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Review by Laudanum
- If nearly every song goes type II, is type II still a meaningful statement?
- Are we living in a post-set era?
- Can Phish play a first set so hot that they themselves could not play it?
- Why does that riff from the 12/31/19 Twist keep cropping up everywhere?
- What's the deal with Little Squirrel anyway?
These are troublesome queries, not easily untangled. If you look to the band for answers, they'll smile (evilly) and unfold another previously uncharted dimension from within the weird outro of Axilla II or something and that's no help really.
This show has answers, perhaps, or at least clues, but they're clues to questions the fanbase the fanbase doesn't even know to ask currently. The band is usually at least one step ahead of us; this tour, it feels like nine or ten.
No matter. Welcome to the future. Lay back, enjoy your complimentary nootropic snow cone, and let the state of the art in jam wash over you, from the aforementioned Axilla II with it's far-reaching scope and rave-up ending to the cyberpunk disco of Tweezer. From the Martian Monster stomp of Mike's Song to the cyclotron spin at the end of Walk Away.
We hope you had a good time!