The Artist Schedule is posted on the terrapin board: http://terrapin.zeroforum.com/zerothread?id=18508
For those that wouldn't be caught dead over there here it is:
Thursday, July 4th
4:00-5:00P Grapes of Vaudevillian Fantasy
5:10-5:40P Lucy Chapin
5:45-7:15P Zen Tricksters
7:20-7:50P Andrew Gromiller
8:00-9:30P Deep Banana Blackout
9:35-10:05P Lightnin' Wells
10:15-11:45P Steve Kimock Band
LATE NIGHT FUNK PARTY
Friday, July 5th
11:00-11:30A Lucy Chapin
11:40-12:40P Bomb Squad
12:45-1:15P Andrew Gromiller
2:45-3:15P Fuzz & Stephen Kellogg
5-5:30P Lightning Wells
5:40-7:10P Les Claypool
7:30-8:30P Warren Haynes Solo
9:15-10:45P Phil Lesh & Friends
11:15P-1A Phil Lesh & Friends
LATE NIGHT CINEMA
Saturday, July 6th
11A-11:30A Deni Bonet
11:40-12:40P Aaron Katz Band
12:45-1:15P Jess Klein
1:25--2:40P Lake Trout
2:45-3:15P John Mooney
3:25-4:55P Max Creek
5:00-5:45P Reid Genauer
6-7:45P Govít Mule
7:45-8P Wavy Gravy
8:30-10P Phil Lesh & Friends
10:45-12:45A Phil Lesh & Friends
LATE NIGHT KEN KESEY TRIBUTE with VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
Followed by GRATEFUL DEAD DANCE PARTY 2002
Sunday, July 7th
10:30-10:50A Carl Big Heart
10:50-11A World Peace Prayer
11A-12:00P Rafter Bats
2:05-2:35P Peter Prince
4:20-4:50P John Mooney
5-6:30P Third World
See you there...
I GOT GOOSEBUMPS ALREADY!!!!!
Naked Wiffle Ball - Time TBA
I'm as READY as it gets!!!!!
Let's rock it out Phil!!!!
>>>Naked Wiffle Ball - Time TBA
Its Naked Wiffle Ball now???
Poor, Poor people in the crowd....Hope they
have beer goggles on!!LOL
any late word on what's up at the show tonite.. what is the tribute coming up for kesey all about.. live music or spoken word..
and cinema the nite b4, cool party.
how was mr. kimock tonite?
nice touch on a smokin' festival line-up.
Hey, greetings from the Vibe cyber tent. Getting in yesterday was a massive hassle, go to town at one in the afternoon and didn't get in till the musis was OVER. It sucked. However, today has been mellow and groovy. Two hours or so till Phil. Great energy and sense of expectation for the PLQ.
Funny note: for some reason, Kimock was right behind me in the traffic jam at one point. His son came over and struck up a conversation while we were sitting there, and I went back and said hello to Steve, very nice guy. Sorry we missed his set...very frustrating experience.
Does anybody need a setlist? Is it somewhere else?
good lookin' out georgie 1 - good time bout' now for some updates on the vibes show, etc..
vibes update please folks.. thanks so much!
Welcome to the Underground>
Again & Again>
Rockin' In Free World>
What is there to say? Ultimate Phil show? Dueling guitars. Herring amazing, everyone amazing. 2nd set - long, long. Wait until you hear it.
Very cool scene. Not oversold. Phil called it one of the finest places to play. A little chilly, temperature-wise. Seemed to fire them up.
any word on the kesey thing tomarrow??
thanks for update.
Here at the vibes right now!!!
what a second set last night...
Warren solo acoustic ROCKED!!
talk to everyone later@@@
A quick summary before heading over to find the zoners' tent and maybe hear Max Creek, for old time's sake...
1st Set highlight: New Potato>Little Light. New potato beautifully evoked the sixties. They found the groove, sang it tenderly then jammed it at length. Incredible dueling guitars all night. Warren's first solo in Little Light was one for the ages. He had the ponytail going and was really animated, using that shimmering tone and nailing every note with Herring-like speed. Any talk of him being "tired" was laid to rest right there.
2nd Set extraordinary, obviously. St Stephen was best I've heard. The long Dark Star twisted and turned through several familiar jams, I'll leave it to those more knowledgeable to identify them (TNK?), and sandwiched Again & Again, before emerging with a RAGING Eleven. That had the power to be a closer, but they stopped and then started up a whole new slow spacey jam that led into the Other One>Sugaree!! They were determined tonight! Rockin in the Free World (1,000 points of light)>Liberty, the double-encore, was certainly appropriate for this show.
There isn't a lot of advertising around. This isn't a big bloated corporate scene like some of the other festivals. No Acura stage or anything like that. No video. They were serious about keeping ticket sales down and it's noticeable. Though windy, great sound where I was. Hope the tapes come out good because this is one you should grab.
Can't wait to hear 'em!!! I thought Bonnaroo looked good! Looks like the band broke out some great tunes last night! How can they top it?
Just a couple very minor corrections to the set list, there was a definite break after Know U Rider (no "<"), and there was a distinct Mountain Jam tease between Crazy Fingers Midnight Train.
Otherwise, I agree whole heartedly with the postive comments about the show. But I bet tonight can even get higher, and deeper -- look out for wicked Cumberland, or an epic Viola Lee sandwhich.
I had to come home early, unfortunately...wishing I could be there for round two!
partial set list per Terrapin live broadcast:
end of 1st:
no more do I
? (on phone)
Leave Me Out of This
Lady With A fan>
donor rap as we speak
This show rocks.
Must say, kinda kewl to sit here and listen to live broadcast even if quality sucks...somethin to do on this hot and muggy oregon nite
excuse me; encore:
Dewit was just relived to have the Dark Star and Other One out of the way! heheh It did rock, from start to beautiful finish. The Wheel>Unbroken was spectacular for an encore and to whoever got the feed fixed up, thanks a million! MUCH better tonight, although Shaker sent me into a mild depression after telling me the feed got fixed for the 2nd set last night after i already gave up... grrrrr ;-) see y'all out on the road in a coule o weeks!
oh yeah--- hats off to whoever said in the chat"I never had so much fun missing a show." 10-4 on THAT
keep on rockin from the vibes! shake it up
tape cat in the house 3 cheers to gorgeous george and his crew!!!!!!
Let me see if I can get this right...
Fire On The Mtn>
No More Do I (!)
Leave Me Out Of This>
Terrapin (tour de force)>
Lucy in the Sky>
[There were many "jams" throughout the show.]
very cool webcast...we enjoyed it on the left coast! Phil was having a great time, clearly. Must've been an awesome festiiiiivaaaal!
Here's hoping for more webcasts in the future.
can't wait for redrocks....
Have to say the Webcast last evening was a bunch of fun. While the sound quality wasn't perfect, it added to the atmosphere of the "live" thing.
Man, can those folks pick a tune fast!!
Thanks to all, especially the folks arming the web cam during set break, and 2012 // Terrapin.
A great team effort.
We'll all have to get together and do it again sometime.
I feel rather fortunate that I'm able to critique the shows even though I wasn't at the Vibes. Thanks to Terrapin Presents, Philzone Admin, Taper Rob for recording the show, & my high speed connection, I was able to boogie down at home. I really enjoyed the Vibe's chat hanging w/ other Zoners. Calling the tunes was sooo much fun. Also, Thanks to all those that took the time at the Vibes to keep us updated on the latest happenings.
Shakergirl,Bah, you were lots of fun! Mark from Max Creek joined the chat briefly. Wavy Gravy joined us for a bit. THAT was really a joy to chat w/ him. Great conversation, he's a trip alright & what an Aura he has. Full on rainbows all around!!! Those of us that were lucky enough to catch Wavy witnessed Wavy sitten next to Shakergirl on the live webcam at their computers. Shaker got a big 'ol hug & kiss from Wavy. That was really one of the best moments online for me, besides listening to the shows...
When all is said & done, THAT is what it's all about. Spreading the love & good vibes..
The first night I missed set 1, but made it in time for set 2. Dark Star was so Sweet! The whole set was interwoven around it, beautiful transitions. The jams seemed to have direction & were flowing so smoothly. The Other One was rockin, then a sweet transition into Sugaree. Sugaree was beautiful. Warren can carry those notes to great depths, & really does great justice to some of our favorite jerry ballads..
Rockin In The Free World, nice surprise encore, then a double whammy!!! Liberty! Two patriotic tunes to close the evening. Excellent!! The Dead overplayed Liberty, but P&F hasn't. They seemed to breath new life into that tune, & I really enjoyed it.. Heard some Terrapin teases, along w/ Crazy Fingers. Man, do they tease the shit out of some tunes. Wish I could remember all of them, cuz I'm sure they'll be played at the next shows.
We were due for Fire The Mtn. & I got my Fire!!
Uncle John's>Cumberland>Fire>Chinacat Whohoooo!!! THAT was sick, sick, sick, I tell ya!!! I can only imagine how many of us were boogien down at home!! The jams were real funky. Lots of WaaaWaaa from the Warren & Jimmy.
For me, Shakedown, Terrapin Lucy were the highlights of set 2. Shakedown, super funky!! Loved the "just gotta, poke around, poke, poke, poke around, just gotta poke around, poke poke poke around!! Sick shakedown!!! Still lots of Dark Star teases... The beginning of Lucy sounded like NFA, but since they'd already played that we knew we'd get something else..Lucy got real trippy & psychedelic, slowed down & picked up. Felt like I was trippin! NFA into FOTD, what a trip! These guys are full of surprises. They don't stick w/ the standard G/D order of tunes. Like Scarlet>Fire for instance, or Help>Slip>Frank. They have invented a whole new style of order & transition. It's fun to be surprised!!!
