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2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:54:23 PM »
PHISH, SATURDAY 11/03/2018
MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
Las Vegas, NV
SET 1: The Moma Dance, Kill Devil Falls > Roggae, Water in the Sky, 555 > Tube > Farmhouse, Mike's Song > Lifeboy > Weekapaug Groove

SET 2: Carini > 46 Days > Scents and Subtle Sounds > Crosseyed and Painless > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Possum > Split Open and Melt

ENCORE: Wading in the Velvet Sea, Character Zero


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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 07:56:00 PM »
i'm not sure who is more tired, those that did vegas or those on the east coast who did normal life and then late night couch tour!  i was expecting a slight let down of a show, but this was another gem.  second set was the real deal with killer versions of s&ss and c&p.  melt was also very interesting.  what a run!

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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 08:15:35 PM »
This was a killer show. Highlights being Tube, S&SS and SOAM. Especially SOAM!!! Best Melt in a log time!
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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 08:53:23 PM »
They’ve played a couple good melts this year but this one here, oh mama. Deep psychedelic ambience.

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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 09:47:12 PM »
Love the set 2 closing Melt a la the gorge this summer.  Great place for it and it has been spurring some dark jams that are harder to conjure up mid first set.  Kind of wish I went to the show last night but I just couldn't hang. Went to bed last night during Carini and woke up 14 hours later.  Best three shows i have seen in a row since forever.  These guys are at the top of their game.
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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 10:16:07 PM »
havent heard it yet, but DAMN look at that list on paper!  :rawk:
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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2018, 10:27:56 PM »
The Melt was amazeballs, but don’t sleep on the 46 Days, big ol thick slab of rawk. 
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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2018, 11:05:17 PM »
The only weak link looks like the encore (on paper).  I'm sure people love it.
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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 12:29:20 AM »
The only weak link looks like the encore (on paper).  I'm sure people love it.
lol didnt even notice encore.  Sign of a great show when it doesnt matter cause 2 sets was more than enough!
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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2018, 12:39:29 AM »
do you guys realize that every Tube played this tour was over 10 minutes long?  We never thought this day would come. 

I feel like I'm watching 2.0 Phish again.  Just spitting fire and going deep every fucking show.  FIRST SET JAMS!  REAL PHISH!!!!

Also this 46 Days might be the best of 3.0.  It's fucking batty. 
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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2018, 01:25:47 AM »
Love the set 2 closing Melt a la the gorge this summer.  Great place for it and it has been spurring some dark jams that are harder to conjure up mid first set.  Kind of wish I went to the show last night but I just couldn't hang. Went to bed last night during Carini and woke up 14 hours later.  Best three shows i have seen in a row since forever.  These guys are at the top of their game.

This run was amazing. I saw 6 shows this summer, and great as many parts of those shows were, nothing compares to what they did in Vegas. It just felt like they could not be stopped. Set after set, everything clicked. It's like they found, at last, the exact sound they've been looking for, and having found it, reveled in it, whether first set or second, short song or long, everything sounded so fucking good.

The first set of this show is the only set that felt somewhat more like a normal 3.0 first set---aside from that Tube. Then they came out in the second and destroyed us yet again. Possum was the only song in the second that didn't do anything special, which might have been a little annoying had the set ended there, but throwing on a deep, dark, psychedelic SOAM to finish it out solved that problem.

Velvet Sea they played because they had to play something extremely mellow and peaceful after that SOAM. I only wish they'd closed with YEM instead of Zero...

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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 09:41:04 AM »
46 Days is ripping and the Scents jam is wonderful.
I've only been able to go at this show in pieces but the pieces all contain greatness.

What a killer run.

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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2018, 05:47:42 PM »
I'm finally all caught up.  Man, what a run!  I seriously love this fucking band!  :clap:
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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 04:05:09 PM »
The only weak link looks like the encore (on paper).  I'm sure people love it.

This is how I felt about it being there. I had a great time and thought they were killing it. The encore was a bit of a letdown for the energy the show brought, but at the end of a four night run in Vegas, I guess that was all they had left. And the wading was a nice catch your breath song. Fav's tho were the Tube, lifeboy, S&SS, and that melt....man...Super glad I could squeeze in one more show after those three in hampton, of a great fall tour.
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Re: 2018-11-03 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Post Show Discussion
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 04:14:12 PM »
The only weak link looks like the encore (on paper).  I'm sure people love it.

This is how I felt about it being there. I had a great time and thought they were killing it. The encore was a bit of a letdown for the energy the show brought, but at the end of a four night run in Vegas, I guess that was all they had left. And the wading was a nice catch your breath song. Fav's tho were the Tube, lifeboy, S&SS, and that melt....man...Super glad I could squeeze in one more show after those three in hampton, of a great fall tour.
And actually, those songs are really good and can be awesome, so what do I know.  My issue with Character Zero is how often they play it and my issue with Velvet Sea is normally placement.  I think in the first encore slot, it actually kind of works.  Like it better there than mid-second set for sure.
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