, attached to 2016-07-19

Review by icculusFTW

icculusFTW Honestly, I don't think it's even a close call. Last night's second set was the best so far this year.

It had all the ingredients for that rare all-star set:

- Multiple jams throughout that each cohere around inspired themes

- A beautiful flow from one song to the next, from the beginning to the end, with no ripcords and patient segues.

- Surprising and exciting song selection - rarities and an unusual number of heavy hitters back to back.

- A celebratory, fitting encore to close the deal.

Certainly a few shows this tour have had - some - of those qualities. SPAC 1, Wrigley, Mann 1, Mansfield, Gorge 1. Even Mexico 3. But I think it's pretty clear that no other single second set + encore can rate as high on all of those levels as last night.

Glad to see Phish back in top form after a tour that had been a bit of a step back from last summer's tour for the ages.


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