, attached to 2016-09-04

Review by oceanbear

oceanbear So, I write this in reflection of the entire weekend.... there really is no way to explain being part of the Dick's experience live. My first rodeo was with my 1 yr old in 2012 and she danced her ass off... my most recent was with my now 5 yr old and she danced her ass off albeit only for the first night. We got babysitters for nights 2 and 3. Regardless of the semantics, I would like to just say thank you to everyone that showed up. It is a nonstop parking lot party that turns into a huge bowl of fans with Phish rocking faces for 3 hours every night. This was a 3 night throw down.... but don't believe me for saying it... just youtube it!

First sets included all kinds of goodies, but I had a rare moment of clarity/ownership when they busted out Wingsuit in the middle of Mikes Groove. At first I thought everything was falling apart until I realized they were giving us our brief moment of reprieve before showing us how much they love rocking (swinging) dicks... Weekapaug was standard goodness but the perfect way to make a statement that they would not be giving much in the way of breaks...... May as well just enjoy a clean Weekapaug? No! May as well get torn apart by Split Open and Melt! Just listen, why explain? Because you need to listen...

Tube was great again, and Char 0 was great news as the last time they rocked Dicks this hard was finished by a good but lackluster encore of Char 0 in 2012...

Now to try and explain the energy of the second set is pretty useless.... Is there a better way... What's the Use? There are Youtube vids online? I feel the connection from the crowd and band and couch tourers was better than I have seen... maybe it has been better, but rest assured, if you were in the house for the second set, there was never a better set. If you have watched some of the 2015 summer connections you have seen it.... Magnaball was insane! This was Insane.. Gorge 2016 night 1 set 2 was insane! There are moments of temporary insanity that can only be experienced and not explained, and this was one of them. Just Party Time expounded to the second set in the form of a crowd of people still waiting to come back to earth.. I still am!

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