, attached to 2016-01-17

Review by pwesson

pwesson Every time I go to a show, I always have zero expectations. I just want to see if they can blow my mind...which they always do. I want to walk away and say, "That was a good time" or "That was a great time!" or "I had the time of my life!!!"

I got tired of comparing one show to another. I got tired of saying, "That was the best show I've ever seen." To be perfectly honest, there is really no way of comparing. I've been doing this for over 20 years now.

Some people are stuck in the 90s and are convinced Phish is no longer that good. Others think the opposite. Many think a show sucks simply because they threw a few slow songs in there. Or because they didn't hear the songs that they felt should have been played.

Remember: It's a journey. Your emotions take the ride with you.

The truth is, they've never disappointed me. They've always found a way to take it to another level. The break down that barrier between the stage and the fans. It wasn't always how well they played, or the set list they performed. Sometimes it was the crowd or the energy or all the little things that manifest in the moment to create the "experience."

That's where they've never failed me. "The Experience" It's everything rolled into a single package. So, that being said, taking "The Experience" to a tropical beach at an all inclusive resort where food and drinks are unlimited with the best service staff I've ever encountered. Well, that just set a new standard because I had THE TIME OF MY LIFE. While there will be many set lists that blow this out of the water or even a show with energy through the roof, my "Experience" may never exceed this.

I had no idea what a dream vacation would be like until this. Now that is is over, I feel complete. As for the future, I'm confident they will still find a way to paste an smile on my face with an everlasting memory.

Thank You Phish and everyone who is a part of it. Even more, thank you Mexico and all of your beautiful people. You are the hardest working people I've ever known.


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