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Re: 2017-7-21 MSG, New York, NY
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2017, 12:20:39 PM »
seven below was fantastic!
going to revisit tweezer soon as it didn't knock me over at the time.
given the way they are playing and the individual themes each night, i can finally buy into the no repeats thing.  however, i have a hard time believing i'll see 10 phish shows this summer without seeing a tweezer.

scott, did you notice anything different inside the garden?  were any sections not open or closed off?  were there a lot of extra tickets outside before the show?

I could see on the stream that the two sections above the traditional paug section were completely empty. So much so that they must not have allowed patrons to post up there. Otherwise phish heads would have been there. That includes the infamous "blue" seats.

i was wondering if those sections were empty because they were blocked off or because there was no need to sit up there.  like there were other closer/better empty sections that the heads chose to invade.
A chunk of the blue seats have somewhat of an obstructed view during hockey games.  Not sure if that would be the case during a concert or not.

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Re: 2017-7-21 MSG, New York, NY
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2017, 12:34:48 PM »
I didn't see any areas specifically blocked off... but I also didn't try and go way up to the 400s.  I'd say the arena was 80-85% full(?) -- I think these weekday shows are going to CRUSH when it's only 60% full

Strangely, there wasn't an overabundance of extras outside the show.  I was expecting tickets on the ground, but there were definitely more people looking than selling.
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Re: 2017-7-21 MSG, New York, NY
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2017, 01:55:12 PM »
The coconuts stuff was cool. I really enjoyed that they put enough work into it as to learn on acapella. Th y are having fun, and I, sure there is a great deal more fun (and surprises even maybe?!?!) in store.
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Re: 2017-7-21 MSG, New York, NY
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2017, 02:51:14 PM »
How about Trey on that Moonage Daydream. Yowzas.

Now, this Tweezer deserves a few comments. First, it's still reasonable to think this could be the only Tweezer of tour. That plus all the big jamming to this point and the hugeness of BD in general meant high expectations. If they were going to spend Tweezer on night one, it needed to be exceptional. But Trey fell back on that overused trick of his, the ascending, note-blasting wankery licks, that has been his crutch for the last year-plus now. I thought he'd been weening himself off it this summer, but in Tweezer it came back with an extended vengeance. In a vacuum, this would have qualified as a cool, successful jam. But we've heard it way too many times by this point.

I loved the Seven Below jam, however, enjoyed Everything's Right, and the a capella Coconut was a comedic treat. Overall, another fun time on the couch.
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Re: 2017-7-21 MSG, New York, NY
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2017, 12:13:05 PM »
Love the opener, great way to kick it off especially the chorus.  Tweezer has a fine jam early on, unfortunately it only lasts 3.5 minutes.  Gorgeous interplay either way.  Seven Below has a nice jam, Page leading the way w/ nice effect.   
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Re: 2017-7-21 MSG, New York, NY
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2017, 03:16:30 PM »
-7 pro-shot vid:

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Re: 2017-7-21 MSG, New York, NY
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2017, 01:01:29 AM »
The playing in this Pigtail causes me to be happy in the extreme....one of my favorite pieces of short Phish the entire run
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