, attached to 2004-04-15

Review by TheBrainTQ

TheBrainTQ This is, IMHO, the single worst phish show I have attended.
I remember being psyched at the Buried Alive opening, and liking absolutely nothing after. The AC/DC jam went nowhere, Trey looked positively messed up, the band were all playing their own shows and not listening to one another, and the energy was terrible al night.
THIS and Coventry -- which was just a step above this slop -- make me truly appreciate what we have gotten from Phish since about 2016. They sound good, have fun and have been putting out good new music. They take care of themselves, take risks and truly seem to respond to one another on stage. There was none of that during this lost weekend in Vegas. Which isn't to say we had a bad time; we didn't. Phish is always fun. I am just very grateful they got took the time to get better and grow back together, because if it had continued like THIS...
IN fairness to PHISH, I must enter a few things to the record.
First, I was a mess during this time. Seems many people around me were as well.
Second, I had been very spoiled by good Phish shows leading up to this, and the difference was startling.
Third, a best friend and relative newcomer to Phish attended with me. His assessment: "Dude, that was freaking awesome."
A terrible Phish show is still better than most of the alternatives.


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