all out throw down after a special Paul and Silas. Tweezer saw a exploratory jam that got the coliseum pumping and from there it didn't let up. Mike was dropping some of the lowest bass notes that just rippled the chests of everyone in the place. Golden Age > Piper kept the flow alive. From there the surprise was around the corner with Taking Care of Business. If you were there and din't dig that you may have a hole in your soul. The dance party wasn't over yet with a great Sand coming in next. Slave rounded out the set with a blissful build up and another well played version.
A Day in the Life was just beautiful and Tweezer Reprise brought it back to the high energy get down for our send off.
Score: 1
Jevers , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
Jevers What makes the second set so special is that they maximized every song. They explored the space, I mean really explored the space. They never settled after the explosion of energy initiated by Tweezer. Took Golden Age to new heights. Piper jam transformed in to a classic tune no one expected. Just as everyone was starting to realize what song they have been teasing they bust into Taking Care of Business and the Mothership explodes. The raging energy from Takin Care of Business was seamlessly transitioned into a funky fest 2001>Sand. And Slave was beautiful to end a truly amazing set. Knowing a Tweezprise was coming, the way A Day In a Life builds was perfect to lead up to the earth shaking finale.

INDOOR PHISH!
Score: 1
smuggs , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
smuggs My favorite show ever attended by a long shot. Julius opener BOTT roses ginseng that divided sky and the pause was unreal bold as love was fantastic. The entire second set is out of this world. It doesnt get much better than this.The weekend was amazing and the sound is so amazing in the hampton coliseum. Cant wait to go back !
Score: 1
Sivad , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
This is not a review of the show, although I have made it up to slave at this point and I am enjoying it immensely.

I am curious to see if anyone finds trey's tone to be at times kind off fizzy/ over saturated and yet still somehow lacking sustain?

Loved the end of golden age!
Score: 0
WFBIII , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
Sivad - I didn't attend the show but I echo your thoughts on Trey's tone.

There's definitely a lot less sustain which is a little unfortunate - I used to love the long drawn out solos he would rip, part of the reason I started liking Phish!

I find his style different too. More abbreviated and using a very weird effect.

I love these guys but it's not the band I fell in love with back in the 90s.
Score: 0
bushwood_a_dump , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
bushwood_a_dump On the notes of Trey's tone, something I've noticed from the couch this year...

I am in agreement. The lack of sustain is notable, and it is definitely reflected in his approach. I sense a real conscious effort on his part towards simplicity (classic solo builds, less notes, repeating melodic statements, etc). That is all fine and cool. Trey can play how ever he wants. This is understandable as he gets older and wiser, etc. BUT, old habits die hard. Every now and then (okay, quite often IMHO), he is still looking for that sustain! And it's not there. And the space really opens up behind him, and I think he notices. Just kind of odd, overall. I now the Keely Comp is long gone, but man, that was a big part of my love for these guys some long 20 years ago.

My two cents.
Score: 0
Sivad , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
Good to know I am not alone.
It sounded like there were times where notes would die out very quickly and that this would cause trey to stumble just slightly.

I really do enjoy the simplicity and restraint in trey's phrasing and the effect that it has on the band's improvisational direction. I feel that a slightly more fluid sound would help the music to move further into wherever it is going, which is often extremely engaging and a joy to listen to!
Score: 0
CentralScrutinizer , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
I take it back. That's a nice tweezer. Has some real soulful patient moments. Jam is a little slow for my tastes for a tweezer jam but its definitely worth listening to, a few times. And golden age wasnt bad either. Fishman is great. I change my grade to a solid B. Of Course that's in comparison to other phish shows. Not other concerts. Compared to the rest of the world a C+ phish show is still an A+. The worst phish concert is usually better than the best concert by almost everybody else.
Score: 0
WaxBrain , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
WaxBrain To what @Sivad and @WFBIII are discussing:

YES! It's the Ocelot. It's just not as warm and forgiving a guitar as the older Languadocs.
I saw Trey this April on the TAB tour when he was using a more vintage model and he immediately sounded better than he had for a while to my ears.
Then this summer he used the older Languadoc and again, sounded better.
I was kinda bummed to see him playing the Ocelot the other nite. However, I guess you gotta shake the voodoo off it somehow....
Regardless, I just dont think it's as forgiving as the older models. It makes him WORK for it.
Regardless, Trey is a wizard, and as shown last nite, he can still melt brains w/ ease.

