, attached to 1993-03-13

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill WOW!!! And I mean WOW! This is the second in two years, and last show at the Balch Field house in Boulder, 28th of the tour. This one is high energy and may be the closest thing I've heard to "THE PERFECT PHISH SHOW” (this tour, so far) And I don't throw that phrase around lightly. This was a great sounding recording and a real joy to listen to all around.

Landlady was a little timid at first as they got settled in, but then...BOOM! The flood gates open with a mini bust out of Funky Bitch and its pure adrenalin. Believe it or not, the adrenalin doesn't stop in an aggressive Bouncing. Maze is just on fire, straight up. Fee mellows everyone out a bit, but is reasonably tight. ATR is also nice and tight. Melt is good, pretty standard rock. Contact makes an appearance and is a little sloppy but a funny standard Mike moment. Llama absolutely rips and the adrenalin is back. Wilson was great and had a nice tease of something throughout by Mike leading to a nice accompanying jam. Right into a smoking Antelope and I mean it! WOW could only sum up my feelings after I heard this.

It's also been a while for Suzy to come out so this one's a little sloppy, but rocks the opener position. Right into a rocking Tweezer and this one is pretty standard for this tour. Lizards has a few off notes here and there, but overall well done. Ice also had its spots, but still finishes in the good category. Glide was good and they get a great crowd response at the end. Pen is really nice, maybe a few off spots. Then the balls come out. Really funny stage banter at the beginning of Mike's Song and a great jam and even a passable Hydrogen. Weekapaug is great with Mike's distortion at the beginning and a really nice dynamic Page breakdown in the middle. FEFY was a little sloppy, maybe just too much adrenalin for a song like that. HYHU brings Fish out for a nice solid Love You complete with band intros and mini solos. Tweeprise does the job closing up and this one is a little sloppy but at this point who cares. This show was so good none of that matters.

Great, funny encores tonight with a super fast My Sweet One, great stage banter before Amazing Grace, "Page on the tuning pipe everybody.", and a really unique MARS!!! Seriously, some people may not like Mars, but holy crap this one is great! From Mike's killing lyrics with F bombs, to Page's jazzy jam in the middle this one delivers the goods.

And the show completes with the Charlie Brown Christmas song as the walk out music. What more could you want out of this one? Or any Phish show for that matter? Don't say YEM you're just being greedy now.

I've got to five star this one to keep its average score up there. It's a great listen.


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