, attached to 2018-10-28

Review by yam_ekaj

yam_ekaj this was a weird phish show. first set had some highlights - opened with an absolutely incredible everything's right. just sick, powerful type 2 jamming. i would highly recommend listening. Destiny is always a treat to here. The Tube was good as well, and I Always Wanted It This Way did culminate in a vicious peak. Heavy things i'll forgive. Miss you was unnecessary, you just played heavy things. the real problem, though, is petrichor. it is simply too long, and somehow, even with phish's eclectic catalog, just does not fit with the rest of the music. it is too orchestral/too broadway sounding, and also again it is just way too long. the section at the end always gets me though, just wish they would cut some of the fat off. make it a nice 8 minute song if they want. anyway on to set 2.

second set featured some very nice jamming. the sequence of Carini -> No quarter (a jammed no quarter!!) -> cities was absolutely money phish. the gotta jibboo raged. the twist was nice, and the what's the use sandwich was very cool. shade was a very unnecessary cool down, and definitely the low point of the set. Plasma was perhaps the high point; like the everything's right, the band seemed like they were flying as they ripped apart a type-2 peak. character zero is character zero. all in all, a fun set. the sequences were cool, but it was missing a marquee jam.

fluffhead encore is always awesome, no matter how many flubs. people complain about flubs a lot, and i get it. however, i think it's just easier to accept that they're going to happen and try to enjoy what we can. good thing they're even playing the song.

ultimately, this is probably the worst show of the run, and maybe the worst show of the tour. but if this is the worst show of the tour, then this is a pretty fucking good tour.


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