A word on security. Hide your stash really well on the way in to Memorial. Two years ago for Ratdog security patted a dude down and found his stash. The security dude pocketed the herb, stole the ticket and booted the guy on his ass. Last year, for Phil, the same guard tried to do the same thing to a friend of mine. I had a few college classes with the security guard, so I pulled him aside and told him what I saw the previous year. I played the trump and told him that if he didn't chill I'd turn him in to the cops, where they'd surely find a pocketful of illegal substances and stolen tickets. Needless to say, he shut the fuck up and let us in. But once you're inside it's a free-for-all. Security is slim to none. Just hide it well on the way in.
burlington brewery pre show?
Vermont Pub and Brewery it is!
For better beers than the VPB, check out the Three Needs on College st (two blocks up from VPB). I think they're beers are better!
Truthfully, Rolling Rock is better than VPB beer.
Point me in the right direction.
Just talked to Gregg Schmegg....looks like he and Beth will be meeting us in B-town
No one's sayin we gotta stay at VPB, are they? Meet there first, then move on wherever the moment takes us...
Now you're talkin, cryptical.
Wrote a song about budweiser, like ta hear it, here it goes.
"Oh, don't you fear the yellow beer,
dirty brown will bring you down.
BUD BUD BUD!
I will be at the B-Town show as well. I in Essex Jct. so its 15min away.
I like VPB beer myself, but I might be at the Needs..
>"Oh, don't you fear the yellow beer,
dirty brown will bring you down.
BUD BUD BUD!
Bone- I have heard enough of the "this Bud's for you...and you...and you and you and you"
send it into St Louis..
let's hear the voice of the real Bud fans!
Budwiser is like making love in a canoe...
It's F*cking close to water!!
damn! The Viola Lee spread throughout the 2nd set in Buffalo bums me out! I was hoping for that in Btown.
The Bud song was created several years ago when my friends and I re-discovered the joys of Budweiser.
Having been what I call a beer Nazi for years, I learned again what a nice light beer can do for your staying power through the long days of summer, or whenever else you need to drink for hours on end.
Does Phil write the setlists for these shows?
>>Does Phil write the setlists for these shows?
I heard that Warren does most of it...
Can we expect lots of Mule this tour in that case? I wouldn't mind seeing Warren bring the Lively Up Yourself Jam to P&F, has that happened yet? Other than that lets stick to dead tunes eh?
I'm headed up to VT later today, hope to see some of y'all there tomorrow...
Crypt in case noone has told you the bad news (for you)..here it is...brace yourself..........................................they only sell Magic Hat inside the Memorial.
SJF...We'll see you there!
are you fucking kidding me?
killington is out
one of the guys at the shop was there tuesday and said it blew then...3 more days of 50-60 degree weather and it will be nothing but water
that means we are drinking till the wee hours of saturday morning people....be prepared
does anyone know if and when phil will do a soundcheck...cause i know you can hear the tunes verwell from the alley behind the building...
Don't know about this time around, but in 99 they were checking about 2 hours before the show
more on security... they were searching thoroughly at the WP show on monday... things were pretty cool on the inside... be cautious and keep your eyes open... I'll be at the brewery before the show... also Hector,s across from the brewery has a great tequila menu and good Mexican food... still searching for one more ticket
Hector's? Is that a new place? I don't even know where it is and I live here!
Might check out a newer place called Wineworks, which seems kinda floofy on the outside, but is pretty chill inside. Long Trails for 2 bucks, chill jazz tunes, and couches.
Hey ever been to Vectors?
I hear they have great beers on tap.
Cryp, I'm pretty sure they have Labatts 50 inside the show too.
Donnez-moi une Cinqante!
ah, yes, Vector's.
Famous for their Mexican gravy fries.
I can't wait.
Check the Wineworks, boys and girls. Let's have drinks.
what's a RUBE?
enlighten me, please!
oooh, and another question...
Average "on stage" time for these.....1/2 hour past ticket time?
Got a friend who's working till 8:15...
>>Average "on stage" time for these.....1/2 hour past ticket time?
Don't know about this tour, but in the past they've been pretty prompt. Don't think they've been that late to get on stage.
>>Can we expect lots of Mule this tour in that case?
It's my understanding that Warren has been doing the lists for some time now, so I don't think you'll see any more Mule than before...
We're out the door at about 6am tomorrow, safe trip everyone (literally and otherwise)...
not sure if this is the right place to ask for this....
Does anyone have any extras for Burlington?
thanks in advance
It's Nectar's- as in "pictures of Nectar"- it's the place Phish played their first bar gig way back when- it's an alright place that's not too concerned with yuppie beer located about two blocks from the venue at 188 Main Street.
