, attached to 2023-07-28

Review by lofus99

lofus99 Saw most of the tour and THIS was the show that delivered the psychedelic masterpiece that only comes along here and there. Would not be surprised if the boys took some shrooms this night. I just so happened to be tripping this night, but as a musician, I am an even more critical listener under that influence. If there is no magic, I hear it right away. This show, even the 1st set had a psychedelic edge. Wave of Hope and Cities have that magic. For sure Trey was playing Mountain Jam in Wave. Phish.net please amend. But despite the strong shrooms, the rest of the set was clearly not in Electric Ladyland territory.....like the entire 2nd set was. Honestly, you hear the extra special sauce when tripping to this 2nd set just like Electric Ladyland. It is there. The boys put it in on purpose, just like Jimi did. If you do not know what I am talking about, with respect to Electric Ladyland, you need to dose and listen to it while peaking, start to finish....and then you will know. That is what is happening with the Melt. Full on psychedelic brain orgasm. Trust me. Tested it twice now. Until you hear that while tripping....you just won't get it fully for what it is. Mountains is surreal as well. But the whole set, from start to finish flows perfectly for an acid test music listening party. Suck it up those who dissed on the More opener. It works just fine as the mental warmup for what follows. They probably needed it to get their bearings. This can happen if playing on shrooms and they seem to like a little 2nd set warmup lately. just deal with it. stop judging shows by the setlist. You guys are weak.


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