, attached to 2021-08-07

Review by heathen

heathen Set 1: Fun, tight Poor Heart. Roggae isn't a song I'm particularly fond of, but this version is pretty nice. A Wave of Hope is yet another lame new song. Trite lyrics, and nothing interesting musically. This is simply not why I listen to Phish. Struggling to find something redeeming in this crap Trey churns out gets really tiring. The Stash jam has some interesting moments, but nothing earth shattering. Overall a fairly standard first set.

Set 2/e: From now on when Everything's Right comes on I think I should just automatically skip to the 6 minute mark because I'm never going to like the song itself. Like the Stash jam, the Everything's Right jam has some interesting moments but nothing incredible. What's the Use is a relatively recent song that I enjoy a lot. This version is no exception. Crosseyed and Painless is one of those covers that Phish has really made its own (not necessarily in the sense of having a unique take on the original, but rather in the sense that it blends right into their shows and fits their style well). This is a fine, albeit unspectacular, version of Crosseyed. The way they bring it back to What's the Use is nice. After going through the motions of a standard Type 1 DWD jam, the band settles into a mellower exploratory mood about halfway into this version of DWD. They don't end up going too far out with it, but it's an enjoyable enough jam. Overall an okay second set. Drift While You're Sleeping as an encore is a good excuse to beat the crowds to the exit.

Altogether this is a slightly below average show. Not much stands out. It's kinda' just meh overall.


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