Kudos to people willing to speak their minds and admit not every show is a great one. I've been doing this since '95 and I'm a bit alarmed at some of the new songs. I think bands get so good sometimes that the bubble that surrounds them becomes nothing but yes-men and goodie-goodies. nobody is willing to say "hey, guys, waking up dead really sucks" or "the show of life is killing people, maybe don't play it any more." i don't really do the albums, so i had no idea what to expect when i hit this tour. 2/3 of the new ones are in my list of "never-agains." god bless the band and their ability to really create a mood musically - they are playing very well and have been for years now. i miss the silliness of the old songs, but yeah we all have to grow up. i get it. i don't write songs about farts anymore (but i do want to sometimes). but i feel like Phish has gone adult-contemporary on us. i'm not saying things suck - shows are still a lot of fun. but does anyone else miss the adventure and silliness of the 90's??? in my perfect world they would abondon the first half of songs like Wingsuit & Mercury and make them instrumentals. (actually, i'm in the process of taking some of those songs and editing out the lyrics now so i can just hear the music in their 2 halves.)
go ahead and dislike the hell out of my review, i'll sleep ok at night. i still want to go to phish shows for at least 20 more years. i'm glad Trey is sober. my heart is in the right spot.
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