7-15-03 - West Valley Amphitheatre, West Valley, UT
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Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 19:40:37 -0700
From: eric tipton
Subject: Phish 7/15/03 review
07/15/03 - USANA Amphitheatre - West Valley City, Utah
Set 1: AC/DC Bag, Ya Mar, Theme from the Bottom, Saw It Again, Poor
Heart, Two Versions of Me, Secret Smile, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen >
Set 2: Mr. Completely* -> Low Rider > Big Black Furry Creature From Mars
> Buried Alive -> BBFCFM > Ha Ha Ha > BBFCFM > Mr. Completely > Spread It
Round*, Walls of the Cave, Golgi Apparatus, Slave to the Traffic Light
Encore: Sleeping Monkey
* first time played
As soon as the summer dates were released, I proclaimed Utah would be the
show of the tour hands down (little did I know just how close I'd be to
the truth). Of course, being a mid-week show in Utah and coming off of
the Gorge run, tons of people would skip it. I would say the pavilion was
about 3/4 full and the lawn from what I have read was about 1/2 full; and
this place only holds around 15k I believe.
Tony, Malcolm, Lee, Z and myself made the trek from the Gorge all on
7/14. We hooked up with Chris and he had a hotel booked that night that
he very graciously shared w/ all of us.
The next day we moved on to another hotel a little closer to the venue
and proceeded to party down and get a little laundry done before we
headed over to the venue.
It was really hot out so we were in no hurry to get to lot before 6pm.
That and we weren't sure what kind of security presence would be about in
the lots, considering this was Utah. There was none at all. Free for all.
We pulled in close to 6pm drank some beer and went into this brand
spanking new venue that had only played host to one show before Phish (at
least that was what I was told).
I had a crap 300 section pavilion ticket thru PTBM. Myself and another
phooker (billymudge) promply upgraded that to DFC 200 section. I liked
this place, no roof, great scenery w/ the Wasatch mountain range right
behind the stage and a nice intimate sized lawn. I guess I would equate
it to Chula Vista, just not as big. Onto the show:
AC/DC Bag: Personally, I think anytime you get a Bag opener it means that
something is definitely up! This most assuredly was the case on this
gorgeous July night in Utah. The Bag was pretty standard and tight
throughout. Sweet opener that primed us for the rest of the night.
Yamar: Nice, this is the penultimate Phish summer song for me, so light
and happy. Was it just me or did the "Play it Leo" by Trey seem way off?
Like the timing was really off? Either way, good Yamar; nothing crazy
like the one from IT; just good solid band jamming here. Fishman was
really going off on the wood blocks around 5:40 or so, love the wood
Theme: Sweet!! This is a song I was totally sick of by the end of 96, I
caught it at every third show it seemed and it never really changed much.
But now that they have scaled it back to once or twice a tour, it makes
it much more enjoyable. This version made me remember why I liked this
song so much back when I saw it for the first time at the Palace of
Auburn Hills in 95. There is so much tension building in this song that
when they finally climax it can be quite intense as was the case w/ this
I Saw it Again: Blah, not a big fan; so friggin' repetitive. I like this
on tape for the most part, not in person though. Heavy metal Phish here.
Poor Heart: Standard, still the crowd ate it up.
Two Versions of Me: Did they really need to play this again so soon after
just playing it at the Gorge? Personally, I liked the Gorge version more
specifically because it was segued out of that hot Piper. Still my second
favorite of the new tunes.
Secret Smile: Seriously, stop playing this fellas, it's not good unless I
am spun to the moon and need a really sappy/slow song to bring me back to
earth. TAB, you can have it. Yuck. This was only one of two drawbacks of
the whole evening for me.
