, attached to 2017-07-22

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. I am currently on an expedition through the Baker's Dozen. Now I am onto N2.
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Strawberry Fields by The Beatles to set the theme for the night. Acapella, and really cool.

Truly starting off with Halley's which was relatively short, before >Moma

>Moma from Halley's which goes deep and ethereal. nearly 18 minutes of Moma. Yeah this goes deep.

Breath and Burning was a 10 minute slick track. Laid back but fun and upbeat jam.

Funky Bitch went for it, and that was great.

Mound didn't stand out too much, but that's okay, because...

Roggae shines here very hard. Chill and grooving jam that hits on all of the high points of the composition.

Coil set closer starts off with a strong composed section. Page goes into a beautiful improv piano portion, which transitions into a jazzy upbeat section, before a brooding and hopeful third portion. It was a beautiful set 1 closer for a nice relaxing set one.

SET II
Set II opens with Down With Disease. Right out of the gate, they are hitting those fuckin stings hard. It is obvious that this DwD is going to GO IN. The retrospective look at the nearly 19 minute length confirms that. (Hi I'm back after zoning out into space during that DwD jam. It was spectacular).

> Strawberry Number 23 cover of Shuggie Otis. It is a fun cover that sets again the theme of the night. It goes into a crazy ethereal experimental jam section, before shooting back into its groove/composed section.

BOAF went hard. Fast and furious. Great tune that always rocks.

I Always Wanted it This Way is a newer track that features a lot of electronic bells and whistles. It was pretty smooth towards the end. This seemed like the logical way to go for this part of the set, because that DwD was furious, and they tore it open.

All of These Dreams was one I am unfamiliar with, but its a nice song.

Picking it up again, we get SOAMelt. A fun and funky one that went right into

DwD Jam. It was awesome.

Shine a Light was a nice way to end off the set.

Peaches, Cities and MSO made up the Encore. Peaches had nice jamming, Cities was fun as always, and MSO was a sweet way to end the second night.

Overall. Again, this show isn't spectacular or anything close to one of their best, but it gets the damn job done with a ton of great material. No one could complain here.
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