, attached to 2018-10-21

Review by yam_ekaj

yam_ekaj i believe that this was an above average great phish show. stay with me here.

going to start with the second set. the second set, on paper, looks bad. and also, admittedly, even being in attendance there were some low moments. obviously hearing the line is never good. following it up with wingsuit (a song which, when placed correctly, can be very effective) was not the best choice. rise/come together actually was segued into very nicely, but still not my favorite song.

that being said, the waves and the light are absolutely incredible jams. must-listen phish in my opinion. furthermore, the fourth quarter was quite good; your pet cat rages, what's the use is moving every time, and possum slaps. more encore - dang. maybe encore could've kept the momentum going. but the crowd was relentless and seemed to will the band back on. they delivered with a sick YEM - some nice peaking from trey, and then a rather good vocal jam (this from a guy who doesn't like vocal jams). tweeprise was missing - i wonder if they forgot or have some sort of plan...

ok, now the first set. simply put, this was a nearly perfect set of phish, especially for a first set. stealing time is a fun opener, but the set really starts going when the drop into skin it back (first since 8/11/15 at the mann). this version rages - trey shreds. personally, i think brian and robert is a nice song to hear. timber contains a nice, albeit short, jam. then, simple begins. to cut to the chase, this is a magnificent phish jam. serious, serious hose the entire time. a sick minor funk jam leading into huge major peak. and it just kept going. each member dominates, but trey really shined here. truly MUST-LISTEN jam. mexican cousin is a fun come-down. camel walk! a fun song- what! a camel walk jam! very cool, some great fishman playing here. back on the train rages as per usual, and the raging continues with a simultaneously rousing and chilling rendition of i saw it again. an incredibly constructed set.

if you only have time to listen to one set, certainly listen to the first. however, i strongly recommend checking out the waves and the light.

What an incredible run. it was my first time at the mothership, and phish absolutely delivered. can't wait to see what's in store the rest of this tour!


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