Mike's: As my good friend Joey Lawrence would say, "Whoa!" Very good
Mike's Song, nothing terribly outrageous, just nice solid band jamming
once again. This one wound down somewhat quickly w/ a really killer segue
I am Hydrogen: Ah, classic Phish you have to love H2! Segue into >
Weekapaug: Bring the love Mike! A nice jammed out Week that lasted just
over 12 minutes. What a way to close out a romping first set, you could
tell that the band really meant business and was intent on showing why
you should never ever skip a Phish show in Utah. I mean, didn't people
learn after 11/2/98 DSOTM?
Setbreak - First Set highlights: Bag, Theme, Mike'sGroove. Bill and I
spotted Malcolm just after first set closed out and he told us where we
could find them so we moved back into the 300 section on Mike's side
where I had a whole aisle all to myself to dance in. Little did I know
that I would need every inch of that aisle 'cause I'd be running around
like a madman w/ what Phish was about to lay on us!!
Mr. Completely: As the opening notes rang out, this just sent me into
outer space baby! I was jumping up and down like a little kid. Most
around us did not seem to have a clue what this was. I never, ever would
have expected Phish to play this. Everytime TAB plays this bad boy, they
jam the living hell out of it so I assumed we would get a 15 minute or so
version. Wrong. What lay before us may well have been THE jam of the
summer tour. I can't really begin to even explain the places this jam
went. At around 14:50 Page really starts to lay down some funky riffs w/
Trey playing some rhythm behind him, ahh the funk! Around 25 minutes or
so they begin patiently working back to the original theme of this song.
Excellent overall job by the band to be able to bring this back around,
but wait what was that I just heard?! At around 27:45 or so Trey is
repeating a few chords that to my ear sounded like Low Rider. Two minutes
later this does come to fruition seguing into >
Low Rider: Woo hoo! Dare I say this Mr. Completely>Low Rider outplays the
Ghost>LR from 2/26. Then at 3.5 minutes, no it can't be, it can't be,
fuck; it is!!!! Segue into >
BBFCFM: Finally at my 67th show I am finally hearing Big Black Furry.
Unfuckingbelievable. As some of you may know, our tour partner Lee made a
sign for his run from Phoenix > Bonner Springs. I believe this was the
first venue that actually allowed him to bring it in and by God did the
band ever take notice. Lee I sure hope you see this and comment on it,
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. A quick romp through this punk
tune lands in >
Buried Alive: Amazing segue into Buried. At this point I was running up
and down the aisle pretty much screaming like a banshee. I have only seen
Buried Alive like 3 or 4 times and I think I'd be fine w/ seeing it every
other show I like it that much. This was very short and segues right back
BBFCFM: OK, holy shit. This setlist is starting to look like something
straight out of 93 or 94 with the segues, unreal. Segue into >
Ha Ha Ha: Good Lord the band is just having the time of our lives and so
are we out in the pavilion just eating this all up. Segue into >
BBFCFM: Just when you think it cannot get any crazier segue into >
Mr. Completely: Now that is what I call a sandwich, one that only this
band could possibly even think of doing! What got into the band tonight?
I sure would like to know becasue this show is quickly becoming one of
the best I have seen since 97, no exaggeration whatsoever. I still cannot
believe they came back from whence they began, and they still aren't done
w/ the segueing madness!! >
Spread it Around: All of us are pretty much just looking at each other w/
mouths agape at this point. Sounds like a new tune. Just 4 minutes into
this I am thinking to myself, this is the worst song Phish has every
played. Well maybe second worse compared to Jennifer Dances. Actually
they may be tied! [smile.gif] Seriou sly, it's like the four of them got
together before tour, sat down and said: Let's make a song that is a pop
song guaranteed to become a radio single. Because that's what this crap
sounds like. Soo repetitive, soooooo cheesy. Crap. This would be my
second and last drawback of the night.
Walls: This is another song that I think I would rather hear on the tapes
vs live for some reason or another. This one however really rages but
still found me taking a geezer breather in my seat.
Golgi: Hell yeah I saw you! This ticket stub will stay w/ me forever.
