, attached to 2013-08-02

Review by chrismcguire634

chrismcguire634 I think the recap was spot on and written very well, thanks @jwelsh8. The energy during the first set was palpable and the band acknowledged our enthusiasm with some excellent playing. Free was great and the jam section generated a foreboding sense of what was to come. This Grind was "jammed out" with great feel and funk, Ok Kee was standard, AC/DC displayed some great 3.0 style type 1, Vultures was fun, Roggae (in place of Ocelot perhaps) and Sand were excellent versions. Circus and Babylon were standard. Reba was well played and the jam was very satisfying, though I have to say that I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but I think this is the last and only time Reba needs any "wooing". Halfway was excellent, do yourself a favor and check it out. Golgi was a perfect ending to a unique, fun, articulate set of Phish.

Set II was a roller-coaster of miscalculation, redemption and payoff. PYITE was well played, DWD was short and sweet but ultimately will be forgotten. Caspian and Farmhouse are two song I enjoy but feel were misplaced. One could almost feel the energy leaving the auditorium and that's not to say these were particularly poorly played, just the wrong placement in the set. Seven Below seemed to be an affirmation of the "lul" in the set and presented us with the most exploration of the night. Though the composed sections are rough, the improvisation is great. Theme and Hood were standard. I know it sounds unbelievable but check out Stealing Time, my favorite version personally and maybe the best jam of the night. Full of intensity (without being tense) and inspiration. Coil was great, sans the clapping and finally Walls was a great high energy closer.

Not the greatest Phish show I've attended but a solid effort with a lot to go home happy about. Definitely worth a listen and possibly a download as well. Thanks to all the SF Phans for the great times and hospitality! See you at Dick's!!


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