, attached to 2014-10-18

Review by Giles

Giles Having never seen the band in the northwest before, I was expecting a fully engaged crowd similar to what I witnessed at the Greeks a few years back. Even the Eugene crowd on Friday seemed relatively sedated, I think that always has an effect on a performance by Vermont's finest.
That being said, last night's playing and songlist were solid and interesting, similar to Friday, but sound quality was lacking compared to Eugene's pristine clarity, and gear problems were apparent last night. As with the majority of shows I caught this summer, the Board Chairman seemed capable of endless creativity and kept the band and crowd constantly guessing in which direction things would go. The Talking Heads' covers ruled supreme both nights, energy ebbed and flowed as Phish shows will do, but the band seemed intent on staying in the game from front to back, as the unusual encores and first set openers show. The new material was well placed and very well played.
I think the band is in a good spot at the moment, setlists, interplay, and sound qual will likely improve as they head south, and you west coasters should wake up a bit more and chat a bit less. The Phish don't come up this way very often.


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