Last year it was really hard to score tix at the shows and there were 2 of them- but I did see several appear on the board the day of- so have a friend check the web for you and bring a cell phone if you don't have them yet!
I had no problem with security last year- but I also had my 85 year old grandpa with me so maybe they cut us some slack I don't think I even saw any security after getting through the main door & hallway. Just use some Vermont common sense and all will be well.
Wish I could join you- have phun for me!
yup, it's nectar's alright. We were just sorta playin around with a name someone suggested...
I've been to a few shows at Memorial and I've been patted down pretty hard every time. But, armed with that knowledge, everyone should be alright.
do they serve beer in this place?
yes, they usually do.
The basement of the place is usually set up for beers/drinks.
Not sure what time they serve until, however.
I've lived in Burlington for years and seen a zillion shows at Mem Odd...security is mean on the inside, all squishy on the inside, if you dig. Lots of frat/jock types (no offense intended) work security and they DO NOT like the hippies
Stay aware, bottom line.
And the Needs will be jam-packed, for sure...Nectar's maybe not so much.
Just got rid of my extras...almost wanted to hold onto them for somebody's miracle, but my mind will be wrapped around other things before the show...
have a good show (man do I miss saying that)~!
Former resident of B-town. Do not like the Memorial at all, can only drink downstairs, sound is bunk, basically a gym. However, the town is great and phil will surely deliver the goods. Just tuck your nuggies and glass away and get ready for a mombo alligator opener. enjoy1
saw widespread panic monday at memorial. pat down at the door. they are looking for alcohol (ie. bottles, cans...) but not really anything else so just be discreet at the door. once inside they have a beer area donwstairs. 2 flavors of magic hat - #9 and not sure the other. once inside show on the floor, plenty of smoking going on. didn't see any real hassles. just watch for the fire marshals walking around who are asking you to put it out to avoid fires. have a great show.
...anyone need yardwork done before the show?...anything raking down on Rakedown Street?
I'm ready kids. I will be leaving work shortly for the 1/2 hour drive to B-town and then a night of partying. See y'all at the Radisson!
see y'all (here) tonight~pinman was in VT last year?!? painful...oh well, maybe he'll make it to NYE perhaps.
it was great meeting all of y'all~Brad S, Greg & Beth, Megabuzz, whoever my fried ass is forgetting, & hey Rev, how about the cosmo reticketing of myself next to y'all's mo seats in (wherever that was)
I Love You All
Warren did an interview today on WIZN-FM. Discussed the new Mule CD and performed solo acoustic: Beautifully Broken and Soulshine
I'm gettin' icthy to see that setlist! Anyone got it out there for us yet? Damn, I wish I was there!
setlist is posted. unfuckin'believable second set !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! warren fuckin' kills me !! playin, blue sky, scarlet..... midnight hour - warren and page goin' at it... good night folks, do not miss this band.......
the setlist speeks for it self... this was the best phil show i have ever seen...shakedown opener set the stage for what was to be a very special night....concluding with our friend PAGE for midnight hour
the show was unbelievable
the shakedown opener with no pre jam just a big bomb from phil and here we go...into what else but a Bertha PACKED FULL of bombs.There were so many bombs in this Bertha we thought we were the Taliban under attack ! The Uncle John's was a tempo change a minute between sweetly sung verses and manic between verse jamming...always love mystic and warren does a good job on this van morrison tune then a bash it out NFA to close the first set...the set started on a huge bomb and ended with the atom bomb as phil's last note to NFA shook the building! Whew. They Rocked the first set.
Second set jam and then a Bobby tune - Playin was jammed out nice into a stellar Blue Sky in which Warren and the Jimmy the shredder matched note for note perfect. Nice scarlet into a jam that reminded me of something off of Bitches Brew back into the Playin' Reprise. NICE ! and then along came the jaw dropper - played as fast and furious as it was surgically tight - King Solomon's Marbles !!! That was it for me tonight. It was a monster...on top of this they tease Truckin' and more than tease Mountain Jam and then they balls to the walls it with St. Stephen !
This was the only show I will get to see on this tour and it was a show to see.
Afterwards I got to meet the Rev and Cryptical (whom, despite all I read on these boards, was well behaved) back in Brian K's hotel room. Great guys they were, and Dewit, the Rev made sure to get me some whiskey !!!
What an excellent night. Phil and Friend's music still is the best thing going on.
gots to pass out...................
Well at least they got it out of their system.
I'm soooooooooooooooooooo glad they won't be playing marbles or feilds tonight, for sure.
what was I thinking I could have driven to vermont last night
its only ..2....5...carry the one......12 hours away.
Well sarcasm aside looks like burlington gets another killer show! sounds like the boys are tearing it up this tour. I just hope that NYC doesn't depresses them to much.
