, attached to 2021-08-13

Review by yam_ekaj

yam_ekaj enjoyed this show a lot. for a while it was really excellent (IMO) but then took a strange dive during the 4th quarter.

first set was sneaky very nice, with great playing in blaze on and wolfmans. wish that sand had a little more meat on it but what can ya do. overall an effective first set

set two was sweet. tweezer went long which will always do it for me. this certainly wasn't the finest tweezer ive seen, but the first couple of sections especially were really sweet. i personally thought the gin ripped. some sweet hose during it. definitely wish they had gone deeper in that instead of pivoting to everything's right. this song has pretty much always jammed well... but not this night. here they quickly pivoted to a different key (E) and then trey pretty much instantly started up possum. now, as i've mentioned many times before on this site, i am an absolute possum stan so i was not upset when this was played. however i do think it was too bad as ER is usually a nice jam vehicle for them. three straight bigger jams in a row would've really put this one over the top, but alas.

anyways possum raged. (quick side note: possum being played very well this tour. the version at deer creek was fire.) 2001 another one that i would basically take every night. this is not a noteworthy version but it was fun as usual. rise/come together was also played.

now, the cardinal sin of the show: harry hood should have ended this set. there are no two ways about it. there is absolutely no reason to play more (pun intended) there, especially since they played rise/come together right before. again, i know theyr'e going to play More. i don't love the song but i am used to it. it's just that after hood, the set was over. i honestly would've just preferred if they had double encored with more > loving cup or something. i also just wish they would do a little bit more with hood. maybe it's just me but seems that they are not committing fully to that song this tour (from the two versions ive seen).

loving cup is always a great encore choice. trey ripped his solo. overall a fun night of phish. looking forward to saturday


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