Slave: Bless you boys! Just when you think your out, they pull you back
in! This is my second favorite Phish song, just a tad behind Divided Sky
and this version did not dissapoint. I don't get to hear Slave near as
much as I'd like (like I did in '97) so anytime I hear it now it just
melts me. This song means so very much to me. I was going thru some
pretty rough times at the end of my college career at the end of
'97/beginning of 98 - Slave was always the song I would pop in at those
times to try and bring me out of the darkness. Enough of that though -
this version was pretty solid, a few very minor flubs can be heard but
for the most part it's very solid. The wave of emotion I was riding
throughout this set climaxed here in Slave. This is the reason I spend so
much time, energy and money on Phish right here. Because there is nothing
else that I know of on this planet that can make me feel like this (at
least that I know of yet) - no drug, no girl; there is nothing like an
amazing Phish show (that for Me) just puts me on top of the world.
Sleeping Monkey! Ha ha, nice! I hadn't heard this little ditty in a long
time! It made me think back to 12-6-97 when I saw this as an encore also,
Fishman climbing up on his kit and crooning to us all! Gotta love this
song and the quirky abandon it has to it. Great way to end the night.
Second set highlights: Mr. Completely sandwich, SLAVE. This show was
completely out of hand, some thing really got into the boys tonight and
it showed w/ this spectacular show. Thank God I was not at home in front
of the computer watching this one unfold!
On the Tipton-o-meter this show gets: 9.5. This show was completely
(Mr!!) over the top.
Here are some pics of the now infamous sign, way to go Lee - you are the
man my friend.
Z, Lee and Tony:
Lee and Me:
Off we go to Kansas, stopping at my place in Denver to pick up my friend
Pat who would see the rest of tour w/ us. We saw the car in front of us
narrowly miss hitting a big deer about an hour after getting on I-80.
Bonner Springs (holy letdown Phish!) review coming soon.
ate: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 21:09:00 -0700
From: Tim Etter
Subject: review of 7/15 West Valley
In the back of my mind, I knew that the possibility was there for Phish to play
an exceptional performance in Salt Lake. I live in Las Vegas, so I had to get
tickets through the lottery. When I got my tickets, I called my buddy, Kevin in
Salt Lake to say I was coming up. He said, my friend, expect the unexpected.
Utah will be the tour-buster, everyone skips Utah to go to the midwest. Believe
me, the show did not disappoint. The venue itself is brand new. The venue staff
was clueless. I could have wheeled a keg into that amphitheater. The crowd was
very mellow, unlike Vegas where everyone was more into getting their buzz on.
The first set was incredible. I felt sorry for the boys, they had to stare into
the sun for the entire first set. For me the highlight of the first set was a
rockin 'I Saw It Again'. This was like they were trying to send a message to
those who weren't there, with a mean Led Zeppelin tone. They lost a little
momentum with the two slower songs. When Mike's>Hydro>Weekapaug came around,
they needed to wake up the audience. Second set was altogether different from
the first. They jammed a Trey tune (Mr. Completely) for about 30 minutes then
out of nowhere came a Low Rider jam. When I've heard them play a low rider
tease, it's usually just that, a tease. This was the entire song, only nobody
sang (who could?). Then came the comedy for the night, with Big Black Furry
Creatures From Mars. Jon Fishman took over. Then into Buried Alive, then
BBFCFM, HaHaHaHa, BBFCFM, and then Mr Completely? It all blended in together, I
need to look at the setlist again. The next tune they did was completely
unkown, 'Spread It Round', I don't even remember what it sounded like, I've
gotta get the tapes. Walls of the Cave sounds better and better everytime I
hear it. It was a good placement. Golgi Apparatus was refreshing to hear,
although I got bad advice from my friend to drink twice as much Utah beer, you
have to go to the restroom twice as much. Slave to the Traffic Light was a
perfect set closer. I thought they were gonna end the set long before now, what
a treat! The encore was 'Sleeping Monkey'. Kind of a surprise but it fit in
with the show. Last time I saw that one played was in Vegas for Halloween in
98. They quickly followed it with a 'Tweezer Reprise', which I thought would
have been perfect here. Oh well, in my opinion, Phish was on fire. Get the
tapes and you will see
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 20:12:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Ahrens
Subject: utah 7/15 review
This show rocked. I've seen over 300 shows since '90, including every
nye/horn tour/halloween/red rocks/japan shows since then, and this show was
definately one of the very best shows I've ever seen. In my opinion th best
since the hiatus. It reminded me of big birch 94 or darien lake 2000, in that
it was a small show, uncrowded, and even though the whole vibe was super
chill, the crowd was raging. Every song is sick, really super sick. I'm
super glad my plane had a layover in SLC and I just decided to leave the
airport and not get back on the connection. I count myself lucky to have
witnessed this bomb drop. Get the tape and hear for yourself.