Nice review Carl. I will catch up with the Rev. on some tour and get him back. Cryptical well behaved, give me some of whatever it is he slipped you. Frankly, an incredible setlist. You scored bigtime. There is never a bad show, (contrary to what I have said about Camden), there are just setlists that aren't your favorites, and then there are shows like last night.
>I just hope that NYC doesn't depresses them to much.
No I don't think so..We in this area will
make sure of it...Phil know this..
Looked like a great show!
Thanks for helping us get psyched in NYC!
Awesome show last night at the Memorial. I love Phil and Friends at this not so stellar venue. I feel like it is a late 70s dead show in a northeast gym everytime. I had so much fun at this show. Phil and Friends are the best.
Shakedown opener just like my last PLQ show at Spac. Nice energetic shakedown with Warren in excellent voice early and a nice shakedown jam which shifted into a moodier jam which then sped up into a pumping energetic Bertha. Bertha was real nice and I believe it came to a complete stop. Broken Arrow was performed amazingly well. I love this tune and I really feel that Phil has made it his own. Great vocals and then at the end Phil played this ripping almost Other oney bass solo over the Broken Arrow outro. Just killing this,then it shifted into a jam with a super smooth segue into an epic Uncle John's Band. The latin jams esp. the major key Jimmy led one were on fire. Molo is a monster. This band really plays so well together. This was a long Uncle Johns that got way out there on the first minor key section. Back into it to finish it off before desolving into spacey goo. I saw the capo on Warren's guitar so I knew that Into the Mystic would follow. This was nice just like last year. Not Fade Away was rocking and Phil carpted the place with big power chords to end the set. Ripping Great set.
Set 2 had a nice jam into a very beautiful 73 style Playin which led into a monster multiple peak Blue Sky. Scarlet was groovin and things got way way strange on the outro. Someone mentioned Bitches Brew and that is right on the money. This was back into Playin and everything felt great.
King Solomon's Marbles was my dream pick last night and to hear it was nice. To see an incredible fast tight ripped out perfect version more than made an already great night rise a new notch for me. I love this Phil Composition and it had some new sections and is being played the way it should be. Wew
Strawberry Fields Forever was excellent my first time hearing this one. The jam out of it was Space. Not much drums and some seriously unsettling music. I loved it. It then picked up into a rolling Truckin' jam that was stomping and then the band went through the melody of Mt. Jam one time and smacked into the most jammed out rocking St. Stephen I have ever heard. Between each verse was a 4 or 5 minute excursion. Awesome. I figured this would end the lengthy set and a weird tension hung in the air in the space after "What will be the answer to the answer man" line and I thought they just might end it with that a question which is all we have to build on anyway in the world a question. The answer was a fun bouncy Liberty.
The encore was a rocking Midnight Hour with Page McConnel sitting in on B-3. It was nice to see Page play with Phil and the boys. Energetic 15 min version replete with Tears of a Clown teases and a full on Third Stone from the Sun jam.
An awesome show. Please come back guys we love you. I have only seen Phil and Friends three times previous to this and got a lot of repeats but didn't mind at all because everything was played with tremendous energy and crispness but with tons of improv. Beautiful . We need two nights next time, maybe three.
Burlington is such a cool town, I miss it. One forgets when you live there that the rest of the world is not like that! Hi to all my buddys at Three Needs!........and Nectar, keep them turkeys and fries coming!
reetings from Burligton! Let me just say that Web TV sucks! Sucks monkey dong Great show! Great city! Page McConal came out and I saw Cryp making a running dash for the exit...Screaming "I know why gerbils eat their young! I know why gerbis eat their young" Security knocked on the door a few times at the hotel.."Is anyon smoking in there..." BrianK:
"No sir. Not at all" as the cloud of smoke drifts past the guy.... Totally missed sjf and SIHead, which kind of bums me out...Hope the both of yous had a great show! I certainly did! -Raheen Burlington RULES! Crypt I agree Brian
> Sucks monkey dong Great show!
best sentence I have ever read here hands down!
Thanks for the Jamesions REV!
A good time was had by all.
and I am not smoking in here - no sir!
well, just the dope sir!!
>Thanks for the Jamesions REV!
...oh no not again with the Irish whiskey!...Candace you better drive and make sure that you crack a window so you're not overcome by the fumes...if he got into the vegan chili again I would strongly suggest copping a ride back home with someone else...let Rev and the Ghetto Boys fend for themselves...
Any show with Bertha, NFW, UJB, Scarlet, Blue Sky, and King Solomon is going to be a treat for me. And for a bonus, the best St. Stephen I've heard in 31 years of following Phil around! Love this version, with the dueling guitars.
