Looking to plug into someone's deck with my mini disc for the show: I don't have taper's tickets, but want to record. Can anyone be kind enough to help?? Email me at MCushner@memorialcare.org
Here we go!!!! It's about to start in less than 20 hours from now. YEE-HA! I can't wait to groove at the Greek.
Who else is going?
My Pre Show Preview wishes, based on previous shows. After downloading all the fall tour and latest 2001 releases, and seeing 6 fall tour shows last year, Phils lineup has completely hooked me, and brought that magic back to a very welcome level. Cumberland Blues, they have started to play this song ala europe 72 version, a great example, 4-20-2001, Either versions of Cumberland simply smoke on all the shows I've heard...China Doll would be awesome to hear, I don't think they have played that yet. Just a little Light, would be great to hear. Blow away would be awesome to hear Warren Singing and playing that...I'd like to hear em do a groovin Big river ala 1 from the vault...Night of 1000 stars is growin on me also...Theres so many, and I am sure it will be a Jammin Smokin Show. My guesses for possible guest appearances at LA Greek...Bonnie Raitt...Spencer Davis, Maybe even, could be interesting, specially at the Berkeley shows, Im goin Fri. and Sat. Anyway I'm excited about my mini-tour, see y'all at the shows have fun and smiles...peacenhugs Johnny
have fun, boys and girls
make sure Phil feels the grateful energy
Can't wait for the show tonight! Only a few more hours of work and then straight into the philzone! Who else in philzone.com land will be there?
I want that setlist up here ASAP. I'll be back to check later tonight! Hope that everyone has a great show!
A happy first show of tour to all!
Enjoy the show everyone, we're looking forward to Fri and Sun. We're bringing our two little ones on Sunday and letting them hear the magic. Warm those guys up for us folks..;-0
Set 1: Shakedown > Jam > B.E.Woman> Tenn> Mr. Fantasy> Mtn Jam> Mirror> Scarlet
The transitions are questionable at this point.
That is a SWEET set to kick off summer tour!
I KNEW i should have posted my 1rst set opener prdiction .
i tought to my self "i bet they open with a shake down"
LOL!!! and noone won the contest hahaha!
If only you had posted it, noone did surprisingly.
I wonder what they opened second with!
Set 2 Opener: Jam> Alligator
Thanks for the updates Tapecat!! appretiate it! Cant wait to hear the rest of second set! :*)
Are you getting this in the Philchat? I'm headin over there! LOL! :*)
Has anyone here gotten had access to the live chat? It's not loading right for me.
The second set with Alligator and jams and later Help->Slipknot->Blues for Allah->Slipknot->The Golden Road was simply breathless from the 7th row.
Don't forget the encore-- Franklin's tower was not in that usual place coming out of slipknot-- But blasted out as the encore. This band is full of suprises! Seems like they take a good ole greatful dead song and change either the melody or the rhhythym entirely! And I heard something sounded like "Shifting Sails" in there. We also heard Wharf Rat-- Warren has the scratch, bluesy voice that is the emotion of that song. Rob's voice is sounding really GOOD too-- as he plays the keyboards, his head nodding and bopping in approval. What a band this is! and what an excellent venue- Lots of space to dance, unlike the last place I saw them, Mariner Hall. It will be a great summer tour--
ThankYOU Phil & Friends!
hello, i have a question, does anyone know how i can e-mail phil or at least leave him a message? i would like to ask him, why he never comes down to new orleans?
Barry there's a place on DNC where you can leave messeges for the band. I don't know if they ever actually check it...
This show looks sweet. Only a couple more weeks for me.
(in a horse race announcers voice) "Annnnnd they're off!"
can anyone give word on the Alligator? was it played fast like it's been with Philn Friendz or have they slowed it down a bit more like the original old school version? i don't believe it was played at all in the spring, nice to see it back...
Does anybody of the full set list?!? Please post!!!
hey kidz!! can't believe i missed an alligator last night! looks like i won't be makin it to the cali shows but i'll catch up with y'all at red rocks. have fun!!!
malcom, go to the www.philzone.com homepage and click on the setlist. It's right at the top of the page.
