, attached to 2023-09-02

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1:

Fluffhead: Exceptional time II jam. Easy all timer. Truly inspirational and wow – what a statement to open up Saturday night’s show. It’s ON!

My Soul: Trey melts some faces.

Cavern: Intro sounds odd. >

Reba: Seemed it was played kind of fast. Wish Trey’s tone wasn’t quite so shrill and sort of thin sounding otherwise this would have been great.

Mound: LOL, train wreck city. “We're talking about practice. Not a game; not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it's my last, not the game, we're talking about practice, man.”


A Wave of Hope: Played close to the vest – but that’s fine – it rocked. >

Taste: Pretty decent version right here! The very ending Trey kind of struggles with but no big deal. >

Ghost: Type I face melter. Interesting placement – very cool!

SET 2:

AC/DC Bag: Pretty cool jam here. Nice, aggressive, and intentional. It is very cool to see jams coming out of this tune! ->

Chalk Dust Torture: No let up in the energy with this in the two slot. Let’s go!! Pretty mellow jam here. It seems that this may have been practiced as it seemed to seamlessly peter out and went into the next tune rather perfectly. >

Ether Edge: Yuck, terrible. Slick segue though into… ->

46 Days: Heavy effects drive a chunky, funky jam. I appreciate the band thinking outside of the box on this one. Cool stuff would recommend! >

The Howling: Such a lazy tune. But this one actually has a nice jam to it. >

Piper: Another bliss jam.


Theme From the Bottom: They continue to play around with the composed section. I love it! 28 years after it debuted, and it is still open to being tweaked pretty cool. >

The Mango Song: Cool in the encore slot!

Don't Doubt Me: Now things are getting interesting. Is this turning into a third set? >

Evolve: Yep, a third set. But this song is still lol.

Golgi Apparatus: Little bit loose but whatever. >

Run Like an Antelope: Standard as she goes. But the effort and energy of this encore is very telling. Way to go Phish!

Summary: Strong and fun first set. Second set ok. Crazy encore feels – tacked on. C’mon, you know it’s true. If you were there, you were all like – best ever. But then the drugs wore off. This is a good show with honestly just one major highlight (Fluff) and then a couple of good jams and then basically a third set. You know this to be true. Search your feelings. 3.9/5

Replay Value: Fluffhead, AC/DC Bag, 46 Days,


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