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funkbeard In my opinion, one thing that makes this tour so great is Fishman. HIs drumming is so damn musical at many points this tour. Further, the Livephish SBD's have never sounded better. I'm working my way through the tour gradually, trying to keep the music fresh as I go. Getting ready to dive into Deer Creek (Klipsch?). Throughout this tour, I've been very impressed by the rhythmic unity happening night to night. The crescendo is no longer the only way to play a type I jam. Diving into chaos is no longer type 2. The grooves these guys are creating are some of the finest improv I've ever enjoyed. The Worcester Possum, the quality of the segues from song to song, Trey's increasing confidence, Mike's incredible tone and attack, and Page's virtuosity---- everybody is really hitting it hard.

In my opinion, Trey's symphonic tour is the highest achievement made by a musician of this genre, and his playing and timing has been way above average. Further, the actual jams have been well above average for 3.0. Everybody is exhibiting stronger-than-usual rhythmic awareness, making for some of the first Phish music that actually has me dancing on a regular basis. (Phish have always been a jam band that was a bit too rigid to actually get me moving. This tour has some real movable grooves happening.

Another point to take note of: the band's intuition of their music theory is really solid now. Take the Sand-> Nellie Cane, Bowie from AC: the inclusion of transitions and teases is being handled with a musical dexterity We might have only wished to hear of in days gone by. 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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