, attached to 2018-08-12

Review by gratefulphishy

gratefulphishy Wow. That’s all I have to say. What a great night to see the P Fish.

Tonight a friend of mine that I stayed with in DC decided to make this his first show at the last second. He had never heard of phish but appreciates lots of music. I’m always kind of sceptical because let’s face it Phish is kind of an acquired taste. Yes they are the best in the world to me but without hearing them it’s kind of hard to explain them. So I was interested in what his reaction would be. I told him that he couldn’t have picked a better day being that it was a Sunday at MPP. On the way up to mpp the rain was really coming down. Not looking good for the start of the show.

We got the best spot on the lawn. Same spot I was in for the previous night. The show started right around 730 and immediately the rain had stopped.

Llama opens. Everyone in the place freaks out and gets moving. Never can go wrong with that as an opener.
Bbfcfm is next. My first one and it’s insanity. My friend thought it was a little weird but appreciated the comedy aspect of it.
Trey goes “let’s pick it up a little” then drops in on a Meat. This one is absolutely nuts. I swear everytime they play it, it just keeps getting better.
Now I’m not a huge fan of Alaska but this one was especially good. Trey shreds towards the end of the jam and my friend goes “wow this dude is insane at guitar” I said “you just wait til they drop something like a tweezer, then you’ll see”. Not even two seconds later Tweezer drops.
First set tweezer you can’t complain. Not the biggest jam but definitely worth a relisten.
Then they bring in Gin. This one is short and sweet but my god did it rage. At this point I was losing my shit. Probably the highlight of the first set. Well worth listening to.
Curtain is always nice. This one was very good.
As soon as I thought the set would be over Chalkdust comes in. Once again a pretty short jam but a great way to end the set.
First set gets a 5/5. The best first set of the summer so far. My friend was blown away at this point. The crowd was fired up and I was itching for the second set.

Tweezer Reprise kicks in. What an awesome way to start it off. Gets everyone dancing and ready to go for what was to come.
NMINML was suppper funky tonight. No huge peaks but lots of pockets.
Twist is short and sweet like most of the jams but had a impactful jam for the time.
Caspian gets thrown in. Nothing out of the ordinary and the shortest jam of the night.
Piper gets going and I knew that it would be the highlight of the set. An absolute bonkers jam that goes right back into Tweeprise. reprise of the tweezfest at MPP and everyone lost it.
They had to throw in one chomper hit but BDTNL isn’t the worst of them. A great jam out of this one too.
2001 was the best I’ve heard live. I’ve seen it a lot but this one was just crazy with the funk. Better than the Alpharetta one imo. My friend really appreciated this one.
Hood drops and I was excited. A complete bliss jam. This Hood is well worth the repeat listen.
Second set gets a 4.5/5. Only a couple longer jams but we didn’t even need it. The perfect song selection with short but interesting jams. The set is really worth listening to as a whole.

I had to dip out for the encore and I was pretty disappointed but wasn’t super bummed after only getting a heavy things and bug.

This show gets a strong 4.6 to me. Just a absolute stellar time tonight even with the rain. My friend had an absolute blast and was like “dude I can’t wait to see these guys again.” He said of all the guitar players he’s seen (Clapton, Angus young, Santana, etc) Trey was the best he’s ever witnessed. I said that’s just the magic of phish. Tonight was one of the best shows I’ve seen in person. Thanks again to the band!


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