All an all, a great night to be shaking your bones in the city by the lake.
Wooo Hoooo Hooooo....
Bring 'em on!!!
3 days baby..3 days!!
great posts, great vibes.
I hada great time at the show last night. The whole show ripped. Shakedown was nuts. THe NFA was a huge Bomb all the way through. Phil had a lot of fun making that place rumble. The second set was exactly what I wanted. sweet King Soloman's and the Truckin jam was full blown, tjhey could of just started singing...but they just switched it up like nothing and into the mt jam. And the midnight hour was great. Page could of been turned up a bit. But they let him have a bunch of solo's and he was smokin' Him and Barraco (with his nice new beard I might add) really had a lot of playing back and forth they do well together. nice long Midnight hour to close a great show.
Good meeting you all at the show...
Great meeting up with the Rev and Candace, Gregg and Beth, JMoore, BrianK and his clan (Carl, Chris etc)
saw SJF briefly and lost him in the rush for the floor at the start of Set II
and for the record, I was there for every last note including Midnight Hour with the Page guy from Fish.
Off to Lewiston Maine...as the sign on the highway says.."The Way Life Should Be"
Play Viola LEE!!!
Viola Lee for sure, right outa Terrapin! See you there!
Anyone else close their eyes during "Liberty" and hear echoes of Jerry? I got chills!
In 30+ years of seeing the Dead, Phil, Bob etc, have to admit, that during and after" Midnight Hour", it was the first time I can remember that my ears hurt.
A few random thoughts on our little excursion to Burlington:
1. 12 hours in a car...this body ain't made for tourin no more...
2. Beautiful scenery on the way, good conversation, kind tunes, G13 flyin...wondered what the poor people were doing at that point....
3. Is this the Friday night dance at the high school gym? Oh, no, just Phil and Friends ready to jam it out...
4. Anyone catch Ben/Jerry (not sure which) jammin on the side of the stage behind Rob during second set?
5. Missed the crew at VPB, waited behind the soundboard from 7:20 til 7:55 or so. Had the black hat on and #89 flying proud. I know I exist, just starting to wonder if any of you other yahoos do...Was going to head over to the Radisson, but the body was done (how sad is that?)
6. That Vermont WinterGreen will just put you on another planet...the sh*t that'll make you throw your grandmother in a creek
Sick Shakedown>Bertha. No intro jam, just straight into...nice. Could feel the floor moving in the balcony, and then even on the floor during second set. Uncle John's was way out there. Not Fade to close the set was an "eh,ok" for me personally.
Strolled on up into about the fourth row between sets, and had plenty of room to dance- unforunately this gave the security ample viewing into about the 8-9th row of people...had to really work to catch a buzz. Blue Sky was just incredible...huge. King Solomon's another great jam. Liberty was sweet, love the tune, but will always be compared to when Bobby played it w/Persuasions a few years back. Huge encore...thought that Mike Gordon would have been the special guest though.
Every time I see them, I become more convinced that Barracco is the man on the keys... maybe/probably better than Brent 89-90. Just one man's opinion.
great setlist, and thx for the great reviews! damn, wish i was there.
I wasn't even there, but comparing Rob to any of the Dead's keyboardists, at this level in his career, that is sacrilege. He freakin' kicks serious ass. Actually, they all do. At the pinnacles of their careers, and yet they are the only ones continually raising the bar, on themselves.
Great show! Barraco is not nearly what Brent was, but he kicks ass on Vince.
My longwinded review:
I drove up a day early, to hang out with friends who live 30 miles south of Burlington. They needed a show more than anyone I had ever seen.
My buddy had just had his Downs Syndrome special Ed. friend he was supervising die unexpectedly last week from heart attack. His wife's cousin was a stewardess on a 9-11 WTC flight and they've been dealing with that. They have 13 acres, a beautiful farm, and had worked their tails off this year, were exhausted and emotionally spent.
So we hobbled to the Memorial Coliseum in serious need of some musical mojo not to mention a night out on the town. We were running late, so we missed the pre-show meeting with the Zoners..
The floor of the Memorial was very loose, not too packed, a far cry from Roselad. We settled into a spot right in the middle and 5 minutes later the band hit the stage..
Shakedown ST...what a surprise to hear them go right into the song, complete with that intro bass bomb call to action we all know and love. Right away you could tell this was going to be an uptempo jammy night, the floor was shaking, the walls vibrating, the sound was amazingly clear and the band was on fire.
The jam at the end was winding down and The Wheel was hinted for a moment but then the beat started to pick up, and they worked it into a slower-than-usual Bertha..what a treat to hear this traditional combo in this crusty cozy gym, like going back in time to 1981..
