, attached to 2014-11-01

Review by tennesseejac

tennesseejac When trying to decide on the MVP of this show I decided it goes to the audience. The vibe inside the arena was much more energetic than on Friday and I think the band fed off that energy to give us an amazing show. It was like the band used perfectly placed songs as logs for the ideal campfire. The set opener Fuego didn't kill the like earlier this year, but it was solid enough to get us going and helped act as a nice piece of fuelwood. The next 2 songs just kept building the fire that was soon to be ignited. Nothing out of the ordinary with these songs just dry and fluffy enough to secure the base of our fire acting like the much needed tinder. I think Trey subtlety lights the fire during 555 with a spot on solo. Next the boys start laying some kindling. They know that too much too fast on a freshly lit campfire can lead to disaster so they pull out some rare tunes. FYF really gets the crowd going because it seems like the band is not holding back and giving the band some nice leftover Halloween treats. My Friend my friend was the turning point in this show. The crowd got so loud near the end of this song, much louder than any point the night before. We were feeding the fish like pouring fuel on the fire. Unbelievable energy! The fire burned bright during the next 4 songs to end the set and I believe each was played better than average. Roggae was my favorite song in the first set and I don't think can get much better than this. When Trey brings back "They Attack" during BOAF the crowd goes nuts. And just like Oak Mt earlier this year Wingsuit perfectly closes the first set. Out of my 30 shows (all since 2009) this is my favorite 1st set and really gets me excited for what is about to go down in round 2. Possum was a great set opener but Crosseyed really started the set and started a must hear combination with the next few songs. The segue way into Lengthwise was awesome and worked perfectly going into a fun teasy Twist. The fire started going out with Wading in the Velvet Sea. And, I thought Hood would start us back up but it lacked the magic that we all know is possible with that song. Golgi and number line were very well played, but still not enough to feed the fire. My brother, John, called a 3 song encore and it think it goes to show that Phish know the rules about putting out campfires. Waiting All Night was beautiful. And, I knew that Sing Monica could not cap off this wonderful show. So, the boys get out their water to finally out out the fire and sing us a random, yet seemingly fitting a Capella Star Spangled Banner. I gave this show 4 out of 5 stars because I need a big (15+ minute) jam to complete my perfect show. Hopefully the crowd continues to feed the Phish tonight and we get a 5 star show. Feed The Phish!


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