Setlist Per Fritz
Like A Rolling Stone
Leave Me Out of This
thanks Dew - looks like a rock n roll night of music - boogie down dancin'!!
.... that looks like the "fastest" paced show for the young Summer tour! wish I could have seen that one...
don't really need a review for that one, now do we?
THAT'S a damn good ONE set JAM!
Brrrrrrrrrrring on the Weekend!!
Anyone catch their breath during that set???
Look, I was just happy to get a list...yeah, those Viola's do my heart good...I love that you NEVER know what is in that sandwich.
I heard the Cryptical from Saturday night; some seriously hot shit went down there. Very very lush and beautiful.
Me and my Uncle...er, I mean brother...were there last night -- picture this: 90 degrees-plus temperatures, blazing sunshine (rare to be this direct in Great Lakes area, esp. all week long!), and a nice parking lot scene, for openers.
Phil and Friends started earlier than most anyone expected, we heard what HAD to be the sounds of live music (yeah, you can tell it's Live Phil from a good mile away!)while many/most of us were still picking around the parking lot offerings or having a cold one in the shade of the trees (Pine Knob is a lot like Alpine in terms of layout, but about half the size)that line the several asphalt parking lots outside. Harleys and other cycles lined up (must've been 100 if there was 1) by the entrance.
Despite the hot temperatures, spirits were high and the vibe was alive from the moment the Security guy waved us into the lot WITHOUT TAKING A CENT -- so we slid into a convenient spot and grabbed a beer and began to smile, smile, smile...Couldn't tell what the opening jam sounded like, as the delay in getting in took 10 minutes (everyone was wanded and pockets emptied -- some security guys were confiscating hand-rolled smokables and waving people in without further incident). So the boys were almost through LIKE A ROLLING STONE before we got to our seats in the pavilion.
The Pavilion was only sparsely populated -- this must've been at about 5:20 or so in the afternoon; the show was posted to begin at 5, but nobody believed that until the music rolled out over the lot -- THEN the scramble began!
Anyway; yeah this was a SMOKIN' set. Not too much in the way of slow-down tunes to allow folks to catch their breath or use the facilities. Nice Help>Knot>Franklin, a SWEET Shakedown, and a SUBLIME Unbroken Chain. Phil's voice held up nicely throughout almost every line! ;-) The Viola's were absolutely REMARKABLE and the band was just cooking throughout all phases of that one, too.
The new material was nicely placed throughout the set, and the encore Passenger was juiced up enough that some folks thought this was yet another 'new tune off the new album' (no way; Passenger's from TERRAPIN).
Jimmy ripped it UP, just racing up and down the fretboard -- looking up only to grin in that characteristic sort of way he has -- Warren was holding down the rhythm more often than not, but jumping in to trade leads and solos with Jimmy at nearly every turn. Every other time I've seen P&F in this configuration, Warren has played more (could be due to Hayne's stepping up in the next set as the go-to axeman for the Allman Brothers?)...but last night's mix was really sweet. I always WANTED to hear Jimmy step up more -- and if this is any indication of what we'll hear at Alpine, I CAN'T WAIT!!! Herring's really got his chops up.
The rest of the band was in great form, too; Phil...well, what do I need to say? He was as animated as I've ever seen him...and as the musicians left the stage after the set/before the encore; it was clear they were grinning and high fiving one another (I'm telling you that even for Phil THIS WAS A HOT SHOW!)
Halfway through Help On The Way, it was obvious most folks had made their way in from the lot. The place was on its feet, and rocking HARD despite the sweltering circumstances. It's easy to dance with abandon when the temperatures themselves are this intense -- the tendency toward heat exhaustion or prostration gets channeled immediately into the PHIL ZONE and what transpires is a whole lot of dancing, spinning and joyous movement!
Sorry to be so wordy -- but this was an extraordinary show, from my humble perspective, even from an ensemble who have made a name for themselves by surpassing previous high water marks.
After the break, the Allman's came out -- and they were well received, and played with enthusiasm. But let's face it; they're not Phil & Friends. Some folks made their way out into the parking lot as the sun finally went down on the Allman set. From the buzz I caught from people around me, and from the expert opinions of my fellow show-goers; this was a splendid Phil & Friends outing. Most everybody seemed excited to see the Allman's, but judging by t-shirts and general tone; this was 4/5's a Phil crowd (if not more). Maybe 10% of the folks left between Phil and the Brothers, and maybe another 15% wandered out sometime during the Allman performance.
ON TO EAST TROY WISCONSIN! :-)
but how was that Roadrunner?
That to me is the quiz-E-cential sandwhich.
I picture the guy sitting in his cell telling his story...then flashback [doodly-doodly-doodly-doodly] to him living high on the hog....cut to the jail cell for more story telling then flashback [doodly-doodly-doodly-doodly] to him getting caught [throw me in the jail howssss] then cut to the prision yard with the slow camera crane lift shot pull back....[I got a friend somewhere]
Roadrunner was phenomenal. In fact, this show was downright tear jerkin'. You know that feeling you get when the tunes are just right and the tones are calling up perfect memories and feelings? It hit me somewhere between Roadrunner and Bertha..."I live the life I love, and I love the life I live...I'm a roadrunner baby!"
"I always WANTED to hear Jimmy step up more -- and if this is any indication of what we'll hear at Alpine, I CAN'T WAIT!!! Herring's really got his chops up."
I second that one! Jimmy shreds it up & I'm guessing he can really move TOO sound into some special places.
I want THAT show....
Forgot to mention that Phil introduced Warren as "ironman." And when Warren came out for the Passenger encore, he played the opening to Black Sabbath..."I am ironman...".
this was my first show of my first tour . i went on a whim, greatest thing that ever happend to me. i saw 23 shows after this one ending with the family reunion. miracles do happen couse i never planned one bit of it.