, attached to 2003-02-15

Review by The__Van

The__Van A top shelf Llama starts us off. Trey is really digging in with shred and the energy is high. Wolfman's up next and we are treated an extended 2.0 funk jam. Oh yeah this is the good head-bobbing stuff I love from this year. I swear I can almost a hear a Black Eyed Katy jam forming. Eventually the jam recedes into Reba for the 3rd song of the show. Reba's jam is a little different from the norm. Not so much bliss as it is a smooth crest. Life on Mars is an unexpected but good choice after 30 minutes of jamming. 46 Days brings back the scorch with a quick set 1 romp. It's Ice is also fairly standard but well played. I wish Frankie Says got played more. Antelope has a really solid peak that's worth a listen despite the "nothing special" opening.

Waves slides in to open the set in very cool fashion. I love a good Waves, it should open sets more often. I can feel a second jam coming on but it doesn't quite materialize. Instead we get Bug a little over 10 minutes into set 2. It's played well and with power as Bug usually is but this emotion feels like it's here a bit early, especially right after the semi-low key nature of Waves. Things really pick up with Ghost and oh man this Ghost. I'm fairly unfamiliar with Winter '03 aside from 2/28 but this Ghost has been in my rotation for years. It ebbs and flows from dancyness to funky grooves to quiet musings. All around a great time! Free is up next and it strays a bit from the norm with some fun stop and start bass breaks. Hood starts out playful indicating a little "extra mustard" is incoming. We get much more than that with a fake out peak and a subsequent rock explosion bringing up to a final peak! Damn, Phish is good.


Phish.net is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

This project serves to compile, preserve, and protect encyclopedic information about Phish and their music.

Credits | Terms Of Use | Legal | DMCA

© 1990-2023  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. | Hosted by Linode