, attached to 2021-10-29

Review by KidCough

KidCough This is my first review....I am writing this because I am blown away by my Vegas Phish Halloween experience and I just have to get this out. Gonna review all 4 shows but starting here because I think that
Night 2 is my favorite of the run and I am listening to it on repeat. But the whole run, jeez, what a treat and I am still reliving the experience....

SET 1: it's just so goddamn amazing that it's hard to describe, especially after N1's 1st set and how they just came out SWINGIN both nights. Fun Olivias, then Axilla II is so great to hear, ethereal, spacey, awesome, and then BAM!! Mikes-> H2 -> Paug is just about as good as you can expect to hear in a 1st set. I don't know a single phan that would be unhappy to hear that trifecta. Shade cooled it down nicely (great love song, might actually be in my brother's upcoming wedding) and then IAWITW well...it just worked. RoboPhish doing what they do best. That song actually killed and I was never even a fan of it, but now I've listened to it twice today.

SET 2: Starts great and never lets up. Ass Handed always fun to hear -- the beginning is really hard to sing along to but Fish told us to -- so we all tried hilariously. But then it gets going and jams like a mahfah! They're just jamming everything now. We all know tonight is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. Up to the plate steps Tweezer as the hot Ass melts away. People go a little crazy. Myself included. This is my favorite Phish song (I have 10 favorite Phish songs LOL). People around us are gettin the F down. I am dancing real hard. Stays mostly type 1 but fun. But really the best part is last 4 min, sounds like they are gonna bust into Manteca but don't and then there is the coolest outtro...then the last minute...it's cooling down nice and chill and then, is that...a couple teases of Funky Bitch? Cool...then they JUST JUMP RIGHT into that Bitch and it's so hot it is SO HOT. Might be the best thing they played all wknd, FIRE. That transition is perfection. In fact I looked over to my bro and said "perfect". It was. This is getting long and I apologize. But we go from the funkiest Bitch ever into Reba, not perfect composed section but not terrible and who's there for the composed section anyway? But the jam...oh this Reba jam is NOT to be missed. You must listen. Sand gets extra mustard and jams and rocks real good. Tweezer slips back in and then what is this, a pre-Prise? Nice darkness and fun and then Sigma...a song I've been hit over the head with until now I really love it and this version is my favorite ever. The synth Page throws in during the chorus is glorious, you can't not love it. This version simply kills. Walk Away is a long time fave cover of mine and it puts an exclamation point on this fantastic set...what a great song! Julius hot encore and a little extra on Reprise and it's all over.

We're a sweaty mess -- smiles, high fives, hugs abound. Afterglow still from this one. PHISH!!! PHISSSSHHHH!! WOO!

Ben Blonder
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