, attached to 2011-09-04

Review by JordyBug

JordyBug This was one of the best shows musically I have ever seen from Phish. Starting off with Maze just setting it off. Maze was tight, concise and just enough pure ripping to get things to a pace most fans love to just dig in and pie up. As a coincedence two of the footnotes to the show happen to be shows I was in attendance. Albany '95 and Phoenix '00. Those were different times my friends. I really do not like trying to compare shows prior to Coventry against the new and improved 3.0 and I wont do it now. 3.0 is somewhere near an apex right now in my opinion however I dont see a downturn anywhere in the near future..... Sorry, back to the review at hand.

Great BOTT jam, as fluid as ever and very funky at pionts. Gin was stellar. The jam in Gin was a window into what the boys were going to try and execute all night, just unadultarated improv. After a nice breather with Mike and Page tunes the hammer was about to be dropped on us by an 800 pound gorrilla. Gumbo through Chalkdust were stunning. Each song with very different personas, the band was just rolling hitting each distinct song with fervor and strength. Tube started off right out of Halley's, what a transition. Tube had all the strength of any I've heard the past couple years. After this run of songs I had absolutely no doubt the second would be sick.

R&R was belted. Page was on fire. I think Come Together was great considering it was taken out of thin air. Although this hard Beatles tune was abbreiviated it was still pulled off pretty well. Again, a hard tune to play live. Now at this point my attention shifted to a run of songs that will undoubtedly go down in phishtory. I was blown away. It had a late 90's feel, maybe a summer or fall '99. Twist->Piper was perfect. Give and take all the way from all of the band. I think at one point it was Fish that needed a breather from just pelting the skins non-stop. Hood began a stanza that was super fun, creative and elemental. Jam out of Hood was rocking and Roggae was stong and clean. Ghost -> Guy Forget-> Ghost had me stunned. This was the moment it all came together and was undoubtely the pinnacle of the night. Funny, serious, and all out blasted finale. WOTC was also nailed and a great exclemation piont on the night. I actually love BDTNL as an anthem of sorts and it really put things in perspective on a a night, a final tour night, a beautiful Denver night and a thank you to fans and friends alike. Super Show.



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