I heard a Stella Blue tease out of Terrapin if my mind recalls. Also Crazy finger teases, I heard that at the Mpls show also. They're gonna kick down Crazy fingers soon! Both nights were interwoven around DarkStar & Terrapin. The jams were wonderful! There was one real spacey jam set 2 the first night that sounded like a full on Space. The jams were funky, & had direction.. Beautiful shows!!! I haven't had so much joy out of the computer since being able to d/l music. Truely amazing!!!
All of you in Vibe's chat! That was so much fun!!
Hope we can do it again!!! :*)
Safe travels for all those heading home.....
I completely volunteer to hold a webcam at every show....I atttend.
hear thet shakerg?
D-Mom..once again ur insights, this time on chat, point out the worthiness of it all....A little sweetness +++ A little light...
Bout time we upgrade to live whenever possible..
Just got back from the Vibes...insanity is king!
Cumberland must have been atleast 20 mins! Intense!
I called the Dark Star about a week ago with my friend...and damn did we get it!! Was hoping for a Morning Dew Set II closer, but you can't go wrong with Warren and his slide on Sugaree.
Both nights I thought Jimmy was going to loose his fingers playin' that thang so fast..LOOK OUT!
For the nights that Phil headlined, my buddy and I worked our way from the front at about 4:30 and stayed there until the end of Phil's set. Talk about being sore! Was WELL worth it though
Found Wavy on Saturday pretty much all alone in the art tent and met him and got a pic with him. This one is gunna be a classic What a great spirit he brought to the event....I truly had a kick outta him.
I'll leave the reviews to the experts!
Oh yeah forgot to mention a few teases I heard...
Here Comes Sunshine on 7/5
Loser on 7/6
Lots of Scarlet teases on 7/6
Does anyone know if the jam in the middle of UBC was part of King's Soloman's marbles? It sounded very similiar.
Phil's Friday night Set 2 and Warren Acoustic made the event for my crew -- Loved Warren on U2's "One" and acoustic Real Thing and Patchwork were highlights. Nice to hear Soulshine twice!! Great Just a Little Light that included a monster jam. And Sugaree was fantastic. Jimmy was awesome all weekend. And Warren is just a superstar!!! Thanks Phil - it was an awesome weekend!! And thanks for the fireworks last night too!!!
Big thanks go out to Bret and the crew for getting the pics and audio up for you guys to see and hear. I just lent a hand when they needed it, and a laptop, a usb cable, some windscreens ...
the one bad thing was that the wireless connection couldnt reach out into the audience or else I would have been reporting from the middle of the taper section.
I am just waiting on all those reviews from the zoners I met, and those I didnt get a chance to meet.
answer to above...pretty straight Unbroken Jam...from the front, albeit, pretty damned good.
Okay, so to confirm, I did go to the head during Dark Star...unfortunately I went to the "vip" one and had to listen to the entire thing in perfect sound...yes, that's it for the Other One.
No reviews this time around,not yet, just some thanks and hellos and goodbyes...
Bret, Jen, L&R, TaperRob.
The "Sunshine" boys.
Bosphan and the little brother I corrupted...how could he think or talk?
Crypt, whose up the road commentary on Vibe personal hygiene will stick with me for far too long, as if I didn't conquer. Pepsi?
Huck, Midy, Brick, PuckEwe, Daydream and Carlin, BOTB and Redneck, Schmegg and Miss B, Mike P.
TC, the Rev and Candace.
Keyshawn, Bucky&MK, Sideshow.
Phanatic and Family.
....and of course Aron and Mooseman.
Jon, Rob and Bryan...let your parents know I ran into you and only saw slight signs of sleep deprivation.
To have extraordinary memories, you must have extraordinary friends. I am blessed. I have both.
To my ultimate friend, you know who you are, Thank you so much for what you give me everyday; that special energy that kept me on this particular bus from New Years to Labor Day.
There are two people that I missed so very damn much this weekend...(1)the shirt is on its way, tomorrow, and (2)I will see you when I see you...
Its all good.
Good to see all of you that I did see, however briefly, and sorry I missed the rest.
There is a major theme to a show that starts with Celebration and ends with Unbroken Chain. When I have a brain that works I'll try and figure it out.
Oh, shoot...Snoey and JHT...how did I space you two.
And to my friend, thank you for lending me St. Christopher last night, and today...thinking that may have been how I got back home alive, in that car of mine...Mooseman and Aron...last night was the true sign of friendship, and yes, I do know how to downshift into neutral in order to keep a car that doesn't idle from stalling...but those blasted mountain hills at 2AM were scarier than shit.
>>>>>I heard a Stella Blue tease out of Terrapin if my mind recalls.
yep, Bucky was getting nervous then, as well as coming out of the wheel. we thought it was 'that' time.
Y'ALL ROCK . hope everyone made/makes it home safe!
Way tired, will go on forever (as usual) tomorrow.
But, a couple things:
>>>>Cumberland must have been atleast 20 mins! Intense!
Time Warp. 12-13 minutes I bet.
You weren't the guy who said Just A Little Light on 10-16-00 was "half an hour" (it was 17 minutes) were you?
>>>Loser on 7/6
I caught that too.
I thought I heard one tease one of those nights, but I think it was 7-5.
As far as I can recall, there were no Terrapin teases on 7-5 & no Dark Star teases on 7-6.
7-5 was basically full of Dark Star & TOO teases, especially TOO in the 2nd set. It was obviously a plan to weave those 2 themes in & out of the whole show, right from the opening jam......
There was one small Dancin tease in the first set on 7-5 & one GIANT Dancin Jam after the 2nd verse of DS.
Also, Mrs B caught the Watchtower tease on 7-6 after Celebration, followed by a Wheel tease, then UJB.
And, several Les Brers In A Minor quotes in the first set on 7-6, either after Fire or China Cat.
Bosphan caught that one too (after 100 ABB shows, I knew he would).
I better shut up or I'll be here til 1AM......
"I'm tired and I wanna go home"
what was the kesey tribute about?
Anybody catch Phil's chuckle after f***ing up the
lyrics in Terrapin (...spread light and not 'disaster'.) Phil is obviously a master of the moment, the tune continued seamlessly. Cool glowstick action Sat. night. The skies were ablaze.
That cool red sun and orange moon, effect caused by the smoke from Canadian forest fires caught in the jetstream. Not harmful, just beautiful. Maybe it blew down for the vibes (....the breeze would pause to listen in..)
Anyone hear a GMLSG tease theme going on 2nd set Sat. I did. Was there a Spanish jam??
>>>>> There is a major theme to a show that starts with Celebration and ends with Unbroken Chain.
Definitely, the vibe was just about romantic Sat. night. Definite theme - LOVE!!
Anyway - hope you all enjoyed lovely upstate N.Y. and I'm sorry I didn't catch up. I just heard where the computers were. I thought that whole tent was a wharf rats deal. Anyway - hope you made it home safe, love to hear your reviews.
Anyone get Phil as a witness for their organ donor sign-up?
Show ended with a prank on us Huh? SHINE!!!! HA HA, we're done here, now it's on you!!!!
Finally - How cool is Warren, standing around forever to sign C.D.'s after playing for like 7 hours straight??
Shucks, and I thought all the smoke down here was from campfires at the Vibes, but it must have been from Dewit's tires, slidin' down the Mt! Watch that cigarette!!!
Warren is the master of graciousness, indeed. Thanks to all you guys. I never knew I could get a vibe like that off the net in real time.
>>>"I'm tired and I wanna go home"
lol..Im back at work and I wanna go home!
This will be a useless day on the job!
Well I had a BlasT hanging out and meeting so many zoners this past weekend! thaank you all for a real good time..
Thank you Sunshine for everything! you are the best!
you guys are ALL the best....
The zone in living, breathing 3-D technicolor, what a couple of amazing shows...
Love is real...
thanks again to all of y'all for a truly incredible time. peace.
DISCO BUS FOR PRESIDENT!
Someone call the Betty Ford Clinic and tell
them to fluff my pillows.
You people rule.
Let's make this an annual summer event.
I cant believe im at work typing this. Besides for my sunburn, i probably appear rather normal to my co-workers. But man is my head out there today!
I say drop this countries government and re-elect Ken Hayes and the VIBES crew into office. Folks, this weekend was run P-E-R-F-E-C-T-L-Y! Great time, im really still amazed at just how awesome of a scene it was. PERFECT! Bravo GOTV guys! I made sure I thanked the bikers on the way out, but most of them seemed to be enjoying themselves too.
HoW FrIgGiN COOL WAS THAT!
Disco Bus Rules!!
Cryp you are da man! thanks again for the bird and the beah!!
Remember, it's all about the ordinance!
I'm still looking for Rev's set 1 review from Friday though...
Sittin' at my desk, but I'm smilin' from ear to ear this mornin'!
Who gives a f**k?!
A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL weekend!
Partyin' with all o' youse guys was FAN-F**CKIN-TASTIC!
ZONERS F**KIN' RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRULE!!!
Ken, Leda et al...
Any of those naysayers start spewing shit about the Vibes, tell them to pound sand.
This was the best one yet and run smooth as silk.
You folks did a bang up job...kudos to Terrapin Presents...
Disco Bus Rules!!
-Do a little dance,
make a little noise
GET DOWN TONIGHT!
I was cleaning out my truck yesterday and found bits of fireworks in it. Must have been THE VIKING, or was that the terminator?
Right on the money, Cryp!
Tip of the Jets cap to EVERYONE who organized and ran it!
that was THE SHIT
thank you friends
Oh and another thing...
I know what you look like now Mr Whistler..
you were there Friday night and next time I see you I am going to put my fist down your f'in throat, you prick.
