This show featured Fish on drums in place of Russ Lawton who had recently tested positive for COVID-19. Mr. Completely contained Party Time quotes from Trey and Let's Go Blue teases. When the Words Go Away through More were performed by Trey solo acoustic.
Party Time and Let's Go Blue quotes in Mr. Completely

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, attached to 2021-10-02

Review by Col_Radicones_Ascent

Col_Radicones_Ascent So I am going to be honest, last night was absolutely thrilling. This incarnation with TAB was born out of necessity sadly but there has been a silver lining. Now I love a good light hearted dance party that modern TAB had brought us year after year. The horns the back up singers and a relentless beat, it's pure unadulterated fun, but what I witnessed last night was an entirely different beast.

Last night had more of a supergroup feel to it. Dezron is again a new addition made out of a sad necessity but holy smokes can he play. Watching him look at Trey and Fish with a monster smile on his face just enjoying the moment was awesome. Now having both Fish and Trey playing completely unencumbered by the expectation of Phish or the constraints of Ghost of the Forrest was also another treat, just two veterans and best friends playing for the sake of playing. Cyro added such a fun psychedelic party atmosphere while the milk man brought the dance party.

Some have said it we're basically being treated to a Phish cover band with 1/2 the members. IMO 2021 Phish has felt like 2.0 and up to 05 just crammed into 1 year and we're not even done yet. There's been a massive amount of experimentation. But back to the music, this TAB is just a psychedelic dance party with driving rhythms that covers a ton of ground.

Because of the lineup change Trey had to pare down the song list so we're getting alot of repeats (and primarily Phish tunes) but boy are they taking chances by getting extremely comfortable with the material. I actually would be interested in Phish taking this approach for a tour and just taking a handful of a great songs and giving them the business, I don't need 300 unique songs in a tour.

Go ahead and check out this show. I've done a terrible job describing it but it's excellent. Think late 90's trance/dance Phish with 4.0 tones and ton's of groove and textures on some of your favorite Phish songs.
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