But unlike '81 this band kept riding with the jams at the end of Bertha and strode through a few jam pastures before settling into a very, very sweet Broken Arrow...Barraco shined here, very nice piano fills throughout this song..
And do they stop after this song? no, they just keep the momentum rolling, find some more jam territories, explore them and find their way into a stellar UJB..
UJB: Jimmy stepped up big on the 1st solo and never looked back the whole night. Like Sihead said, they took this song way, way out there.
Eventually, thought they were jamming into yet another tune but instead it was the end of the song. But not the end, nooooo, they just kept jamming ther way Into the Mystic.
At this point, i look at my friends and they are FEELING it, the hunched shoulders are relaxed and finally, the sadness and tension is gone from their faces...Q:"wow!do they always play like THIS?" A:"welcome to the Philzone, friends".
Warren howls "you can't stop now" at the end of Mystic with such passion he almost throws himself off for a second there but the song ends perfectly and so does the very long carpet ride.
NFA is the perfect foot-stompin end to an fulphilling 1st set, Phil was just goin to town rearranging architecture.
It was time for a Magic Hat.
This show was one of the best concerts I have ever attended in MY LIFE.
I can only imagine it came as close to the feel of a 70's college/small venue run as any current show possibly could. Unbelievable setlist, an incredibly good energy (other than the bitch-slap fight I saw that took place toward the smoking door...ugly), and I was lucky enough to visit with Owsley who had been waiting a while to come out and play again.
It's early monday morn so I'm still putting my thoughts together. The one that has stood out in my mind since friday, however, is the Strawberry Fields. I have personally never seen anyone play this (the dead never did, right?), and it blew my away. It was almost as if they were purposely playing with the way they sang it, all drawn out, spacey, totally tripped out. Insano.
The St. Stephen? pffft. Yeah, it was okay. There weren't too many bombs in there, no.....
Rob Barraco is amazing. He was just pounding. And on Liberty, I closed my eyes and I could almost see him....
Which is why it was almost over the top for Page to come out. Right at the end of Liberty, I looked at my boogie partner and just said "Page?".
We knew he was in town and planning on going to the show. We almost figured at that point that after such an incredibly tight show, they wouldn't even mess with the chemistry by adding Page. BAM. Funky fun Midnight Hour to send everyone cascading down into the cold Burlingon night.
wowowowowowowowow. wow. Thanks guys.
I ran into Crypt right befor the 2nd set, was bummed we couldn't hang more, my friend was wanting too badly to get back on the floor for the 2nd set opening...
This opened with one of those Eastern-tinged jams the band does, straight from the banks of Nile River.
Playing in the Band: This was a pleasant surprise, very nicely played. The outro jam moved into a theme outside of the Playin' melody fairly fast and moved into a few other modes before winding down and then launching a great version of Blue Sky. Great solos here, the floor was throbbing to the rhythm to the point you could stop dancing and you'd still be bouncing to the beat...
Scarlet Begonias kept the upbeat dance party energy going, escalating the energy on the floor to a truly frantic frenzy of freaky fun and the "hoedown in the country" aspect of being in cow country was fully realized during this time. The jams out of Scarlet were juicy, funky, and moved, again, through several jam themes before finding the end of Playin'
King Solomans Marbles was massive and flawless, just a giant groove with seamless jazz tinges supplied my Mr Herring...the end jam was pounding, pulsating, and then a bit spacey as it ventured into Strawberry Fields...
The jam after SFF was indeed spacey, turning into full mentdown, then picking up and riding momentum through several familiar moods and ideas...
side note: To give you an idea of how jammy this night was, at the beginning of this jam my buddy says he's taking a break. He hit the restroom, had a cigarette outside on the patio, went downstairs to drink a beer and returned in the middle of the jam segment, didn't even miss the Mountain Jam moment...
and then St. Stephen...booming, explosive, volcanic...icing on the cake...
Liberty was the cherry on the icing on the cake, bouncy and bubbly like the Jerry version, perfect for this spot and the mood in the room...
Midnight Hour was just awesome...the sound on the B-3 organ was a bit low so Page wisely added cool chord textures during the 1st part of the song....very tasty...then they quieted it down for the 2nd part, and Warren came up with a little melody part and he and Page traded riffs a bit before it built into a big ole rave up ending...
My group of friends walked out of this show taller, with pep in our collective step, and a great memory...They were in great spirits the next day, their house was a brighter place..They are already looking foward to next year...
Thank You, PLQ!
Hi all. First, let me say how much I needed that show. Second, in honor of Kesey I dosed for the first time in way too long. LSD is a very important drug!
All in all the show rocked. The place was packed, but the closer to the front you got the more room there was.
