, attached to 2017-07-21

Review by themayor

themayor Hello all, I am a new phan as of a year ago. The last few weeks I have really been getting HEAVILY into Phish. But for the past year I have on and off been enjoying their shows. But I keep a journey spreadsheet of all the shows I've listened to. So here I am starting my journey through the Baker's Dozen. Gotta start somewhere, so today is N1.
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Shake Your Coconuts is unfamiliar, but it was fun as an opener

Martian Monster is a fun song as well. i also wasn't familiar with this one, but the crowd seemed to go crazy when it started. Looking forward to hearing more of this tune.

Timber I had heard before, and it is another upbeat and fun song. Starting off the run with some energy. I like it.

555 slowed the mood down a bit moving into the middle portion of the set. Performed well, and its a good song on its own. Does well here.

Pigtail kind of just went right by me, but that could just be me.

Halfway to the Moon was nice. Didn't know this tune either.

Reba. Classic. The jam was nice, but it didn't grab me very much. Luckily I know they have a lot more up their sleeve.

Moonage is also unfamiliar to me, but they did it really nicely. I liked this one.

Finally Walls of the Cave. They really rocked this one. It started off real nice and then shredded apart in the end.

SET II
Tweezer opener. What could be more classic than that? No surprise, its the longest track of the show. Goes into some really smooth jamming that departs from Tweezer's upbeat bounce. Insanely nice.

> into Seven Below after Tweezer's peak and mellowing out. A bit awkward but mostly seamless >. It went places, though. It got energetic quick, and without me even realizing it.

Billy Breathes is always beautiful and a great time. No divergence here.

Sparkle was proper frightening. All over the place in the most complimentary way. This one will throw you for a loop.

Everything's Right, which I had heard from the best of Baker's Dozen album on Spotify, was excellent. Picked for the album for good reason. I love this song, and only having heard it originally on Sigma Oasis, its amazing how together the song was all the way back then.

Slave was fun and awesome as usual. Nothing totally special, but completely great nonetheless.

Then we got a crazy upbeat Suzy. Another simply fun track. Nothing special, but special isn't needed.

Finished out with Coconut, a cover, to top off the theme for the night.

E: Started with a pleasant Mango Song, and then went into GTBT, a classic cover. They rock this one, which isn't surprising. A great end to N1.

Overall N1 wasn't anything too special, although that Tweezer is to die for, in my opinion. I don't see how anyone could be mad at this show/set list knowing that they were getting 12 more nights of jams over the coming weeks. This was a good show that warmed the palate for what was to come.

I can't wait to hear N2
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