, attached to 1993-08-15

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw This has to be close to the best show of the year, likely the only one that rivals 12/31. It's one of those Midas touch type of shows, everything they play is excellent.

Caravan is outstanding, Jim is perfectly played. Fee is outstanding. Stash is arguably one of the best ever played, it has all of the tension/dark elements Stash should have. Mockingbird has a level of precision that few have.

Tweezer is outstanding. The jam is quite similar to the Murat Gin the night before, except it doesn't fully go into a Weekapaug Groove tease but teeters on it. It's a great feat of experimentation for them. Maze has all the great tension that Stash has. And having the sound turned off for the rest of the set is amazing. After all that fire it's a nice relaxing finish. Also it's quite comical to hear Ginseng Sullivan and Nellie Kane played back to back considering they are both basically the same exact song. Freebird is a little annoying to listen to considering the fact that the audience is obviously going to react like a bunch of loud drunks during a song like that. But it's still pretty solid.

After all that you'd figure maybe a Rocky Top or some quick ripper to end the show. Nope. How about one of the best Hood's of '93? So patient and beautifully executed, I can't see a better way to end a show.

One of the best shows of the year from one of the best Weeks of Phish EVER!


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