, attached to 2011-09-03

Review by CreatureoftheNight

CreatureoftheNight After spending Possum and Moma getting on the floor, my Wedge shirt finally paid off as we made our way page side. The floor was a lot more packed than the night before, but we still found room to boogie up close. It was Saturday night and everything came up glitter for us. Kari got her ripping Llama, the Rhombus guy got his Divided Sky, and all of us got a second set that upped the ante on the S show. Many people talked about how fortunate we were to be witnessing greatness night after night.

Disease had its usual fire, but I love the rhythmic playing in its wake. The Tweezer gets my vote for the best jam of the weekend. Swaying with huge grins, eyes closed. The band and the crowd was oozing with positive energy for the entire 14 minutes. Masterful.

Golden Age was perfectly placed for me. I jumped up and down with the first notes, even though I've seen a ton of versions this summer. I can't get enough of this song. Trey's soaring solo at the end keeps getting better and better. I only wish the jam in the last minute kept going. Limb By Limb is a song I'd like to hear more, especially after UIC. This version's emotion seemed like a preview of the Hood coming up on Sunday. Whew, they finally their first breath of the set. It lasts about 5 seconds.

KDF? Sure, why not? The band could play almost any song and belt out a home run. Fish and Mike wouldn't let this one die. KDF Reprise caused a lot of glances and we got an even bigger peak than the one earlier in the song. Fishman was noticeably more animated all weekend and this was a great example of his determination. 2001 filled the funk requirement for the night, but the opening of Light got everyone buzzing again. Another killer jam?! Trey decided to leave the usual jam for a more patient approach. By the 5 minute mark, the band's synergy was again apparent. Drippy goodness straight into DwD. Over an hour later, we were back where we started.

The rest of the show, especially the Antelope, was the reason I couldn't move very well Sunday morning. The band kept raging until the house lights came back on. Thanks to Phish and all the people than helped make it one more glorious Saturday night.


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