, attached to 2023-04-18

Review by yEEt_1331

yEEt_1331 This show absolutely holds up despite the ratings so far, and here is why.

Set one was filled predominantly with older songs. Seven Below threatened to go somewhere and Bathtub Gin was a groove fest all the way through. Absolutely no complaints.

Set two will not look appealing to you on paper if you don’t like Phish’s newer content.
Farmhouse was only song they played in this set that came out before 2009…

Thus the argument to be made here is the first four songs of the set and what the band did with them. KDF had another extended stretch, a recent trend since the 2021 return. Fuego was CRUSHED. After shaking off a sloppy start the jam is nothing short of outstanding. Fizzles out into space soup with Mike adding vocal assistance, to trippy effect. It works. The band floats 2023-style and surfaces into a heavier drum-heavy romp that made me think of the 12/30/12 Carini. Very, very good. Light is an extended Type 1 affair, and is well explored in that regard. Now… Farmhouse > BDTNL would more than likely be a straight buzzkill, and to some it was, but this is 4.0 Phish, and these two songs are on a spectacular comeback campaign, and I think it really does work rather well all things considered. Lastly there are not many ways to better close out than a solo Character Zero encore. Enough said.

As of writing this show has a 3.5 rating, but after listening top to bottom I’m cementing 4 stars. This will be an underdog show in the coming years, you heard it here first.


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