I have an extra for fri night Nov 30th. Orchestra seat. I want to trade for a monday Dec 3rd ticket. let me know if you want to trade. First come first served.
Call me 516 850-9106 or post a message back of how we meet to trade.
I can't believe I have to do this but I have 2 great seats for tonight (Loge Row B) that I can't use. Would prefer to trade for Fri, Sat or Monday (any seal locations)but will sell for face as well. Drop me an email if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can meet anywhere in the city anytime today....Ken B
huck berry huck berry huck berry
I SOOOOOOOO WANNA meetcha at the Beacon sweet and kind soul...I was just asking SI Head last night if you were coming~
(GREAT meeting ya SI)
let us all try to make a weekend plan if none yet exists
The setlist has been leaked out for tonight here it is:
Jam>Jack-A-Row>Jam>China Cat,Wish you were here
Tom Thumbs blues>Jam>Alligator
:::::::::BATHROOM BREAK:::set break music:::::
Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet)
Viola Lee,Soulshine>Cosmic Charlie,Samson and Delilah,Knockin on heavens door>box of rain.
ENCORE: You Enjoy Myself with Trey, Phil, and
Warren on Trampolines.
I have an extra ROW A LOGE for tonight. I'm looking 2 trade for some nugz. Got dank and want an extra, let me know...
Dude, are you kiddiing? *&$@!!#&
Can anyone tell me what standing Room Only tiks are like ? Do you have some freedom to move around?
well...the money I won Monday I lost last night (But hey, Ill be happy if the only song I call is the Dew ANY day... )
so I just throw my first set picks from last night up again. IMO...they are all due, and Welcome! Box, Eyes, Tastes Like Wine...rnr blues (ehh), tom thumb, revolution.
and the second set...well...I'd rather NOT play the game and let my mind be blown...suffice to say...Dark Star? Viola Lee? Cosmic Charlie? Golden Road? (I think they may save that Dancin for the wkend rockfest)
Hey, Jill, sure, love to shake yr hand sometime, friend. Maybe not tonight though...unless I do decide to catch a drink at that Westside Brewery...more likely...over the wkend...Sunday sumtime? Peace mes amis....
(hey... tomorrow is a Day of Rest....ready to Blow it OUT!!!!???!!?!?!)
I MAY have a EXTRA (standing) paid almost $50...call me on cell AFTER 5:00PM if interested
570 977 3039.
I'm SOOOO psychd......NYC, here I come......
> ENCORE: You Enjoy Myself with Trey, Phil, and
> Warren on Trampolines.
Such a tease! I heard some talk backstage on Monday about getting David Nelson to play tonight!
Should be a nice one if so.
>ENCORE: You Enjoy Myself with Trey, Phil, and
Warren on Trampolines.
I hope the audience hangs themselves in protest.
>ENCORE: You Enjoy Myself with Trey, Phil, and
Warren on Trampolines.
Warren, Phil, and Trey have appeared on stage together. Phish show 9/17/99, Shoreline. They played Cold Rain and Snow and Viola Lee Blues.
Phil also played on You Enjoy Myself (with trampolines - Phil did not last long on the trampoline), Bass Duet w/ Mike Gordon, and Wolfman's Brother during the same show.
I attended this show and definitley did not want to hang myself. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I know nothing about this rumor, but would not be surprised if Trey Anastasio shows up sometime during this run.
Phish? Is that a band? What kind of music do they play? I see a lot of Phish stickers on expensive cars in the prep school parking lots. I thought it was a fraternity. Oh well. I'll have to check em out.
You are funny Art. Do you want to come to my frat house? I'll lend you a Phish T-shirt so you can fit in.
I'll see you on Monday night.
Sorry bro...just teasing.
No problem. I got a chuckle out of it.
Set 1 Cold Rain > Cumberland > Keep on Growin >
Rock-n-Roll Blues > Loose Lucy > Passenger
Just got a call... Opened with Cold Rain & Snow... there was a Cumberland Blues somewhere in there... and they closed the set with a Passenger that "blew me away," quoting my friend. Thought I'd give an update.
more from the show????
hmm is this time PST?
LessThan, yes, I know, I effin blew it.
SET 2 11/28/01 BEACON THEATRE
She Said She Said
it's allready 1:00 lets see some reviews!!
Scorching. Beginning to end. Set to set. Inside out upside down.
Looks like 2 first sets to me.....
So, when you saw Mondays sets [with Comes a Time, Uncle Johns, The Eleven and Unbroken Chain in the 1st set] did you say "looks like two second sets to me." As I have posted before, there is NO distinction between first and second set tunes with this band. Please, dont try to make a distinction. A Brown Eyed in the 2nd set can be more smoking than a 1st set Unbroken Chain, and vice versa. I saw hundreds of shows between 1980 and 1995 and spent alot of time bitchin that the boys didn't mix it up more [Why no 1st set Wheel or Miracle? Why no 2nd set Brown Eyed or Deal?]. Finally, we've got a band that truly mixes it up. Go with it. Let preconceptions fall away...
quick review before bed:
cold rain + snow was a great opener, i was listening to the 7/17 version just before i left, so that was a nice coincidence...cumberland! what can i say, it was great, really really great...keep on growin was a first for me, i liked it a lot, rocked out pretty well, unfortunately followed by rock n' roll blues, one of my least favorite of the new songs. my main problem with most of the new ones is that there's just too much singing, and not really that much jamming. no complaints though, i was feeling it, but it was a bit of a low for me...of course when you follow it with loose lucy, anything sounds mediocre! lucy was very enjoyable, and then passenger, oh passenger! warren and jimmy just smoked this and phil was playing like there was no tomorrow, great version, cant wait to hear a recording.
