Trey Anastasio @ The Roseland Ballroom
Last night former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio
brought his new group 70 Volt Parade to The Roseland Ballroom. I wasn't really expecting much from this show, because although I liked the shows I saw in May I wasn't really impressed. And then there was the Jones Beach show over the summer that completely bored me. But last night was completely different. Even though I am not a huge fan of The Roseland it is the perfect size venue for Trey's new project. The set was very energetic and Trey really seemed to be enjoying himself. The show which was broken into three part. Two electric parts and a short acoustic solo portion. The acoustic part saw Trey play "Loving Cup", "Pebbles and Marbles", "Never" and "Sample in a Jar". The electric portions were very good and it appears that the band has been practicing a lot because they were way tighter than the other times I saw them. The show then turned into a mini Phish reunion during the encore which saw Page and Trey play together for the first time since Phish's farewell concert. They performed "Strange Design", "Waves" and "Waste" acoustic with just the two of them on stage. There was then another short break and the band returned this time accompanied by John Medeski, Page McConnell, and Peter Apfelbaum. They then performed "First Tube" with four people on keyboards. It was a great way to end a really fun show. I give this show 3 socks off. Last night Trey proved to me that he can "still have fun".
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