For the record, it was not me who blew up the porto-san with a quarter stick.
So what did you blow it up with?
Greg, weren't you the one spouting the benes of sunblock...it was great to see you, and someone took an awesome pic of you from my camera...will get it to you.
Whistler is a dick but who was that guy howling at the moon everytime Phil sang?
next festival should put Disco Bus AND King of Africa on the bill. that way, maybe folks could get some shut eye after the show
Whistler is a dick but who was that guy howling at the moon everytime Phil sang?
what an ahole
Fortunately neither one of them holds a candle to the witchy bird lady who screeches the entire show, but she never goes near the taper section.
now for the bloodletting....
did I read someone liked Sat better then Friday?
you musta done a balloon and bumped your head...or maybe you got hit with Viking debris
FRIDAY was THE SHOW!
Second set Saturday...everytime I hear NFA, I go into auto response...NOT FUCKIN' AGAIN...and then I remember that this ain't no Grateful Dead cover band. Glory.
HEAR WE GO......
DARK STAR BABY!!!!!!
FRIDAY ROCKED MY GOD DAMN WORLD!!!!!
didnt any of you astronomers catch the rising venus and mars during that SICKO friday second set!!!!!
A BEAUTIFUL F**KIN' THING!!
Friday nights' 2nd Set RRRRRRRULES AMERICA!!!!
I think its safe to say that friday show APPEASED THE BLEACHER CREATURES. When i ran into bucky all he had to say was "ITS ALMOST PERFECT", and man did he have a FULL ON SMILE set in! Between that and saturday, what a weekend!
Memories that will FOREVER be frozen in time!
Ok. Here I go with my review of the Vibes.
We got up to the site after the 5+ hour drive from philly on Friday morning. We did stop at the hotel first, just to check in, and we heard that there was a 4-6 hour wait to get into the site the day before and that there was more people than the 15,000 tickets that they sold. After getting lost a few times (my fault, I was sitting shotgun)we finally arrived. The car check wasn't that bad. Everyone was pretty friendly. the guy checking my car had a beer in his hand, so i knew it wasn't going to be that bad. Looking around, it felt good to be in this type of enviorment again. After sitting in a line for 15-20 minutes(not 4-6 hours THANKS FOR SCARING ME DUDE!), some dude in a golf cart escorted us to where we would camp...a newly plowed/mowed area right near the VIP camping! I got out of the rental car (one of the best moves of the weekend) and started doing summersaults on the grass. WE WERE AT THE VIBES!!! After setting up our tent and putting together my new grill, we BBQ'd up some chicken dogs and relaxed for the first moment of the day. Everyone was smoking, freely! It was great to be in nature, although it was slightly cold..much different from the 90+ degree heat we felt last week. We decided to walk around the site and see what we could see or find. I was looking for the rest of all you Zoners, but I couldn't find a flag, a meeting place, nothing! Maybe that was because i was in the back area, but I did look people!!! anyhow, there were a bunch of young kids there. a lot of kids who looked like there were only there for the party, not PLQ. I heard some "new drugs" that I never heard of, offered to me here. "Molly" was being called out to me every five seconds. I had to ask someone near my camp site exactly what it was (it's pure MDMA, or that's what I was told). We walked down to the staging area and caught a little of NRBQ. the staging was awesome! I wished there were large video screens, but alas. We stayed there around 30 minutes and walked up towards the rest of the grounds. Everyone was smoking herb openly! YEAH!!!! The biker security wasn't mean at all! very friendly from my point of view! anyhow, we walked back to our campsite, waiting for acoustic warren and PLQ. after eating again and smoking, of course. we decided to catch a little of les claypool hoping that warren would show up and play "shine on" like he did at bonnaroo...after listening to Les, I have to say..I want Less of Les. I didn't enjoy him at all. we then moved closer up to see Warren Acoustic and thank god we did! Wavy Gravy was funny as the MC and people were shouting things into the mic during the breaks. I found it funny when one girl asked.."I have one thing to say...Where's my doses?", then everyone cheered. I'm sure she found what she was asking for! The drug scene was rampant and to be honest, it wasn't good to look at. I enjoy like some of the rest of you, but it was over the top, insane. whatever you would want you could find and all these young kids were out of there mind! anyhow, warren acoustic ROCKED!!! He walked out, wearing black, sat on a stool and that was it! he opened with "The Real Thing", a solid opener, full of powerful warren vocals, that segged perfectly right into "The One", by U2! it was so intense that this dude in front of me started crying. I'm sure it was the drugs that he was on, but people,it was very, very powerful. that led into "Next Time You See Me", very fun and warren broke out the slide. "Patchwork Quilt" followed and it seemed to me that very few people knew the song. granted, it's new. But it's on the new PLQ album (but I'll talk about that later). "Patchwork" was great and strong. Warren also broke out "Alison" by Elvis Costello which was a very special treat. all the kids around us didn't even know the song (am i that old????)Baracco came out a short time alter and played "To Lay Me Down", softly and beautiful. Warren asked Rob to stay out and he finished with "Soulshine" that got everyone on their feet dancing..So warren went off and about a half hour later PLQ came on. I had to buy a sweatshirt because the wind started to kick up and it was chilly. Phil opened with a jam that went into "crazy fingers", ok start that went into a "Mountain Jam-Jam" into "Midnight Train" into another jam, into a solid "Rider". the set concluded with "Welcome to the Underground", "New Potato" and then an amwsome "Just a little Light" that said to all of us..NO MORE ONE SETTERS!!!
Second set started with an ok 1000 stars. In my opinion, the best 1000 Stars is from Lehigh 11/17/01, nice and slow and chunky!!!, but i love the song, so i was happy to hear it (we all knew it was coming)"St. Stephen" got the crowd jumping and dancing. that went into "Dark Star" and then into a crazy jam (featuring lots of terrapin teases) that found it's way into "Again & Again" then perfectly back into "Dark Star" very trippy! After an intense jam (no one knew what was coming next) phil started playing that rhythm, that bass line. I started to smile. everything was kicking in and cooking! "The Other One" come out beautiful and shining down! That lead into a supreme "Sugaree". The song is Jerry's, but Warren has added his "Warren Touch" onto it. "Rockin in a free world" got everyone singing and up and "Liberty" was the perfect way to end the first night. We walked back to the site, masked by the night and cooked up a late-night burger before going to bed with almost the rest of the masses. There was this one guy by our site that was going through some kind of trip. every 15-20 seconds he would either scream out "Fuck you motherfuckers", or "Oh my god, somebody help me!". and when someone yelled to shut-up people are trying to sleep, he yelled back "NO! Eveyone one wake up!!!" anyone know what happened to that dude??? that was the first day!!!
Someone said Saturday night's cumberland was 20 minutes long. It sure felt that way. They kept spacing it out. I though they'd go into another song but then we'd hear Phil's country-fried bassline again and they'd bust back into it.
My friend who was up front said the boys spaced it out because they got scared and kind of had their concentration broken when some stupid kid up front tried to set off a firecrack in the middle of the crowd. Did anyone witness this?
And for the record, I'd say that while Friday night's show was great, Saturday night's was AMAZING. But then again I was with better people (the WHARF RATS!) with more room to dance and they played all my fav songs (C-Land, Fire, China Cat, Shakedown, Leave Me Out of this, Terrapin, Golden Road and Unbroken Chain)But each show is beautiful and a unique artwork all by itself. Friday night's just seemed denser, more cerebral while Saturday night seemed like a dancefest. Phil was wearing his Gustav Mahler sweatshirt Friday so it was probably no coincidence.
Leda said that they ran out of space and had
to pay the neighbor whose farmland bordered Indian Lookout for a little bit more space..so that was done especially for you Peter.
Cumberland...nope, that is the way they have been doing it since NOLA.
Rasta...glad you had an ease of it coming in...yes, there were people in line for 4-8 hours on Thursday and it wasn't pretty.
Ya spaced "The Eleven" outta the "Jam" outta "Dark Star"...but with alla THAT goin' on...I could see that.....
yeah Rastafari, you're right. there seemed to be too many drugs and too many kids just there for the party (we have a ride to one of them, unknowingly, from Marlton, NJ) I also heard Molly being called out every 10 feet. I had to ask what it was too, it seemed it popped up between Fall tour and now. But being a Wharf Rat I don't really follow the drug trends. But there seemed to be way to many of the sideways baseball cap boombox crew. I don't want to be stereotypical. Maybe a lot of them LOVE Phil. But they all seemed too wasted to be happy or to care about much of anything.
Oh well. I still had a blast with my Wharf Rat dance crew.
Personally I thought Sat was crystal clear.
Fri was a little laid back and finding the vibe.
Just my take on it. I kind of felt that the band really wanted to make sure that they accomplished something at the vibes. It just felt like they there was a sense of purpose right out of the gate on Sat.
But I definitely twist reality to fit my warped sense of consciousness so don't count on me. That is why I don't review shows anymore.
ding the vibe.
Just my take on it. I kinda felt that the band really wanted to make sure that they accomplished something at the vibes. It just felt like they there was a sense of purpose right out of the gate on Sat.
But I definately twist reality to fit my warped sense of conciousness so don't count on me. That is why I don't review shows anymore.
2nd day at the Vibes...
We woke up and headed for coffee. They didn't rape you at the vending. everything was pretty reasonable when they didn't need to (where else were we going to get it?)...
we walked back to the site and some guy next to us wipped up a mean breakfast buritto that hit me perfectly!!! THANKS DUDE! you rocked!!! plus that lobster (people camping around me knows that dude!!!)
we hung out at the site and started to put our things away (we were going to sleep at the hotel that night)...putting a tent away isn't the best thing to do when you ate a few mushrooms at 1 PM..anyhow, we made it up to max creek. first time i ever saw them and they were pretty good. I ran into an old college buddy and caught up with him for a bit. Great seeing him, plus he helped me win the bet of running into someone. Went back to the site after a bit and cooked up my final burger/dog of the Vibes.
