Fall tour was great, but as usual
it all led up to NYE at MSG
in NYC, the center of the universe
12-28 is a throwaway. No one is relistening.
But what went down on 12-29 is nuts.
This is that crazy set one closer?
I've heard it. Totally wild.
Charlie, some people think
that Party Time should be on the set list
By people, we mean, like, everybody.
Including Tom Marshall. And the band's Twitter.
If you're a 3.0 noob, gtfo.
If Fishman took a shit with cymbals
is that Party Time? Fuck no!
Are there rules?
Or is this set list anarchy?
They didn't play the drum part ffs!!
I will not budge on this! Never!
It's not a performance, just a quote!
Listen to the other versions and get back to me!
They sang it several times, come on, dude.
Sang the words! Just the words!
Let's just give the public what they want
So now set lists are drafted by mob rule?
I've been at this too long
I can't have 3.0 noobs steering this ship
next thing you know, there are 25 DEG teases per show
when it's usually just
a Trey trill that barely sounds like DEG
and I will not tolerate that
it’s objectively true that the Phish song “Party Time” was not performed on 12-29
It doesn’t matter what you or I believe.
I can't even bask in the joy of the 12-30 Bliss because of this shit
Or the Glide II.
I've been waiting for that since 1995
The composed sections of Party Time weren’t performed
except arguably one or two chords by Page shortly before the end of the jam.
The SONG was not performed/played
the formal setlist will be misleading to some no matter what we do
The music of the song was literally not performed, so there’s that
But because its ONLY lyric (100%) was repeated for many measures over a jam, there’s that.
More ladies at the show today than normal, huh?
I'll tell you what
Consensus seems to be to note “Party Time” in the setlist formally
even if its music technically wasn’t performed
This is a sad day for phish.net
And me personally
I've been at this since 1989
But you win. Add Party Time to the set list.