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Review by andy_co
The 3 hour drive to my first Dick’s show was intense with anticipation. My work for over 10 years made it not possible to travel over Labor Day Weekend. Having not seen Phish since 2009, I was so ready and excited to see them again. My friend and I got in line early to grab a good spot on the floor, so almost 5 hours of waiting as it got close to 8pm. The disappointment began when the crew started covering all the equipment and lowering down all the speakers. The voice coming through the PA said, “Please leave the stadium and go back to your cars and wait.” Well, almost no one went to their cars but took cover in the stands as the rain started. High winds and rain made it look like this night was NOT going to happen. Then, after a couple of hours, the rain started to let up and everyone rushed back down on the field. Maybe 20 minutes later the band appeared.
This night was much like a Phish song, tension and release. Lots of tension during the storm, lots of emotions, disappointment, and then the release:
The first notes of Carini. “That naked Dude.”
The “BOY” in YEM.
We all were getting what we came for. After not knowing if this was going to happen or not.
Ghost- the funk
Julius- the classics just kept coming.
Reba -my god Reba. Trey’s soloing during the quiet part of Reba was it for me. This was the Phish I loved.
Tube – 10 min.
Weekapaug- great energy in the crowd;
And ended the set with a rocking Chalk Dust.WOW!
A surprising Pebbles and Marbles for the encore was perfect.
Amazing party after the show in the parking lot. After this show, I’m seeing Phish whenever possible for as long as they are still playing.