, attached to 2010-08-14

Review by jcfile

jcfile From the start of me listening to music, I never thought Id find something that made me feel like I do when I see phish. This show was during the summer after my junior year in high school and I had been looking forward to it for months, I was finally going to get to see the band that brings that feeling into my heart and soul. I Met up with a bunch of friends from my hometown at bark river campground an we headed to the show. I was amazed by the sheer volume of this event. I'd had been seeing concerts for years at this point but nothing so massive. We eventually found our way into the venue after hanging out for a while and making some food. We found a good spot near the front of the lawn and sat down. At this point a few more friends that were coming from deer creek (and had gotten in an accident on the way) finally met up with us. The second the boys walked out on stage we all stood up. I remember thinking what will they open with at my first show?? Bang - tube started- the crowd started roaring. I remember the feeling I had inside, total loss of control, my body was lifted into the sky and gently brought back down. It was a feeling like no other, my heart started filling with so much love an happiness. This was the moment I got 'hooked' on phish. I next remember hearing the starting lick to fuck your face, which I had heard on tape for the first time a few weeks before. Again the crowd erupted with so much emotion, it seemed like this was something a lot of people had been waiting for, this was my first time hearing about what a 'bustout' was, and that felt awesome to me. Finally when everything seemed to be going so well, they played run like an antelope and things got so much better. My friend and I started jumping up an down, with the incline at alpine the ground was hard on your ankles, and spilt beer made it kind of muddy. All of a sudden my buddy jumps up and on his way down he slips straight onto his back, after a quick laugh we were back to dancing. After the first set I couldn't believe the feeling I had inside. I had no idea that feeling could escalate to such heights, but then again I had never been to a phish show. At set break we all refilled on water and waited for the next set. When the band came out and busted into Sloth, again the energy lifted the crowd, it was so much fun feeling all that energy keep going and going. After the dwd the perfectly segued into what's the use. I had never heard this song before that so it felt like almost an 'extended segment' or something, but it was one of the most beautiful moment I've ever seen. I was hoping for a mikes groove since my friends and I enjoyed playing it from time to time when we jammed. Sure thing, they stared playing mikes, I was in awe seeing this, wondering what would be contained in between the weekapaug. Dirt came up and even though it's not my favorite I got a happy feeling starting to brew up, and then sneakin!!! I was so grateful to be here in this moment in time. Everything had worked out so perfectly, and my love for phish was growing exponentially with every note that was played. I was lifted to a point of pure bliss, the show ended and I was standing there in pure amazement. What would the encore be? Quinn the Eskimo which was one of my buddies favorite phish covers at the time. We all yelled and danced out the last song of my first show. To this day I still have the same feelings about phish as when I first saw them. Every show is a new experience and along with that comes plenty of good times and new friends.


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