, attached to 2019-12-01

Review by gingerphish

gingerphish I drove to and from Philly with a friend to see this show and it was well worth getting home completely exhausted at 3am. The area around Nassau is weird (I had never been to Long Island before) and the awful weather made it a very interested pre show experience. I saw so many people just giving away tickets on Cash or Trade and had high hopes that Phish would reward those who made the trek to this historic venue. After a few Kentucky Mules in the parking (my friend came prepared) we headed in.

I won't do any play by play but wanted to make a few comments on general tightness and energy of this show. I wouldn't necessarily put any particular song on the jam of the year bracket but as a whole this show was so cohesive. Every song seemed to be in the right spot. The micro jamming was also on point even in short songs. Listen to Martian Monster and Timber for examples. These songs are so short but the communication between the band members was on point and you could tell everyone was feeling. Set 1 highlights include Ghost, Cool It Down and Tube. The jam on Tube was particularly hot.

The second set was more of the same, nothing stretching too far but covering incredible ground in short amounts of time. Do I wish the DWD or Ruby Waves kept going, yes, but just amazing set list flow even though some may complaint of the dreaded rip chord which has been seen less and less these days. After Carini, we figured out that security could care less where you stood and made our way up into the lowest levels of the single digits Page side for some good ole fashion Page side rage side. Loved seeing the band indoors that close as I'm never lucky enough to hit good lotto seats. When they went came back out with Roses you could see Trey laughing. Send everyone home on a classic Slave to the Traffic Light and call it a night. Fun show with tons of micro and high energy jamming, crazy journey getting there and extremely relaxed security made this show one of the most fun I've seen this year.


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