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tek9rifleskills @dmac420 said:
Thanks for a fine review, @TwiceBitten. That was me sitting behind you. Personally, I had a wonderful time at the show, while also acknowledging a few limitations in the moment like flubs or a jam not jelling and taking off—so what? Like every Phish show I've seen in the last 25 years, it was different from the one that came before, and will likely differ in tone, style and setlist from what follows. I had been feeling a little burned out on Phish in 2019, but these shows, including night 3, piqued my taste interest in large part through the unpredictability of the no-repeats gag. This whole tour is obviously not some people's cup of tea, but I adored being in the room with them in Chucktown, felt a lot of love coming from the stage and among the phans I hung out with, familiar and otherwise.
I totally agree. Totally different show for me. At first we weren’t totally sure it was a no-repeat thing on Friday, then it became apparent. And that made me very excited!

Why? Because it’s something I’ve never had the chance to be a part of for Phish before. I was honestly way more excited to see songs I’ve never seen (Friday was show 51 and the chances to see new things are getting quite slim save the newest stuff aka Kasvot, Ghosts, etc.) than epic jams. I said to myself “If there is at least one epic jam that makes me feel like 20 minutes is 5 minutes then I’m fine with that.” That’s what basically happened, and that’s what made me happy. Phish variety is what I live for nowadays with these four goofy nerds on stage. What drew me to this band was the unpredictability and variety every night. And sometimes there are jams and sometimes not. To me that’s what phish is honestly all about.

I danced harder Sunday than the other nights. I think it’s because there were more songs and more ups and downs all show and I dance/rage for songs and slow up a bit more for oddities and deep jams, and slow songs that hit me. Lots of emotion on Sunday. Lots. Lots of feelings too. That’s all good.

My first show was in this room in ‘95. It holds lots of meaning for me. Every time I’ve seen them here since, I think it’s my last time seeing them in Charleston. Any and all shows here are welcome. Yes Trey was a bit off a lot of the show. But they still played a lot and he still found his notes. I think breaking curfew 30 minutes two out of three nights is a great, great gift to the fans in attendance, because a free 30 more minutes of Phish in two of three shows is something you can’t beat. REGARDLESS OF SONG SELECTION. If you’re tired and tired of the songs then leave. I need more room for interpretive dance to Petrichor anyway.

Lastly, got my first Alumni Blues. I’ve always said that any show with that song can’t be bad. Can it? Maybe so, maybe not. I will say this: people were flipping lids and all smiles and pumped all night in there. Energy was a tad low overall from the crowd vs Friday and Saturday, but man people were pumped up for anything. Phish delivers for some and not all, but they dish it out all the same. Love all around in Charleston let’s do this all over again!


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