, attached to 2014-08-03

Review by The__Van

The__Van This was my 4th show and this is best one I've seen, next to my first one of course.
The guys around us had a bet going on the opener. No one said My Soul so the girl next to us got the pot on Bathtub Gin. I wasn't surprised when they started up Pebbles and Marbles as they had played it last year for the first time at this same venue. The same goes for FEFY and Stealing Time > Suzy. Gumbo was a hot mess of nice funk I haven't heard come from that song in awhile. Not a huge fan of Vultures but I had fun enjoying the novelty of a rare song.
Now that Chalk Dust

Good Lord that Chalk Dust...

I have this theory that I will never see a normal Chalk Dust. Every version I've seen is on the jam chart and unfinished. In 2012 we got some weird ambient major mode jamming with a -> into What's The Use which hasn't been played since. In 2013 we got more major mode bliss jamming that was a contender for greatest jam of the summer before the Tahoe Tweezer. And now we have the Alpharetta Chalk Dust 2. This one is definitely my favorite of the 3 Chalk Dusts but I would still take the Chalk Dust->What's The Use combo. Who wouldn't?

Segue into Scents was unexpected and awesome, I just wish they would've done more with it.

Twist got down and dirty with the funk. At 3:40, on the SBD, they switch to very brief slow blues/funk groove that makes me want to shit my pants but Fish jumps right back into the Twist beat and Trey follows. Not gonna lie, that was the first Phish put me in a bad mood.

Fuego was a pretty standard fare as I expected at the start of the 4th quarter. Same goes for The Wedge but it lightened my mood just in time for...

Light! I love this jam so much! Just check it out. It's not too long but it's really worth it.

Ah yes Harry Hood. Far from the standard fare. Mostly. Mike and Trey duel. Trey and Fish duel. Page and Trey duel. Playful slow downs. Phish at their greatest.

First Tube is a great fiery set closer that should be played more often.
And then Fluffhead encore. Awesome just Awesome.


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