But the second set was already beginning.
And I was among the first (15000) few to hear brand new songs by Phish, first hand.
They start with the Wingsuit / Fuego combo. Right at the first notes I was transported by the slow and haunting song. I loved the Pink Floyd feel at the end. As the tunes each have several parts, they seems to be connected some way. Especially because the beginning of Fuego sounds like the middle of a song to me. I was surprised many month later when I saw the final track order of the released album.
The light show was different from Reading because there was no seats behind the stage. So Chris Kuroda used the back to "paint" big splash of colors. The room was bigger too and as I was on the side, I had a very good view to the whole venue. Lights on the far rear of the crowd were great.
Anyway, I really loved every song. It was so strange and special to hear brand new Phish music at my second Phish show!
The three acoustic set ups (with Mike
on upright bass for one of them !!) were a nice surprise even if the some parts were hard to hear because of too much crowd noises. For example, Snow
is a beautiful song but the big venue on Halloween night doesn't give it justice. It's too bad it didn't make it to the final album.
The beginning of Waiting All Night
made me think of You Enjoy Myself
but the feeling didn't last.
The prank and the dance routine during Womba
were priceless. Even if I didn't know what a Womba is, nor the Fish TV Show
, nor the name of Abe Vigoda
(I know him from the Godfather
but that's it).
I didn't understand all of what Trey
said so, at first, I thought it was Page
's father in the costume. I finally understood with the Godfather video at the end of the set. One of there best video in my opinion.