setbreak was kinda long, just got me all the more eager for the music.
midnight hour opener was sweet, saw this at jones beach, one of my favorite warren-oriented songs, and then a nice jam into brown eyed women...can't go wrong there, a personal favorite, very well played, the whole band was just playing great together, rob especially was standing out for me, maybe because i was just a few rows back from him and could see how much he was into it...and then she said, another favorite warren based tune of mine, lots of vocals but i really love warren's singing. wharf rat next. i never liked this song, i can see why people would like it and morning dew but for me after about 10 minutes it gets old and im ready to get dancing again. alright version i guess, better than the 4/30 roseland one in my opinion, and ENTIRELY redeemed by the bertha that followed. bertha is the best, i love bertha, i really enjoyed it, rob was tearin it up on this one too, as was phil. new speedway was another first for me, so i was a little lost at first but i enjoyed it, dont have much to say about it though...except that casey jones came next. i've never been so into this song, but after the SPAC encore i've been waitin to hear it again. the speeding up part is just killer, so much fun to hear, rob barraco brought the house down on this, he was playing his balls off, it was insane. encore break at about 11:50, later than the past two nights, and then phil came out and brought out an nypd officer and everyone sang happy birthday to him and the guy said thanks and phil did the organ talk and it was nice. and then, another personal favorite, GDTRFB...i complain about songs with too much singing, but not this one. its just got so much feeling in it, hard to explain, but this version was particularly cool with warren and jimmy (mostly warren) trading licks. then they went into a bid you goodnight instrumental for a few seconds, and then came angel band, which i hadnt heard yet and liked a lot, nice way to end a show.
closing thoughts: rob barraco owned this show, he was just so on point it was ridiculous. phil played his best of the three nights overall in my opinion, which isnt saying much since he's always so damn good. warren was again a bit on the loud side tonight, no complaints, but i really could do to hear jimmy herring more, it seems like he's barely there, which is a shame. both of them were great though, especially warren on midnight hour. molo was his usually awesome self, a little more reserved tonight than before i thought. as far as the setlist goes it was, as bucky said, kind of like two first sets. that being said, it was two awesome first sets and i was a little jammed out after last night. other than wharf rat i enjoyed every song, and i know that one's just a matter of taste. have a good night everyone, see you friday - Nick
PS - guess it wasnt so quick! oh well
aiko - i agree with you, except that for the most part phil and friends jam out the second set more, and play the songs a bit more concisely in the first set. that's how i see it anyway, but i do agree that there are no boundaries as far as song selection go - Nick
any show these daze with phil is for real unpredictable - the best in some ways were yet to come - like this upcoming NEW YEARS!!
happy holidaze and a happy new weir!
Phil & Friends 11.28.01
Beacon Theater NYC
Wow Wow and Wow, where do I start. This show was an energetic explosion from start to finish. From the first few notes of the opening jam, the intensity was immense. A little jamming before Cold Rain & Snow, very strong and the sound tonight was superlative. The crowd, the band, even the Beacon staff noticed the difference. They cook the CR&S beyond belief, I can’t believe how much stronger and tighter they are tonight. Cumberland is a huge number as always swirling to a frenetic peak before reprising with a perfect 3-part vocal harmony. Keep on Growin’ kept the pedal to the floor and was also a powerhouse, no let up in the warp drive yet. Many seemed to head out during Rock’n Roll Blues, which is a shame. Give these guys a chance to develop these tunes, be open minded and supportive. Perhaps the only lull and Loose Lucy greets the Beacon in all her slinky, funky style. Great addition to the repertoire, and the Passenger to close this set is dizzying.
Set two offers no rest for these weary feet; Midnight Hour is in the stratosphere in an instant and cruises along for a good while before arriving at a sincere Brown-Eyed Women. Everything is clicking on all cylinders. She Said is a Warren feast of power chords on his SG and like all the rest of tonight’s show, gets a great workout. This leads to a heartfelt Wharf Rat the features beautiful interplay amongst the quintet. Bertha starts of a breakneck pace and Phil drops some massive bombs during the guitar parts. New Speedway shows signs of really coming into it’s own. It has a much clearer style and identity than previous version and it quite the powerhouse now. A raucous Casey Jones to close and were collapse into our seats. Before the band intros, Phil brings out a member of the NYPD, a deadhead I’ve seen around this week, and the entire Beacon regails Officer Wayne ?? with a strong Happy Birthday led by Phil, the whole hose singing along. He thanks Phil and the crowd, the usual suspects are introduced the clock strikes midnight and Goin Down the Road in a slightly abridged but totally hot arrangement seems like our farewell until a stirring and gentle Angel band sends us off into the night. Sorry to be brief but I gotta get some sleep, til Friday
also if we may add.. love the new songs.. a nice seasoned level here - all brilliant in song and lyric.. night of a 1000 stars-mirror of thalassa-midnight train-celebration-etc,etc.. WOW!!! can't wait to hear more and more..
keep it going guys and keep on rockin' in the free world!!!
ok i just got back from the beacon...man now that was a much better show than monday...i always liked a cold rain opener.into Cumberland!!!!!which smoked..i have to say hearing b.e.women was good choice something i don't always here when i see phil.bertha rock as usual and speedway man another i don't always hear.ok phil i tip my hat off to you and you friends cause gdtrfb was smokin' i say this show is in my top 10 thank you phil.............from the critic that should get a beating for my review on mondays show
Cold Rain and Snow>
Keep on Growin'
Brown Eyed Women
She Said, She Said>
may not even post a review becuase words cant describe the show
Words can however describe the fact that post show bliss and few Budwisers had me vigoriusly defending Bobby to a cool taper guy and none other than our own Finiculi (Finicula).
