Sleep was performed for the first time since August 17, 2011 (289 shows).  
Debut Years (Average: 1999)

This show was part of the "2019 Summer Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 2019-07-03

Review by myers33

myers33 As I said about N1...Phish didn’t come to SPAC to “play”, they came to fuckin’ play.

FLUFFHEAD (RIP to Mike’s bass)...and then GUYUTE?!? HOLY FUCK. That’s it. That’s the whole review.

.....

Fine, I’ll do the rest of the show.

Martian Monster and Llama were shorter incarnations, or at least they felt like it, as my mind’s still on the two behemoths that they played before. Everything thru the whole show was real tight, and these two tunes were no exception. Food for thought, will we ever hear a slow Llama again?

Then we got Steam. Fuuuun-kyyyyyy. Head-banger of a jam too. Again, short but sweet. Or, I’m not sober and have no concept of time. One of the two is correct, and that’s up to you to decide.

The boys put us into a bit of a dream sequence with Horse > Silent & then Sleep (bustout!!), but you know what? I loved it. Great breather to recover from the insanity that was the start of the set, and they’re also great songs. Drift While You’re Sleeping was a solid set closer, and I gleefully went to take my setbreak leak with more than my usual fix of sap & sweetness.

Repeating last night’s approach to set 2, the boys started up with NMINML, an easy jammer to get the heads boppin’ & a song that can really go anywhere. Great exploration here that takes its time & had us all feeling pretty great throughout. Dirt was awesome to hear afterwards. One of my all-time favorite Phish melodies & I always liked the lyrics.

If I could sum up the following string of tunes into one word, it would be this one: seamless. Totally seamless. Plasma and We Are Come to Outlive Our Brains felt like the same damn song. Genius. And then Tweezer Reprise?? AGAIN?! WOW. What a way to cap off a great muti-song saga.

With hardly a moment to catch a breath, Trey dives head-first into The Wedge, and the band executed perfectly. Loved hearing SSTTA, and Antelope’s always a good tune, though, while I still enjoyed it because I phucking love this band, I didn’t think it was their best shot at it. Can’t all be perfect, I suppose.

Again consistent with last night’s formula for S2 success, More’s a great straight-up rocker with an easy sing-along chorus, so it makes sense to be the second-to-last pick. An on-point performance of Slave followed by a rippin’ Rock and Roll encore wrapped up a quality two-night run in beautiful Saratoga Springs.

Hard to say whether tonight was better than night 1. They were both worthy of 4 stars from myself. I’d like to think that each was special in their own little way, like kindergarteners. Just like Jenny, who, at five years old, was likely in kindergarten when her life was changed forever by rock and roll. Or maybe 1st grade. Lou never said her exact birthday.

If you’re moving on to the next shows at Fenway, do hold on to your hats. Happy 4th, everyone!
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Review by dublindeuce

dublindeuce Can you think of a better one-two punch to open a show than Fluffhead and Guyute? Martian Monster, Llama, and Steam bring the heat, as can now be expected by these workhorses. Am I the only one who thought it was strange to end the set with Silent in the Morning, Sleep, and Drift While You're Sleeping? Sounds like a run of songs that an old person or an insomniac would listen to.

NMINML goes to weird and phishy places, but instead of taking it out for extended walk, Trey ripcords into Dirt. This Dirt's placement is a little questionable, but this is still a breathtaking version. Plasma hits, and this is where this set gets even weirder in all the best ways possible. This Plasma is more successful than the version from Canada, and launches the segue that makes the set. A quick WactooB energetically leads back to Plasma, and then back to Tweeprise! SPAC gets two Tweeprises, like back in 2010! This Wedge is full of energy, and any show with Sneakin' Sally is a winner in my eyes! Sally gets a jam, taboot. Another great Antelope, which has been getting a lot of attention lately. A zesty Slave ends the set, and from my Mixlr, it sounded like the crowd was loving it!

