, attached to 2022-08-12

Review by Pinhead_Larry

Pinhead_Larry Overall solid show start to finish. Tight playing, but missing “that one jam,” with the exception of MOMA, which probably last spread its wings in ‘17 maybe? The second set techno/abstract prog of Ass Handed through Ghost is well worth listening to. SYSF is beautiful in the last couple minutes, which paired with CK5’s lights was otherworldly on the lawn. I mean it was seriously some gorgeous playing. Ghost is the real deal! So here’s the thing with Phish for me that I’ve noticed; when I’m listening to a show for the first time, either in concert or on tape, if a jam is real tasty, I’m the world’s worst timekeeper. For instance, I remember the Deer Creek Sand felt like 18-20 minutes and was shocked I’d witnessed 35 minutes of a jam when I saw the official SBD times. This Ghost is the same feeling, but opposite timing. It went through some serious peaks and then another section of Ass Handed quotes with some music teetering on the verge of type II, I thought it was easily in the 17-20 minute range lol. Timing be damned, this is an exciting Ghost that forgoes the usual Gin-like approach that’s been well established since 2009. David Bowie was a great call to end the set. Normally I’m not a big fan of this song in 3.0/4.0, but this one had some extra mustard on it and Trey absolutely nails the trills at the end. Or at least I remember thinking that in person, and I tend to be pretty critical of this song the few times I’ve seen it.

The only thing that sucked for me about this show were the people around me chatting nonstop through the second set and a venue worker walking through our section yelling “LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL” sometime in the middle of the second set. Dude has an impressive yell as I could still here him as he walked past me to 100s of yards away, but it was kind of a mood killer. Hopefully the venue is a bit more liberal with alcohol sales on Saturdays.

Overall great show with couple of jams worth revisiting. I’m feeling a 3.75 +/- .1. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store!


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