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, comment by jwelsh8
jwelsh8 Much of what you wrote is not "about me." They are my thoughts on what is being played. That is a review, right? The writer's thoughts on what he or she experienced?

"I liked the flow" refers to the, well, flow of the song choices for the reasons I go on to listen. Because of those reasons, someone else may not like the song choices. Not pretentious or about me.

"I was happy at least they went there" is in reference to the exploratory nature of a song and while somewhat spacey and aimless, I appreciate the band's willingness to take chances and show patience.

I have already talked about the "Circus," and I have talked about my thoughts on "Alaska."

I asked earlier if you enjoy making guesses as to what the band might play next. There is a rich history of that type of exercise with the Dead, Phish, and other bands that change up their setlist. I got a bit of a kick out of the band playing a Hendrix song when I had a different one in my head. Pretentious?

The experience of a Phish show is so subjective, different for each fan and what he or she brings to those couple of hours. I simply was trying to let all of you know what my experience of the music was; it may have been different for you, and may even be different for me on tape. I guess what I could have written was more in lines of:

For set two, the "After Midnight" and its reach into Type II territory was a strong opener. It didn't get spacey, like the later "Drowned," but it clearly left all resemblance of the melody. After the first real improvisation of the evening, the "Possum" was a bit of a let down. Only to be brought up by the "Drowned" and the subsequent space. Sure, it meandered with its patience, but at least it went there.

Said the same thing, just made myself the authority rather than an individual fan. :)

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