, attached to 2015-08-16

Review by hobartian

hobartian Alas, this show will go down as underrated and, in the future, overlooked. That's too bad because there's some real gems here. Yes, Saturday was barn burner and people were expecting more on Sunday. But, the Phish gave us what they could and it was nice and funky show. I've had a chance to re-listen and my thoughts haven't changed.

First, I had not seen or heard No Man's Land yet because I'd been a little too busy (lazy?) to listen to the new tunes (except for Blaze on). No Man's Land has met and exceeded expectations both here and at Magna. Sand meets Undermind meets Sing Monica? Whatever it's a keeper.

Second, Bowie. I'd read that they hadn't played Bowie at MPP before. I know I hadn't seen it there. Plus, you get the Rider transition tease. Has the Slipknot tease been mentioned? If not, it's there - closer to the beginning of the tune.

Third, Sally was awesome. But, if I had one question to ask Trey and Page, it would be "were you guys thinking of playing 2001 prior to or after Sally or no Sally just 2001." Page seemed to be heading in that direction prior to Trey beginning Sally, but then Trey himself hit upon it during Sally when they went into the jam. Good stuff. I've listened to Sally about five times and it'll be heavy in my rotation going forward.

In short, not a bad show. Yes, the boys were gassed during the second set. But they delivered.


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