Who can deny?
Who CAN deny?
It’s not just a change in style
Oh, Bucky...looks like two first sets? BABY...I take it you weren’t there....
and how could I really do it justice NOW at 4 am but I have a feeling that if I crash NOW then all yall will need to Wait for a good long time for my personal Viewmaster slideshow (not like anyone cares)
but since I am running on fumes I will share what I know.
Went in early, not really, IMO...730, but the place was empty like they couldnt give away a seat. OC at 750 the place filled up like craziness. The Beacon is a beaut, Candace’s lights look great, even the warm up of the lights is fun. Lots of familiar faces by now are milling around, glad ya could make it guys, good, good.
But the band went on kinda late, for them, since they are prompt. 820? Not sure. Yes, solid Jam...which fell, and peaked, in a great Cold Rain. Thought they might save this for the weeekend, when the weather might be cooler, since today is was like freaking May, but hey, I aint arguing...I love this tune. Already however the tone was set...the Hootenanny, everyone singing along. Not obtrusively so, at least in my section, but people were funny, ya know....”Snoooo-oooo-oooooo----w!” Right. Warren starts running up and down the scales, and the lights turn deep midnight blue...a mellow jam...which SLAMS out...and then into...yes, something fun, upbeat, a “country” tune...I am thinking maybe Jackaroe? But NO...Cumberland. Fine. (oc, more singing) Perhaps this song is supposed to play to the working stiffs of NYC on some level, but my Cumberland mine is these days on 75th & Bway...thats where I mainly spend my time. Good fun. YES Rob was all over this show, I thought so too, I mean the sound was great for them all, but Rob’s wonderful bouncy signature love groove was all over the place. The band stops. Now Phil looks to be directing the fellows a bit...talking, jammering, counting out something that it seems maybe they dont play too much...Keep On Growing...Woo!!!! This is a song of raw power. It suits Warren perfectly and it had a great jam in the middle, melting into shades of Lovelight (“without a warning”), then back into a huge KOG finale. Derek & the Dominos...sure, cover the whole songbook, guys, fine with me. (Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out, anyone? Or mayeb cover Little WIng as they did...ooooh, that’s an idea, or maybe I couldnt handle it, really. ) Rock and Roll Blues...okay, I think I’ve made it clear this aint my fave. (Nice to see the tour slide show was dropped from the screen. I saw it Lewiston, I mean, it was cool, but not my thing. What, someone thought that might not play to the NYC crowd?? ;) ) Over pretty painlessly...and was I hearing some heavy Crazy Fingers rolls as they spun into the Loose Lucy?...which was dancy and bouncy and wonderful. Hootenanny...OC...this fits in...the chorus is a huge singer for the crowd. YEAH yeah YEAH yeah YEAH yeah YEAH singing Thank You....you get the idea. The set was running later than the previous two nights, so I wasnt sure if the Lucy would close it...but, no... Passenger!!!! A first for me...and I LOVE this tune! A raging beast with nothing to hide indeed. Wallop.
Set break. A rather humorous/insane/thankfully brief catfight exploded in the back right orchestra during the halftime...just a funny scene. All who saw (and we were many) chuckled.
Explosive Midnight Hour...melts into...something that amost sounds (kill me, I know) like Foolish Heart....which drips into...Brown Eyed Women......big Rob, big keys, BIG crowd...and loving Phil doing the “old man” lines. Aw, honey, we think yr 61 years young. They stop. She Said...okay...is this a good song for Warren? You betcha. Into a huge-o-riffic Wharf Rat...I mean, the kind that maybe makes you assess why you are at three shows in three days...is the life you’re living no good? Soul Stirring...and then the great lights...I’ll get up and FLY AWAY...big Wah for Warrren....a jazzy jam out of this, Rob trillin, Phil HUGE...and I could have sworn we were headed into a Wheel, the lights were all spinning...but, Naw, Bertha! Good, dancer yes yes. Im wondering if maybe this is the end....1130. But then...
The New Speedway Boogie.
This is so so different from what I heard last year at the Beacon. I LOVE this song. The lyrics are so wonderful, and Phil took several minutes to get everyone all talked up and clear on the tempo before they began, it seems....and you people who have seen this recently must tell me how gradual these developments have been, but MAN has this song matured MAJOR and WOW for the better and BOY am I happy.
I saw things getting out of hand
I guess they always will
and they jam this out, big Warren, and the lights are all blue green, its all quiet, what, I mean, like...Stella? BAM! NO!!!
and while I will stand by the absurd notion that maybe Lewiston smoked it out a little more...Casey still takes the cake, as it were, no doubt.
Yes, we sang Happy Birthday to Wayne the NY Policeman. Thanks, Wayne, and NYPD, FDNY. And Everyone.
Good GDTRFB encore...nice, good to leave for a day off on that note. And Angel Band...still lovin this one...GREAT harmony...The fellow who called it Angel Bland must have missed his helping of soul at the Factory bc I think that the Angel Band is amazing. Okay...must sleep.
It was beautiful...sweet, satisfying, amazing, and DEF two sets...oooooooh, yes....