This is a nice show. Overall, I prefer Tuesday to tonight, but this show has a very strong fourth quarter. Listen to Plasma > Tweeprise > Wedge > Sally > Antelope. See you guys at Fenway!
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Review by ufitzi

ufitzi We were talking about seeing a show full of classics including maybe a Fluffhead, so we immediately felt like we'd hit it. I wouldn't in a million years expect another heavily composed song to follow but when they began Guyute the place exploded. What an opening pairing! We knew we were in for a special night. Even with some of the new material this definitely felt like a throw back show - SITM, Llama, Poor Heart, Slave, Antelope, the Farmhouse ballads... as noted above everything was nice and tight, with perhaps a bit more piano in Wedge, or rather a bit less guitar. The Sally was perfect follow up to the preceding set of strung together tunes, which worked absolutely perfect. I thought the Plasma was tight, and could have gone in any number of directions. There was this little theme Trey and Mike hit on twice, sounded like they were going into something but it faded... when the reprise surfaced it didn't take long for the crowd to pick up - what a burst of energy!

The final run of tunes each could have stood as the closer.... by the time Slave hit all I could think of for the encore was YEM but with a bag of tricks this big it's always great to see the band wrap up a stand and not pull that out. The R&R book-ended the "New York" themed tunes and was a very strong closer, with the guys (and crowd) "all-right'ing" their asses off. Good stuff. We thoroughly enjoyed each night, but I would give night two just the slightest nod.
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Review by s1177375

s1177375 The reason possum and Campbell Walker such good songs is because deep down tree knows that his best material could’ve come from a guy who said fuck this band I’m going to heaven and unfortunately will never know what that guy could’ve created because you ditched him because just like God had to ditch the Jews and say OK salvation is available to everybody now the Gentiles you guys I got a let you all and now I just can’t let just the Hebrews inI came to my own and my own rejected me John Fishman and Michael Gordon they rejected me so I went to the Gentiles train astasia and Paige McConnell and oh fuck they rejected me too
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Review by s1177375

s1177375 It’s so obvious when you’re on the other side of it when you listen to phish completely fucked up on weed or fucked up on LSD or just alcohol maybe just drunk as a skunk weed maybe just sober but completely addicted to self and now that I go and see them sober I see that there is something more to life than this there’s more to life than 1 band there’s more to life than any band because no human can save us From our final enemy death-only Jesus can save us from cobain heroin addicted at death or Michael Jackson addicted to wtf knows what propophol even is but It’s supposed to only be used to put people under in like a fucking coma plus Xanax plus addicted to 10-year-old boys asses which is rape which is lost which is the pride of life which goes back to why Boyd Tinsley is out of Dave Matthews band and why Cosby my idol growing up is really just a fucking loser so yes there is more to life than this but it’s about other people it’s about helping peopleHelp that homeless junkie help your neighbors that you hate then you will see were real love is it’s about loving other people and the only way we are able to love God says to death is to die for your friend it is the best form of love that’s what Jesus did for us so if you’re willing to die for your best friend are you willing to die for your wife are you willing to die for that smelly Wookiee Phan beside you in are you willing to die for perfect strangers that are assholes that are enemies are you willing to die for your enemy if you are then you’ll realize that there is more to life than this and then you don’t care if the show’s good or not because you realize that Trey is just grasping at straws’s he’s just trying to find answers that can only be found and not the helping friendly book of Half lies on tour like we wanna Quit because we heard this lady say this amazing quote that I stop singing because I played the best thing I was ever going to play and so then it’s time to stop LIAR that’s not a book the book is the Bible they’re talking about the Bible even I realize it And I only have a degree not from Goddard college but I do have a four year college degree so fuck you but I don’t have alumni blues because I don’t give a shit about my time in college get to Jewish members we know what we’re talking about here we’re talking about the Bible when you say there’s got to be more life than this I want to be an official and just hold up a Bible Right in the middle of More doesn’t matter what version it doesn’t matter what translation who gives a fuck it could be any translation it could be the worst one It could even be the Message which is watered down bullshit but of course it doesn’t have to be king James my favorite cat I named him after the king James Bible it doesn’t even have to be the new American standard which I think is the best or the ESV but you can hold up proudly and I will at the next show I attend And actually request for more out there is more to life than this This band blogging the Internet it’s all just bullshit and you can stop singing that stupid song it is just read your fucking Bible the book that a kill list is always talking about icculus read the fucking book the book is talking about is the Bible that trey refused to read He thinks he’s talking about his legacy we don’t care about a legacy we don’t care the grateful dead Jerry Garcia will be forgotten even the Beatles will be forgotten the only thing you will be remembered cording to scripture is scripture itself the only thing that will last in this world Burns is the 66 books of truth. Two members in the band are Jewish God loves Jews more than any other race wake up people I want to hear fish in heaven the only way to do that is to get these fuckers saved
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