, attached to 2021-06-23

Review by whatwasthatabout

whatwasthatabout The shushing, the Rescue Squad, the Jeff… this is one of those shows that makes you remember what this particular music is all about. Trey wasn’t just playing his acoustic, he was playing the crowd and all of our emotional heartstrings like the master he is.

As far as the compositions go, everyone was spot on. Water in the Sky set the tone for the beginning of an emotional journey. Drift While Your Sleeping sealed it in. Trey gave us a sonic washing to start CDT to reset the energy after Joy and Farmhouse - it didn’t feel like there was a dry eye in the room (or maybe that was just me).

Still reeling from the crowd participation. The shushing during 46 Days became part of the jam - Trey joking it was like a sound Page would play on his synth. This transformed into a Steam where we all were in on the gag in true Phish fashion. I personally helped add some steam from my portable fog machine (aka my bowl). Weed is legal in NY, what a concept!

Slave and a YEM to close - no one wanted to leave, especially Trey. Encore showed that. Another emotionally charged Waste, some more fun with the crowd during Gin, Brief Time to seal in what I think we’re all feeling right now. Tweeprise to send us all off with a reflective smile.

I feel very lucky to have gotten to see all the shows on this run - and I know we’re all beyond overdue for this collective experience that we all know and love. I’m getting emotional writing this, even. It was great to be back with everyone, to meet new people, to celebrate Tony, and everyone that has come and gone before us. Right now we’re all united with our collective grief, last night reminded me how we’re going to get through it.

Love you all! See you out there this summer!


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