We walked back for The Mule and found our place to the right of the stage about 100 feet back. Mule rocked! Awesome, Awesome Mule show. Warren is a true ROCK STAR!
PLQ 1st set was awesome. Lots of dancing and the Cumberland was intense! it was a 15-20 minute cumberland!!! "Fire" was fun and fast. I like the fact that phil is making these songs a little different than Jerry and the boys did them, but this isn't the GD it's PLQ!!! Set 2 we decided to head to the back of the lawn and i throughly enjoyed the glow-stick war during "Shakedown" it seemed to go on forever. 2nd set was a dancing set and "Lucy in the sky" hit a homerun. "Golden Road" is a fav and it was nice to hear walking back...
Overall. I loved the openness of the Vibes. The communial factor. Camping was fun (something this city-boy doesn't do often). BIG PROPS to the crew cleaning the port-o-potties..NICE JOB cleaning them every two hours. Warren rules! simple as that. Jimmy is getting better by the day. Anyone catch Molo taking a huge hit off of "something" right before 1st set 1st night?!? Wonder what that was??? Baracco is great and, what can you say about Phil...We guessed that probably less than 50% of the people there ever saw Phil in anyway and less than that have ever seen a PLQ show. I thought that the energy wasn't there at moments in the crowd. it was young and way too many fucked up people. I did love the event and was really psyched to sleep in my own bed last night...Tour has just started. See ya all on it and please, let's start a meeting place for all the Zoners to meet before shows. make a giant flag or something. I was looking forward to finally meeting some of you and just didn't get the chance to do it...of well, there's PNC on Fri!!!
you said that you were not going to make it to the vibes! you said that you had a wedding or something like that to go to!!!
That sucks, i had a big fat doob to smoke with you. if there was only a philzone.com meeting place..was there and I just missed it?
I was staying in the area where they had to pay the farmer more $$$ for his land!
I just COULDN'T RESIST, and I had my Oldest Daughter take my place at the Wedding, which was fine 'cause it was my WIFE'S old friend...not mine!
And damnit, am I glad I did!!!
I was stayin' up in the lot behind where the Disco Bus was...I was with Carlin and Daydream.
Bucky and Mrs. B. stayed at a hotel, and I woulda been the Thoid Wheel...so I camped with them, and we partied!!
Friday...ESPECIALLY the 2nd Set...blew me away, as with "St. Stephen"...'Dark Star"..."The Eleven"...and "The Other One"...it was a dream set!
The ""Mountain Jam" Jam..."Rider" and "New Potato" in the 1st weren't bad either!
Saturday was a good ol' fashioned Dance Party, but for me, Friday was SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!
Sorry I missed ya too...Hartford I'll be at, but that'll be it for this tour for me.
But after THIS past weekend...I'll live.
It was all "happenstance" in meeting people, although Saturday Afternoon it seemed that "Greater and Less Than's" site at the back of the field where the stage was, was an impromptu gathering place.
But that wasn't planned...just kinda happened that way.
I met Carlin and Daydream just before Friday Night's show simply because Bucky, Mrs. B. and I happened to stop and say, "This looks like a good spot".
And it was right next to them!
On Saturday we were ALL...about 15-20 of us even with the back of the Soundboard tent, about 40 feet to the left of it as you looked at the stage.
Saturday we were able to herd the cats and get
a whole slew of Zoners together...
Plus some DNC'ers and the DEChead contingent.
>>>I met Carlin and Daydream just before Friday Night's show simply because Bucky, Mrs. B. and I happened to stop and say, "This looks like a good spot".
And it was right next to them!
Tunes aside Saturday
Kick MAJOR ass on Friday!!!!
What you say????
1.25-30 zoners together for the whole show.
2. Much better weather
3.Seeing the DNC'ers and KNOWING why they never took up the challenge of a softball game!
4.That friggin' pus "just call me joe" never showed for his wrestling match(He would have SO lost anyway, I brought a wringer, incase anyone noticed. That Big partyin' dude with me...Ken, Would have killed him.)
5. more beer on our blanket than I could possibly drink(Sat started at 9 am and pounded down till 4am)
6.The Kick ASS fireworks that BLEW AWAY the 4th
7.Anyone see my buddy "the Brain", with his flashing eyeballs???? Nuff said there..
8.NO guests as rumored...to dilute PLF(Kick ASS!)
9. Not having to run my rig and fungally tearing my face off!(F.O.B. Baby)
10. Meeting snoey...Thanks dude!!!Nuff Said
More soon but now the Narcolepsy has me in it's grips....Need more sleep...DAMN that was a LONG hard ride home. Man do I feel for Redneck & BOTB
Shit, WE five sure thought it was!!!
I'm listening right now...
Damn this is a HOT cumberland!!!
Phil sounds AWESOME!!!!!!!!
I saw the flashing eyeballs!
That dude was RIGHT BEHIND ME Saturday Night!
See TC, I'm sayin' Friday was better for one reason...wellllll, make that FOUR reasons:
"The Other One"
Would you guys expect something different from either myself or Bucky?
Other than that though, the WHOLE day Saturday was a LOT of f**kin' FUN!!!
"I'm pissed off they threw that Again & Again stuff in the Dark Star"
Not looking for trouble...I will admit the tunes on Fri were better for sure!
But it's not always about the tunes...
out for real see ya'll later
Phil was wearing his Mahler sweatshirt BOTH nights, so we'll have to rethink the significance of all that.
Regarding the Saturday Set I "Fireworks":
They were in a post-Cumberland jam when some kid lit off what appeared to be a Roman candle about 25 feet from the front-center of the stage. I was about 10 feet lateral to the perpetrator, so I had a good view. It was kind of scary-- there were a series of explosions and sparks flying through the crowd for about 15 seconds, followed by billowing clouds of smoke. I don't think Phil and the boys ever stopped playing completely, but the jam slowed down while Phil was surveying the scene (and while the asshole who lit the fireworks was being escorted away). After a couple of minutes, the commotion died down, the jam picked up, and led into a scortching... FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN!!! (I bet that one was "spontaneous" and not off the planned setlist.) All in all, a fortuitous take on "disaster narrowly averted." I don't think the event significantly derailed their concentration.
At least nobody got hurt.
No problemo' there!!
Play "Again and Again"...fine.
But NOT in the middle of "Dark Star".
THAT'S what turned Friday Night from a "Perfect Game" into a "One Walk, No Hitter".
If they're gonna play ANYTHING there...thats where Saturday Night's "Wheel" belonged.
For "Fire" did they change the time signature? Didn't the Dead do it in straight up 4/4? It seemed that parts of PLQ's version was in 7/4 or something else.
After Fire it sounded like they were gonna actually bust into Scarlet! I thought that'd be hillarious, reversing the clsasic segue into Fire>Scarlet. But I wsa just as happy to hear China Cat.
Yeah I did notice Molo exhaling something vbefore 1st set(?) Friday. He had a big smile on his face, I think he had a hit of something.
Tapecat, so how long really is the Cumberland?
I just heard that thing go off on my tape, sounds kick ASS!!
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG times posted later this evening after I convert to disc.....
Ruggedhill, thanks for the roman candle report.
First night I was up front and with binoculars so I noticed Phil's sweatshirt. Second night I was in front of the SBD just dancin' my ass off barely looking at the band.
Funny, I never thought about the significance of "Fire" before you mentioned it. but it makes sense
Long before there was an internet, we had our own little family that kept in touch through VAXnotes
..and before going to work for WAR, Inc...I am glad to say I was one of them.
>Sat. night. Definite theme - LOVE!!
I'm sure people saw that Phil's family was side of stage right for the second set, hugging and dancing, and after Golden Road Phil came over and embraced his wife for a good three minutes. He wouldn't let go and looked really happy. They scooted back to the trailer for a second before he came back on stage to give one of the more moving donor raps, talking about how cool the scene was, even mentioning Terrapin Productions.
They did do a fine job. They were serious about the checkpoint charlie - lost a few iced teas and V-8's (5 chilly bottled Heinekens at the very bottom of the cooler were not found) - but thought that was okay, in that they followed through with what they said they would. You hear about some other festivals where they say NO DOGS!, and there winds up being a thousand dogs. We came in at an odd hours (late in the afternoon) and there was no wait, but I suppose I might feel differently had we been in that huge backup.
Overall, I'd give the nod to Friday's show, mainly because Haynes was more fluid, but Saturday's still very solid. There were jam-teases ALL OVER THE PLACE: Yes, Watchtower before UJB and TNK and a Smokestack-like bluesy thing after. Scarlet definitely out of Shakedown, and other places too, plus that Allmansy, spanish jam vibe after Terrapin. That's just what I have written down and it barely scratches the surface.
1st Set: Cumberland was long, but I thought a bit weird, like they lost themeselves in there a little. Fire (an answer to an online request?) was done in the faster Mickey-style, and for some reason their version is one of the VERY few that I don't connect with like I did with the Dead - maybe others do. China Cat was an inspired call but I will say, at the risk of being flogged, that the real highlght of this set was No More Do I. I think it's a great song that was unbelievably performed this night. Then we were treated to fireworks...
2nd set Shakedown was funky (love that rhythm guitar, much different than Dead) then got FAST as they went into more jamming. Terrapin was an absolute tour de force, so right for the occasion, and they took off from there. NFA>Lucy>NFA>FOTD>GOLDEN ROAD...Wheel>UBC, do you need a blow-by-blow description? Come to thing of it, maybe that stretch was the best part of the weekend. You could feel the love.
