one week til another PLQ adventure for me!! anyone else going?
Looking forward to the 'Fest. I see that Gov't Mule plays earlier in the day and Buddy Guy and Ray Charles play late. Good God Almighty this is gonna be fun!
This will be my first trip to the area and afterwards my lady and I travel up the lake to visit her family. Caaan't wait!
How's the scene there. Is there much of a lot scene after the show? Is there a bar/restaurant near the venue to unwind?
I think North Mississippi Allstars are playing earlier in the day as well. Please verify.
taken from an ad from the Chicago Reader:
June 28 bands through out the fest:
1) Marcus Amp: Phil; ABB : Lucinda Williams starts at 4:00pm
2) Briggs & stratton big Backyard: ray Charles @ 10pm
3) Harley Roadhouse: Keith Urban @ 10 pm.
4) Piggly Wiggley Musicmarket: Willy Porter @ 10pm
5) Mountain Dew Stage: silverchair @ 10pm
6) Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage: buddy guy 10 pm
I didn't see Govt. Mule playing? where and when? I'd like to see that. if you get in town early, June 27th has Umphrey's Mcgee, Ekoostik Hoohak & the Big Wu starting at 3pm.
Choose wisely & come back for Los Lobos July 5th! that should be fun!
here's the daily line-up for Summerfest. Gov.t Mule plays at 3:30! this is going to be fun...
Summerfest is a blast; bands and beer for all!!!
A word of warning:
I strongly suggest limiting the use of any controlled substances to outside of the festival grounds. The organizers of Summerfest sell the "family atmosphere" thing to an extreme. Even though they push beer like there's no tomorrow, they have always had undercover cops looking out for the evil weed, even in the amphitheater. I'm not one to preach, but be smart; the scruffy looking drunk sitting on the rocks looking at the lakeside horizon may be a cop. Have a great time and go stealth to the extreme, should the need arise. I'm not kidding. Summerfest wants you to drink all you can drink and they send you off at midnight to drive home under the influence, but if they smell the kind aroma they'll try to get you!!! They will not only kick you out, they'll keep you in the porta-jail if they have the opportunity.
ah yes. we used to call it the "milwaukee drunkenfest" when i was a younster slipping across the border to drink at 18. loved that grandfather clause. beware the man looking for the evil weed. beer is king in milwaukee.
Know this should be other other stuff or gatherings, but since we're all phrineds here...
Any idea what time the show will be over, by show I mean AB + P&F. I was wondering about the Amtrak back to Chicago at 11:30PM and if it would be better to drive up?
Summerfest officially closes at midnight, meaning that all acts will end at 11:45pm at the latest. Even if the Phil set ended at 11:00pm, it would be a close call to catch an 11:30pm southbound train from the Amtrak station, if Amtrak is still in business. I almost remember they'd add one additional late Chicago run to accommodate Summerfest, but I'm not sure. The greatest Summerfest buzz-kill is the potential of the late afternoon thunderstorm, but the Phil show is covered for those who hold reserved seats.
I just checked out that link, thanks Tim. I noticed that the Allmans & Phil are both schedualed at 4:00 pm. Are they going to be on different stages? That would be a real bummer if that's the case.
Thanks Tim, I guess I'll just plan on driving up early on Friday then to meet up with the Rev. Greene.
Here's hoping I can score a ticket before I make the drive, would hate to go all that way without and probably shouldn't etiquette-wise. Don;t want to be part of the ticketless horde.
Should make for a long ride home, lots of stops. Headlight where you headed after the show? I'm heading up from the SW suburbs. Not sure how many are coming with but I have 4 tickets.
Mamma, the tickets say PF will close this show with ABB leading off. Think that means they are on the same stage. If they were playing at the same time might make it hard on Warren.
>Headlight where you headed after the show?
Brad, I'm headed to Deer Creek! ;-)
>might make it hard on Warren
If anyone could pull this off, it would be him. ;-)
e-mail to you on its way...
D-mama, all Summerfest entertainment listed, with the exception of the headliner at the Marcus Amphitheater, is included at no additional charge on various stages spread out throughout the massive festival grounds. The Lucinda/ABB/P&F show is the headliner on Friday; hence, additional fee/reserved seats in the amphitheater. I'll estimate that Lucinda (?) will begin promptly at 4:00pm, then the ABB will play from 6:00 to 8:00pm, then Phil plays from 9:00 to 11:00pm. For Milwaukee, Summerfest is its annual premier event. On weekend days, 100,000 can show up and it gets very crowded. The main amphitheater will be a safe haven where you'll be able to stretch your legs and chill, away from the masses. FYI: parking is a pain in the ass and it is NOT included with your Phil show ticket, as was stated by GDTS-TOO. Arriving early should ensure a $10 parking spot relatively close. There will be no "lot scene" as we know it, as all the lots are spread out.