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 20:49:43 -0600
From: JAcob Sims
Subject: utah review, 7-15-03
I typically do not write reviews, but this show cannot go without
recognition. First off, the new venue is just spectacular, the archetecture
and acustics are amazing. The stage is desinged to blend in with the wasatch
mountains behind it. The lot scene was very chill, no overpressing securtity
and there was allowed camping.
Anyways the afternoon started with the soundcheck, the boys were playing
really well as a nice crowed gathered to listen, I heared my first Scents and
Subtle Sounds during the check, which is a good song. Trey acknowledged
their good mood and excitment during the check when he waved to the crowed
and simply said "UTAH"
ACDC BAG, great opener and very well, This song has always been one of my
favorites, and therefore never dissapoints.
YA MAR, my wife and I love this song, I have not heared it since Big
Cypress, so we were very happy to hear it. The sun was begining to set and
this song fit perfect.
THEME FROM THE BOTTOM--After many big songs being played at Shoreline and
the Gorge, I had a feeling this one was coming. I never wanted to bring it
up to anyone, because I really wanted to hear it. This was really played
well and only testified to us that we were in for a great show.
SAW IT AGAIN--total rock song, I always like this song everytime I hear
it, good placement and kept the vibe going
POOR HEART-another great tune--I never complain when I hear this
TWO VERSIONS OF ME and SECRET SMILE--these are nice songs, especially 2
Versions, my mind needed a breather after all the great songs, this was great
MIKES---all one has to say here is Mikes in the first set--whoa. When they
went in to this I turned to my brother and said this was worth waiting in the
rain for four hours for tickets (we both missed out on the lottery). Mike
was played very well as was Paug, I will never get enough of these tunes.
First set totally rocked every song was played perfectly, no flubs, the boys
were very tight and right on with one another. The second set was pure
bliss, The band could not have planned this out, everysong segued into one
another like it wsa natural, best music I have heared in years.
MR COMPLETELY-They teased this during the sound check, but I honestly did not
expect it. Thirty minutes long, I really thought they were only going to
play this one song, I would have been happy. This song was awesome really it
needs a listen as does this whole show, from here the insanity snuck in>
LOW RIDER, another song from left field, very cool, nice groove>
MR COMPLETLY..that says enough, pure improv with everything souding so
natural and played with purpose, lights were insane, life was insane>
SPREAD IT ROUND-a new tune, and very cool, I though it sounded rather poppy,
but at this point thats what was needed, I really liked and I hope it becomes
one of the greats, the jam was sweet and the band seemed to enjoy it as well.
WOTC--this song was played great every version gets better as it gets played
more. This is a great Phish tune. First time I heared it live in person,
and it sounded great.
GOLGI--I though that was going to end it and I was satisified, who can
complain about golgi--"I saw you"..but no
SLAVE--another tune out of nowhere and right on point..This put an
exclamation point on an epic set and show. No flubs perfect music.
