, attached to 2013-12-31

Review by kyleindeed

kyleindeed Easily the best and most consistent show of MSG this year. Perhaps (arguably of course), the best Phish show EVER.

All 3 sets were intense, especially sets 2 and 3.

Once Forbin hit in set 2, I was hooked tight. Mockingbird was easily the best in some time. Fuck Your Face was an unexpected, but necessary, bust out. Reba was surprising but always welcome and appreciated... again, perfectly placed. Icculus kicked severe ass. The Lizards was the ultimate crowd pleaser and gave a great summation for all the raving phans insisting Gamehenge was being played. But to top it all off in set 2... even tho they could've finished with Lizards just to keep their tanks full for s3 ... they put a massive cherry on top with MELT... my all-time favorite. I ERUPTED. Not my preferred MELT over SPAC2 of this yr (since it was my first SPAC and first MELT). But it was by no stretch a slouch, and even had a much more clean ending that was aligned with hardcore phans expectations. NI-I-NE, EI-GH-T, TI-I-ME.

Character unsuspectingly opens S3. Love opening a set with this rather than predictably closing one. Fuego as the first song in the new year shows us phans that this song is the real player on Wingsuit, and will get serious airtime. Light & YEM were spacey as shit, but never too out of control that the band didn't know what they wanted to accomplish.

The video montage on LivePhish Web stream before the encore was phucking right on. Grind and Show of Life to send us home. Thank you boys... see you in 30 years!!


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