, attached to 1998-11-14

Review by the_nitty_gritty

the_nitty_gritty I am so surprised this Tweezer does not get more love. One of my top 3 only outranked by NYE MSG 98>99 and Big Cypress 99>00. Inspired jamming so good it almost sounds planned. Rocking first half with fantastic smack bass and percussion underneath brilliantly executed guitar buildup into a soaring rocker that had the crowd erupting in the middle of it - clearly audible at the show and also on the recording. If there was a note or drumbeat that needed to be hit before that part ended, the band played every last little one. And the 2nd half is tear-inducingly gorgeous played with pure tenderness and love. Great use of loops surrounding grand piano, undistorted strumming, swishing drums, and melodic bass. Magical, beautiful, perfect Phish. And then they give us a MOMA Dance to celebrate it with. Wonderful!

Not much to complain about in the 2nd set either. Bowie opener, Guyute, Sexual Healing, YEM, So Lonely. Fun show, great sound, surprisingly cool venue, band seemed to have a great time. I know I did.


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