, attached to 2019-12-07

Review by PedalSteeler

PedalSteeler ***Make Phish Evil Again***

Fun show! The jamming wasn't totally cohesive, but the band was in great spirits and the heavy helping of composition pieces were lovely. The EVIL sections in Guyute were RIPPING, and Fluffhead and Reba were both rock solid by 3.0 standards, to my ears.

Honestly, I'm in awe that they can remember the words to 200+ songs, and frankly. STUNNED that they can execute these demanding passages that 98% of musicians in the world wouldn't even attempt in front of club-sized audiences, much less arenas.

Kuroda's work during Mr Completely was AMAZING, as well. Borderline TOO good, as it was actually distracting me from the music at times. Such a treat.

Lastly, I'm really thankful that they are enjoying and putting in time rehearsing the barbershop vocal pieces for this tour. Sure, we're here for the musicianship, but I always felt like what set '94-96 apart from other eras was how great they were singing together. Their hard work spills over and gives choruses on Nellie Kane, Strange Design, Squirming Coil and others a little extra sparkle that goes a long way in keeping the crowd smiling and engaged in the nooks and crannies in between the big improv sections that get most of the attention.

Ever Grateful,


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