, attached to 1996-10-23

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Punch You in the Eye: Sounds great out of the gate, you just cannot beat this opening up a show.

Poor Heart: Good energy, Mike sounds great.

AC/DC Bag: Trey has a little extra juice in spots in the jam. Definitely picking and grinning.

Foam: Crowd just cannot contain themselves during the quiet part. Which is NAILED. First of only two played this tour.

Hello My Baby: Really strange placement. If you look at Ihoz, this tune right in the middle of set one in a two set show has basically never happened.

Character Zero, Rift, Theme From the Bottom > Run Like an Antelope: Standard/Awesome

First Set Summary: Nothing that I would revisit, but a great set of Phish nonetheless. Cohesive, great flow, well played!

SET 2: Brother: Bob Gullotti on drums the entire second set and encore. The intro just souds nuts with two drummers, lot of muscle! This one is explored just a bit more than the huge bustout a couple of months ago at the Clifford Ball.

Ya Mar: It’s almost as if this one was made for two drummers, sounds great! Killer drum jam at the end.

Tweezer: The intro is a two pronged attack from the drummers! This one gets super weird and goes way, way out there. 14:20 things return to normal and Trey and Mike lead the charge for home. Shredsville, USA. >

The Lizards: Outstanding, crowd goes nuts for this – serious energy.

Llama: Crushed.

Suzy Greenberg: Page OWNS, check him out just crushing it on the baby grand. Impressive! Then switching back and forth from the ivory to the B3 (?) >

Slave to the Traffic Light: Strong Slave especially considering the guest dynamic could have been a bit challenging. This bad boy is ripped hard.

Julius: Standard

ENCORE: Chalk Dust Torture: Standard.

Second set summary: So much fun, wish I could have been there! Tweezer is definitely an all timer. Outside of that, there is not anything else I would return to singularly but as a complete body of work this is a really fun set that I would be happy to revisit in total every few years. Best show of the tour so far, but just barely. I would rate this as a 4.25 out of 5.


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