, attached to 2015-08-21

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads Oh, I forgot to mention in my previous review: I detect more Taste/WTU? teasing than in just Chalk Dust Torture. I think it was subtly carried throughout the second set, which is partly responsible IMO for the feeling I got of it being a bit dark or experimental. That said, I'm grateful that Phish feels comfortable enough to get dark or experimental--especially experimental, read: Type II--from time to time, but I prefer blissy Phish to Lucille-has-messed-my-mind-up type Phish. I think that in the 90s Phish was a lot more willing to trip people out in a quintessentially Phishy and weird way, and I'm kind of glad that they don't pull those kind of nans that much anymore, because I don't really see the point to it. Their compositions can freak out susceptible persons, anyway, and there's really no call for freaking people out any further than that, IMO. It's kind of like how Bob Weir could be such a wiseacre at Grateful Dead shows... I love what I know of Phish's individual and collective personaliti(es), but one thing I prefer about 3.0 is that there's more of an even keel to even the improvisation. I pray that the band stays healthy, happy, satisfied, and fulfilled through hosing us, however that may permute.


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