1) shakedown > bew > tenn jed...mr fantasy > mirror of thalassa > scarlet
2) jam > alligator > midnight train > wharf rat > help > slip > blues for allah > slip > golden road e: franklin's
i didn't hear a mt jam in the 1st set...they may have teased a few riffs...ymmv
"can anyone give word on the Alligator?"
very up-tempo, but not fast...it got my bones shaking...i just got the april (?) 99 shows with trey and kimock and i'd say the arrangement is similar...
great show overall...they came out blazing and the energy pretty much stayed up all night...by mr fantasy we were in the zone and pretty much stayed there...berkeley's gonna be amazing...
Great show last night! The boys were happy to be playing together again and the shakedown opener really got people moving. Lots of very extended jams throught the night. Lots of teases here and there. They really seemed to let it all out and let the jams take them to new places. The second set was especially spacey with lots of free form jamming. The Brown Eyed Women was great but when Warren hit the first chords of Fantasy (complete rock star style with Phil laughing behind him!)we were all in the zone, as was warren, who seemed to really have wanted to play this song. Great jam and peak in fantasy with Warren taking over. I don't know if it was me but I heard quite a few mountain jam teases throught the show. The jam in Thalassa was nice, very well played. The first set was solid throughout althought they seemed to gain some steam by the end and really bust out on the Scarlet Begonias which had everyone in the place dancing. Great set closer with an extended jam at the end before closing the song!
Second set: Very spacey with lots of open-ended jamming. Phil really is on an Odyssey letting the music take his band in new and different places. Very uptempo alligator, lots of dancing going on. Midnight train was very pretty, didn't have lots of people grooving but was beautifully played. The Wharf Rat was excellent and was very long with many nice mellow jams. It was the song that most reminded me of the feeling of being at a dead show.....just looking around at all the people swaying back and forth looking at the lights; very pretty. More spacey jams to follow and then bam!->Help on the way!! Very tight, and very high energy. This got everybody moving and was probably my favorite song of the night. Great transition into slipknot! which went pretty far out there in the jam. There were several different jams, the Blues for Allah and more jams. Every time you thought they were coming out of it phil or warren would take another run and keep it going. Finally phil brings it around to transition to Franklin's...everybody could feel it coming and everybody wanted it but right when we expecting those huge chords Bam! Golden Road!!!! Absolutely awesome! They just kicked ass on this song. They were having a ton of fun at this point and you could tell they were pleased with there opening night performance. Everyone in the place is up and dancing, the band is rocking out. Rob is raising his fist with the crowd at the "Hey!" parts...it was great! Just when you thought is was ending you see Phil give the "go around once more" sign with his hand and the boys take it up a level and just rockin' harder. Excellent!
As for the franklin's encore: great as it has been in the past although it wasn't the craziest peak of a jam I've heard this band produce in that song.
Overall it was a great show and an wonderful start to the odyssey. The band seemed to be very happy about the way the played on opening night and you could see as they huged eachother after the show that they are excited about this summer's tour. Phil is pushing himself, his band and the audience in every greater directions then in past shows. As much as I've heard open, spacey, jazz jams at past phil shows this show really went to new and different places. They really let loose last night and I think they have no intention of coming back anytime soon!!
Enjoy the rest of the tour!!!
Holy Cow?!? Kilgore Trout is in here!! Mr. Trout, I simply adore your Science Fiction novels! My friend, Kurt, turned me onto your work many years ago! I especially love the one about the guy who is the only person on Earth with free will and all the other people around him a programmed by "The Maker" to routinely test his responses. Great stuff!
I was just going to post the question about Midnight Train, whether that was the new song or not.
Thanks to Jeff it's cleared up!
Third row seats. Absolutely an incredible show. For those going to Berkely, you are in for a great time
Hey Now, Should we add King Solomon"s Marbles to the 2nd set list? I beleive we heard both parts, stronger than dirt and Milkin' the turkey. comments?