A great weekend of music. I think of Lewiston, some of the great Greek, Shoreline and Laguna Seca runs in California, Jerry's weekend Warfield runs, but nothing, NOTHING, was any better than this. Thanks folks.
If the theme was love Saturday night it definitely worked for me. A little bit later I I ended up having some good kissy, cuddly action with a cute girl who was dancing next to me during the show
Did anyone catch the video of the Europe '72 show they played on the camp creek field after the bizarre and irritating Ken Kesey tribute.
It was fun seeing Pigpen sing "Hurts Me Too" and the boys wearing the clown masks for Big RR Blues.
Does anyone know what show this video was from? Is it an official release?
It seems it would've been a more appropriate Kesey tribute to play the 8/27/72 video which the Deadhead's taping compedium says exists out there.
But seeing any live Dead on the big screen is a blast
Sebastion, I also heard a bit of Scarlet coming out of Fire & it did sound like a Fire>Scarlet coming.. Full of surprises I tell ya!
Oh yeah, now I remember calling the Smokestack, turned out to be a tease. lol
>>>Fire (an answer to an online request?)
I called Fire all day in chat.. Knew it was coming..(yes I know, the firecracker, but I was flattered) :*) Fire was a bit fast & didn't quite grab me by the ****, but I did enjoy it..
I agree w/ TC on Again & Again out of DarkStar. That song was kind of weak between that rockin set.
Soooo many teases...
Also, Phil stated "That was one of THE BEST scenes he's ever played for.." :*)
>>>>bizarre and irritating Ken Kesey tribute.
One question, what could be so irritating about a Kesey tribute?
>>One question, what could be so irritating about >>a Kesey tribute?
well it was 2AM and I was tired there were people just saying weird things that made no sense on a stage. Then they played a tape of a "childrens' story" by Kesey and Pete Sears that was scary and nonsensical. The only cool part was seeing footage on the big screen of the Furthur bus with
Cowboy Neal at the wheel!
But i guess it's just a matter of taste
>>>But i guess it's just a matter of taste
Or it's a matter of how important a figure Ken Kesey (a founding Prankster) is to you.. I'm comforted in knowing respect was paid, where respect is due..
>>>The only cool part was seeing footage on the big screen of the Furthur bus with
Cowboy Neal at the wheel!
Kesey was in the back of that bus too......
Yeah I meant the footage in general was cool. But the tribute just didn't do it for me. I like Kesey's written work for the most part I don't do acid so that be part of it. And once again it was 2AM and I was all danced out so the loud voices in the PA were just grating.
.>>>I know what you look like now Mr Whistler..
you were there Friday night and next time I see you I am going to put my fist down your f'in
throat, you prick.
He was around in the middle of the 2nd set Saturday too.
Yeah, there was a big Smokestack tease (or small jam) on Saturday.
Well, gee guess which show I liked better?
Made you look!
Really, I thought the first set on Sat was better than the 2nd set. I thought they were basically not hitting on all cylinders in set II Saturday.
Terrapin was a mere shadow of the epic version from Roseland, which actually made me like the song.....
Saturday's version was like being let back down to reality. Good but hardly 'stellar'.
NFA was good, but not great; same with FOTD & Golden Rd.
The Wheel was very perfunctory, like they were just playing it as opposed to trying to jam it out.
UBC was fine, as usual, but I've heard better.
And Shakedown, nice, but CAN THEY PLAY THE FUNKY WAH-WAH PART THE ENTIRE TIME INSTEAD OF STOPPING AFTER 3-4 MINUTES & NOODLING OUT OF IT?????
AS Keyshawn said "If they're going to play it like that, why bother?"
The first set, UJB was the usual good version, with an interesting Rob keyboard lead in the 1st instrumental. I wonder why Phil doesn't do the big build-up at the end like the Dead did (or he did in '99).
Cumberland was interesting & great as usual.
Did anyone catch the Caution teases going back into the 2nd & 3rd verses?
The 2nd instrumental was weird, maybe it was then that the fireworks thing happened - I don't know, I close my eyes & listen....
But, they almost seemed to stop, in fact, they stopped playing Cumberland & started a slow little jam that built back into Cumby then the usual space-out of the Cumberland theme & back......
They DID NOT go into Fire, Fire was from a stop, & I was figuring Scarlet to follow, but I didn't hear it anywhere there. I found it interesting that they didn't do the little 'back into Scarlet Coda' at the end of Fire, which never made any sense to me any how unless you'd already played Scarlet.....
No More Do I: I leaned over to Key & Mrs B & said "You're gonna like this, the jam in the middle ROCKS!"
And, next thing I know, the song's over & the big jam in the middle was never played.
Is this something new?
Whatever, this song isn't half of what it was in the Fall or on NYE.....
I would give this show about a '6' on the scale of 1-10.
Now, Friday, I'll get to that later.....
The voice reading the story was actually Wavy...quite comical with the bear roars
I was also about 10 feet from the firework the kid tried to light from his hand. What a damn fool!! They dragged him out of there in no time. I think I saw a lady being helped out...I think she had a panic attack maybe?
Also saw a bad bust over someone video taping...not very fun to see.
One thing that irked me was when the guy jumped up onstage right after Phil had complimented us all so well. Oh well...
Anyone get a patch from the SBD for Phil? I heard the feed was horrific.
It's true, the Kesey tribute was tough to digest from your campsite after 30 hrs. of not sleeping. It could have been put in a different time slot, but it was definitely righteous of them to pay tribute to one of our most visionary, trailblazing forefathers.
Anyway The tune selection was hot both nights. The jammong was hot both nights.For people who never saw the Dead or only a few shows and maybe not a really hot one they are blessed if they were at the vibes. Friday was pretty much a Grateful Dead wetdream set for me - My 1st. Dark Star!!!! over 100 G.D., a few dozen P+F, and O1 shows, and Phil gave me my first DARKSTAR, alc omplete - and what a dark star it was!!!!
In the end, it is all about that feeling when it HAPPENS and the fire spreads - LOVE - I won't even attempt to define it, but anyone there Sat. night felt the love (D-Mama felt it from home!) - it overwhwelmed - it overcame - straight or high, you were overcome by the wave of Love and your heart was opened.
P.S.- Does Bucky have a bumper sticker that reads "God Loves You Whether You Like It Or Not?"
May Peace Prevail On Earth
Whistler is a dick but who was that guy howling at the moon everytime Phil sang?
funny, I don't remember that... :^)
Whistler is a dick but who was that guy howling at the moon everytime Phil sang?
Was the 'Howler' from Bah-ston?
I was there to hear MUSIC, not to play hippy......
If the only point was 'Love', why not just can the bands & get everyone to come, hang out & smoke pot & trip, & then hold hands & sing 'We Shall Qvercome'?
Did anyone catch the Caution teases going back into the 2nd & 3rd verses?
I sure did but didn't recognize it for what it was just that it was 'that song...you know that song'....shit that would have been perfect for where my head was....
Buck - Well, call it what you like, you felt it and it made you feel good, you not only heard the music, you FELT it, on an emotional level, no?
It takes a special catalyst to get most people's hearts and minds open these days, Phil's music provides that catalyst. I'm not talking about anything religous here, please don't misunderstand me or be offended, I'm just talking about that feeling of connectedness that flows through the whole place when the band is on. The feeling is there whether one is high or not - unless your too high I guess.
Anyway, I'm sorry I missed your ribs and it kills me not to have met all you guys, I was massively looking forward to it - just one of several personal downsides to the weekend for me, but P+F made everything all right- in fact, better than alright.
Hey, Do I still get my Buck's Chuck for picking 7/2??
...believe it if you need it, or leave it if you dare....."
Bucky's Ribs RRRRRRRRRRRRRRULE!!!
>>>>>Hey, Do I still get my Buck's Chuck for picking 7/2??
Did you win?
Did you e-mail me?
If so, it's already been arranged.
If not, what are you waiting for?
I guess it was 7/3. E-mail on the way. Thanks man.
Sebastian wondered about the 72 video... is it perhaps 17 April 1972 Copenhagen, which was a TV broadcast? Its was treed over here (Europe) recently - at least set one was - on VCD. I presume it passed around on your side of the pond too.
Which leads me to a question: Does the fact that a show from GOTV was webcast mean that someone is going to organise it onto VCD. Those of us over this side of the ocean (I'm in Ireland, for example) who don't get to see Phil and his fine Friends. The webcast of One for Woody was transferred to disk and someone (Drew S. - thanks again) very kindly sent it over. Might a similar technical accomplishment be expected with the GOTV show? Ah go on!
Father Owl...nice to see you in here. Try emailing one of the admin here for that info...
We met one of the staff handling the webcast and filming of the shows and didn't get around to asking him that...did find out he used to do sound for JGB though and that was hoot.
clipped from Terrapin's message board:
"I've been to pre and post brent shows, and to be honest, phil's performances last weekend were pretty damn close! I never would have believed it without Jerry...and Brent of course. I now have deep admiration and respect for Phil and friends, they aren't Jerry, but they do Jerry and Brent tunes VERY very well and I enjoy the different jams that herring and haynes do with the 'gitar' as Phil would say."
>> I'm still looking for Rev's set 1 review from Friday though...
It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago . . .
you can d/l 4-17-72 coopenhagen video on furthurnet...i , among others have it posted. It is priceless!!!
as was the GOTV!! best concert/festival ive been too in 30 years.And thats even with the 5 hour tailgate party on Thursday as the idiot cops routed us around a lake only to be dumped out on the highway again...missed thursday altogether, but Friday and Saturday...just couldnt beat it!