Headlight, don't pay any scalper a penny more than face value. This show is only about 2/3 sold. And, you can actually get into the Marcus headline show without a reserved ticket. They do free hand-stamps which allows you G.A. lawn addmission, so you'd only need to pay Summerfest admission ($10) to get in. But the free hand stamps are given out starting at 11:00am when the fest opens and they are usually maxed-out within that first hour. In any event, there is no such thing as a ticketless horde at Summerfest. Definitely DO NOT WORRY about scoring a good seat for this show; they will be plentiful. I've got an extra single GDTS-TOO ticket (SEC 1/ROW Q) that I'm looking to unload cheap. I'd attepmt to get it to you, but I am sure you'll get a closer seat for the $20 I'm looking to recover for my single.
Per Mom, it was 89 degrees and humid today in Milwaukee. But be forewarned, it often gets rather chilly down at the lake once the sun sets. I'm flying out tomorrow morning. But if anyone needs Summerfest info, post something here and I'll get back to you from the land of the Cheeze. Summerfest is a great thing and Phil's presence will make Summerfest 2002 a special one.
>>>If they were playing at the same time might make it hard on Warren.
LOL! Ya got that right! I haven't seen the Allman's in 10 years, thought maybe they'd have some special guests to fill in.
Tim, Thank You for the great info. Unfortunately I won't be making it for Summerfest. You have a wonderful time!!!
Headlight-Do not worry tickets are still available in section 4 in the pavillion as of this very minute.If u need me to I can order it for you and grab it at will call when the fest opens.
I do not know if you would make the amtrack at 11:30 after Phil. I do know that the festival is right on the lake so and as of now there is a 0% chance of rain on friday with the temp hovering around 80.
Mule starts at 3:30 so I assume many of us will be racing Warren back to the marcus.
The downtown bars will be open after the show until about 2 am ,those bars are on water street and include a very laid back brew pub wich will probably be the least crowded of all those bars.
Tonto-lets hook up at this one we have only traded a million cds lets meet for a beer at the fest or something.
I will bring my cell phone with me to the fest. Those who want to reach me can call me at 404-313-0420.
look forward to seeing yall there
Rev! let's meet up. that's a deal! beer before & during? why not? I'll be dead center in the reserved bleachers after Gov/t Mule & I plan on getting there about 11:00 am or so. I got your cell.
Headlight, I had a paper that I cut out of the Chicago Reader that had the "special Latenight" amtrack rolling back into the city of Chicago at Midnight. The train ride includes gen. am. to the Fest. I was considering buying myself a ride home but I already had a ticket for the show so I shined it. It isn't a good ($)deal except you can drink all you want until Midnite & not worry about the drive home. If you need a ride up to Milwaukee, our starship leaves from D'Town Chicago. We got a space for you in a AC'd car with plenty of Phil & GD to fill your ears. e-me: firstname.lastname@example.org
as for the rest of you Zoners.... I hope to meet some of you all too! Dead Creek Campground or Summerfest!
Happy Festival Season!!
We have Sec. 1 row L Not sure where that is but sounds good. I would be wearing my "team Phil" shirt but I can't find it. Can't find my Zeplin T either.
In the past when I have driven from Chicago up to Summerfest I have parked in one of the free lots off the highway and then taken a free bus to and from the show. I didn't know you could park right by Summerfest. Is it worth paying the cash? Where do I go? What should I do? Dang it!
Mitch-you may not want to drive my the lakefront area because it will be crowded ,take a shuttle from town it will be easier or park somewhere near oakland ave and walk because parking is a problem and costs like$20 . I HAD a friend who would have let us all park for free but he has moved so we are on our own.
Tonto-we will be arriving in town at like 8 am and then we are going to eat and head down to the fest at around 11. See if you can meet us for breakfast at around 9-10
Tonto, thanks for the offer, I may take you up on it. Any idea of what time you'll be heading out? I was planning to drive, but would be by myself.
I could be your designated driver as alchohol consumption for me is only a memory. :-(
I have my bike in the back and was going to park and then ride, do any of you know if they'll let me take it into the Summerfest proper?
Is the free parking within biking distance?
Headlight... I don't have any answers about the bike thing... but I think we will be heading out around between 9 & 10am. We are heading home right after the show to rest up for the ride down to DC in the morning.
does anyone know if they get two sets tomorrow or just one?
>>>If they were playing at the same time might make it hard on Warren.
