, attached to 2015-08-16

Review by Philbombs77

Philbombs77 Once they played a six-minute Twist without any segue, I pretty much lost hope for the second set. Everyone and their sister knew the YEM was coming, but even that didn't convey the power necessary to close the set (though the composed sections were played quite well). Just like with Walnut Creek, a well-placed cover (Sally, not Shine a Light) aided in a small amount of 4th quarter redemption, but it was essentially too little, too late.

Summer '15 is the best tour Phish has had since, IMHO, Summer '98. But the one thing missing was "double-stop" consistency. Lakewood was the only venue, out of the five, in which they played exceptionally well both nights. MPP II was by no means bad, but it was an average show in a tour where expectations were growing exponentially by the time the band swept through The South.

I'm looking forward to Watkins Glen and Dick's to close out an historic summer.


Phish.net is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

This project serves to compile, preserve, and protect encyclopedic information about Phish and their music.

Credits | Terms Of Use | Legal | DMCA

© 1990-2023  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. | Hosted by Linode