Loved Bomb Squad , and Kellogg and Fuzz. Fell in love with Deni Bonet...red headed fiddle player with Ian Anderson moves...what more could a man ask for?
Phil, Warren, Les all terriffic and Jimmy Herring was ungodly...great camping, people and er...other stuff too...NUdGe,NUdGe...know what I mean?
Anyone hear a FOTD tease right at the start of UJB?
That was my first cumberland that came from outerspace and not appalachia.....thought it was goin to be Caution before they kicked V1....
Fire in 7/8 was a first for me, ive been waiting to hear that since TOO '98......(too busy counting 1+2+3+4,1+2+3+4 to try to dance)
Oh great, thr Rev's online just waiting to take my queen.....
First, before I review Friday, a few words on the 'technical' end of GOTV.
I've heard there's been some complaining about the staff & such on the Terrapin Board.
Plainly put, if you had ANY trouble with the 'security' or 'workers', it would be my opinion that you brought it on yourself....
Everyone was as polite & friendly as could be. They went out of their way to be helpful, like if vyou needed a ride across the site or a jump for a dead battery (as we did) at 3AM....
And, to have clean porto potty's & enough that there wasn't huge lines (if any line at all) makes me realize just how much promoter's from permament venues take advantage of the whole concert scene.
Now, on to Friday......
The opening jam was rather laid back, & it seemed to me to be warming up time. It developed into a Dark Star tease, so much so that I thought they might play it to open. I was thinking "Don't!", because
1. I wanted a LOOOONG version & first set ones tend to be shorter, &
2. I was thinking 'Where do they go from there?"
Well, a quick turn into Crazy Fingers removed that fear.... Time to sit, this song bores me to death.....
A very nice jam led out of it, with a hint of The Other One. But, why did Phil ever stop doing the spanish jam at the end of the song? It was the best part....
Quickly into a Mountain Jam quote, followed by a couple of minutes of Mountain Jam/ABB type sounding half Dark Star noodling, then into Midnight Train.
This song has a 'lounge lizard' feel to it if you ask me. It reminds me of Steeley Dan & 'Don't Take Me Alive' in particular.
And, I like it. Warren did a nice bit of double time on the way out.
We may have got a bit more Dark Star, or the first of many TOO teases, it's so hard to recall every detail of every jam on this night....
Rider was a surprise, & a pleasant one.
Who doesn't like Rider?
I had just been telling Key how Phil seems to purposely do alot of things different from the Dead (we were talking about the end of Morning Dew), & we caught that the 'headlight' line that Jerry used to emphasize was done exceedingly quiet & mellow. It took them a couple minutes to regain the power, but they did & finished it off in a flurry.
Welcome to the Underground was next, & I must say this song is rather boring & uneventful. Raggae sound, no instrumental, too slow.
They headed out into another DS tease, or just the beginning of New Potato - the sound is somewhat similar - & it was very good. There was a small instrumental in the middle of the vocals which I don't recall from the past, & a large jam at the end which went back into the basic riff before heading off & eventually ending in what certainly sounded like the beginning of Dancin. Just as I was waiting for the vocals to start, they jumped into Just A Little Light. A very good & intense version, maybe not as long or good as 10-16-00 or 2-10-01, but damn good.
The time of the first set was 70 minutes.....
Set II started with 1000 Stars, & it rocked, ending on a dime & St Stephen began immediately. 7 out of my last 8 shows...
Well, I'll be sick of it when I've seen it as many times as Saint of Circumstance (38 times).
This was a rocking version (as usual), nice
jamming between each verse, then the ending had a nice 'dun di dunt' part where Jimmy seems content to play that rythym while Warren plays the leads, sounding more Dead-like as time goes by..... They started moving away from Stephen & it sounded like Eyes was coming. I was thinking maybe The Eleven or Dark Star, but they headed back & built Stephen up in the usually intense flurrish.
Then, DARK STAR!
Make no mistake, this was the highlight, the best played song of the night. The 1st verse was 10 minutes (says Key with the watch) & they had some nice interludes before a deep but short space which led me to think that they might actually play a song before vI. Phil brought them out of the space & back to DS & in a bit they sang the first verse.
A fairly long jam afterwards (I bet they hinted at TOO as they did all night). They went into the pre song noodling & I thought "Morning Dew". Right....
Again & Again.
I tried my hardest to figure out what song it was, listened to the lyrics, but no go. A nice instrumental started & I was thinking it was the middle of the song until it became apparent they were heading back to Dark Star...
Great, another new song with no instrumental. Why bother?
As they were heading back to DS, they veered off to TOO again, then back to DS & the 2nd verse.
Immediately after the vocals ended, without as much as a 'Ba Boob Ba Boom', they started a fast paced Dancin jam, similar to 1970 style Dancin. If you've heard 12-3, check it out, they did it there too. This one was longer & better.
Then, into TOO lead-in. Instead of playing TOO, they went into the 11.
A weird version, I thought it was more laid back than normal & had a lot more rythym than intense leads - until the bluesy part near the end.
A space ensued, & finally we got TOO, which I had given up on by that point....
TOO was solid, with a long jam out of it in verse II. It never reached the dizzying heights & intensity of some versions (see 12-1-01 or 11-13-99 for example). They did the 'stop dead' part at the end of verse II, like back in 2000, very dramatic.
I was expecting Dancin to tie it all up, but Sugaree popped out of nowhere to end. Solid a usual...
The encores were fitting for 4th of July, they were there is about all I can say...
The 2nd set was 1:40 (not counting encores), with a good deal of it spent between TOO & Dark Star - my kind of show....
Was it the best I've ever seen? I don't know, I'll know after hearing the tapes. My first impression was that Hartford & Roseland were both probably played a little better from beginning to end.
But, it was damn good, I got my long Dark Star....
I'd give this show a 10 out of 10.
I thought I heard "Tears of a clown" teases both nights!
Or, I did.....
BTW, it's 'Ba Boom Ba Boom', not 'Ba Boob'.....
All $$ paid trips to Alpine shows for at least 25 of you guys /gals as reward for good work done here on this board...You know who u are...If I had as much money as I should..I'd do it without hesitation...And let the community decide who goes.....No Shit..I would....Thanks..gdad
...My television misses me..hasn't been on much lately..
Phil was wearing his Mahler sweatshirt BOTH nights, so we'll have to rethink the significance of all that.
the whole band wore the same both nights. its a production thing, if a video package is made with clips from both nights mixed together, would seem like it is from one show.
>>Yeah I did notice Molo exhaling something vbefore 1st set(?) Friday. He had a big smile on his face, I think he had a hit of something.
more like seeing his breath as it was a cool and breezy night.
I can't believe I missed all you guys. I looked for you, but, I guess not good enough. I thought I would at least see one person. Oh well!!!
WE had an absolute blast- once we finally got in. Missed the whole first days of music. I learned not to ever follow any of Terrapins rules. The people who follwed their rules got screwed this weekend. We showed up at noon and didn't get to a camp spot until 9:30 that night. WE had to wait in line for nine hours with my three year old. WE almost left, it was that bad. And then, of course, nobody on the inside had ever even heard of quiet camping- which we had made reservations for. It was extremely frustrating.
Once in, all was good. My hubby and I both liked the show saturday night better. It just seemed to have more power! I just know what I like.
This place was a total free for all. What a blast!!!
What blew my mind the most out of the whole weekend:
Saturday night we are on our way out with the baby during unbroken chain (so as not to deal with the crowd at the end) and this guy comes waltzing through shakedown with a boom box on his back blaring some really shitty music( i don't even know what the fuck this shit was). He was strutting on in walking straight for the field and stage area. I was completely blown away!!!! What in the hell is this guy thinking. Did he not come to see phil? Obviously not, but did he not care that all these other people did? It was INSANE????
I was like, "Is phil still playing, or is this guy fucking crazy?" I just don't get these people.
I only think that about half of the people there were there for the music. Some of you guys need to slow down a little ! Just my opinion, and it know it sounds whiny- oh well!
No one seemed to catch a little tease Warren and Rob did on the 7.5. There was about 30 seconds of the Feat's Skin It Back played in the opening jam, before Crazy fingers.
What a great weekend, many very good bands and phil did not let us down. I thought friday was a little bit mellow, but saturday i was blown away by the energy from the stage and in the crowd.
Golden road was crankin' and well placed the shakedown rocked. unbroken chain was awesome and to top it all off i got to shake warren's hand and have a few kind words with him as left the merchandise tent after signing aoutographs. le'ts just say i was grinning ear to ear after that.
What an absolute blast - one of the most perfect Dead weekends ever! Oxford '88 was about the pinnacle for me until now, but this took the cake. Other than the traffic jam getting in (4 hours from Portland, ME to Mariaville, then 6 hours to go the last 1.8 miles), it was the most well run concert I've ever seen. The Dead did it pretty well, then Phish took it way to the next level with the Great Went and Lemonwheel, but the Terrapin folks were just amazing. Everything you could possibly need or want was always at your fingertips, and resonably priced to boot!
The music was awesome all weekend. Neither show quite lived up to Hartford last summer, but both were among the top Phil shows I've seen, and better than just about all the 50 Dead shows I was lucky enough to see. Friday was fun - a long, mellow, spacy show. I enjoyed myself, but definitely wasn't blown away. Everyone around me felt about the same way - it was a great warmup show, but left lots of room for improvement on Saturday. I'd give it about a 7 out of 10. It seemed like they were playing each song well, but there wasn't much cohesion, and the transitions all seemed shaky, especially in the second set. St. Stephen is always a treat, and was very hot. I find Dark Star gets boring at times, and this was no exception. Some nice jams at times, but it just doesn't rock my world. Again and Again is a cool tune that has no business in the middle of a set like this one. I remember one awesome jam out of Dark Star - I think after the 2nd verse maybe, that really cooked. The 11 is always a treat, but I could do without the Other One.
