, attached to 2012-12-31

Review by PhishFanWill

PhishFanWill Set 1: This show was great right from the get go. I actually knew Garden Party (did not know the backstory to the song until after this), so that was cool to start things off with. The obligatory Possum was relatively run of the mill, but was high energy as always, so definitely was fun to hear and got me dancing from the beginning of the show. Roses are free is probably my favorite cover that Phish does regularly, so that was cool to hear, although again, relatively nondescript. Sample was meh, but I've never been that big of a fan of that song, but Alaska picked things right back up and gave way to one of the best Mike's Grooves I've ever heard, certainly the best I've ever heard live. The standard Character Zero closed the first set and was, if anything, a little higher energy than usual.

Set 2: BOAF and Ghost were stellar, high-energy, starts to the second set. Then the rest of set 2 literally melted my face clean off my body. I almost shat myself during Piper, was able to rest up a *little* during Light, and then 2001 was just perfectly timed and awesome to hear. Silent is always a special song for me, because I walked down the aisle to it at my wedding, and I was at this show with my wife, so that made the night even more special. One of the top 10 YEMs I've ever heard closed set # 2.

Set 3: I could have done without the set 3 opening Party Time, but I quickly forgave as I finally got the Kung I had been wanting for a long time, lol. And then...what will ring in 2013? A mindfucking Chalkdust that blasted the few remaining pieces of face that I had left. Running on all cylinders, the boys jammed out the entirety of the 3rd set, including ending the show with 7 consecutive golf-themed songs which was cool, and the midget on top of the golf cart to count down the new year just really was the icing on the cake. Great show, great jamming, had an amazing time, and I can't wait to see them up in Saratoga in July!!


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