, attached to 2019-09-01

Review by headyburritos

headyburritos Probably the strongest night of the three from a musical exploration standpoint. I thoroughly enjoyed Saturday and thought it had some of the best jams, but Sunday as a whole was the winner of the three.

A nice, long first set to kick off the final night of Dick's 2019. I'm always hoping for something a little more unique, which seems to be missing at Dick's the past few years. Although nothing really out of the ordinary in terms of song selection, the first set was a solid hour and a half of good music. If you're not a big KV fan, this set could be kinda tough with Stray Dog, Turtle in the CLouds, and WACTOOB. Wolfman's was a highlight with some great funky jamming in there, as well as a dark and dirty MFMF, and I was particularly surprised by how potent the Crazy Sometimes>Gin segment was to close it out.

Set two is where the real goods were brought this weekend. Even though the first song was completely unknown to many, I thought it had a good groove to it. I actually really enjoyed it and that can't be said for a lot of the GotF songs. The Fuego through CDT segment is the highlight of the second set. Fuego got real weird and spacey, and that trend continued into the amazing Piper that followed it. This song was a long longer than it felt. You can't really go wrong with Tweezer>2001, even if the jams are kind of short. CDT really picked up the great energy again before a nice, relaxing Waste. Cavern> First Tube is a high-energy way to close out Dick's weekend.

The encore once again left a little to be desired, although Horse>Silent always delivers. Not really a big fan of A Life Beyond the Dream, especially the slow, quiet beginning, but the end was pretty rockin'. With Reprise coming at the end, I think it's easy to get past some not so great selections.

All in all, a really solid and fun weekend seeing the Phish in Colorado!


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