, attached to 2016-07-22

Review by Brickmaestro

Brickmaestro Second Phish show I've seen at the Forum and while I enjoyed last year's show much more, I don't think this show was as bad as it's current rating of 2.65. They came out a little soft with Moma but the Sample in a Jar that followed was great. I also enjoyed Yarmouth and Kill Devil Falls, before it felt like they fell into a hole for the middle of the 1st set. It was fun to finally get a Stash live (even though Trey did sort of flub one of the easier sections) as it's one of my all time favorites. Cavern into Antelope felt forced.

Second set (which seemed to take forever to start after almost an hour break) didn't grab me much. I like Fuego and thought the jam was starting to really go somewhere before they gave up on it. It felt like there was a little bit of a bookend theme of fire and water between Fuego and Waves, before the inevitable Mule. Pleasantly surprised to get YEM as a set-ender instead of an encore piece (and Trey played it better this time than last year's flub in the encore). The encore itself, was... ok. I didn't feel the "magic" at the end and my friend and I booked it to our car as quickly as possible instead of enjoying the great atmosphere that resonated at the end of last year's show. Overall, this whole show felt more like a marathon (26 songs!) than a great performance experience. But, hey, it was still fun and memorable. Sample and Stash were the highlights for me.


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