This entire show was performed by Trey solo acoustic and featured the first Trey acoustic performance of The Connection. In the banter after The Connection, Trey teased and quoted Wait. Trey also quoted Wait in The Lizards and Wilson.
Wait tease & quote, Wait quote in The Lizards, Wait quote in Wilson

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, attached to 2018-12-08

Review by nedhelio

nedhelio Having seen Phish,TAB, Trey and Friends, the holy grail of seeing Trey for me was a solo acoustic show, so when the tour was announced in what I believe was May, I immediately bought tickets for the Paramount show, since I have friends who live in San Francisco that I could stay with. I basically forgot about the show until the tickets showed up in October. My wife had a companion ticket that needed used by the end of the year, so for the price of 1 ticket to SF we both flew, which was nice.

We went to the airport, and were greeted with 2 upgrades to First Class for both legs of the flight. This is starting off alright. Fast forward through 2 days of fun, weed shop visits, delicious foods, and restaurants, and now we are in Oakland. After a pre show dinner snafu, we walked into a stunningly beautiful Art Deco room that was dripping with history and cool.

Trey takes his seat, says a few words, and drops into a brisk version of KDF, and the crowd gets into it. It was strange to see compact versions of songs, as we are all so used to stretched out jams, but he was moving through the set pretty quickly. I personally love Stealing Time, I think it's got limitless potential for a real jam vehicle, and was pleased to hear acoustic version of it. Loved seeing Inlaw, it appeared identical to the album version, and The Connection was a really cool composition piece. Trey started Sand, the place went a little bananas, and then he started monkeying around on his foot pedals building an acoustic jam that was really exceptional. Horse>Silent was awesome, some great sing alongs with the audience in Blaze On, and especially Limb by Limb. Twist saw another foot pedal jam develop which was also amazing.

I'm a sucker for Lizards, and acoustic was really special. Trey closed out with Wilson, and the crowd was charged up for the night to continue.

Encore starts with a beautiful Waste, which was the first dance song at my wedding, but my wife had to run to the restroom, so I recorded it for her instead. Driver, DFB, and All of these Dreams were great, but the closer of More was perfect. I used to not like that song, as I don't believe there is anything more than a good show, but it has really grown on me. The crowd was dancing in their seats, the aisles, and anywhere they could fit.

The only downfall to the night was the shit head with the Nitrous tank 25 feet from the entrance to the theater. Hopefully he got pinched by the cops, because fuck nitrous.

The solo acoustic show was everything I had hoped for, plus more. It was such a special night to get to see my favorite musician in such an intimate setting so stripped down. I'd recommend it to anyone. The only remaining way in which I can see Trey is with a symphony, which I will definitely do. I'll follow the Prince on Guitar to the ends of the earth to continue to be able to see him make magic.
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