, attached to 2016-07-16

Review by wombatboy

wombatboy Good first set. Bad second set.

The first set felt as if they were picking up right where they left off the night before. Buried alive is a classic opener. Seeing Phish play Bill Monroe is fun, if you're into that sort of thing. The Driver provides a tender, introspective moment. The Sand is pretty hot. The Gin is a blast!

Then came the let down set. Blaze On opens for some reason; I guess Trey is really into it. From there, the set turns into an uninspired wank-fest. Honestly, I gave up on the show during the Wingsuit. I'm not sure if I was more bored with the questionable song selection and related lack of flow or annoyed by the fact that the band was not performing anywhere near their potential. This is the first time I've ever felt compelled to walk out of a Phish show.

If you need music to put your kid to bed there is plenty of it in this second set. If you want to lesson in repetitive hammer-ons you can check out the BDTNL. Otherwise, I'm not sure there is any reason to listen to this concert.


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