Phil has mentioned that the set lists are constructed to tell a story. I think the theme was definitley "embarking on and adventure". Lots of road music, and the interesting places and people you see. It may have been a precursor to the tour itself or the inevitable journey we all go on druing each show and tour. Definitely heard teases of Going Down the Road and Rider in the first set jams. Blues for Allah and Golden Road sum up the sentiment prety well.
Seen lots and lots of shows. This band is so tight it is amazing. I left last night a little confused. So much jamming ans seemingly few songs. The set list definitely does not tell the whole story here. I will be trying to pull out the "stories" Phil is telling in the shows. Anyone else looking into this? Phil also mentioned 7 "special shows" on the tour. Can't wait. Think things will really take off in Berkeley.
Looking forward to the Greek and General Admission seats. Security did way too good a job last night.
Phrase heard numerous times last night at the Greek:
"I can't believe this place is in the middle of LA!"
as a local my response to that is "Ya just gotta poke around!!" :)
rolled into the lot around 5:30, about an hour after we planned but just in time. had to make a quick search for herbs, made a rum & coke and decided to wander off. made a couple of passes by the picnic tables looking for goats, but the tables were a bit up the hill from shakedown and they didn't seem to be much going on up there. within 15 minutes we had run into several other groups of friends and took a nice hour to chill in the lot and get ready to boogie. we did run into mojo hand and his bro eric before the show, shared a smoke and then at about 6:45 we decided to head on in.
yesterday was a particularly beautiful day in LA...no smog, views from the mountains to the ocean-the greek is surrounded by very tall trees (pines, oaks, etc), which had different color spotlights on them for 'affect'...very nice. nature is the best decorator :)
Just as we get our beers and head to our seats they rip into shakedown...this song always seems so poignant when played in LA, I'm sure it does for everyone when they hear it in their hometown, but we've got 'issues' here, so it packs a little extra punch. Ended up sitting with friends about 10 rows in front of our seats right in the middle and about 1/2 way back. sound was excellent all night fom where we were.
Shakedown wandered off to a jam that had a few different themes, all familiar but nothing you could pinpoint, which seems to be a specialty of this band. BEWoman was next. This version seemed tighter than NYE, great pace, everyone up dancing. The sun was behind the hill but it was still light out, the air seemed almost like it was glowing...the stage lights started to become more pronounced, swirly goodness :)
up stepped jed next, 1st P&F jed for me and I liked it a ton. rollicking is the word that keeps coming to mind. feelin no pain by this time, just kept turning around while I danced and soaking in all the smiling faces and beautiful vibes. didn't hear the mt jam that's on the setlist, will have to go back and listen to the tapes
fantasy was sweet, warren's vocals fit this one to a 'T'...him and jimmy bobbin and weavin, taking everyone higher........
mirror sounds different to me everytime I hear it, and never recognize it until the end...I need to go read the lyrics so I can get to know this song a little better---
what was already a high energy night got wratcheted up even higher as soon as the first notes to scarlet hit. first p&f scarlet for me as well and after dancing that hard I needed a break :) the jams on this one hit crescendo after crescendo.....back in a flash for set-break goat sightings and set numero dose.....
set-break didn't seem overly long maybe 1/2 hour. I was able to spot my friend Mike down in the 6th row on the left side. I knew he had sold his extra to richard2k, so I was hoping I'd be able to hook up. wandered on down and ended up meeting Larry the duck, richard2k, and kilgore trout...larry was kind enough to give me a jemimah puddleduck cd, and I was able to thank kt in person for the p&f miracles I have gotten from him in the past :) hugs all around and it was back to my group of hoodlum friends for the rest of the show.....
alligator to open...i don't know where the hell my head was, I knew I knew the tune, but it just never kicked in that I was actually hearing alligator until someone said it out loud...oy! the first half of the set just seemed like one huge jam with a few words sprinkled in here and there...hard to even describe the many pathways this part of the show wandered down...gotta hear it. there were somne sweet jams, but the 2nd set didn't really pick up momentum imo, until wharf rat....old man down....down by the docks of the cityyyyy!!
