, attached to 2016-12-30

Review by coreychung1

coreychung1 All I can say is "Wow". This show is the exactly what I have been looking for in a phish show for a long time (3 years lol. Laugh at me jaded vets). This show was a barn burner from start to finish, and I wasnt ready for it. Me and my friend (who brought me to my first show) kept looking at each other during the first set in disbelief of the quality of music.

My friend has been calling for gumbo all year long (me consoling in disbelief) were ecstatic when it came within her first 3 shows! the cities was rocking and they kept the house moving with old home place (I love this tune) and went right into a Gin that had IT. Trey had sounded fantastic the previous nights, but on this jam he was patient continuing the groove with page with tasty licks and multiple peaks. By the end of my friend my friend I felt as tho I was both out of energy and just getting warmed up for more. Then I got my song....

Let me give some pretext to this - I had jinxed it. Me and my friend at Magnaball had gotten into camp and we were talking about the songs we were looking for and chasing.. Among many I named Wilson (because I really love that rocker) and my friend said "Ohhh we'll get a dope one, dont worry, were here all weekend." Never again will I talk with such certainty about this band. it took me 19 shows but I finally got my WILSON!

But anyway - the end with a Sugar Shack (which trey nailed :D ) and with a short, energetic, to-the-point, house grooving YEM. IN THE FIRST SET. my 3rd of the year, 2nd in the second set. I love this band.

The second starts off with the Tweezer energy and never looks back. I LOVED the sparks breakout. Me and my friend Matt have been listening to a ton of bomb factory (94 TX heat if your not familiar) and were going nuts for the bustout. Ghost>Light kept up that great 3.0 jam sesh going (and I cant stress enough how great Trey's new rig sounds). The party time was surprisingly AWESOME. This can lull sometimes (IMO) but after the lyrics bringing in the energy in the building together with fun lyrics that quickly navigated into a great peak.

I hate Wading in the Velvet sea, I actually kind of liked it. But I wish that they took 3 min off that and put it into Rocky Top. DAMN was the building going wild for that! Finally, Trey biffed my favorite riff in Rock and Roll but the jam was still soo great that I didnt even mind.

Guys, this is why we keep coming back.

All I an say is wow.


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