, attached to 2000-06-25

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround PHISH, SUNDAY 06/25/2000
Raleigh, NC
Soundcheck: My Sweet One, Cars Trucks Buses, Uncle Pen (x2), "Rolling Along"

SET 1: NICU: Standard. >

Sample in a Jar: Standard.

The Old Home Place: Standard.

Punch You in the Eye: Standard.

Water in the Sky: Standard. Huge cheer for Everglades line.

Funky Bitch: Standard.

Horn: Standard.

Heavy Things: Standard.

Dirt: Standard.

Split Open and Melt: Wow! Easy all timer and highly recommended. This one has a delicately crafted bout of major mode jamming. Eventually, they gracefully guide themselves back to the familiar grounds of the song's core. The return to the original theme is executed with a sense of seamless precision, creating a satisfying narrative arc that leaves a lasting impression. This artful exploration and subsequent return home underscore the band's mastery of their craft, making this rendition of "SOAM" a truly memorable and transcendent musical experience. This jam was sorely needed as the rest of the set was about as bland as could be.

SET 2: Gotta Jibboo: The summer of set two Jibboo openers, lol. Standard version. Ending is a tad sloppy. >

Fast Enough for You: The beginning of this is a train wreck. They can’t remember how to start it basically. >

Scent of a Mule: Weirder than usual.

Meat: Yikes, the set is basically lost at this point. Brutal.

Maze: Great Maze! Has all those elements that are associated with this era come shining through. Lot’s of raw Trey power with that reverse reverb stuff prominently displayed in this one. Killer Maze would recommend!

What's the Use? -- Great version, soaring and powerful. >

Slave to the Traffic Light: The evil, intense part of the composed section is especially riveting in this one. Trey rides the second peak especially hard. This one features the strangest Trey rip chord of all time. The jam is going along just fine and then in the late ten’s Trey out of absolutely nowhere decides to end this one to the great confusion of his band mates. What follows is an exceptionally long break until they came back out for the encore. Would loved to have been a fly on the wall for that and see who got yelled at. Total train wreck.


Uncle Pen: 210 times played and just 7 times has it been played in the E slot. This was the last time it has been seen in the E slot. This one is sloppy.

Bold As Love: Love, love, love this in the E slot.

Summary: Really strange show coming off those two super-hot shows in Atlanta. I concur with the very low rating of 2.927/5 (>50 ratings).

Replay Value: Split Open and Melt, Maze, What's the Use?

Ratings are currently offline.
Overall: 2.927/5 (>50 ratings)
Split Open and Melt, What's the Use?


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