, attached to 2014-11-01

Review by arghdos

arghdos To me this show was an excellent counterpoint to Friday.

Going in, I knew (and you should have as well) that it would be near impossible to top the sheer energy and ridiculousness that was Halloween... Phish made the (absolutely brilliant IMO) move of not even trying to compete with that, deciding instead to take a left turn, ditching fire for laid-back, confident and at times, frankly wonderful, band-interplay. After about a hour and a half of sleep after Halloween I was pretty raged out, and consequently this show was right up my alley.

When leaving this show I remarked to my friends, "This show was as chill as Halloween was over the top". Immaculate song selection in the first set, and a lovely Crosseyed > Light > Lengthwise > Twist with a nice (but not sublime) Hood and #line to round out the second set left me in a great mood.

It's not the best show ever played, but it was somewhat unique in the laid-back jamming style that pervaded the entire show.

In any case, I left pretty happy. Definitely worth a listen

Final note, someone was handing out betting odds on hearing specific songs before the show. Both Fuck Your Face and a Manteca tease were on there, and I remarked something to the effect of "No fucking way." As always, I'm incredibly glad when Phish proves me to be dead wrong.


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