, attached to 2015-01-01

Review by Ericyax

Ericyax Phellow Heads,
You can bash me all you want, I expected it. There were some serious hilights this show, 1000% agreed. In retrospect I guess I should have elaborated.
Set 1 - Serious hi points for me, Gumbo > Bowie and Bathtub. Bathtub was extra spicy and I especially dig it as a set 1 closer. Another reason I love Gin it's simply classic Phish, fans fuckin love it, it's always going to have some killer improv and they could always let it rip for 15 to 25 minutes and we would love it. Regardless Gin to me was tightly played, high energy and the improv section was silky smooth and really tight.
Set 2. - Agreed with other reviewer expected DWD but who is going to bitch about Twist > Piper (one of my all time favs btw). But right when the set is starting to shift into high gear the drop it back into 3rd and decide on Caspian > 20 years > Winterqueen and Velvet Sea? This is 4th quarter time sirs, that's all I'm saying. Sure we all need a breather but given the selection and placement of these tunes IMO brought the set to a set 1 vibe more than 4th quarter shred, jam, face melted time! Also I'm not saying they didn't play a high energy really clean show. Although nothing over 15 minutes the tunes they did play (for the most part) were impeccably tight, crisp, and unlike NYE no serious flubs. Let's move to the set 2 almost face melters, Piper, Antelope > Rock n Roll, that R&R was sexy as all hell.
Meatstick tight, but again if you're back to playing 1 hour sets, and curfew was 12a throw us a bone and stay until 12, give a 2-3 song encore. But it was Meatstick out! Nice ending to a average (barely) show.

But seriously was Gordo off his game NYE set 1 especially? Whatever he was on seemed to have reached its peak during set break, Cuz as well know that set 2 NYE still has me at full chub! That's because "Your Trip Is Short!"

My buddy calls me a jaded fuck when it comes to Phish. Maybe, I think the problem is they destroy everyone out there in the scene right now. The last 2 years have seen them on a whole different level, possibly their best live and studio work (Fuego) ever - save as usual Fall 97 and almost all of 94! The heights these guys have reached in 2013-14 has taken all of their talents to new levels. Also we say, Phish could play their worst show ever, (whatever that means) and still be better than everyone else on their best night.

Looking forward to some serious face melters and bust outs tonight.....
Good Talk
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