, attached to 2021-10-31

Review by sheikyerbouti

sheikyerbouti Writing this spun in the airport hours after the show. Why I thought this was a good idea? Well, that’s beside the point. Let’s get to why you scrolled down here. This run was incredible, and the band proved that on the night where it mattered most, they still delivered.

The Halloween Buried Alive was a welcome opener, short and sweet. Ghost however steaks it’s claim as jam of the night. This ended up being one of the longest jams of the run IIRC. How do they follow this up? A tight Wolfman’s, and KDF finds itself a strong version. The crowd was thrilled to see David Bowie, and after some flubs to open it up, the band delivered a strong version to finish.

Now the gag… I loved it. Walking into the venue, I was expecting a phish bill, shocked to see a couple comic books floating around… then it hit me. Stuff like this is why I love the band. Despite all the rumors and talk about potential things that could be the gag, it’s something completely out of left field that makes so much sense. The days of them covering albums are over sorry to say. For them, the musical costume is an Avenue for them to become something they’re not. Like we saw in Kasvot, and even with Chilling Thrilling to an extent, they are able to break free from their “expected conventions.” They are able to just let loose and do what they want. And this SCI FI theme was a treat to watch. All the theatrics and pyrotechnics on stage were amazing. KBBA, Egg in a Hole, Don’t Doubt Me, and the Howling just to name a few were real good, I can see them entering the rotation for years to come. Closing things out with a cool acoustic acapella song with plenty of Phishy word play resonated with the audience. And just like that, they teleported back to their spaceships never to be seen again.

I’ll be brief with the third set, gonna miss my flight if I don’t type quicker. Carini. Nuff said. MVP of ‘21, must listen to version tonight. Soul Planet also had extra mustard. Love how DDHVL gets sprinkled in real quick these days. Also, I’m one of those drift while sleeping haters. Not a fan, but it did jam hard at the end. And to end things off with a powerful Hood for the encore was fitting. Ladies and gentlemen, what a pleasure it was. This run will stand the test of time.


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