, attached to 2009-05-31

Review by GratephulPhan

GratephulPhan My first show (I was a late bloomer) and at one of my favorite places in the world, Fenway Park.

Having the Star Spangled Banner was a nice touch and really awesome to see the band in Sox jerseys. Sample in a Jar (being my first) was great and had a lot of energy. I will say that the sound in Fenway is not all that great and I was sitting right near Pesky's Pole (stage left). The Moma Dance was super fun and funky and there was a rainbow that came out over the monster around this point which was sick!

CDT was awesome and standard. Ocelot was new and a little rough around the edges for me at this point. Stash was a treat and experiencing the crowd integration with clapping for the first time was super fun! Bouncing was standard and fun. Poor Heart was a treat and a song which I had not really ever gotten into at this point. LxL was high energy and got the crowd really into it. Velvet Sea was nice to slow things down and expand my Phish slower songs repertoire. Disease was a treat and now that I look back, kind of in a strange spot in the set, but featured some awesome energetic jamming and shredding from Trey. Destiny Unbound was an AWESOME treat as I had recently been introduced to this song and really wanted to hear it. Character Zero was a good set ender and was high energy!

Second set was a different beast. Tweezer > Light was a lot of fun as the tweezer was funky and drawn out (a little out there at the end) and a lot of fun. Light was new and was being taken for a test drive, but had tight short jamming. Bathtub Gin was a personal favorite of mine and I really enjoyed this one. David Bowie was pretty standard, but also very fun! Time Turns Elastic was not quite as fun for me, this song has never really done it for me even though its a decent song, I think the placement was off. Free got the party going again though! I had never heard the Ballad of Curtis Lowe before and LOVED this! Then, YEM, and what an awesome surprise. The jamming was pretty slow but nice and funky and just plain out awesomeness to end the second set.

Cavern to start the encore was a lot of fun too, I have always loved me a good cavern. GTBT was sick! Tweeprise was expected, but left people on a great note


Destiny Unbound, Gin, YEM, Cavern


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