, attached to 2022-08-14

Review by FutureDrama

FutureDrama This is one of those shows that makes the Phish fan answer a difficult question: Do I want 1-2 BIG jams that goes through multiple parts and never has any intention of returning to the song(s) proper or do I want several (3+) jams sprinkled throughout the show, but nothing that touches the fabled "20 minute mark"?

I still don't know the answer, but the below tunes are what I come to shows

46 Days - you know Trey wants to jam this, and jam they do, but it doesn't go to outer space. Well settle down, it's song 4 and they've got more to play! Still 8m worth of solid material "jam" material here.

Everything's Right - Band crushes this. Peaky as possible, seamless return to the song proper at the end. Love this capstone to Set 1.

Energy - Weakest of the 3-song jam triforce to start this set. I'm spoiled by the 10/20/21 version of this song, which is what I believe Trey wanted to do here but it just didn't land. Not every musical idea is a good one. Still worth a listen but 10/20/21 is the definitive version of this song for me.

Gotta Jibboo - Nailed, absolutely nailed. There is classic jibboo licks, there is Trey "twang" (you could smell the Possum in this Jibboo), and then there is a nice little jammy jam tucked away in the middle before it melts down into what I initially thought was going to be Walk Away but then takes a sharp turn to...

Soul Planet - Jam of the run. Go back and relisten. Trey gets on a little theme here and rides it all the way to the approaching Rift...which is MOSTLY nailed. The Soul Planet jam theme had run its course though and the plug was pulled at the appropriate time.

Rest of set 2 is the reason you started coming to Phish shows in the first place.. Rift > Reba > Phishy Shenanigans > Possum > Slave

Maybe you had to be there, but if you weren't and you are ignoring this for one reason or another, give the above 5 songs a listen. Each have there own unique jam that doesn't feel "mailed in". You may have heard them all before on this tour, but they were played with intent on this Sunday night.

First review, I don't know how to format apparently.


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