Whoosh!!!!!!!!!!!! What an absolutely pitch perfect, extraordinarily soothing and uplifting night of tunes, with amazing amounts of energy. Must say, the Birthday Boy was quite funny, "this might be the only time a roomful of DeadHeads is going to cheer a cop", but singing Happy B-Day to him and cheering him on, that was some really cool stuff, and not something I am likely to forget anytime soon.
Was it me attracting the edgy new speedway vibe or are people starting to lose it a bit at the shows? I personally witnessed three physical fights last night (the most vicious of which was between two women) and saw several people being lugged out of the place by friends because they were too wasted to walk. If a weeknight is like this I approach the weekend shows with some trepidation.
Wow, I saw nothing, just a very cool laid back bunch of people. What a bummer for you. And it was very cool to meet you and put a face to the posts.
Hilary, oh, Doncha always approach wkend shows with just a little trepidation (fear of the Not Fade Clap, aka)???
That catfight btwn those ladies was vicious, but as I said, thankfully short lived (as they hauled her down the aisle....). I don't think it's Speedway, babe...two words for ya...Full Bar. Nice, but problematic. In Lewiston where they sold only cardboard pizza and fountain pepsi, there warnt no fighting. So, hold yr liquor kids, and be good to each other...if yr friend is maybe not fully Aware of how much he/she is drinking, kindly Remind Them...eh?
Monday's show rocked. However, I preferred Wed. to Monday.
Monday's show was a pure, energy driven show. One couldn't complain about Monday's song selection. Likewise, it was well played. However, there was no rest for the weary. With the exception of Comes A Time, the show did not let up. I left on Monday thinking that they couldn't top it.
Wednesday, however, had was a better balanced show. The band seemed to take their time with the show. The band broke many times between the songs to gather their bearings. The evening had an un-rushed good vibe to it. The show was more of an upbeat, dancing bear, everything is going to be all right show as opposed to an edgy, snake head coming out of a castle, dark, spacey show. Smiles all around.
I think the band played better versions of Cumberland and Casey Jones in Boston. Nonetheless, both songs were still well-played.
I was disappointed that the band didn't develop a jam out of She Said, She Said.
Passenger, as usual, sounded great.
Curiously, no one mentioned Phils comments before the encore. He brought a NYC Police Officer (out of uniform; Jerry T-shirt) onto the stage. He announced that it was the officer's birthday. The crowd sang Happy Birthday. Phil asked the crowd to give it up for the NYPD. A rousing round of applause went up (whoever would have guessed something like that would happen pre-9/11?). The officer took the mike and made some type of witty comment (that I couldn't hear).
Angel Band for an encore (I've never heard this; I thought the song was called Angel Babe). What a night. Four more to go...
what a show. it was uplifting, blistering and beautiful. lord only knows when i last felt a night like that. i dare any of you nit-pickers out there to find a flaw.
Glad to hear it was awesome and that i was wrong in thinking the setlist looked sorta weak!!!
The NYPD officer said someting about this is the first time a cop was in front of a bunch of Deadheads and they were applauding.
Awesome kickass energy show last night in NYC. Being late to the whole show scene (never saw GD just PL&F and M-I-C-K-E-Y) I was blown away as I have been with every Phil show. I am getting better at calling the next tune, aren't I St. Stephen?
BTW, y'all MUST catch Mickey when you can. We saw the show in Morristown and it was TFA. He has an African woman lead and she tore my heart out with a Ripple like you never had.
and to those of you being reminded of your behavior by a true friend who wants to see you stay out of trouble and in the show.....heed their warning, and be respectful to not only those around you, but to the person looking out for your best interest.
Sounds like another tremendous Beacon Run......KUDOS to P & F for their ability to bring the Jam.
Be Good Family!
PS.....It is dead tremendous that everyone sang Happy B-Day to the police officer. It deff. helps in all areas!
buckster...if you weren't there last night and are going this weekend, you should be pleased. looks like they're saving the freaky, all-out spacey jammy jams for you my friend! can you say dark star?
just coming to after last night.....what a F***ING show.From start to end...funky,tight, groovin...may have been top 3 all time. Cold Rain....incredible...Cumberland...sickNESS...LUCY....phumph.......thank YOU for a real good time..
Speedway>Casey.... unbelievable. My brain was noodled completley!!!!!!! This show had a little of everything....you CANNOT predict what's next with these guys...all bets are off....how can you NOT be blown away by this show...ENERGY !!!!
Yo Less Than> Great meeting you ! Good beers and some great bantering. Did you like this show more than Stabler ? Like I said, there seemed to be more glue tying this show together !!?? By the way,taperguy was harsh on Bobby, Eh ! Even I gave you sh*t about Victim....enjoy the rest of the run...mayber see you Sun Night ?? Can't believe I'm saying this.....WOW !!!!!
Last nights show. Hmmmm what to say?
[Hunching over with arms crossed] “tonight we have a rell-e big shooooooeee”
On the way to the show as a yellow cab whisks me down Park Ave past the sparkling high rises with their checkerboard patterns, steam rising from orange construction barrels, and typical rush hour traffic I feel oddly zen just taking in this thriving metropolis that is NYC. Gazing out my window, the cab as if it were riding on air, glides to a stop directly in front of St. Barts. There are two lights on the top of the entrance that light up words carved into the façade. The only word you can make out is "believe". Oh yeah tonight’s show is going to rock.
