, attached to 2021-08-06

Review by kyleindeed

kyleindeed First time to Deer Creek. First show since Covid.

Set one got tasty from the jump with a surprising Carini opener. Wolfmans and Sand are special too with great focus and persistence (Tube too, lots of groovy medley early and consistently in this set). I’ve heard others criticize Rift but I’ve definitely heard much worse versions live than this (Horn was fun, and probably the cleanest one I’ve seen). The whole Rift trio kinda reminded me of SPAC3 in 2013 (It’s Ice > Mound > Maze at that point.. gee I wish id catch a Lengthwise already lol). WOTC never disappoints.

S2 was clearly about 2 jams. 2 incredibly versatile, surprising and spectacular jams (albeit nothing alike).

Blaze On had the hero’s charge and proved victorious. This tune is beloved by the band and they had to prove it’s not the “soft” jam but instead a real stalwart jam that won’t stop being awesome going forward.

Simple is just indescribable how badass it is. That building was legit engulfed in a monster movie with the distinct possibility of being swallowed alive. Sludge, Yum…..!

it feels like the MELT influence N2 S2 at Ascend had a profound effect on this show and these 2 instantly lauded jams.

Phish, I never needed you like this before. And I’ll always remember Deer Creek.. when the music continued to survive the pandemic and great fun was had. Thank you and rest up for more hits to come this weekend in Hoosier country… indeed!!!


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