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Saturday, July 29

I Feel Great About Phish! It Rained Classics on a Cinnamon Girl as Baker’s Dozen Blazes On.

I Feel Great About Phish! It Rained Classics on a Cinnamon Girl as Baker’s Dozen Blazes On. 
Instead of raining Chocolate Saturday Night,It rained beloved Phish tunes over two immaculate
sets. In addition to plenty of sour stomachs, there will be 26 sets of Phish after this historic residency.
Tonight's two will get more plays on my Relisten app than any other flavor of Donut thus far. I never wanted the bust outs with passion extravaganza to end. The classic opener “Llama” started things off and set the tone of the night. A spirited “Wilson” followed and gave the night a welcomed old school feel that it never relinquished. Every song performed Saturday Night was done flawlessly as coveted classics filled the Setlist. Tela, Vultures, Train Song, Ya Mar, even “The Line” was a welcome selection for this lifelong Phish fan. 
I live in Memphis where I learned to talk the jive and attended the very basketball game “The Line” is written about. I cried along with Darius Washington when he missed those last two free throws against Louisville. But tonight I shed tears of joy as Phish played the soundtrack of my life. A  heartfelt "Horn" tugged at my heart strings before the first set closed with a trippy rendition of The Beatles’ “I am the Walrus”. 
    The second half started with the number we been anticipated with “Blaze On” and it certainly did not disappoint. Phish took the tune this run has been loosely connected and laid down the definitive version. The song soared while the jam grew wings and visited several sonic realms before it dissolved into a heavenly ambient jam. The second stanza boasted superior versions of songs we been dancing to for thirty years. Tonight felt like a celebration of all things Phish. Trey and Mike danced the Meatstick while the fans at the Garden joined them in the corny phun.  “Dirt” was perfectly placed as it melted into an epic “Harry Hood”, that was played with passion as the fans rejoiced. The encore was “Cinnamon Girl” reminding the Garden of the flavor of the night. Tonight's show made all lifelong fans thankful we all have a degree in Phish. 

New York , NY
SET 1: Llama, Wilson > Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan > Ya Mar, Tela, The Birds > The Line, Water in the Sky, Vultures, Train Song > Horn, I Am the Walrus

SET 2: Blaze On > Twenty Years Later > Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues > Meatstick > Dirt > Harry Hood
Encore: Cinnamon Girl