Saturday! I kept telling people around me that if we saw a Shakedown it was going to be one for the ages. And they didn't disappoint. I was hoping for the Shakedown to open the 1st set, but the 1st set rocked and it didn't matter. No More Do I was great, but didn't seem at all like it belonged as a closer. I assumed he cut the set 1 song short to make room for an extra long second set and/or encore. So instead of a closer we got a great fireworks show - not bad! 2nd set was jus spectacular! Shakedown was awesome, and went into the only new tune of the weekend that I though holds up with all the old stuff - Leave Me Outta this. It just wailed, and fit right in. I wish Phil wouldn't sing Terrapin and instead leave it to Rob, but it was still a hot version, and then the rest of the show cooked. Lucy in the Sky was probably the highlight for our group - you really could feel the love! I thought for sure we'd get a rippin' Passenger after the Wheel encore to end the night, but instead it was UBC. Nice, but I would've rather heard them rip it up one last time. What a great time. Can't wait to go back again...
Favorite Bumper Sticker - "Bobby Fans are People Too!"
favorite bumper sticker -
"I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather,
not screaming and yelling like everyone else in his car"
"happy motoring, get home safe"
Hey Bucky..First great meeting you and the Mrs...
But I have to asked...I thought you were anti-
Ditto on meeting you, the Philzone shirt works again.....
The fact was that if I kept my hands cupped around my ears whipping my head around any longer, I would've fallen - as I almost did about 20 times (my knees lock up & I lose balance). Plus, my shoulders were killing me by then from holding them up so much. If you noticed, I only cup my hands around my ears during the instrumentals, not the vocals. Too much jamming Friday, LOL!
I figured dancing to Sugaree was pretty easy & bound to keep me on my feet.
Did you notice I didn't dance during the 11 or TOO?
Too hard for a crusty old fart......
BTW, Sugaree's OK, I don't mind it. It jams.
BUT, They should've ended Friday with Dancin.....
Dancin I have yet to see and sure would love too...
>>>I only cup my hands around my ears during the instrumentals, not the vocals. Too much jamming Friday, LOL
See and I thought it was only because those
guys next to you would not shut up..LOL!!!!
Ok this isn't really a show review, but... I've only been back to work a day and a half and my boss here at work is concerned that i might be smoking pot on my cigarette breaks. "he goes away on these trips and he comes back a completely different person. He's usually quiet and introverted and lately he seems really happy-go-lucky and outgoing." The two trips in question of course were Bonnaroo and Vibes. So i've cranked up the punk rock and turned off the Phil, Claypool, and Panic.. maybe that will bring me back down a little bit to the old quiet, introverted, and somewhat grumpy me that they apparently all want. The issue has been raised with the Deputy Director of our department as well.. what the hell am I supposed to do? Just say "For the record, I am not smoking up on my cigarette breaks?" How can I possibly explain myself? Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Shit how dumb are they can't they smell it????
Since when do cigs smell like herb....
They have been to too many HR employee education
->but instead it was UBC
mister workhorse warren "pick something you love & you'll never work a day in your life" haynes
sounded so.. SO VERY SVVEET..
that solo, his solo, the solo to close saturday night, unbroken chain knocked me off my feet.. svveeeet!
It sounds to me like it's time to start dressing up like Les and really mess with their minds... Start discussing the finer points of bowling naked with them, you know the drill...
I really like that idea, Brain. I think you're absolutely right. For the moment, Propagandhi's last album has sufficiently worked me up enough so i've actually convinced myself that i'm pissed. I think it's time also to take the advice of a t-shirt i saw at Vibes :
"Quit Your Job. Make Music."
now, what to do about money....
I just want to thank everyone for a fantastic weekend! P&F just keeps getting better. Amazing stuff folks! Great festival (Thanks Terrapin)!
There was nothing wrong with the first set Saturday but all of Friday and the second set of Saturday were mind blowing IMO.
>>>See and I thought it was only because those
guys next to you would not shut up..LOL!!!!
PS: I still think Sat set II was no great shakes.
We'll see when the tapes arrive.
By RJT (Bobbyt) (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 09, 2002 - 10:53 am: Edit
I just wanted to report that BOTH nights of GOTV was sweet. I think that Saturday was totally off the hook. EVERYTHING was played well. Friday was sweet but feel in the shadow of a monster show on Saturday. Hands down the best two Phil shows I have ever had the pleasure of being at. The festival as a whole was great and I can't wait untill next year. Thanx to everyone involved....Great time.
Admin, 2 thumbs up on reorganizing show reviews. Looks great, & much easier to navigate. Thanks :*)
AS I told Key, "Saturday wasn't a pimple on the butt of Friday."
You've got to be kidding me if you thought Saturday was better.
I've seen P&F 19 times & I'd say at least 12 or 13 were better than Saturday without thinking twice.
After Cumberland, name ONE song that was truely AWESOME.....
I've seen better versions of EVERY song played, except the new ones, which I've never seen.
It seems to me that it comes down to this:
If you like 'safe' shows with nice, quick songs without alot of free-form jamming, you preferred Saturday.
If you like 'The Sh*t', i.e., improvisational jamming that gets way out there, you liked Friday.
At one point in the 2nd set, There was a roughly 65 minute period with (far) less than 10 minutes of singing. I doubt there was that much jamming all 2nd set Saturday, counting the encores.
Bucky, 'twas a pleasure meetin' you sir...
Friday set 2: EPIC!
Sat: what was not to love, the light stick show during Shakedown? the Terrapin EVERYBODY was waiting for? The NFA sandwich (Lucy made a timely appearance, btw ;^), the Golden Road that spoke to the whole weekend? If I try to break it down too much, I miss the whole, ya know?
But to your question, that was the jammiest, most drawn out NFA I've heard, including Jones Beach. out.
I thought both were pretty jammin'....They have been playin' some of these new tunes for a while now, way before the album so if you've seen 12/13 then you've heard some. I've seen about 45 w/ this line up now....Friday was good, I really enjoyed the show. I was a little too crazy on sat so I can't really say what I heard, but the fireworks show at set was great. I love the Golden road, came at perfect time. the Cumberland, got out there more then I wanted but all in all I still had great 2 days of fun. glad they went far away from whatever was the point to the 4 winds tour, which were were 5 of the worst I've seen yet( I saw 6 or the 8 that tour) St. Louis, better smoke. I'm comin' out for that and Terrapin. I really don't expect toooo much from terrapin, will be hell a fun though. I can't imagin anything more powerful then phils band the way it is right now (other then the obvious) so to change it up w/ the old boys will be fun, but I don't think the jams will be as intense and all. w/ that out of the way here are my pics from Vibes, later. & cheers to the alnight disco funk bus at vibes, http://photots.yahoo.com/vibes2002pics
I'd have to say that the Vibes was awesome but I wore myself out by Saturday afternoon. I need to learn to "pace" myself. I do have one question. When people post on this board and they use PLQ, what does the Q stand for. I know stupid question. I finally got the nerve up to ask. Thanks alot, Johnny
Thankyou Cryptical. Now I do feel dumb.
The only dumb questions are the ones you don't ask.
>>>>>(Lucy made a timely appearance, btw ;^),
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RINGO!!!!!!!!!!!
RINGO WHO ?????
>>>>If you like 'The Sh*t', i.e., improvisational jamming that gets way out there, you liked Friday.
I thought both shows were awesome, the energy wzs high and the playing was superb, but the Buckman is definitely right about Friday. Saturday show had that "It's Saturday Nigth" feel to it, but to say that Fri. was just a precursor to Sat. and not as hot is way off, as the tapes will clearly reveal.
EVERYBODY was waiting for?
Happy to hear it in one piece, especially without a Stella in the middle.
I remembered what I really said to Key was "This Terrapin wasn't a pimple on the 'butt' of Roseland's."
But, you could say the same for the whole show compared to Friday.
And, the NFA from Jones Beach was on a completely different level of play than Sat's.
Not even close.......
I was happy Key got to see Wheel > UBC, both of which he never saw.
And, not a bad encore for me too.......
A very over-rated song IMHO.
Where's the beef?
But, I do like the drums in it.
You know, I enjoyed Sat, don't get me wrong, but it really wasn't one of the best played I've seen. Not even close.
Like I said, maybe a '6'. And that's based on the great opening jam, which was the peak of the show IMHO.
I was at Vibes too and I have to say that PL&F played 2 great nights. The place erupted after the first baseline to Shakedown street and if you were towards the back you were treated to a pretty entertaining glowstick war. Thanks to whoever was responsible for throwing up handfuls of red and blue glowsticks. The crowd loved it.
I spent 11 hours in traffic due to the local authorities inability to handle a large capacity of traffic and their insistence to rerouting a bunch of cars everytime we'd get close to the venue (they really were pathetic....anybody else have major problems?)....but it was all worth it for those two nights. Warren Haynes solo acoustic was awesome. Definitely a rare treat. I heard that he plays "To Lay Me Down" and we were lucky enough to catch it on Friday with the help of Rob Barraco. He sings it in his own way, which does the song justice. This goes without saying, but if Warren Haynes is ever performing solo acoustic in your area, you need to make the effort to go out and see him.
See ya at Great Woods!
8 hours or so for me in traffic, same problem, kept getting routed away from entrances.
Had a great time once I got in but missed all of Thursday's music.
I just postd this new topic on their board.....
>>>>>Wrestling Match ????? 11:25 AM 7/11/2002
What happened to "Justcallmejoe" and the wrestling match between the vibers & the zoners ????
