, attached to 2015-07-24

Review by gankmore

gankmore This show rocks. I loved Bend and wouldn't trade that magic for anything, but Shoreline was pretty damn perfect for a big city big venue show. The Line is not my favorite but it was played with conviction and bravato that had quite a few folks moving before things we down right dirty funky with the Moma. Kill Devil Falls really had some absolutely lovely exchanges between every member of the band. Yarmouth always makes me smile. Undermind had me thinking about all the kids and parents on the back of the lawn trying to have good wholesome fun in the midst of madness up there in the back. What's it mean to be a phish fan? is it something you'd want for your kids? Who are we as a group? Free quickly expelled all those complicated thoughts and by the second half of Reba I could not stop grinning on spinning. Easily one of my favorite Rebas.

I love Blaze On. I replayed it so much at our hotel in Bend my phew companions almost revolted, so I was so glad to see it get the treatment in the opener of the second frame. I love the silly celebratory lyrics. The last 4 minutes of this song where it breaks up into all directions is just beautiful.

Twist is the business. It's got everything, low funk, a breathlessly light section, The part from 12 minutes on reminds me a bit of the Wheel. 12:50 on is triumphant and continues to give me goosebumps this morning.

Light is terrific and will probably get a lot of notice for the very I Know You Rider like jam around 11 minutes. By 13 minutes you can't deny what's going on.

Joy was actually a nice breather and grows on me as a song. I like it a lot better than Shade (though I do love Lamp). It is my song too.

I came in hoping for a Reba and Hood, and I got the Hood I was looking for. Just so perfect.
Cavern and Zero added some wonderful crunch.

Phish is on top of their game. This is a truly golden era in my book but then again last night was only my 40th show since 1992. I've got a long way to go to catch @juliegank, but as last night proves perfectly the band seems to make her pay for ones shes misses. Maybe I'll ask her to skip one each tour just to test the theory.

Go team. Love you guys. Enjoy the monster dance party in LA, I have to get back to writing a Law and Society final.


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