Phish, live at the Meadows Music Theater, August 14, 2009. Hartford, CT.
While The Dead may have gotten much of the press this summer with their 2009 tour, the Boys from Burlington banded together for the first time since 2004 and hit the road for a full summer tour. After getting a chance to download and listen to the Hartford show, the magic is still there. You can't even detect a five year absence between the intricate jams and segue ways into songs that until recently had been collecting dust, some for well over a decade.
The band is back tight, and full of energy. Slave to the Traffic Light is crazy tight, You Enjoy Myself features a funkalicious bass solo with Mike on an octave peddle, and even a Psycho Killer! I don't care if you don't like The Beatles, the While My Guitar Gently Weeps was a killer encore to the show.