He should break that Jazzmaster he was playing around w/ during the TAB tour....go Mascis on our asses........
Score: 0
FesslerPHan , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
First time here and wow ! Matt Nolan and I had the best time . UNReal vibe and was no BS around it ! My boy David duller made it down and the night was solid ! It was the best shows I seen in a long time ! To the Cat that was looking for his kitty ?? Oh lord ! Best band and the Mothership lived up to the sickest place ever with MSG !
Score: 0
dfro20 , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
Was at this night's show. I was very very happy with how they did tonight. I agree that Julius was an expected song but NOT an expected show opener. I am just starting to really get into Ween, so I was pretty excited for Roses are Free, and I thought this particular version was exceptional. Ginseng Sullivan was the only subpar song of the first set in my opinion. The jams were nice and upbeat, but Mike was still struggling with whatever cold or bug he's got and the vocals weren't up to where they could have been, but props to him for really trying to give it all he had anyways.

I was pretty fucking happy to get 46 Days. I had been hoping for it ever since my girlfriend pointed out that there were 46 days in between the last night of Dick's and the first night of Hampton this year, and that the song had only been played 46 times before tonight's show. I was happy with Divided Sky, but even happier when they started up Bold as Love for the set 1 closer. Page sang it well, and the ascending jam during the song was on point for sure. It's hard for me to say whether Bold as Love or 46 Days was the biggest highlight of the set for me.

I suspected Paul and Silas after Trey asked the fans if they were dressed as Waldo or in jail stripes because they were going to play a song for the jail stripes. Then came the Tweezer, which was definitely the biggest highlight of my second set and maybe even the whole night. This tweezer got funky, it got dark, it got epic, and it got spacey as shit. I was really digging Mike on the power drill this weekend, maybe dropping hints for a Van Halen type of Halloween show.

Then came Golden Age, which I will be honest is not really a song I hope for (I'm not really a TV on the Radio kind of guy). That being said the version of it was killer, and I actually got really into hit, especially the ending jam. Piper was standard for me, but still enjoyable, and TCofB rocked the house. Fun, classic covers like that will always be a favorite of mine at shows because the band adds their own Phish spin to the song to get everyone in the house pumped up.

2001 followed really nicely, and this version I think was better played than some of he most recent versions, particularly Oak Mountain 2012 and Alpharetta night 2, 2013. Sand was also standard, but wtf I love that song so I'm not gonna complain about it, and the Slave closer was a really great way to end the show on a super high note. I was really hoping for Sleeping Monkey, and was a bit disappointed with Day in the Life. I have now gotten that song as an encore 4 times, and 3 times it preceded Tweeprise, so I'm just ready for something new.

Definitely a great show tonight. Wish I was going to the rest of the tour, but I will be couch touring for sure.
Score: 0
slickstad , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
I havent been to many phish shows. This was my 16th, but I can say hands down the best I've seen. The bar is set pretty high for the rest of the tour. Hoping woosta and ac will at least come close as I will be in attendance. See you this weekend fam! Tweezer was incredible and I think im still sweating from that 2001> sand dance sesh. BASS BOMBS all night
Score: 0
Cantaloupe , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
This is the only show I've given a 5/5, and I'll probably end up changing that eventually, but for now I'll leave it since I'm still glowing in what was the best overall set of Phish I've witnessed live.

The first set was no slouch, but still it gave me no indication of what was to come in that second set. It's not that any of the jams were "the greatest" or anything like that, but the serious Type II Tweezer definitely deserves to show up on the jam chart.

They carried the energy right over to Golden Age, which is probably about the best of the 16 I've seen (so far I'm 16/26 for Golden Age, so I've seen a good portion of them). From there on, there isn't much Type II to speak of, but the cohesion of the set as a whole was above any from 2013. They managed to stay connected in that deep way for 90 minutes or so, which is quite a commendable feat.
Score: 0
GallopingGhost , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
GallopingGhost My friends and I spent 2 hours making a gigantic "Frankenstein" sign which hung page side. Even though it wasn't played we could care less because this show was absolutely incredible... start>finish. 2nd set was perfection to my ears and the whole place exploded during taking care of business. Thank you Phish... In Icculus we trust.
Score: 0
CentralScrutinizer , attached to 2013-10-20 Permalink
The more I listen to this show the more I am amazed by its reception as a good show. The sand and golden age and piper are some of the worst versions of the songs I've ever heard them play. The tweezer hits a nice point for about a minute, before mike drops into a Seen and Unseen jam and then it doesn't really get anywhere interesting until the last five minutes. The last 3-5 minutes of mellow blissful jam are nice but 20 minutes of average mediocre tweezer just to get to 4 minutes of good music does not make it a good tweezer. I defy anybody to listen to this piper and listen to AC piper and not report back that Hanpton piper is sloppy, boring, sluggish by comparison. It's impossible. It get a lot of hype bc of a long tweezer and great set list but none free jams really pay off. The golden age is one of the weakest they've played. Ditto piper and sand. And the first set is one of the weakest of 3.0! Please somebody show me where I'm wrong. Because I'm not. You all buy the hype. But this is a very average mediocre show. The empower is wearing no clothes. Mr.Miner and some who follow him blindly like he's an authority on phish quality might see shiny resplendent silken robes, but that's bull crap. Dude, he's totally naked.
Score: -3

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