, attached to 2016-07-22

Review by waves

waves After reading some of the reviews, I thought I'd add my experience. I was up close (10 feet back on Mike side), and could see pretty clearly a few things I'll comment on. Overall, I was disappointed in the show, but I was still happy to be there. In my opinion, Trey was just too happy / satisfied to play through the classics with somewhat inspired soloing on a few pieces (Stash, Rock & Roll). He doesn't seem to get bothered much by not doing anything too spicy or exploratory, so if the show doesn't go that way, he doesn't push it. And last night, the show did not go that way. The boys all looked happy to be there and people up front were a good crew, so not sure about the "LA crowds are douchey" type comments. Also, as for set break, the guy was tuning the piano the whole time. As soon as he rapped up and set everything back up for Page, the boys were back on a minute later. I don't think they need a long set break, they're pros at marathon jam sessions, I think there are just more moving parts now to the show (lighting, equipment, etc.) that it might take longer to get going if they don't rush it.

Final thoughts: if there's anything seeing phish since they got back together has taught me, its that I have faith that they will continue to impress for a long time to come (up and downs included). Trey looks extremely happy / healthy, even when performing mediocre shows, and that bodes well for many more years of joy for this phan.

Peace + Love


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