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Review by spreaditround
Stash: Incredible, hang on to your butt because this one is not for the weak.
The Lizards: Standard.
Chalk Dust Torture: Rocks big time, would relisten!
SET 2: Bouncing Around the Room: Standard. >
Maze: Elongated a bit too far but the payoff is HUGE. Trey goes off.
Free: Standard. >
Also Sprach Zarathustra: Huge wall of sound built up and sustained through. 2:18. Trey builds a nice theme before going into his typical part. He continues to return to that throughout. Excellent 2001! >
Harry Hood: Mike and Trey interplay in the soft middle jam is outstanding. Bit of a false climax in the late 13’s. Gorgeous climax at 15:20. Goosebumps for real here folks. Fishman is incredible in this one – especially in the last few minutes. >
Sparkle: Standard. >
Tweezer: Nice heavy Trey riffs out of the composed section. Very classic rock sounding. Very choppy Page and Mike led breakdown in the 14’s. Page solo in the 15’s akin to a Coil solo almost. In the late 17’s it almost sounds like he is about to go into Sea and Sand. Dude yelling for Ride Captain Ride at 19:02. You can hear this creaking sound on the source that is on Phish.in, it’s either someone winding a camera or someone sitting in a rocking chair in the tapers section, lol. Absolutely exquisite 4-minute Page solo, very unique way to close out a Tweezer and then… -> Tweezer Reprise: Played 306 times. Only 6 times has been paired directly with Tweezer coming before it – just 2%!!! This was the second to last time (6.21.04).
ENCORE: Hello My Baby:
Runaway Jim: Super rare in the encore slot. Only 9 times did this ever happen and this was the second to last time (12.12.99). So of the 396 they have played Jim, they have only encored with it 2% of the time they played it! To take these one step further, of the 9 times they encored with Jim – they never did that at a tour closing show – until this night! Standard version outside of the unique encore aspect.
Summary: What an incredible way to end one of the very best tours of the bands career, Hood late in the set AND Tweezer and Reprise? They left the Olympic Center a smoking crater where the venue used to stand. Absolutely brilliant! Replay value: Stash, CDT, Maze, 2001, Hood and Tweezer. This show is a total smokeshow and seems to fly under the radar somehow? Not sure why that is, it’s strange to me. Happy to rate this as a 4.5 out of 5.