Encore--Slepping Monkey--I have always loved this song and it sent me home
happy. Trey wanted to play another tune it seemed, but mike left the stage
with Trey getting ready to start another one--classic, and just like that it
I will say, after forking over the high price for the ticket, I was
really skeptical. Phish has always been there for the phans and the ticket
prices are a little high this tour. I will say that I got my $45.00 worth,
and I am reaffirmed that Phish rocks, thank you!!
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 17:21:30 -0500
From: Sean C. Colin
Subject: Review SLC 7/15/03
Review 7/15/03 USANA Amphitheatre Salt Lake City, Utah
After reading numerous reviews of shows past as well as Summer Tour '03, I am
inspired to contribute with some thoughts. I am also hoping this will provide
some spark because I am waiting anxiously to see what the rest of you thought
of this show.
This was my first show since Shoreline in 1999. I would have to say that the
last set of Phish I saw was one of the most amazing displays of music I have
ever seen. I really did not know what to expect for 7/15, but was excited all
day to see the Boys.
The USANA Amphitheatre is a brand new facility here in scenic (not really)
West Valley, Utah. My first impression of the venue was it's lack of
character. Perhaps once they get some trees planted or some sort of landscape
it will be better. The status quo is a venue in BFE surrounded by gravel
parking lots. I arrived around two hours before 7.30 and was stoked to see a
rather healthy lot scene. The lot reminded me of Shoreline, one major league
lot and minor league for the rest. It has been a hot summer here in Utah and
like anything else it was toasty. However nothing like Cricket in Phoenix.
I was amazed once I entered the gates to see the lack of people. The crowd
was indicative of Fall '98 when those of us who attended witnessed a special
treat (Dark Side of the Moon, E Center). The lawn seating is great and is
relatively close to the pavilion, really rather intimate I thought.
Set I : AC/DC Bag, Ya Mar, Theme, Saw it Again, Poor Heart, Two Versions of
Me, Secret Smile, Mike's > Hydrogen > Weekapaug
I was delighted to see the first set take off IMO. Again this was my first
show in quite a stint and I thought Trey was slaying it. I love Ya Mar as a
first set pick me up and the Theme had a nice tenor that kept the energy
flowing. After reading the reviews of the tour up until this point, I would
go along with the first set meltdown after Theme. I am not super familiar
with Saw it Again, 2 versions, and Secret Smile. This was a good spot to sit
down. Poor Heart is fun for a relatively short tune, but I needed something
else. I never get tired of hearing Mike's > Hydrogen > Weekapaug. I don't
feel like my ears are overly critical, this is to say this Mike's was better,
or worse, uninspired, or et cetera. I think it is a rad sequence of music.
Overall the first set left something to be desired.
Set II : Mr. Completely -> Low Rider > BBFCM > Buried Alive -> BBFCM > Ha Ha
Ha>BBFCM> Mr. Completely > Spread it Round, Walls of the Cave, Golgi, Slave,
E : Sleeping Monkey
The second set again dipped into unfamiliar territory. Mr. Completely, new
song, never heard it before. I always love when Trey and the boys dive into
something quirky and unexpected. Low rider was hilarious, segueing into
BBFCM. BBFCM is another tune I get a kick out of. I was glad to see this
live, as I would classify it as a rarity these days. Again Phish getting
after it like you may not expect. BBFCM is Phish punked out for me, it makes
me laugh, this is why we spend hours listening to this band, so dynamic.
Spread it Round, another new song. I enjoyed the intermingling of the jam.
