This show was webcast via Live Phish.
Debut Years (Average: 1998)

This show was part of the "2018 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

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Review by Phishy_P

Phishy_P This review is going to be short and to the point. This was a solid show. If you like Phish, you should probably listen to it. Especially Tweezer, Golden Age, Mercury > Moonage, Reba, and PYITE. The rest of this review is written purely to meet the minimum required review length for a show review. I'm not about to dive into a 19 paragraph soliloquy trying to describe the intricacies of each song to convince you to listen. Rather, I'm just going to reiterate the point that this, in my opinion, was a great show, and I recommend that you give it a listen if you so desire. I think this is long enough now. Cool. Enjoy!
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Review by prepschoolhippie04

prepschoolhippie04 this is exactly the show i hope for. had been telling friends i hoped they’d do some allstate callbacks and even if dreams come true, pull through some of that 2.0 spacey ooze sludge vibe and mix it with their hottest trix of 3.0, and even that if the energy is amped, the jams are good and looong, i give none of the fucks if they flub a couple parts or sound weirdly shitty for a sec. fair trade off. it was 90-95% raw unleashed perfect energy and 5-10% sloppy “ouch” moments. that’s a 10/10 in my books. just listen to it all.
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Review by caramilton555

caramilton555 I've been going to shows since 2000 and last night was by far one the best shows I have ever seen! The setlist, the energy, and Trey just totally feelin' it was all in perfect harmony! AHH-MAZE-ING SHOW!!!! Page nailed A Day In The Life. Trey dancing during Tweezer Reprise was great. He had to run back over to the mic to sing. They came out swinging hard during the 1st set and it never really let up...Frost was the only slow song and quite frankly, I needed a breather and appreciated Frost immensely. It was beautiful. Great show.
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Review by jwh21

jwh21 Last night's show blew the roof off the building. From start to finish (well... from what I caught of the start, anyway), the band were on top form throughout.

A quick moan to kick things off: This was my first time at AllState Arena, and I didn't really know what to expect. I had a GA Floor ticket so followed the signs to the GA East Entrance. After spending a chilly 45 minutes in line, when I finally reached the front of the queue I was told to turn around and use a different entrance. The ticket checker wasn't backing down, so back out to the cold I went. There were no signpostings making it clear this line wasn't for GA. The "actual" line for GA was about 3 times as long, with only 1 person checking tickets. I must have spent another 60 minutes outside in the cold, and only made it inside for the beginning of Reba. Hopefully things will be improved tonight, as there were still several hundred fans lined up behind me even after I made it in.

Thankfully those frustrations were quickly forgotten about after a beautiful Reba, complete with whistling ending. Page's solo in My Sweet One was absolutely blistering — although this song isn't one you'd usually write home about, I can safely say this was one of my favourite versions I've heard.

The first–set Mercury stole the show for me. After the patient composed section, the jam that followed covered so much ground — ambient, funky, spaced-out, and above all beautiful and cohesive. I think Trey picked the right moment to switch to Moonage Daydream — with the Mercury jam beginning to wind down, Trey shredded the Moonage solo with amazing accompaniment from CK5. Set 1 closed with Walls of the Cave, a song I've never been a huge fan of, so I beat the rush to the bathrooms towards the end. Hopefully I didn't miss out on too much!

Set 2's Tweezer > Golden Age combo was outstanding. I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the obvious Manteca (tease(?) / instrumental performance(?)) yet — it feels like they've been teasing this since that notorious night at Dick's. Only a matter of time until it comes back with the lyrics, right? I'll absolutely be relistening to this pair — as another reviewer mentioned, they've been combining the best of their spaced-out 2.0 feel with the latest tricks they've developed in 3.0 — I completely agree. Whilst in 2016–2017 Trey's echo effects kinda started to bore me, it seems as though he's really found a way to make them work well in a jam in 2018.

Frost was a nice quieter opportunity to get your bearings again. Limb By Limb followed, although I don't remember much outstanding about it. However, Sand really turned up the heat — the jam rocked so hard, and is a must-listen.

Day In The Life and Possum were great high-energy closers for the second set, and a Wilson > Tweeprise encore topped off the night exactly as you would imagine.

Overall this was a fantastic show. If there's one thing I'd wish for tonight, it would be for another monster first-set jam — I don't care what song, but after being spoiled by groups like JRAD taking things deep the moment they first walk on stage, it's reassuring to know Phish can still deliver the goods without having to go through the perfunctory first-set warmup.

Have a great show, everyone!
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Review by youenjoymyghost

youenjoymyghost Really solid show here! In the intro jam to Punch you in the eye I hear a "Once in a lifetime" tease from page. Maybe thats just me. Put nice little into jam. Axilla is welcome addition to keep it rocking. Reba had an outstanding trey driven jam that worked its way to a really massive peak seemingly out of no where. Mercury had a stellar jam. Moonage Daydream delivered another great peak and incredible soloing from trey.

Tweer > Golden Age is essential listening. Both these songs where filled with patient jamming into multiple massive peaks. Frost was a nice return to earth after that one two punch. LxL is one of my favorites, pretty standard version here. SAND was wicked, short but sweet and satisfying.
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