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TheEmu Charlies review is pretty much right on. I attended this show and got a copy soon after, so have listened to it several times. A couple of extra notes...

The Gin opener was due in part (I think) to the torrential downpour that we got about 20 minutes before the start of the show - we all loved to take that bath. The general vibe of the show was working out the kinks/shaking off the rust. It seemed awkward and a little sloppy at times, and also not too serious, i.e. the post-Maze repetition of the closing notes (which also included Fish trying to mimic them).

I did kind of enjoy the Coil second set opener. Unusual choice, and the end started to turn a little ambient, and I was hoping they would stretch it out a little bit, but instead we got Free, which was OK. I also enjoyed hearing Bug (first time I'd heard it, first Phish Bug) and I did, indeed, think the end was part of Bug and not a separate song.

But musically, Charlie is right, this show is all kinds of "meh" with quite a bit of "woops" and a healthy portion of "yikes." Nothing to write home about. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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