1. Starting the Summers Indoor- I think last year's start in Worcester was huge for setting the tone. Phish played an incredible Ghost->Boogie On that all fans should memorized in their head by now. They kick started the whole year with a Buried Alive opener and reprise encore. There were also amazing jams like the Roses are Free. Phish is always fueled by the energy of playing indoors, and I think opening the summer indoors would be a perfect start to their 30th year. Here's to wishing they play Nassau Coliseum, 10 minutes from my backyard, once again.
2. Return to the Gorge/Vegas- Last we heard at the Gorge was another outside Boogie On, featured as part of the best sequence in 2011, Rock n Roll-Meatstick-Boogie On. After taking a year off from the Gorge, it's time to return there for some fantastic August music. Additionally, it's been a long time since Phish played in Sin City. There's no better time to revisit an old friend than in the band's 30th year, a year that will undoubtedly be special.
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4. Build on 2012- They need to keep with the momentum of the jamming they produced all summer long. When the summer first started, it seemed like no matter the show there was always a special bright moment in each show that truly stood out and made each show unique and special. By the time the second leg started, the band had built on the momentum from earlier and produced the most inspiring music in years starting with the Rock n Roll epic journey in Long Beach and culminating with Dick's. It's time to keep building forward and hit a new peak in 2013 of Phish music.