Hangout with some cool pzoners at Westside Brewing Company at 76 and Amsterdam (I always think of Murry for some reason) This place is turning out to be my official pre-post beacon spot.
Dewit shows and away we go.
Enter and meet Phanatic but never got to see old Ldub.
This was my first night ever to even walk upstairs at the beacon as my seats were in the loge. Dead center near the back.
First set was a little up and down for me.
CRS was great, (miss you rider, see you fri), Cumberland was good and polished, I decided I would try to refrain from spastically contorting my body to squeeze every ounce of magic into/out of the music and I wasn’t used to that but settled down by the time Keep on growing comes around. Now this song has got to be one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES. Great message, great tune. Tonight’s version never really went supernova but still had great solos (see herring, jimmy) and a super smooth extended jam-to-refrain transition. When Rock - n - Roll Blues started I was thinking ok we are going to have a “nice” show. You know mellow vibe no real pyrotechnics but just good solid show. Also agree whole heartily that this song is good and can pack a punch on some nights. Tonight’s fit the mood of the show so far, not over the top, moments of real nice clarity that last.
Loose Lucy was solidly performed. I like crowd call/response tunes. Great to see this one in the lineup.
Passenger closed the first set and unfortunately I had to compare it to Stabler in my head.
That is one bad thing of seeing a really great show. The guys seem to just raise the bar high for themselves. A lot of people were talking about it though so must’ve just been me.
I just stayed in my seat and made mental origami.
Band wanders out as I am putting the finishing touches on a particularly intricate lotus flower so I set it aside.
Damn good thing too, because ba ba ba bam clock strikes 12.
Hot midnight hour and I immediately notice the stunning sound quality. And the playing was very clean.
Brown Eyed Women was even cleaner. Lights were crisp and solid, not the full stage soak, which made the music that much more …pure. That’s the word. No distractions. No mental gymnastics, no dizzying heights but also no bottomless dropouts where you need to recollect yourself. And the band playing like they are cutting a record. This is getting really good. Then Warren lays out She Said, She Said. I resist the urge to soar away on his guitar and instead remain grounded with the whole room singing.
Great great support by the band with solid low ends. Hmmm why would that be????
Modulate a key slow the tempo and wharf rat appears. Again I have to say it PURE.
I thought the IKNOWURIDER was pure from Tues. That was nothing compared to this.
Solid and flawless. Oh yeah they are going to have to get another tour bus just for warrens wah. After this song it is a bonafide star.
Bertha stops by and we all are quite happy telling her not to come around here again.
Did I mention how clean it sounds? Almost pure..
New speedway has a moment when it stands up and starts to get mean, but it doesn’t cross the line. Instead we get an extended vocal refrain with Phil just ripping it up.
[Ed. Note: I know that some of you may not like Phil’s vocal. We know that. Got it.
Ok we hear you. I on the other hand happen to really like the way he sings, think it has improved immensely and when he puts his emotion into it… it ROCKS.] ‘This darkness got to give’
Casey Jones rounds out the night.
Pacing was solid and consistent. Continuity factor set on high. Playing was solid and just proved what an ensemble mentality this band/crowd have.
Phil comes out and reads my mind and says “without you to push, pull the music out of us it couldn’t happen”
He brings out one of New York’s Finest and we all sing Happy Birthday. Very cool feel.
Wayne says “Hey a room full of deadheads applauding a cop go figure only in NYC”
Encore: GDTRFB again no supernova no mental gymnastics just crystal clear sound and uncluttered light scheme. Little AWBYG riff to Angel Band. This is really nice and done in the vein of AWBYG ending as an a cappella. Very moving and very pure.
So I put my pants back on and saunter over to the fire exit and when I get to the street level there stands a Lake Tahoe brother selling sweet super high quality hooded pullovers. Great material, great workmanship, great feel. Best of all embroidered over the heart is the word “PURE”
If that doesn’t sum up last nights show perfectly.
Great material, great workmanship, great feel. Best of all embroidered over the heart is the word “PURE”
Wednesday's show was played perfect. Few if any lulls in this no stop power plant of energy, the Beacon Theatre. Rob Baroco has made the last three nights pure bliss. He rocks steady through tempo changes eyeballing Molo, he trades riffs back and forth with Jimmy, and this week he and Warren have found some awesome interplay. Phil appeared to have eight fingers on his left hand last night. Setlist contents has always been only a minor indication of what the show may have been like. What they play is far less important than how they play, sure you want to hear some of your favorites, but the setlist does not capture the static electricity that had the crowd and the band worked up into a lather. Not a dry back in the house.
The crowd jumped all over Cold Rain. Quickly defenses were down. The band responded by melting a drippy heavy jam over us. Jimmy and Baroco started flying Cumberland rockabilly riffs at the speed of light and the first four rows of the lower balcony turned into a trampoline. Everyone was grooving to Keep on Growin. This song reminds me of a Johnny Bravo (Greg Brady) cheese song during the chorus, then the band just explodes in all directions and jams it into the statosphere. A nice contrast that keeps pulling you in. Rock and Roll Blues takes nice and numerous side trips if you can stay focused. Loose Lucy--> Passenger was over the top. After a late start around 8:35, the first set ended to a fully satisfied crowd at around 9:55-10:00.
Dark Star and Wheel teases have been obvious all three nights.
