, attached to 2023-04-17

Review by Tiddlywinks

Tiddlywinks Hanging Banners

My God! I sit here in my home office a mere 15 minutes from the Greek pretending to pay attention to a Zoom call, but all I can think of is what I witnessed last night in Berkeley. I typically enjoy reading reviews of shows; the specific songs, what was good, what wasn't so hot, etc. But as I reflect on the Phish today and last night's show in particular, it would entirely miss the point of my experience last night to review this show song by song. We will look back on this era as a halcyon time to be seeing our favorite band. I chased Jerry around for much of my ill spent youth and loved much of what I saw (although after 1989 I think it was a slow decline that coincided with Jerry's health). In stark contrast, if Phish is not at peak powers in this era, we can all agree this era should be in the conversation of 'best ever' Phish. Last night was a prime example. While I found a number of songs in the first set were 'not for me' (as we teach our kids to say), by the end of those songs I was in love all over again.

And then they play that second set. There's a reason Trey wanted to broadcast these shows on Sirius. He's come to hang banners, and last night's Tweezer (and the second set in general) is the first banner. Can't wait for what's next tonight and tomorrow.

You win Phish. Check and mate. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


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