Considering what I've seen Warren do in the last 2 years, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if he found a way to pull this off ; >
Just got off the phone with Rev. Buddy and Headlight. Barraco played with the Brothers and smoked Gregg (what a shock). They say Mule this afternoon at the Fest was much better. "I'm Not Him" is back on stage getting Warren's guitar ready for his third show of the day - damn. And I'm left home waiting on Hershey/Camden/Merriweather next month.
uncle johns band
no more do i
box of rain
night of 1000 stars
tomorrow never knows tease
eyes of the world
cortesy of rev. buddy green and headlight
Phil's MKE show was a little light on the meat. I guess one could blame that on the single long set. Can anyone tell me what Phil babbled into his mic right at the end of Golden Road? The encore tilted this show toward decent. Singing was stellar. Except for the opening themed jam, which I know I've heard before, jamming was less than intense in the transitions...well, there were a few nice moments. But, the huge moments were few and far between. The first two sigle set shows of this summer tour came nowhere close to levels they achieved when they played in California (NoCal/SoCal/NoCal) in March, May, and June. Phil shows really do require two full sets. At least, Phil's donor rap & band intros were on par.
setlist list looks decent, except for the fact that it was only one set. I'm sure glad I didn't travel all the way from the jersey shore to see one set. I hope the east coast shows are 2 full sets. I'd rather have no opening acts, than have only one set.
the one set was a bummer... but it was still great fun! Besides the Tomorrow Never Knows tease.. there was a Foolish Heart Tease before UJB; 2 Terrapin teases & one Dark Star tease. These were real brief & maybe I was just hoping for those & that is why I heard them? But I was sober & am pretty sure they were in my ears last nite.
I too would love to know what Phil was talking about.. some drunk guy stepped all over Phil's words... Something about the "Sky is wide open... Happy Summer... permit/Party?..." then phil let out a good laugh.
Warren is the "second hardest working man in show Biz"... first a Mule set; the ABB then Phil! Damn! Quite an accomplishment. But Jimmy Herring really shined tonight! that guy has chops like I never seen before. Seems he had the spotlight last nite & handled it great.
the permormance was fun last nite. The first half of the set ws mostly the albums tunes but after Acadian Driftwood, it seemed like the band loosened up more & really started exploring. It wasn't a "jaw dropper" but it did have great moments. I'm hoping they really let it rip tonight at DC!!!
BTW, there was a nice size crowd of people making their way back to the Marcus AMp. when we heard the word over a locally broadcasted radio show that the ALPINE permits were being granted. Everyone broke out in cheers and grins spread all over the area! It was great to hear that before the band even hit the stage!
hope to see you at Deer Creek or in the Dead Creek camp...
yeah it seems like one set shows generally don't pack the punch of the 2 set deal (the one exception I've found is the amazing 8/4/01 Charlotte show. One set, consistently high energy. I'll B&P a few if anyone wants sonic proof) and maybe Warren was just plain tired. After 3 sets with 3 different jambands in one day I'm sure you have to get tired regardless of the size of your chops or how much you love to play and that tiredness probably came through in the music. Did Jimmy step up a bit as a result?
See you at the Vibes
Sebastian, Email sent...
News: Alpine Valley has been granted a permit for the two Aug 3/4 shows! Terrapin Station: TTO Fam. Reunion is on!!! And, Clear Channel still sucks the big corporate sausage!
Comment: Nothing is more fun than Bobby bashing! It is my exquisit right as a huge Bobby fan!
Phil is the BOMB! Every time I see his act it blows me away!
I can not say the same for Ratdog/Bobby. It was always like that, even way back when I was seeing JGB in the early 80's. I'd walk out of the JGB show in the midst of a crowd of totally amaised folks. At Bobby shows we all walked out happy, nothing more. Well, maybe a lot of laughs about how Bobby did something typically "Bobby" during the 20 minute 'Round N 'Round.
Yes, I was kind of pissed Phil canceled the Madison show this spring, but I saw the Milwaukee show last night and it was kill!
I got to admit that Phil's new matterial is boring! And the crowd in the Marcus Amp. was sitting down during those songs to back-up my opinion of the new matterial. No one was sitting during Uncle John's, Box, St Steve, Eyes, the 11, or Golden Road to Unlimited Rocking! PLQ is the real thing, but he should get some better song writing.
Hey, Phil, where the heck was the 2nd set? Your one set shows are only 50%!
By the way, for all you bashers out there, who was that fat old drug addict that used to flunder on stage in the last decade of The Grateful Dead? I can't remember, PLQ has just blown me away, AGAIN!!!! Of course, GDTS TOO sent me 5th row center seats.
And the music never stops....
