, attached to 2016-10-18

Review by yodadoe

yodadoe Well, I gotta say... I take back most of the critical things I said about the Bobby set last night. I blame shitty streams. I'm listening to the soundboard recordings today and it's soooo mmuuuuccchhhh bbbbeeettttteeeerrrrr than I heard last night. I thought the Twist was a trainwreck and that Miss You was butchered and that Bobby was only worth hearing on the non-Phish songs. It's like a completely different show listening to the SBDs. Twist in particular is completely different than I recall. Bob does a really good job of melding into the jam and complimenting the jam, just like he always did with the Dead. It's not perfect, but whenever he flounders, Phish does an amazing job of meeting up with him and adapting to him to make it work. And the Miss You... I recommend pulling up the lyrics and reading along while he sings it. Where I heard off-key notes and screw ups last night, I'm just hearing a Bobby re-interpretation of the song and it's all about the feels. He does miss a few notes or words, but much of it is him picking a harmony he can sing instead of going for a high note he can't reach. Third verse has a few missteps but it's easy to overlook in the moment. I can now fully geek-out about this show. So for any of you who were poo-pooing last night's performance like I was, get the livephish SBD recordings and give it a second chance. ---also, regardless of Bobby being there or not... PHISH PLAYS A BUNCH OF GRATEFUL DEAD SONGS AND KILLS!


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