Lyrically the repetition is very Caspian like. Walls of the Cave, another
great jam into a rocking Golgi. I love the musical crescendo the band created
with the second set jams, then crash into a tune like Golgi Apparatus. Slave
was a nice second set closer. I was stoked to hear this since I had not heard
it in at least four or five shows. Page sounded great, crisp and driving
piano licks. I give sleeping monkey 5/10 for the encore. I really would have
liked a funked out Moma Dance or Antelope, Tweezer, NICU, or Loving Cup. The
'03 Shoreline shows featured some of these so you never know. The second set
was worth the price of admission. I also looked around and noted that the
crowd had swelled considerably since the first set. Kuroda killed it with the
lights and I thought the jams were super. When I watch Trey specifically, it
never ceases to amaze me at how much sonic bliss he creates with such subtle
playing. I really like Mike's new sound also. He seems to have bold, wet
sound these days IMO.
At the end of the night I gave this show probably 7 or 8/10. Some of my
phellow phriends ventured to the Gorge for summer '03 and commented they felt
this show was one of the better of the tour so far. I wish I was at Bonner
tonight to wet my appetite for Alpine and Deer Creek. I am so glad to see
Trey, Mike, Page, and Jon doing what they do. Just some thoughts from a phan
after a long hiatus from the scene. I tend to not be very critical of the
dynamics of the music, hearing flubs, missed changes, and et cetera. Thank
you for reading and I wish you good spirits and health for the rest of the
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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 12:54:16 -0700
From: Jeff Hytoff
I have never written a show review (and usually don't read most of them
because I find that the people writing them usually have no clue due to
inexperience or other factors) ,however, I noticed there were no reviews yet
for what happened in Utah on Tuesday night and I can't resist...
I really didn't know what to expect at the lot/scene because I figured many
people would skip the venue and head to the midwest but it's summertime so you
never know. The lot was nice, no extras anywhere (plenty on sale at the box
office as half the lawn was filled and about ¾ of the pavilion seating was
full. I went to the show with 3 other people (none of which have never seen
the band perform live and only one of the three had actually heard a tape.
It was refreshing because they didn't know what a classic tune was as opposed
to a new tune. Now to the show...
No security in sight just some strange girl who was offering condoms to
people in the middle of a thick ACDC Bag opener...on to Yamar (nice tune
always to hear during a summertime first set)- 2nd real treat after the Bag
was Theme. My friend had mentioned that this was a song he would love to hear
(since this was one of the songs he has heard and liked a lot) and there it
was...jammed out beautifully as always!! Saw it Again, Poor Heart, and a few
nice new tunes lead up to the first of many blowout jams....as the sunset
faced the band and the gorgeous mountains surrounded everyone there, I figured
a Divided Sky was perfect for the setting and was pleasantly surprised when
Mike's Song had arrived. It arrived alright...fully jammed out to the max
into the gorgeous Hydrogen into a 20 minute Weekapaug that lasted so long that
it was now dark outside. What a way to send us to a setbreak!!
Now the sick crazyness begins...Mr. Completely* -> Low Rider > Big Black Furry
Creature From Mars > Buried Alive -> BBFCFM > Ha Ha Ha > BBFCFM > Mr.
Completely > Spread It Round*, Walls of the Cave, Golgi Apparatus
, Slave to the Traffic Light - holy cow!!! The first 50
minutes of the 90 minute set was Mr. Completely* -> Low Rider > Big Black
Furry Creature From Mars > Buried Alive -> BBFCFM > Ha Ha Ha > BBFCFM > Mr.
Completely- with some of the finest work these guys have ever done. I have
been to so many classic shows that I can't sit here and say that what I heard
was the best single show but what they did the other night has to rank in the
top 15 that I have seen. They were on FIRE! Mr. Completely->Low Rider made up
about 35 minutes of the classic segue in which the band seemed to reach new
heights of awareness and growth...the BBFCFM was an unexpected delight which
lead to a slowed down shorter version (one verse) of Ha Ha Ha that I have
never heard before on any CD/tape or live in concert and that lead right back
into BBFCFM. Throw in a Buried Alive in this and everyone should listen to
the madness once the CD is available. Before we knew it they were right back
into the Ghost-like jamming of Mr. Completely!! I just sat there shaking my
head as did everyone in the audience...completely in awe of what we just saw.
