, attached to 2013-07-05

Review by loclay

loclay I found this to be a pretty middle of the road Phish show--not distractingly lackluster by any means, but to the level they are capable of taking it when all of the variables come together in just that perfect magical way we've all observed.

Light was the stand-out here, with an exploratory jam that went to interesting places. Personally, I would have LOVED another 10 or 15 minutes of exploration they were doing in the jam out of Light, but I'm not going to say no to a Mango Song any day of the week, as it's always been one of my favorites.

All in all, not a bad rock and roll show, with a little bit of magic in there during the second set. I don't expect every show to be magical. I don't think that's reasonable. You have four men on the stage, each with his own internal universe he brings on stage with him. Sometimes there's a chemical reaction, and amazing musical spaces are created. Sometimes it's just a rock and roll show. This one was closer to the latter, and this is by no means a criticism in my mind, as simply the nature of things.


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