warren! geez, that guy can sing (not bad on the gee-tar either). puts his own spin on a lot of the jg tunes, but still remains true to the original emotions...I think he strikes a really nice balance in a delicate spot...
once they hit the 'i'll get up and fly away' part, the smiles were flowing from everyone...thought I heard some dark star teases in there, but then again I always think I hear dark star teases ;)
just want to take a minute to give jimmy some respect. he just stand up there smiling, barely moving, the one leg out, and RIPS IT UP! sweet sweet tones from him all night....opening chords to help hit me the same way the ones to shakedown do...that instanst smile of recognition...paradise waits...
so of course the big question running through my mind was what kind of sandwich we were gonna get...a big phat walrus or what? as they kept rolling towards slipknot the anticipation was growing. transition into slip was tight, right on the money...jammed on the theme for awhile and then took it out THERE...torn between wondering what was coming and just enjoying the moment...than what's this? a little mid-eastern flavor and then blues for allah!!! long winding beautiful jams on this one...then back to slip. everyones all cranked up for a franklins, we get to the break and are ready to roll away and all of sudden the party's begun!! golden road. WOWOWOW
rock n roll at it's finest...the thunder finally stops, time to take a deep breath and see what's on tap for the encore....after the donor rap, phil starts a little dance, counts off and we're right back where we left off....franklin's it is :) spinnin smilin dancin was the order of the evening and phil sent us all home with huge grins all around...grate night
P&F at the Greek 6/27
I just wanted to say that I went to the Phil & Friends show last night at the Greek, and it was spectacular. In actuallity, it was fucking incredible. I had one of the best nights of my life. WHY?
Well...because karma has graced my soul and I was lucky enough to meet, interview, video, & record a conversation with both Phil Lesh & Warren Haynes!!!!! OH MY GOD!!! I couldn't actually believe that it was happening. And...I never expected it.
You see, I was asleep yesterday morning when a friend called me up to ask if he could borrow my recording gear; his girlfriend was going to be doing this pilot for VH1 called "This is my Church". Anyways, I was half awake and just let the machine get it. So, I fell back asleep and called him when I woke up. At first, because of logistics and everything, I said that I really didn't think that I was going to able to pull it off and get him the gear. Besides, he had never used my rig before and it's also a huge responsibility for him to take posession of the equipment. At any rate, I hung up with an answer of no.
Immediately after I hung up, I began to think about it and how wonderful an opportunity this might be. So, I made about twenty phone calls to everybody who I was going to the show with and started to get things organized. Certain people had tickets that belonged to other people who they hadn't met yet but so-and-so was in Santa Barbara and might not be able to go because of his mother in the hospital and so on. You catch my drift. It was very hectic and crazy to organize all of this. BUT...I pulled it off and next thing I know I'm being escorted back stage with my buddy, his girlfriend, and the cameraman to meet Phil!
We were given backstage photo passes and comped tickets once we were in the "Women's Chorus Room" which had black & white checkered tile on the floor and lighted mirrors on three of the four walls. Very cool looking. Eventually we had all the equipment set up and in comes Phil as cool as he can be. He talked about a ton of stuff regarding this upcoming tour and music and where it comes from for him. Also, he talked about a lot of jam bands out there like String Cheese Incident, Moe, Leftover Salmon, & Phish, particularly his bass duet with Mike Gordon this past New Years eve. It was awesome. And then...without even prompting or probing him, he made reference to this whole scene as a church. It was very fitting.
Ok. So Phil eventually left and I rewound my DAT tape. But then! In comes Warren Haynes unexpectedly and I was racing like a rabbit to fast-forward my tape and hit record without erasing any of Phil's stuff. WHEW! I made it. And thank God! Warren was so fucking cool and down to earth. His presence was as warm as the sun and I could definitely feel it. And honestly, I enjoyed listening to Warren's interview much better than Phil's. For some reason, he connected to us and was really open to any question that was thrown at him.