I was lucky enough to check out some historical caves just hours before the
show and I think the band might have visited the same area because a 25 minute
full out jammed Walls of the Cave followed a very nice new song entitled
Spread it Round (soon to be an audience favorite in my opinion). Golgi was a
nice flash to the past (although it was very fresh to my friends who had never
heard it). The only way to end the amazing night was with a song that has
always been a favorite and one that was rumored to be shelved...As the stars
and mountains surrounded us on a beautiful night the Slave never seemed as if
it would en never left my face as I looked up and once again sent my thanks to
the man upstairs for giving us this band and that wonderful night in Utah!
What else but the high pitched sounds of Fishman's vocals would follow as
Sleeping Monkey sent us back to the lot after one of the best shows I have
Peace and love,
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 13:10:24 -0400
From: [email protected]
Subject: utah review
hi pholks. Just to start, anyone who says that the shows are boring or
not listening. Even though Phish may not be jamming like its '95 or funkin it
like '97 they are in a new space that kicks ass. Their new style of jamming is
intriguing and interesting.
Anyone who skipped DSOTM Utah and this show will surely be there next time.
has made a statement about playing in Utah and it will kick ass for years to
And yes, the music in the second set was as goos as the setlist looked.Anyone
thinks Phish can't pull intense shit out anymore is dead wrong...Now for the
AC/DC BAG: great opener. Just as good as the shoreline bag from a few nights
Some great funky jamming.
YA MAR: Tell 'em what it is! Great. Love it when Mike sings. trey did some
light soloing through the end.
THEME:Yes! I was hoping for anything off Billy Breathes. The romping, turning
at the end built and built.
SAW IT AGAIN: Standard. I sat for this one.
POOR HEART: Same heart, different night.
2 VERSIONS: New song. Not quite sure what to think yet. I think all of the new
songs I've seen so far in '03 need some germination time on stage. The crowd
intent on listening closely to this one.
SECRET SMILE: A Trey song. Again it was hard to gauge because I had nothing to
compare it to. Everyone seemed to like it though.
MIKES>HYDROGEN>WEEK:Judging from the tour, these songs are back in full force.
tore it up at Shoreline and tonight kicked ass also. The chords right before
Hydrogen been different these past two times. happier, more upbeat and the
weekapaugs have had a techno jam at the end (apparently because Mike has been
listening to a lot of sound tribe lately.) Great set closer and a foreshadow
things to come.
MR COMPLETELY> One of my fav songs from Trey. I was wondering if they would
play this. The way the songs just turns and rolls is great for Phish. they
romped through this and went into...
LOW RIDER> as the jam melted into this, people started freaking out when they
realized it was this song. Totally random. Mike brought the bassline in really
subtly and then the band piled on top of him. They haven't played this in
Great cowbell. Then into....
BBFCFM> Why do I try and kill you? Sick. cause your a...
BURIED ALIVE> WTF?!?!?!? At this point most people were losing their shit.
still hadn't stoppped playing since the set opened...They haven't played this
years it seems, and it rocked...and then back to...
BBFCFM> More insanity. Still going. Nothing outlasts a second set of
HAHAHA> Makes sense stuffed between the big black furry creature...and to
MR COMPLETELY> I called this halfway through Buried. I just knew they were
wrap everything back up. Just like the Dead and their 'Playin sandwiches'.
circa mid-nineties Phish jamming. An hour without stopping, and still going
SPREAD IT ROUND: More new stuff. Seemms to be the theme of the tour. This was
nice breather after the sheer insanity that preceeded it. Get the tapes.
WALLS: A new arena anthem. The end just goes and goes.
GOLGI: I saw you!!!!
SLAVE: Great closer. Everyone needed something old school to wrap up this epic
S MONKEY: better than some encores, lamer than others. Would have liked
bit more rocking, but after that 2nd set, who cares?
there is a lessont o be learned here: Don't miss Utah! Ever!
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