6-6-09 - Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
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from Nicholas Sinopoli
date Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 3:55 AM
subject 6/6/09 comcast center mansfield (great woods)
Comcast center will always be Great woods to me and pulling in I did not
know what to expect, but from the start of the day until we pulled out of
the lot what a great time. We arrived really early to avoid some of the
traffic that can happen at great woods but never happened on this day. Lot
scene was mellow and fun security and cops were being really mellow unless
you were an under age drinker. As we got into the venue and got a drink
missed first 2 songs then nothing came on and it was ok but the show
started for me with back on the train then gogli which were both great
versions. With the energy high they kept it going with fast paced sparkle
and gotta jiboo, then slow it down with always fun lawn boy. The next song
a new one ok but, taste, makisupa, and caspian to finish was nice. Start
ofsecond set 7 below cool jam good energy. Fluffhead sick with scent to
follow was awesome combo, going that good then bring out heavy things? Now
to be fair heavy things can be ok but after those 2 songs kind of a let
down. After heavy things kick it right back with harry hood and possum
just unreal,with bug to end great set. Encore was amazing contact which is
a treat followed by a killer julius just awesome!! After the show slow
getting out of lot with the usual traffic but all and all a great day!!
Monday june 8th 10:00
date Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 1:02 PM
subject phish 6-6-2009
Gotta preface this review with this. This was my 44th show. I have
been seeing Phish on and off since '95. I do enjoy the new tunes, but I
wouldn't miss anything not played from post hiatus up to this tour. It
seems that the past couple of CDs have been all but left out of the sets,
and I gotta say it is welcome. Although Undermind is a good recording, I
really wasn't looking forward to any of it live, except for Scents and
Subtle Sounds and Access Me. Round Room songs just aren't enticing to me
except for Waves, but that was overplayed just before the split, so I
don't care either way. I was looking forward to a nice Sand/Jiboo funky
jam from Farmhouse, anything out of the typical setlists not yet played
like Fluffhead, Tube, BBFCFM, Fee, Funky Bitch, Llama, Sparkle, Lizards,
Mango, or Wedge. I was pleasantly surprised what we were treated to!
I do enjoy Stealing Time, but it was an odd opener. Would have
preferred Julius there, Llama, or Halleys Comet, but...it is a great tune!
Nothing was goog, just not something I would hope for. Back on the Train,
Golgi Apparatus, Sparkle were all well played and enjoyable. Jiboo was
funky and HOT, loved it!!! Enjoyed the loop delay JAM! Lawn Boy is always
cool, Let me lie was good, and both Makisupa and Caspian were quite
enjoyable. Thought set one was very good, even though Golgi should have
been the closer.
Seven Below was a real bummer to me as an opener..until the JAM, which was
REALLY GOOD. I called Fluffhead earlier in the day, and to actually hear
those first few notes still knocked me back a few inches! AMAZING!
Fluffhead all but made the show for me. Anything else was icing on the
cake. Scent used to be a fave of mine back in 96-7, and it was nice to
hear it back...from the bathroom. Thank GOD I rushed back for Heavy
things! Please Trey, retire this song, or at least make it an occasional
mid 1st set song!!! HOOD. HOOD. WOW. Not the best version by far, but
after 6/2 and the space->blah ending I was actually kinda unhappy to hear
the intro. But ya know what? NAILED IT! Best version I have seen since,
well in long time! Trey has been murdering poor Harry alot in recent
history (listen to Hampton, Coventry - WOW!), but he was ON last night!
Possum was energetic, thought it was the closer. Bug is well Bug...well
played, decent closer.
Contact was very nice to hear, my first since the Went, and especially
good since it was one of two encore songs. Julius - I also called, and it
was a really well played version. Overall, a highly energetic show, with
few errors. Setlist isn't a true indicator of a good show, and this is an
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