Eventually, we tore down our gear and were escorted out to the soundboard where we were allowed to video and record one song out of the soundboard. Now, of course, I would have loved to have recorded the entire show, but I guess it's better than nothing. I'm very thankful to have just met both Phil & Warren. Besides, I'll get the recording of the show one way or another.
After this, I packed up the gear, checked it in with claim check and then hooked up with the friends I was originally going to go with. MAN! We rocked out for the remainder of the first set. At intermission, unbeknownst to me, the guy who got me our tickets had access to the private patio off to the side where we were able to get free food and drinks!! I couldn't believe what was happening to me.
Then the second set blew my mind. An hour and forty minutes non-stop with an encore of "Fraklin's Tower".
After this (here comes another good part), we went to the patio again where I ran into Marc Ford, Duane Betts, & Berry Oakley Jr. They were just hangin' out. I said hello for a minute or two and carried on my way.
So...that pretty much wraps up my evening. And I gotta tell ya! I'm still high on life right now. All I expected was another concert and then all this!!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you for all the above. By the time I see my first show of the tour, Jones Beach, I'll be a crazed woman. peace, hil
these are the daze... no doubt as we've never heard setlists like we are now!!! phil really does take the music higher as "church" was under way in LA's best venue below griffith park observatory overlooking the entire hollywood and los angeles area- we LOVE phil stickers said it all as the music played the band and the odyssey began.. by far the best band on the planet earth!
cool story Bodenzard
sounds like a fun evening indeed
bet your glad you changed your mind!
Referring to Bodenzord's "And then...without even prompting or probing him [Phil], he made reference to this whole scene as a church. It was very fitting."
Yes, it was very fitting in light of the fact that this is what Phil has previously pointed out by his statement of "Music comes from the gods -- If we have a group mind that's in the right mode, we can open the right door, open a pipeline to that dimension."
ps: Hey Hey Hey Kilgore!
I just wanted to say High! Though i did not get to meet any of you i feel that we did get to meet in Spirit.
We all shared a very special show.
Nobody mentioned the "Heard it through the grapevine" teases coming out of Shakedown. Am i alone on this one? And yes JeffB there was a very clear Darkstar tease as they entered Wharfrat. And of course the Foolish Heart tease as they enter into Mirror.
Hey does anyone want to meet at that big tree at S.P.A.C. Just kiddin. Keep in touch!!....QUACK!
O< Quack Back!
i was at the 6/27 show and it was an incredible show and night. the drive out saw some traffic but got to the lot with 30 mins to spare so we loaded the B and got to work...drank some beers ate a stem or two and was off for the night of phil. got to my seat sec.A row C ,middle 12 feet back... holy shit :)' i have been to 20 plus gd affiliated (p&f,rat,TOO) and i say this was definetly top 5. the first set was filled with some great tunes including the thunderous shakedown opener. really enjoyed the BEW and the TJ. But the clear highlight was the warren rock-n-roll jammed out MR Fantasy. Really really well done heard some "hey jude" in there i thought maybe just me though. that brings me to a point the dark star teases throughout the night kept killen me, anyone else???? the second set was very nice with a funky alligator and there some mellow jamming into a stellar warren wharf rat. then some great jamming before all of a sudden "Paradise waits..." smoked a fat doob to the head for this one. The BFA was very good and then just when im getting to roll away the party starts with a GR, great job. The Franklin encore was a good send me off till Berkley treat. got back to the car to take some 2 footers, finished the bag of kind :(... and then hit the road home for the night.all and all a very good show. was very impressed though with the crowd very friendly heads all around no problems(everyone smoking with no worries) and felt the family love. hope everyone enjoys their special nights with phil as much as i did. By the way i was at the denver fillmore in 2/9-10 and would love to trade for either of those nigths please post back... thanks nothing but peace love and bong tokes :)'