Set I: What can I say? The list speaks for itself. Phil was carpet bombing us. His bass was rattling the floor during NFA.
Set II: It seems that the boys have been working hard and keeping their jams together and focused. The Playin jam was long, but it always sounded like Playin thanks to Rob's sweet licks. Did anyone else notice the strong Music Never Stopped leads during King Solomons? I kept expecting Bobby to come out. During, St. Stephen I, for the first time, became really enamored with Molo. He was pounding out the rhythem with feet and one hand while playing a one handed drum-roll with the other hand. The best part of Liberty was the jam, which faded into a very sweet "Third Stone From the Sun" Jam (Hendrix).
THANK YOU PHIL!
No show review here...you've all covered it in ways that satisfy.
I just wanted to say that during this show, it all came back. Was it the tunes? YES...Was it the herb? YES! Was is transcendental? hell yes! The days of "long ago"...summer tours for 10 years...the sky high days and rockin, emotional, far out but so close nights filled with sound. I was physically in Memorial Aud, but standing so many other places, with so many other faces that I haven't seen in years, since Jerry crossed. I laughed with them, sang out with them, danced with them, and cried FOR them. Even though my soul was a little more empty and the heart way more broken for their absence, my spirit, man!! My spirit was higher than it has been in forever!
In short, this show gave me a few hours of pure, true joy, and for that, I will be forever grateful. As much as I wished I had something to write down all the clear and profound thoughts in my head...I'm glad I didn't---they'll always be mine and all mine...and they probably were a lot less profound than I'd like to imagine (ha ha).
I love living in Burlington--and I'm glad that you all had a nice ride with us.
Make your own movie, friends....
Good times were had by all!
The drive in was most pleasant! Gotta love the Adirondaks! Absolutely beautiful this time of year!
Met up with Greg and Cryp at the Vermont Brewery. SI and SJF, totally sucks that we missed you both...
This venue is mucho fun! Small gymnasium! Much better this year without the chairs on the floor in my opinion! More loosey-goosey!
The Shakedown opener was nice, but I wish there had been a bit of a jam as Cryp, Mrs. Shabbazz, Greg, Beth and I were being cattle prodded thru the masses as Phil took the stage...Didn't get up until Shakedown was almost over.
The UJB > Mystic was a nice transition. And, the Mrs. loves some Van!
The NFA was good. I knew it was going to close out the set so I hit the head and got in the beer line early.
Second set was a monster! The Playin' was so much fun! I haven't seen Phil do one of those since 99! Got pretty spacey here and there, but that's to be expected...
The first hilight of the second set: King Solomons! Holy shite man! Came out of nowhere! One minute, the auditorium was quiet...The next it was smack dab in the middle of a raging Solomons! And we were ALL Milking the Turkey!
Second hilight was the St. Steve. The interplay between Jimmy and Warren was stupendous! Fascinating!
The third second set hilight was the Liberty. Oh, man...Sounded beautiful! "Aw, man, they played that song way too much in 93 and 94"..."Dude, don't talk to me until after the song is over..."
And, of course, the fourth and final second set hilight was Page coming out for the Midnight Hour (which ended at midnight)...Right before Phil introduced Page, he reminded everyone in Burlinton how lucky they were to live here and told them how he watched the sun set behind the Adirondak Mountains beyond Lake Champlagne....
After the show, back to the Raddisson. Met up with Brian K, Cryp and Carl (and a few other good people).
Carl is a mighty fine convert! Glad we snagged him from the clutches of the GDLive board!
The only thing about Carl that drove me crazy was his deep running love for Mickey. I mean, I've seen some Mickey fans before, but Carl was out of control! He sang the entire Rolling Thunder and Mystery Box albums WORD FOR WORD in the two hours we were hanging out! I couldn't believe it! Then he told me about each and every one of Mickey's drums and where Mickey had gotten them and who gave them to him and blah blah blah Mickey Mickey Mickey! I couldn't get him to stop talking about how much he loved Mickey! But, I will say that he gave a mighty fine rendition of Baba Jingo right there in the hotel room...
Next morning, we ate at Nectar's per BrianK's suggestion. Got served by Mr. Nectar himself...Damn good Turkey and fries and gravy! Lotsa Phish kids coming in for some Phishtory. It was funny to see Nectar harass them...
Off to Lake Placid! We wanted to see the Meteors so we ducked back into the Adirondaks, turned in early and got up at the butt-crack of dawn. Unbelieveable! I have never seen a meteor shower like that!
The Buffalo > Burlington mini tour was just as much fun as I had expected! Can't wait for Spring tour circus to come back around...
Oh yeah, and one other thing: From where I was standing there were 270 degree views of hotties. Phil's finally getting the female audience. Eye candy is good!
