, attached to 2016-07-23

Review by headyburritos

headyburritos This was a great last show to the 2016 Summer Tour. I had pit tickets for the first time ever so that added to the fun time.

We arrived and hung out in lot for a bit, but it was really hot and we wanted to get in for a decent spot so we went in kind of early. The pit was pretty empty when we got in, and much larger than I expected. It turned out to be a good thing we went in early because show time was actually 7pm, not the usual 7:30. As such, Phish came out pretty early and the venue was more than half empty when they started. The lawn looked completely empty and there were still hundreds of open seats in the pavilion. I took that as a good sign that Phish might just throw it down...

The Farmhouse opener wasn't exactly the epitome of 'high energy' but I always enjoy hearing that song. 555 got things rolling and the beautiful slowed down version of Water in the Sky hit the spot for me. When you get a first set Ghost, you know things are shaping up to be good. This Ghost was just as hot as any that were had earlier in the summer, and it got things going for good on this night.

Ass Handed...just hilarious to hear this song again. Smiling and laughing the whole time. My first ever Sloth came next!! So excited to finally get one. Follow that with a nice romp through Martian Monster and this first set is really coming together. Reba is always a crowd pleaser, and even a bit of a breather song for me. I like to slow it down and really fall into the beautiful playing in Reba. Then another time through Ass Handed..they must love this song!

The closing segment of the first set completely rocked. The first jammed out Tube in years followed by a funky California Love-infused Wolfman's. Walls of the Cave never disappoints as a set one closer.

The second set picked up right where the fun first set ended. A rare 2001 opener brought the funky dance party back. They followed it up with a rocking 46 Days and then ran through some nice playing in the Piper-->Carini segment. The Harry Hood was definitely a late set highlight with a really nice build up and peak. Loving Cup closes the set and hints at a fun encore.

Sleeping Monkey is a sign of a great show had by all so that was awesome. Then we get the Tweezer-Ass Handed-Reprise to cap off an extremely fun last night of summer tour. All in all this was a tour highlight for me because of a lot of factors; great venue and weather, great seats, shenanigans in both sets, great jams in both sets. Can't wait for Fall Tour!


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