, attached to 2009-08-13

Review by Palmer

Palmer Spent the day at the theme park and it was a hot day. Temps were well in the 90's so that is hot for us in Western NY. Came into the venue burned up from spending all day hitting the water rides. SET ONE- Calling this one, Wolfman's Brother. I was totally wrong, Sample is what came on tap, good version.. I liked how in 00 they left us with Sample and gave it to us again, very creative. Second, Dinner and a Movie. Kill me if you must but this is the only Phish song I hate. I was glad to have it in a quick dose because it was one and done, and glad to have it out of the way... next was....my Wolfman's. Well done, liked the groove they had going on, solid version very pleased. (made up for the Dinner and a Movie). Phish pumped out My Friend My Friend, really? one of my favorite ones off Rift, thank you Trey, Page, Jon and Mike. Possum > Farmhouse > Sugar shack gave me time to re hydrate and get my over heated self to the bathroom. Brian and Robert> Bowie and Gin was a good three shot, enjoy all three and liked how they placed these songs in the latter half of the first set. Traditionally these seemed to be in the second set which gave us time to wonder what they would be playing in Set 2. What there is more? How High The Moon, unfamilar to this but it seemed Trey clarified why it was being played. Golgi was a solid set closer. Not to Bad for a first set. 2/5 IMO
Set 2- Drowned, Wow. I heard this on the lawn in 2000 when i was soaked and wet, not i'm just loving this, dry lawn, dry clothing, good music. Keep it coming...Caspian. Eh, Weird placement after a raging Drowned but i think Trey's hand needs a break, Rift > Horse > Silent in the Morning, now i feel like its 1993. Keeping the old in with the new, Phish always keeps the fans happy. Sparkle > Antelope > Suzie G. Another dose of energy coming our way, the band continues to pump out the music and Trey seems to be electric tonight, he is like a human energy drink. I am guessing the last song of the set to be loving cup or maybe Coil, we got Fluffhead. Fluff is one of my all time favorites, that was it for me, i was beyond pleased to hear this especially because the band hit 4 songs of Junta for us tonight. Encore- Joy > First Tube, head to the car. For me this show was high energy which peaked at different moments. Thank You Phish and thank you Buffalo, hope to see you all soon again.


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