Second set opened with Midnight Hour, thats when I knew the late start was going to make this a high powered set. Brown Eyed Women had tons of people singing along. She Said, a favorite P&F tune for me hit the spot. Wharf Rat made sense especially since I had just seen an NYPD tow truck pulling a red Honda with the license plate "WHARFRAT" twenty minutes prior to the show. Sorry to whoever that was, I hope you liked your Wharf Rat. Bertha was the focal point of the second set. I can't say anything about it other that you gotta hear it. New Speedway makes you listen hard with a P&F arrangement that can get exploratory. All band members ripped on Casey Jones. They teased and teased before they really started pushing the tempo. I was dancin double time and they were trying to hold back as to really round up the audience before they kicked it into hyper drive for the "drivin that train" ending. Phil had that "Great Fuck" look on his face like Monday. The crowd gave him a defening ovation. Understandably, GDTRFB was a little short given the time. An awesome Bid You Good Night ending to GDTRFB before the most perfect ending to this show, Angel Band. Harmonious is all I can say.
Johnny Bravo......maybe if Phil wore the white leisure suit like on the Go To Heaven album cover.....I'm not sure if I'm getting a mental picture of Donna Jean or Marsha,Marsha,Marsha singing back-up vocals....very nice ........
killer show last night!
everyone sing-along, lots of energy!
definately the rocker so far...
Thanks for all of the reviews,
i am sitting here at work in atlanta very envious, but , it is awesome to read such great reviews.
I am consoled only by the fact that I just bought my plane ticket and leave for oakland in exactly one month
Please keep the awesome reviews coming,,,we NEED them!!
Ah.... "Keep on Growing", indeed... Brings back fond memories of Phil & Brent ripping this tune 6/15/85 Berkeley. Sweeeeeeeeeeet! How about "Gimme Some Lovin'" 1986-style???
Hello folks- My first Beacon show last night was definitely a wild one. What abeautiful room. Unfortunately we witnessed a wacky fight inside (Ithink it was right at the break) and also a dude getting carried out by his buds.. also had my weeds confiscated by NY's finest outside. Aside from this the music was great. Anyone that can still give Warren flack after that Wharf Rat (love the 'I'll get up and fly away' slide lines) has got yogurt fer brains. Hope to see y'all again this weekend....
Grate night for the debut of the Dank Cats - - the anti wharf rat people. We had strong attendance at our gathering between sets in the hallway near the first balcony. I'm pleased to report that there was a lot of heavy usage of all forms of Doans - liquid, solid and herbal - at the show last night. There was also a great deal of vomitting as well. I also saw one of our charter members makinging out with some chick wearing shorts, sticking his hand up her ass - PURE SHIT ! Way to go guy ! The only dark moment came when one of the wharf rat leaders took me into a room where I was beaten, forced to undergo medical examinations against my will and made to watch endless episodes of VH-1's behind the music until the wee hours of morning.
Doans Ya Lata
Dank Cats 4 Eva
Did anyone else see Mike Gordon last night at the show...that gives me hope for a Phishy appearance on Monday night...that and the fact that now they aren't allowing the 230 dollar ticket holders to see the soundcheck and Bob and Trey are in CT tonight for that panel discussion...WOO HOO...and I just found out my buddy knows a girl who is related to the owner of the Beacon and we are getting FREE PASSES to monday's show! IT IS SO ON!
I've seen Phil and Friends 49 times, new years,
4\20, warfield with trey and page, the whole 9. The show last night was what I was waiting for from the beginning. Loose Lucy, Cold Rain, Brown Eyed Women, New Speedway, Keep on Growing, GDTRFB, Cumberland, She Said, wharf rat, and Casey Jones. You have got to be kidding me. Killer show, right on the money. Thats the kind of show you get when you go somewhere hard to get like maine, Buffalo, or Hershey Park. Bravo. Kind of wish they would have played Tomb Thumb Blues, but it's not to big of an issue.
I hear you, brudda.......I thought that show was the sh*t....danced my nads off and my legs are killing me today...... no voice left.....
What a GREAT place....Beacon is the BEST !
Pass-en-ger....ba-ba ba- boom .........don't you hear me !!!!!!!!!!!
so...here's a funny thing. I'm also a real corny Rock Center Tree lovah, and was kinda in some warped way sorry to missing the lighting on Wed night. I was wondering last week...oh, will they play a song to commemorate our tree? And, indeed, what would that be? uh, uh, well...Keep On Growing? (really absurd for a dead xmas tree, right?)
and I promptly forgot about that silly thought...
They played it! So ridic, I know, but just goes to show if you're willing to BE absurd, somebody Just Might Take the Cue and Play Along....hee hee
dank cats gonna have a new years meeting? if so let em know.
The New Year's Eve show is sponsored by Doan's.
There better be a Dank Cats table set up somewheres.
WOW! Amazing show. Each and every song was on the money right from the start, compared with Tuesday when they took the first set as warmup. I thought the best parts of last night's show were the versatility they showed and the VOCALS! They're voices were an extra instrument out there capped off by that acapella Angel Band. Also, just think about the fact that in alittle over an hour, we got unbelievable versions of Midnight Hour, Wharf Rat, Casey Jones and Angel Band. From the highest energy Rock and Roll to the most soulful ballads. Not many bands have those capabilities these days. I might be hard pressed to find one more. This show brought me back to my favorite P&F show in June of 99 at the Magical Warfield (the show they put on CD) with that other guitar player. other notes - It's good to see Warren showing off for the NYC crowd, something that was definitely lacking at Oakdale and, from the sound of some posts, most of the other earlier shows this tour. Another nice thing to see was Rob's former bandmates checking out the shows. I think they love seeing the masses realize what they have known and enjoyed for the past 10 years. Thanks to Phil, Jimmy, Rob, Molo and Warren individually and collectively for spoiling us rotten (with more to come)!
