I thought that was going to be a long show review but I didn’t make it far enough to find out for sure. I trust it got there eventually.Apologies I should have prefaced it with a tl;dr. This one admittedly did not get my usual second pass at editing because I had to hop on a plane back home. Will own that, though I will also blame Phish for performing a show that had too many themes, subtexts, and monstrous jams to not warrant including them. What can I say, not everyone loves the long aimless jams (me included!), and while I'll admit this recap meanders bit a bit more than I'd have liked, the show most certainly doesn't.
Can't stop listening to the 1st set either. I thought N2 was well crafted but holy balls, I don't know that I've ever witnessed in-person a more perfectly placed and played set than N3 set 1.The Cities>Tube is absolutely unreal, but folks shouldn't sleep on the Taste, About to Run either. Taste is very well executed, everyone has A-game. And About to Run (along with the No Quarter) may be among the best examples I can think of (from any era) of Phish really owning a monstrously heavy arena rock and roll sound, complete with guitar god action that still stays tasteful and tight, the way you'd expect from a Led Zeppelin, or Neil Young (About to Run sounds like a seriously dirty Down by the River jam).
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