, attached to 2018-10-24

Review by ryeryebucko

ryeryebucko Nashville night two went "screaming through space" after a Soul Planet opener with Also Sprach immediately following without pause to deliberate on song two. Right from the get-go of Also Sprach Trey vocally teased Soul Planet. Indeed, as noted before, we are screaming through space! Next up we sprint on cobblestones past the track from 2001 into 555. Ascend was definately hyped after the first three tunes. Taking a lesson from Nashville night one the band decided to "cool it down" with Farmhouse. I never ever saw the northern lights but I did see CK5 dialed in and play the southern lights. A neat visual with the lights is the swirling effect in the smoke, fog or haze if you will. I hope you saw the swirling fog, I noticed night one and watched for it intently night two. With a full moon above we are forced to keep the pattern until June, all aboard for the tour, Page leads us Halfway to the Moon. The full moon and red lit Korean Veterans Boulevard bridge over the Cumberland River was a sight to behold for those who dared to look away from the stage. Just like life, everything comes in waves after the second lift off that we received during Halfway to the Moon it was time catch our breath and let the band back inside our head with Waste. What's that you say, you want a smoking finish to an already stellar set one? The great Music City was then treated to My Friend, My Friend with MYFE ending followed by a Maze that I'm happy to never get out of and an 18:45 Bathtub Gin. You can hear those crunchy keys right now can't you. Set one complete, "Mark it Dude".

Over some pre show drinks at Acme Feed and Seed, it was discussed what songs were being chased. What songs were likely candidates for the show considering what has been played recently, especially bus-outs. Would we have another guest sit in? History did repeat itself. Not with another sit-in for the Nosh Vegas shows but with a Down with Disease set two opener. Yes this was discussed during the pre show conversation. The word predictable was uttered pertaining to DWD. It should be noted that during the recent 2018 Dicks run that DWD was placed set one song two. The demons did not stop the fine folks in Nashville from dancing in their heads or on tera firma. I lost my shape, trying to act casual, it was many years ago now but I really can't be sure. Thanks to Phish for reminding me of this during Crosseyed and Painless. Scents and Subtle Sounds kicked off sans formal intro and at the 5:20 mark a CCR tease of a Run through the Jungle variety can be heard via guitar riff and is verbally confirmed at 5:54. At the the 6:59 mark Crosseyed is teased but we are all really still waiting for the Party Time tease at 8:10 into S&SS. There is a slow stream of power coming from the NMINML as set two groves on. The only proper way to continue this dance party is to next Boogie on Reggae Woman. Set two closes with Harry Hood, and you can most certainly feel good about it. What an amazing night. Pardon me, do you have any Encore, man? Run Like an Antelope was an amazingly high energy cap to a beautiful two day stand down by the river in Nashville, TN.

Holy It's Ice Cream, there is a line, there is a formula. Phish continues to amaze and although familiar to their fans this band is not predictable, even when we call the same old set two DWD opener. MYFE


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