My personal set list from 11/28. What do you think...
Jam-> (Wheel tease?)
Cold Rain and Snow->
back into Cumberland
small China tease->
Keep on Growin'->
Rock N Roll Blues->
Crazy Finger Tease->
Brown Eyed Women
She Said She Said->
* Wharf Rat->
New Speedway Boogie
New Angel Song ( We Bid you goodnight sounding)
* = One of the best that I have seen!
Thanks LessThan for a review that pretty much echoes my sentiments. (I wonder why). Nice hanging and when your stellar companion arrives I cannot wait to say hello.
>>> Hey Bucky
So, when you saw Mondays sets [with Comes a Time, Uncle Johns, The Eleven and
Unbroken Chain in the 1st set] did you say "looks like two second sets to me."
Actually, yes I did.....
>>>As I have
posted before, there is NO distinction between first and second set tunes with this
band. Please, dont try to make a distinction.
Maybe if you say 'Pretty please, with a cherry on top".....
BTW: Brown Eyed Woman, wuuuu, what a scorcher. Right up there with St Stephen & The Eleven......
And Cinderoo, yes, I can say Dark Star. Now can I hear it?
Saturday: Dark Star vII > St Stephen >11> NFA to end....
Actually, yes I did.....
[yeah, sure you did...]
BTW: Brown Eyed Woman, wuuuu, what a scorcher. Right up there with St Stephen & The Eleven......
[perfect example, thanks for pointing it out Bucky. 2nd set Brown Eyed can be as rocking as 1st set Eleven]
Actually, yes I did.....
[yeah, sure you did...]
Um, I was there Monday. HELLO!!!!
BTW, Anyone who thinks ANY BEW is a match for ANY Eleven needs to buy a ticket to get on the bus......
BTW, Anyone who thinks ANY BEW is a match for ANY Eleven needs to buy a ticket to get on
I won't argue that, but it is without question one of my favorite tunes they do-Herring's guitar during BEW is a beacon and a magnet for amazing energy and mental development, plus, its a great sing along.
I think comparing the Keep on Growing to the previous evenings Blue Sky is a little more in line and an easier comparison.
I'll join a chorus of disagreement on that one as well, BEW is a great song and I never look at the songs as a "match" between them ... I just enjoy each of the rides. That's like saying ... well the river plume ride at the amusement park is not as fun as the big, screamer roller-coaster because it has more excitement with the drops, loops, and speed. BUT! the river plume ride gets you wet! I just like each song for what it gives ...
I'll steal a line from Reagan for Bucky: "there he goes again"
...who the hell cares how BEW rates vs. The 11? why set this up as some kind of valid arguement? They are songs, try to relax and enjoy them and not take it so seriously, Big Buck. wasn't that your advice a couple of days ago? i believe it was.
OK, on to the actual show, here's some highlights:
Cumberland Blues and Keep on Growin, aces back to back...Cumberland stayed within the rocking element for its duration, didn't jazz out quietly like it sometimes does, slowing then building peaks...
Keep on Growin, on the other hand, explored all sorts of spaces and tempos, valleys and peaks. It reminded me of the Viola Lee in Boston, where they played the song as a whole and seemed to be reaching for any extra jam spaces they copuld find within that framework and then using the main theme as a landing pad to return to before heading out on another excursion..I agree they played the Lovelight riff during this a few times...
The beginning and end of Keep on Growin was much tighter and true to the original than the Grateful Dead 85-86 version. I noticed every detail since I'd been waiting 15 years to hear Phil do this song again and expand the jam as he wanted to do in 2-86 (a very short version, despite Phil's urging the band to jam). mission accomplished.
The rest of the show felt like just the Rock n Roll release NYC needed, seamless, straight up, no chaser and served with a smile. Lots of fists in the air and raw emotion...
>>and I just found out my buddy knows a girl who is related to the owner of the Beacon and we are getting FREE PASSES to monday's show! IT IS SO ON!
Free passes to a benefit show. How uncool.
>> I just found out my buddy knows a girl who is related to the owner of the Beacon
My best friend's sister's cousin's boyfriend knew this girl who saw this guy who said that Ferris passed out at 31 Flavors last night...I guess it's pretty serious!
Tremendous Ferris quote
Does anyone who has seen phil at the beacon so far no if it is possible to take in a camera?
Whitman Mayo...don't worry I plan on giving money through buying overpriced booze...so, are you saying you wouldn't take the free passes to this show, especially when you are a poor college kid who just doesn't have the money to see expensive shows like this? Give me a break...I guess jealousy leads to bitterness!
Hey everyone, 11-28-01 was my first Phil show and he completely blew me away. I know it's early, but if anyone has a copy on cd-r I would love to trade, or possibly get a b+p. I have a couple phish shows and string cheese, so email me at email@example.com. Thanks.
>>Does anyone who has seen phil at the beacon so far no if it is possible to take in a camera?
I was 3rd row for the first night and took a camera in. No problem. Would recommend that you not take any flash photos...