I think what Phil said at the end of the show was something to the effect of "Welcome to the Infinite Adventure Tour.... and tonight was a bit of an adventure...." Then something about the band not knowing where they were a few times...
This was Warren's 5th show in a little over 24 hours. Sets with ABB and Phil the night before in Mpls., then a 5 hour bus ride and Govt. Mule, ABB and Phil last night. He didn't seem tired, but the amazing chemistry that this band has seemed a little off to my ears, but maybe it was me, and the long day of work, travel, etc. I'd already put in. I know the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had a glowing review Saturday morning.
There was a lot trading phrases between Warren and Jimmy, and Jimmy was lighting it up all night. I think he'll be a good fit in The Other Ones. By the way, there's an interview/guitar lesson with him in this month's Guitar Player magazine.
Phil could have been a little louder.
I love the new tunes, but they didn't blow me away at this show.
Security was extremely tight, although the venue itself is very cool. The lawn backs right up to Lake Michigan.
And my buddy heard a Dark Star tease right before St. Stephen... tho I didn't catch it.
Anyway, Summerfest always has tons of acts. We caught the tail end of Ray Charles as we were leaving. Galactic, Widespread (I think), etc. are all coming up.
Jimmy and Rob sat in for a good bit of the Allman Bros. set, and really brought the energy up a notch. I'm not sure how long they were on stage, but the set ended with a very cool Mountain Jam.
this show lacked a bit of spark for me...I was visiting from the west coast and have seen a far bit of shows this past spring....there wasn't much stretch to the jams...it kind of felt like a 'greatest hits' night to me...certainly not the magic they are capable of...
Hey tim...I was also sitting in row Q section 1, next to the taper...
I thought I heard Phil say something like "three squad cars are gonna be there to bust the party....haha" he might not have said squad cars but something to that effect. I'm guessing he is giving us a heads up on the three checkpoints that are supposedly going to be at 1, 3, and 5 miles away from Alpine.
oh and i thought the latter half of the show had some very nice moments. Especially the eyes of the world...very cool interplay there and the Lovelight encore had me lit all the way home. Jimmy stepped up huge this show and let Warren kind of rest his chops after a hard day's night.
and finally I hope Peggy and Phil live happily ever after (he proposed to her with a message in the sky before the show)
I don't know what most of you are talking about, but I think the show "SMOKED" !!!!!! frazeled my brain again !!! Just what the doctor ordered !!!!
the new songs I think too are great !!!! don't know how you can't like those new songs, they pertain to the past and reflect heavily on
Jerry's life. It may be hard to understand some of the depth of the song's if you never really "got it". keep listening, it may actually sink in someday.
to whoever wrote: "By the way, for all you bashers out there, who was that fat old drug addict that used to flunder on stage in the last decade of The Grateful Dead?"
EASY THERE DUDE -- NO NEED TO GO THERE -- A LITTLE RESPECT PLEASE!!!!
Will this tour only have 1 set per night? Noticed that next 2 shows were also only 1 set. Thought the show was good, but would agree with all who thought Warren was off a little. He seemed tired (can't imagine why). But that was the best I've seen Jimmy play. He smoked with Phil and was a great addition to ABB. Also thought Warren was better with ABB (Greg A. could not be heard and seemed bored). So is this tour going to be 1 set and out?
I was a little disappointed with just one set, but I was happy with what we got. I was in the middle bleachers and, from where I was, the sound was excellent, better than it had been during the ABB set. I thought Rob Baracco was the Man of the Match (forgive the World Cup lingo, I'm still in that mode). Rob's playing was good, I thought singing was even better especially on Celebration and Acadian Driftwood (VERY unexpected surprise). Regarding some of the commentary on the new stuff, I talked to a few people before the show that were at their very first Phil show, saw the Dead way back when, yada yada...I think a lot of people don't really know what to expect from Phil, and I'll bet radio airplay is still lacking...anyway, solid show, was hoping Derek Trucks would've joined them for the encore at least, but maybe that's for next time!
>>finally I hope Peggy and Phil live happily ever after (he proposed to her with a message in the sky before the show)<<
huh? i was in boston for the weekend. i saw no such sign in the sky.
any of you catch lucinda williams?
I would have to say that two sets are better than one any day, But I have to disagree with ptbarnum that one set is only 50%. I thought the PLQ gave a 100% at Sandstone - 7/11/01
ONE BIG SET: Jam> Friend of the Devil> Cosmic Charlie> China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider Patchwork Quilt> Dark Star> The Eleven> Dark Star> The Wheel
E: Scarlet Begonias> Fire on the Mountain
I'm sure other 1 setters could be named...