Soundcheck: Sparkle, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Friday, Nothing (x5), Stir It Up (instrumental)
SET 1: Simple > Glide, Buried Alive > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Roggae > Limb By Limb > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars > Your Pet Cat > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Horn > Blaze On > Run Like an Antelope
SET 2: Halley's Comet > 46 Days -> Bug > Steam > What's the Use? > Steam -> Piper -> Tweezer -> NO2 -> Tweezer > Walls of the Cave
ENCORE: Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise
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Review by n00b100
Set 1 is packed with great songs very well performed (Glide, Buried Alive, McGrupp), a nutty song sandwich in BBFCFM > Your Pet Cat > BBFCFM (I originally thought it was audibled when Page hit the wrong sample, but given how well the opening YPC sample fits BBFCFM, I'm not so sure now), and a lovely Antelope that starts off relaxed '98-style, works into a great Trey/Page duet moment, and gives us a nicely extended Rye Rye Rocco portion. Set 2 is one of those sets that has something for everyone - big jams (a 46 Days that works its way from a thicker and nastier take on the usual 46 Days jam into blissful upbeat hose; a Piper that slides from minor to major key without fail and never lets up in skull-pounding intensity from start to finish, thanks to Fish deciding the jam's not over until he says it's over - it's not too far away from the Pipers of 2003 vintage), a really sweet song sandwich (Steam going sparse and nasty, suddenly giving way to What's The Use?, and then returning to Steam with charming ease), nifty segues (quibble about Steam -> Piper if you want, but 46 Days -> Bug and Piper -> Tweezer - the FOURTH segue into Tweezer of the summer, how wild is that? - are both outrageous), a mega-bustout (NO2, of all damn things, making its 7th ever appearance in the midst of Tweezer), a shredfest in Walls of the Cave, and hijinks galore (the aforementioned NO2, where Mike finally really puts that drill to its best possible use as Page goes nuts with the CTSOTHH samples). Hell, even a Sleeping Monkey encore is given a little added fun with Trey bringing up that Spin article we all crapped on a while back. That's a lot to ask for from one evening of music.
Final thoughts: Merriweather Post Pavilion has developed a reputation as one of *the* places to see Phish, and this show will only further burnish that reputation. Buy the ticket, ride the ride.