, attached to 1990-12-31

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw Probably the worst NYE show Phish will ever play.

This show has a bizarre vibe to it. It feels unorganized, and the guys are playing like they are very nervous. Perfectly understandable considering that NYE is a big show and let's face it, they're not a big band yet.

However I literally cannot find anything that's noteworthy about this show. A lot of the songs that they know like the back of their hands at this point are stale and bring nothing new or interesting to the table. Even opening the new year with Buried Alive is a questionable choice.

However the way we need to look at it is this is a band that takes mistakes and shortcomings to heart. These are the shows that the band looks back at and works hard to correct in the future. Never again after this will there be an NYE show that doesn't have memorable or noteworthy aspects to it. Shows from these years are stepping stones based on their success as well as their mistakes.


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