JCMJ is a PUSSY and never showed his yellow ass!!
Wait maybe I know what happened.....Joe you must have seen the size of our crew and pussied out! Just like the DNC'ers that pussied out on the Softball challenge!!!
Untill we are PROVEN wrong here's a little tibit for ya....
1. We have the smartest, most sarcastic, badd ass Mo'Fo's on the net!
2. We have NO peers in the hippie world of sports
3.We set off better fireworks during the shows than anyone else
4. We can drink anyone under the table
5. We have the best gatherings of our little tribe
Have a Nice day!
Drink Beer not water, water is where fish shit
Hey I'm from Chicago I have an excuse!
I think you thrive for the indoor shows.
I think the summer shows need to have those rolling jams that make you soak in your surroundings. Granted they can throw down like in Hartford but hey that was an indoor show if I have ever seen one.
four wals have a tendency to define the energy to a certain space while the open feild type show like GOTV makes me let the music slip out around the edges and float away to cause mischief.
Four walls tends to make everyone face the same way and FoCuS on the stage. Field shows tend to make people run around till they all fall down.
Am I dechiphering you correctly or am I performing a manual Colonoscopy?
A very over-rated song IMHO.
There is NOTHING overrated about LSD.
Run around till we fall down and then run around some more or just go to your tent and crash. The one thing we didn't have to do was get in a car and drive afterwards. How sweet was that. If we could do that every show.
>>>Four walls tends to make everyone face the same way and FoCuS on the stage. Field shows tend to make people run around till they all fall down.
LT: First, I think you'll get your Viola Friday, with Derek no less. Lucky you.
Just save me a Dark Star (2nd most likely Derek choice), or TOO to go with Help > Slip >Franklins on Sunday......
I know I'm rather unusual in my view of the music & scene.
To me, the best thing about being outside was not having to melt in the heat & hope the workers at the Beacon open the doors on the sides.....
I just close my eyes & focus on the music. Looking at ANYTHING, stars, Phil, the lights or even Warren's dancing groundhog simply cuts down on the amount of attention I can give to the music.
I don't know about y'all, but I can't walk & chew gum at the same time.......
I do have to say, outdoor venues give the *party hearty* attitude while indoor scenes tend to make me look directly at the stage.
There is positives and negatives to both.
Outdoors: + MORE dancing space and a nice breeze sometimes.... -I tend to wander and drink more
Indoors: +better sound and actual seats
- hot as hell sometimes and slippery floors
Man, I busted my ass in Asheville! Not a pretty scene!
Great to see so many reviews, here's my sad attempt at one. ;-) More of a reaction than a review, really.
First, I'll take the word of those who say Friday's show was better. Personally, I enjoyed Saturday a lot more. I was suffering from gut trouble, cold wind on a newly acquired sunburn and waiting at Store A during the encores on a ten minute walkie-talkie price check on double A batteries for my flashlight. Plus, I was anxious all second set because for some unknown reason the signal I was getting at the end of the taping line was cut way down (it's very listenable, fortunately). Night of a Thousand Stars really turned me on, and I was so happy to be hearing my first ever live Dark Star and **SAINT STEPHEN**!!
Saturday I was able to settle more and enjoy the show. I thought Celebration was a great way to set the night's theme, and enjoyed the No More Do I closer. I was wondering what the deal was with the guy being carried off the stage, guess I know now from the previous postings. Glad no one got hurt.
Fire in 7/8 time really weirded me out, especially when they started *singing* in it at the end! And yes, Phil's f___up during Terrapin was a riot.
LSD was a real trip. There was this girl next to me who, with the lights flashing on her face, reminded me of the lady riding the carousel horse in Yellow Submarine while Lucy's playing. I leaned over and told her after the song, "Every time they played the chorus and I looked over at you, I was in Pepperland." :-) For a while, it seemed like that's where we all were.
Went nuts on Golden Road, perfect closer for the set -- a synopsis, if you will, of the whole weekend.
Some of the other bands were really good, too. Kimock struck a chord with me, NRBQ (the band you thought was dead) had me dancing and reminiscing. The Walmart vest was a great touch. Reid Gennaur was a cool surprise, Les Claypool -- sorry, folks, just don't get him (nice Tull cover, though). Third World provided a sweet close to the festival, pity there weren't more folks there to see them.
**HAYNES SOLO AND WITH THE MULE WERE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE WILL OF GOD** Warren Haynes does not play music -- he lays claim to it. End Of Story.
The mike tapers were really cool about handing out patches to soundboard snobs like me (thanks, guys!) After listening to my board recordings on the second day, I stayed away from it after that. The mike patch bay was a very considerate touch - I don't know whether that was Terrapin or just one of the tapers who set that up.
And no, no SBDs of Phil, sorry; the feed was cut for him, Warren, Les and Kimock. Not a loss with this board, however, the mikes were definitely way better. The only board feeds for Phill and Warren were from a separate board that went straight to the remote truck.
Great feeling overall. The only serious damper was the last night, two small groups in the quiet camping would not shut up, and at 4:30 in the morning I was driven into being the a__hole shouting "QUIET!!". (Loved this other guy leaning on their tent, saying, "No, man, come on out, I want to party now! Come on, who wants to party with a biker?" :-)) The sour taste lingered for a while, but it's all drowned by now in happy memories. :-) :-)
bucky and daydream:
i prefer outdoor shows. why?
the sound is better - especially phil's bass. indoor venues swallow the low frequencies a lot. just experienced that at the warfield in march. last years jones beach show (row m) had the fullest sound i ever heard. one could hear every single (bass) note. that's the reason for going there after all. besides the fresh air and the stars are the icing on the cake.
bucky: i send you an email last week. did you get that?
>>>>>indoor venues swallow the low frequencies a lot.
fallacy. engineers will compensate for the fact that low freqs bounce all over the place, esp in the newer cement rinks/arenas.
thurs night they were pushing the system hard, transients from the bass were clipping the system during the Grapes/DBB/Tricksters sets. by the time skb came on alphonso was buried in the mix.
I am disappointed no one mentioned the best part of the weekend. Phil coming out to sign organ donor cards!
OH YEA!!! Phil is the MAN!!! It was great getting to say hi and thank him one on one. What an intense being he is! It's a great thing he's doing getting people to become donors - my step-bro had an emergency liver transplant about 3 months ago. He was real lucky in that he ended up with a donor about 12 hours after he went on the list and it couldn't have been a closer match according to the doctors. When Phil looked me in the eye and thanked me for becoming a donor I believe he did look into my heart and I also believe I got to see his. Really and truly the high point of my summer, so far...
just checked out 7/5 II again on disc.
it WAS the SHIT
Yeah, me too.
And yeah, it was the sh*t....
In one 64 minute span, they sing 8 or 9 minutes.
The Dark Star is up there, 35 minutes, the vast majority not 'jam', but Dark Star. Different tempos, a little TOO tease in there too.
It made the 65 mile unscheduled (early) ride home from vacation with my son at 12:00 this morning a little more bearable.....
Oh, btw, I was wrong, the Dancin' jam was after the 1st verse of Dark Star, not the 2nd. Great wherever it was.
sacrilege against the groundhog--off with his head!
>>"by the time skb
came on alphonso was buried in the mix."
Yep, it was a crying shame, too.
Set 2 July, 5..GOTV..on DCN..Pretty good jamming there....
The music had me flying by the time Phil said, "How/Hey you all out there havin' as much as me? I'm tellin' you." I loved it when Phil offered to sign as a witness to your donor card. His speech and the flow of the music, combined with the very vibful place/situation showed me good reason to question the use of legal drugs that slow me down and seem pointless; namely alcohol. The first song in the encore, "Keep on Rockin in the Free World," strongly proved to me Phil's ability to rock out in a wild and angry, yet positive groove. The second one, Liberty, surprised me because I haven't heard it live since the 1980's. I felt very strong as the song came to a close, but sad that it seemed so short after such a FULL set.
I've been to pretty much every annual festival on either coast at least once,(since 94 or so), and I can honestly say this was the best festival I've been to, for both music and the scene. First of all the you know what got dropped, how long has it been anyway, two years? I think about ninrty percent of the people there were spun second night, even all the people who say thy're too old or just don't like it anymore. Phil was DEFINATELY spun, some of my kids dropped him themselves when he was signing donor cards. When he was talking about the energy coming off the crowd and how great the scene was everyone I was w/ was smiling ear to ear. Despite that, or maybe thanks to that, set 2 second night was the best P&F I've seen. I can't even begin to review it. Everyone knew what was going on when they went into LSD, especially Phil, then back into NFA, SICK! The Golden Road closer was as close to perfect as it gets. People were freaking out, literally. Then the beautiful encore, I love Unbroken Chain so much, and Phil sang it so great, a perfect closer for the GD/Phil inspired weekend. Not to say all the other bands and aspects were not as good as the Phil sets, personally I enjoyed almost every aspect of this festival, but how could anything compare to this. Most of the bikers were nice and pretty much stayed out of peoples business, but They did call this 400 lb. biker w/ a GWAR type costume because this kid and his girl were arguing, just bad taste. Anyway this 165 lb. kid stood up and wanted to throw down, but, get this, the biker wouldn't do s__t. The kid left the festival quietly w/ his head up high. Talk about a set of nuts. All in all I had a geat time and heard some excellent music. Thank you Terrapin! I haven't had that feling swell up in my chest like that since Soldier Field 95. Thank you for a real good time.
One of the best times of my life and I will never forget it. The first night 1st Set was one of the best set I ever saw them. Jimmy Herring was unreal, and Just a Little Light was about as good as it could possibly be. Perfect solos, Unreal energy. Thanks Phil