, attached to 2004-08-09

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw This show is VERY underrated. Phish did a flip flop setlist. You get a total Set 2 for set 1 and Set 1 for Set 2.

The first set is just relentlessly jammed out. I don't know if this was their final treat for the audience at one of their most famed venues, or if they were using the jamming first set as a warm up exercise for their final leg together as a band. But I feel it paid off.

Chalkdust kicks things off huge. It goes into a very Blissfully beautiful jam, Fish picks things up and the groove kicks in, Trey seems of top of it. It has some pretty fierce peaks towards the end. People must've been shitting themselves when Bathtub Gin kicked in, it's a slowed down version. Into the jam Trey steps in front and the guys follow him perfectly, it moves with a nice little groove. Then Jim kicks in, it feels like they get the Jim proper out of the way quick and jam. Trey once again goes off. The WOTC jam starts off similar to the Gin jam with Trey riffing and hacking away. The intensity builds into a fireball, it falls apart going back into the outro. Even Loving cup is a noteworthy version to close this set!

All of these dreams is a very off choice for the second set. And one that to this day leaves a bad taste in many a fans mouth, I can't say I care too much for it myself. Trey goes off (again) in LXL. Seven Below starts off sloppy but finds it's footing into the jam which gets chaotic and eerie it melts into a serene jam. Stash is a pretty evil strong version. The segue into NICU is fantastic! Contact is even notable with a little funk jam in its center.

And a Bowie Encore??? And a Strong Bowie at that!! What a show!
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