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PhaninJapan Great write up of an (dare I say it), Instant Freakin' Classic! I love when Phish not only breaks out a full show theme but nails the execution. In addition, a very nice mix of covers and originals.

I was a bit slow on the uptake about them going "backwards down the number line" (it was during the amazing "If 6 was 9" jam that I got it), and I was then able to figure out "Army of One" but was thinking how they'd covered a song from the 1960s (Hendrix), three from the '70s ("2001," "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Five Years"), one from the 1980s ("1999") but none from the 1990s, so had convinced myself they were going to cover "Zero" by the Smashing Pumpkins and was, umm, all pumped up about this until during "Army of One," all of the sudden I thought, "D'oh, 'Character Zero'!" I have a love/hate relationship with the tune--love because it IS a great original rocker, hate because it's my most seen song.

Still, that is NOT a complaint. The speculation and even the disappointment when you don't nail it is all part of the phun!!
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