, attached to 2021-08-31

Review by DownWithSteam

DownWithSteam Couch Tour Disclaimer: I wasn't at the show.

I think alot of us knew this would be a special show given the circumstances of the wildfires/the empty venue/neglected west coast. But I can honestly say my expectations were shattered.

Glide opener and right away I knew it was true, this would be a heater. Then they bust out the Forbins -> Mockingbird for first time in 4 years. Even with the short narration it didn't matter. I was just glad it was back.

Wolfman's up next, and yes that ripped too, amazing peak in that jam. If I could, an old school ballad thats above average for me. The new song, INNYLTB .... played well and strong. Its a solid tune.

Now we heat up further. WHAT A STASH the tone got nuts, this thing was fantastic. Now how about a weigh? Played solid and better than usual. A nice treat. Bouncing the only "whatever" in this set. Jibboo and Daydream both ripped. Immediately after I knew this was the best first set of the tour.

Then they drop this thing on us - my God a 48ish minute soul planet... this soul planet was far into the milky way -- beautiful, fluent jam that is the 3rd longest in Phistory. It is a must hear, the best Jam of "4.0" and it soared space and time.

Hurrah came off the mind melting jam, and was a whatever choice to me but played well. Theme was welcome and played solid.Then, once again the goosebumps. This Band breaks out the first pt 2 axilla in 25 years, and trey may have flubbed a couple lyrics but it was still sick.

Tela up next, and who doesnt want a tela? Beautiful song and Page was all over it. Then, a spectacular Hood to close it all out.

Fee may have had its issues but the song is rare to hear nowadays, and its a good one. But ditch the megaphone pls. High energy Wilson to end it all, and I was salivating for more.

TLDR; this was an amazing show, and will go down in the Phishtory books no doubt. it will be talked about for a long time. Its not the single greatest show of all time But I could see this thing on a top 20 list.

Must hear this show at shoreline. See you all tomorrow


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