Rev is nothing short of an animal. His set 4 was Jamesons>tequila. Mad props fdrom both Cryp and myself. My stomach lining hurt just watching him.
>> My stomach lining hurt just watching him.
I am so glad you slipped me a Mickey Rev...or was that slipped on the Mickey....
All who know, know Mickey is the antichrist...
I'll baba your jingo Rev...next time!
Peace and whiskey,
Shakedown St. opener? No Jam, Just a big Phat Dm Bomb?
You lucky Bastaads...(yup, from Bean Town..)
I hope he busts it at the Orphium as we didnt get one at GreatWoods last summer.
Was anyone else's brain removed from their head and spread like gooey ooze all over the Memorial Aud during that Strawberry Fields?
I was so blown away by that. I've never seen anyone try to cover that song, and it was as beautifully done as it could have been.
Rookies my ass, Grasshopper!
Only rookies actually have stomach linings left. Mine was gone a decade ago.
>> I am so glad you slipped me a Mickey Rev...
I just couldn't resist baiting you on that one! Hook line and sinker!
>> Only rookies actually have stomach linings left. Mine was gone a decade ago.
I think that Nectar's Gravy will replenish what you've lost...
BEST GRAVY EVER!
>I think that Nectar's Gravy will replenish what you've lost... BEST GRAVY EVER!
He uses natty dreads as his special seasoning
>> He uses natty dreads as his special seasoning
He told me it was just the grease from the dreads...That the dreads didn't actually make it into the mix. Then he coughed on my sandwich, scratched his ass and handed it to me...
I can't believe I missed this one. THis was the one I was going to try to make. I am green with envy right now of all of you! And they played my song again. So, how many times total so far this tour have they played liberty? I know the first night, and burlington, were there more? I have to get these shows now.
Oh well, at least I have the christmas jam.
Thanks for all the reviews, I felt like I was there.
Iv'e seen well over a hundred Dead shows and Phil and Friends about 15 times now. This was the first Liberty that really moved me and Iv'e seen it a bunch of times. This was different - In addition to what everyone else has mentioned- they just really meant it this time or maybe I could just finally appreciate it. Superb Tune!
Here are some shots and a review of the show
I'm gonna throw my two cents in, not having replied ina while. Seems tour is getting better and better I was astounded when I saw em at the beacon when the quintet just got together. Then maratime hall 2-18-01 blew my mind clear away. Roseland was the SHIT (the actual first show they teased gtbt), then came summer tour. I caught Jones, pnc, meadows, and atlanta (lucky me i was on vacation in sea island, GA). Great vibes AND killer music... especially meadows and jones. How often will one get to hear an Aiko Aiko!? Great vibes throughout all the scenes, except for a weird part in HOTLANTA when I asked to buy a beer offa some allman bros fans lotside before the show. They immediately asked me where I was from, when i told em VT, they thought it was in canada, and started poking fun at me-calling me a yankee, etc. Well, after i told em I had a rough drive and had been to 3 previous shows they gave me a beer. I told them that they couldn't knock on yankees anymore if they played THREE viola lee's. they did. Lesh coulda played for longer, and the crowd was obvioudly there to see the allmans (tond of heads got ganked trying to jump over the back as soon as they came on and phil came off. This seemed weird to me, but then i realized it was atlanta, and the allmans grew up in macon . lovelight was KILLER, the scene was god for the most part. Now for burlington. Aweful scene. I saw atleast 3 fights and one guy get knocked out for swinging morphine. Incase you guys didn't know, 2 philheads died at a cheese show because their 'friend' gave them one of those superhigh milligram long blue morphine pills, and they were drinking on it. He's getting charged w/ some shit, but be careful! Scene was totally sketch,assholes were selling tix for $70! Man, the show was absolutely stellar, but it seemed to me a lot of people weren't interested in the music itself- a lot of people were about hate and getting all messed up. missed first part of shakedown, although it was solid. bertha was chill, ujb was outraegously jammed, nfa vocals blended so well, playin in the band sandwiched inbetween bluesky and something else was absolutely stellar. St stephens kicked ass, but oakdale st stephens with 11 tease took the gold! Liberty, omg what the hell ws baraco doing? that guy is god! encore M.H. with baraco and page.....i creamed my pants. WOW. hopefully making it to the orpheum, definately peakin at the beacon friday or sunday. we who saw those are lucky SOB's. see you down the road.
>>>Scene was totally sketch,assholes were selling tix for $70! Man, the show was absolutely stellar, but it seemed to me a lot of people weren't interested in the music itself- a lot of people were about hate and getting all messed up.
