, attached to 2017-07-26

Review by themayor

themayor Hello all, I am a new phan as of a year ago. The last few weeks I have really been getting HEAVILY into Phish. But for the past year I have on and off been enjoying their shows. But I keep a journey spreadsheet of all the shows I've listened to. I am journeying through the Baker's Dozen. Here we go on N5. Wow this has been a lot of Phish. Started using LivePhish+ free trial for this one.
White Winter Hymnal was an acapella debut that just served to set the Powdered Donut theme for the night.

Cars, Trucks, Buses being the true opener... It was good, but nothing to cling to too hard. Good start.

My Soul was fun to hear and had a nice upbeat Type I. Another solid entry for the night.

Roses Are Free I was unfamiliar with. It's a good song, and had a good little jam. Will have to check out the original, too.

The Very Long Fuse completely lost me, I believe I enjoyed it, but I can't recall much of what I heard.

Gumbo is the same, but I know I really liked that one. I will have to go back to that tune.

Yarmouth Road really caught my attention. I love Mike's stuff, I will have to check out more of it. I think this song is so fun. Hang with the bees and buzz in the honeycomb!

Pebbles and Marbles is really where the show is starting to pick up, in my opinion. This song got into some nice jamming, and its a great song nonetheless.

Them we got Farmhouse, which had a decent composed section, but the solo and short jam parts were the best. Really solid for a Farmhouse.

Then it busts into Tube. They take this one for a ride! The true star of Set I. If this was the plan all along, then it puts the rest of the set into perspective. This Tube rips. it goes into some nice driving jamming, very straightforward but completely locked in. It then switches gears suddenly back into a funky groove that is Tube to close out the set.

Set II busts open with the chords to Carini. Let's do it. Incredible Type II without tearing it open too early in the set. 15 minutes without going deep but still keeping it interesting is impressive in my book. I loved this one.

->Mr. Completely which basically just allows jamming to continue from Carini. Great jamming happening here.

>1999 first time since NYE 98. It goes into a great Jam section that is funky and super upbeat.

Then we got Steam. Again, retrospectively listening to it after Sigma Oasis came out, I can't believe they had these incredible songs so many years ago and only finally released them. Steam rocked. They went into a super wide open jam before busting right back into the Steam theme. Incredible.

No Quarter was really cool. I had never heard Phish do it before. I enjoyed what they did with it.

Character Zero started out pretty standard, but it goes berzerk in Type I. Full circle, because the show opened with great Type I. It goes into some weird funky Primus type thing in the middle there, and then evolves into a more CZ like jam, and finally the finale "oooh" section.

Encore was Neil Young's Powderfinger. Phish debut. It was a great song. Fun theme confirmer(?). I hope they do this one more honestly. Can't be mad with a banger as encore. More to come in the next 8 nights.


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