[So both the person who signed up to recap last night's show and also the backup recapper were unable to submit a recap in a timely manner today. So we respecfully request that you recap the show yourself in the Comments. My two cents:
First set contains a solid "Sigma Oasis" opener and a not-terrible type-1 "Bathtub Gin" (no clue if it'll make its jamchart or not, I wouldn't recommend it), but is a below-average-great first set in my exceedingly haughty and not even the slightest bit humble opinion [Editor's Note: I've relistened to the Gin jam and agree with user N00b100's Comment, it's not right to call this jam type-1. It's mostly type-1 but there's no question it "goes type-2" a few minutes into the jam segment.].
Second set contains a "Mike's Song" with a second jam, that I think is pretty good and obviously would've loved at the show because I love Phish, but I'm on the fence about recommending it be jamcharted (but I suspect the jamcharts team will chart it). HOWEVER THAT SAID, @Bizarchive highly recommends this Mike's Song, even calling it "beautiful and melodic" and "bliss" and "must hear" Mr. Bizarchive is no expert, however, unlike me, a Mike's Song Expert (my retainer fee is three lot-grilled cheeses, six sammies, and a bottle of Balvenie DoubleWood). The remainder of the second set is entertaining to be sure, it's a Phish show for fuck's sake. "NMINML" and "Weekapaug" perhaps have a wee bit more ooomph (or "mustard" or "nutella" if you prefer) than a typical version, but I would be shocked if the team jamcharted them. [Editor's Note: Someone apparently took a shit on the floor during the show. Someone please advise in the Comments during what specific song said shit was taken. Thanks in advance for your service.]
And I do like "Pillow Jets," since "the conjurers of thunder" lyric amuses me (much like "Viking warriors with animal heads"), and I LOVE A DARK-evil-cacophonous-in-part jam segment (improv) like what's in this version. I will recommend that the jamcharts team begin a chart for this song with this version.
Also, THRILLED to see that "Slave" was performed, and performed well-enough, as one of our own, ZZYZX, had requested it!
And given that "Buffalo Bill" was played in an encore position, and even a poor, below-average-great, and rote performance of this triumph-of-a-song adds A Whole Star to any judicious rating, last night's show warrants Three Stars at best, imo. A satisfactory outing, even assuming---no, especially if---it was the greatest concert you have ever seen in your entire life.
Goes without saying that if you rated last night's show four or GASP HEAVEN FORFEND five stars, then of course You Suck At Phish but please, that said, All Ye Who Suck At The Phish, please, PLEASE recap the show yourself in the Comments. -two cents, charlie]
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