I watched a fight outside the pizza place right by the shows, between some young "Tour Kids" .Inside the show some jerk (not security) on the top tier(Warren side) wasn't letting people walk past and hipchecking them - saying it was too crowded already and "your not going by me".Big Bully, Local loser no doubt.What a dick!! Don't know why he was at a Phil show.
Plenty of Full of Shit, selfish hippy wannabees, too good to talk to you unless they saw some profit in it. Home of the hippies my ass!!
On the other hand there were some real hippies and enough kind folks out there to make me want to visit VT. again.
There were definitely some Assholes and not enough beer inside the show - but the music was so full of positive energy and love that noone who was really into it could be brought down.
if anyone has a copy of this show and would be willing to trade or do a B&P for it... that would be gratefully appreciated... thanks again
Burlington Friday 11/16/01: Length: 71’/112’ Rating: 9.4 At last, a familiar venue. After a fun drive through Lake George country, sadly missing a chance to see Fort Ticonderoga (being a Revolutionary War buff and all), crossing the very cool cantilevered truss bridge across the southern tip of Lake Champlain, arrive in Burlington in time to grab our primo parking spot behind the venue next to the library where the soundcheck can be heard. Could only vaguely here the King Solomon’s, being colder than last year, less windows were open. We used the library for restrooms and internet access, nice to be in a liberal town. Check out the lot scene, all the McHustles selling X, Pharmies, Soapium, I stand in the middle and yell, "DOESN’T ANYONE HAVE FUCKING BUDS, AFTER ALL, ISN’T THIS FUCKING VERMONT!?!?!?! 6:30 pm, get in the non-existent line, anticipating a crowded venue, being sold out well in advance and all, get my usual spot next to the soundboard in the middle of the tapers. Saw a lot of east coasters for the first time. The show got off to a high energy start, bursting into a blistering Shakedown, which transitions into a much better Bertha than Buffalo’s. I much prefer the post-Shakedown jam to melt into another song over reprising the Shakedown ending as the GD all to painfully always did. After a pause, was the highlight of the tour first sets so far: Broken Arrow – Uncle John’s - Into the Mystic. The x-factor energy and sound clarity of Ohio were back in play. The secret of the tour was unveiled – the GA venues bring out the x-factor, the theatres smother it. The NFA conclusion was merely OK, the set being pretty short. Second set started well, glad to see the return of Playin’, must be warming up for Bobby, into another OK Blue Sky. After a pause, it was a nice Scarlet into a well developed jam that went many places before returning to the Playin Reprise. Another pause and time for the King Solomon’s. This is given such an overhauled treatment, and taken places not imagined in 1975. The twin Allmans lead guitar adds such a twisted dementia to an already righteously warped improvised composition. This had so much energy it had to stand alone. After another pause, Strawberry Fields kept the psychedelia flowing. The set was beyond 90’ at this point, so I figured on a quick rocker to close, but they went off on one of the best late-show improvised journeys of all times. This late-set pyrotechnics just made this show. A very strong Mountain Jam theme twined throughout, many teases came and went, finally, St Stephen, again! Wow, another stellar version, rivaling Ohio, the answer to the answer man tonight was a very appropriate Liberty, although they went into it directly. The Midnight Hour with the Phuck keyboardest was good enough by me, as it added length to an already long show. Back to Albany for 6 hours sleep then on to PA. Another secret this tour is the Friday shows are the best. Did I mention our $30/night Priceline hotel we had for 3 days in Albany was a dank pit? Park Inn Albany Airport sounds decent, but what a filthy flophouse with equally disreputable clientele. The American Café across the street in the mall was awesome, though, they made a cajun gumbo pot pie to die for. We missed the Miss Albany diner, regrettably, does it still exist? Remember the tie-die omlette?
This review is right on the money musically speaking.
>>>>Did I mention our $30/night Priceline hotel we had for 3 days in Albany was a dank pit? Park Inn Albany Airport sounds decent, but what a filthy flophouse with equally disreputable clientele.
That's what you get for taking advice from Captain Kirk. Albany has plenty of fine accomodations-30 bucks is cheap though dude-what'd you expect-the Radison?
Miss Albany still rocks.
You got a problem with Phish?
You got a problem with Phish?
Save it for the PHUCK section...This is reviews.
"Check out the lot scene, all the McHustles selling X, Pharmies, Soapium, "
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! GET IT!!!!!
still the chowder was good!
that would be "chowdah" a-hole
Behr GharDen's and Chowdah heads....how could I forget.
Theres a Phuck section??!! Let me just unzip my speedo-ouch!! Ah.. that's better. Hope to see ya there Kelly- keep your panties in a nice tight bunch.
>>>that would be "chowdah" a-hole
Say it! Say it! Chow - Dah! Chow - Dah!
Say it Frenchie!