, attached to 2000-06-24

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround PHISH, SATURDAY 06/24/2000
Atlanta, GA
SET 1:

The Moma Dance: Once they get to the meat of this jam, the majority of it make up the best elements of what was going on in this era. Trey droning away heavily on that reverse reverb deal. It’s just such a vibe. That filthy, slightly dangerous vibe that you got following Phish around in 99 and 00 – you know what I’m talking about. Anyway - This one has a serious edge and dark undertones to it. It’s aggressive. And it’s an easy all timer and highly, highly recommended. Brooklyn is better than this one but honestly, not by that much. This is super sick. >

Runaway Jim: Don’t sleep on this one, very strong jam here. Killer one two punch to open this show. Doesn’t get much better. Saturday night at Lakewood, place must have been bursting at the seams after this.

Bouncing Around the Room: Standard. >

Tweezer: Wow, just seriously wow. And not just a throwaway Tweezer. One of the all time great heavy hitter of any era Tweezers. This one is exceptionally funky up through about the 13 minute mark or so. By 13:30 this was is getting very, very weird with a dark, intense undercurrent. A few minutes later after having been put through that wringer a big payoff is looming and by 16 and half Trey seems to be messing with Tweezer Reprise. Things have gotten very bouncy and danceable in here. After awhile a quieter section emerges but that is fairly brief. Things ramp up big time from here and wow, here comes a very gradual climb to a peak that never quite happens but instead sort of melts away for the last minute. Easy all timer and highly recommended.

Strange Design: Perfectly placed.

Cavern: Standard.

SET 2:

Birds of a Feather: Standard.

Bug: Standard, not a fan of the placement.

My Sweet One[1] -- All kinds of messed up. Fun antics ensue.

Run Like an Antelope: Solid!

Frankie Says: Standard.

Carini: Completely demented version. It about made my head pop off just now. Peyton Hooten indeed.

The Squirming Coil: Very, very strong.

Prince Caspian: Great solo, engaging.


Guyute: Smoked big time!

The Inlaw Josie Wales: Crowd can hardly contain themselves. Tons of whistles and whatnot, shushers be damned.

Driver: Standard.

Tweezer Reprise: Literally sounds like is Mike is destroying Lakewood during this. It is absolutely incredible! Highly recommended!!! You seriously need to hear this one.

Summary: First set is incredible. Second set couldn’t keep up but still has it’s moments. The current rating of 4.115/5 (>50 ratings) seems soft to me. This show feels like a 4.3/5 to me.

Replay Value: The Moma Dance, Tweezer, Carini, Tweezer Reprise.

[1] Botched. Band intros from Trey, extended solos from Fish, Mike, and Page.

Tweezer included a Silent in the Morning tease from Mike and a Fire (Ohio Players) tease from Trey. My Sweet One was botched, which led to band introductions from Trey and extended solos from Fish, Mike, and Page. Trey explained that My Sweet One and Dog Faced Boy were both written about the same person by Fish and that one was at the beginning of the relationship and the other at the end, finally asking the crowd "can you guess which?" Mike "bantered" a bit and showed off his fight bell. During the banter after My Sweet One, Page teased "Charge!" twice.

Ratings are currently offline.
Overall: 4.115/5 (>50 ratings)
The Moma Dance, Tweezer
Charge! tease, Silent in the Morning and Fire (Ohio Players) teases in Tweezer


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