New York Wednesday 11/28/01: Length: 83’/98’ Rating: 7.2 We wake up in our cell-like hotel room to find our food bag on the table has been nibbled into! Including our gooballs! Jill says mice, but I think the rats have killed and eaten all the mice in NYC! Damn NY stoner rats! Ok, check out of this hellhole and drive to NJ to spend the day with Beth and Greg. Guess we should have accepted the invite to stay there. Had much fun hanging out, listening to last night’s tape, pounding a few. Beth makes really great patchwork pants. Very warm, beautiful, sunny weather. All to soon, its time to skedaddle to the city. Beth and Greg lead in their car and we follow. This starts out badly as we continually are caught and separated by traffic cops and aggressive mergers. We have no clue where we are and not in the best mindset to figure it out. Help! They wait for us several times. Then, we hit the Lincoln Tunnel traffic, 5:30 pm. Utter Hell. Beth and Greg know the back way, zig-zagging down narrow, steep streets, cutting across lines of merging, aggressive traffic, suicide left turns in the face of 3 lanes of oncoming trucks, I am driving and following. I have always prided myself on being an experienced city driver, but this is truly the drive through hell! Now I’m glad we didn’t stay here and face this commute every day. No wonder you guys took a night off! We end up at an on-ramp within sight of the tunnel entrance. Way to go, guys! The tunnel is moving VERRRYYY slowly. We crawl along, 10 mph, 18-wheelers behind, in front, and next to us. BRRRRUMMMMMM BRRRRRUMMMMMMMM BBBBRRRRRUMMMMMM! The tunnel reverberates with low end deeper than Phil ever imagined. I am flashing back to Stephen King’s The Stand, Independence Day, is one of these trucks filled with explosives, about to go off any second? We crawl slower and slower as the tunnel goes uphill. Extreme claustraphobia! Phew, out of the tunnel, onto the west side highway, breeze up to 74th st, drop off Jill to find fellow zoners at some bar, then, I drive around in circles for 45 minutes trying to find a parking space! Am number 2 for about 10 spaces, arrrggh! Try to fit in a space an inch too small, get sworn at in an unknown language by a cabbie and doorman simaltaneously. Reminded of the Simpsons episode when Homer goes to NYC. Finally park, into the show, Phil is on, lights go down, kicks off with a nice powerful jam gradually transitioning into Cold Rain and Snow. Is this an ironic statement on the beautiful weather? Jill enjoys the way Phil has changed the words to loving his wife, and her hair is Auburn. Back to jamming on the Cold Rain theme, defying expectations, this goes on for awhile, then a sharp transition into what seems to be Jackaroe – yes!, here’s one I’ve really been jonesing to see. I excitedly jump up in time for it to shift to Cumberland. Oh well, still a great choice, great version. The stress from the drive in and finding parking has melted away by now. Thanks, Phil! Nice that there were fewer Cumby’s this tour, and that all of them were excellent versions. I notice at the pause that 43’ have elapsed, and only 2 songs! Keep On Growing busts out, again one I expected only once this tour. A perfect fit for this band, Allmans dual leads, kick-ass vocals, the works. This version goes out and comes back to the last verse, then stops. I am a little disappointed it is stand alone, but hey. Rock and Roll Blues next, but glad for it tonight as I have to piss. I squeeze my way up to the balcony level, it is so packed no one can even move, security is yelling for people to back up. Ugly. Eventually find a back way, via the Balcony inside the theatre, to the men’s room door, the line is so long I am not back to the Loge until the end of Passenger. This sucks! I find out I was lucky enough to miss Loose Lucy. Upon later listening, I find the transitions into Lucy and Passenger, although abrupt, are really well executed, not just stop/start’s. Second set kablams into Midnight Hour - Is this Saturday? Did I miss something? OK, they tried this successfully with Lovelight in St Louis. The jam goes outer space while staying rock-bound, wending its way to Brown-Eyed Women, another surprising rarity this tour. This is one of Barraco’s best vocal jobs. After a pause, a powerful She Said, precursor to a full Other One? Not to be - it dissolves rather quickly to Wharf Rat. Uh-Oh, getting rather late in the set now, but still, the GD loved Other One with Rat. A powerful version, sung and played well by Warren, thunder from Phil in all the right places, much better than Ohio’s version. Still, hoping for some pyrotechnics, the jam out of the Rat again, very quickly, drops into . . . . Bertha . . . UGH! That moment of reckoning when you realize the set is now down the toilet and you are officially attending the "OFF NIGHT"! Damn. That’s why there’s still 4 more to go. Sulking in my seat, I am somewhat revived with a late-set New Speedway. Shades of Oakdale! This is pretty good, I am now hoping for the Sugaree, both for length and to get it out of the way. But no, they take the low road once again with the schwaggey Casey Jones. Smokin’ and Rockin’! ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Phil’s speech includes conducting the crowd in singing happy birthday to a NYC policeman. He thanks the crowd and expresses wonder and gratitude that cops and Deadheads are now on the same side! Touching. Well, if Pot was legal, the world would be a perfect place . . . Goin’ Down the Road reels us back to the rockin’. I expect something out of this, and am rewarded with another Angel Band. Very nice. The recent movie "O Brother Where Art Thou" features several versions of this song. Great movie. All about the redemptive power of music. Set in 1930’s south, with old timey and blues music. See it, its now out on video/DVD.
I loved the Beacon run, I love New york city and I love my brothers & sisters.We had suc h fun
They even sang happy birthday (to someone else) on my birthday. Great times
I think the last night was however uncomfortably over-sold..-
all in all a lovely week
great friendly people in NYC
us Joisey folks call that short cut through Hoboken the "loop-de-loop". Remember that one, it never fails!
"is one of these trucks filled with explosives" -welcome to commuter hell!
Thanks for the flashback Bob! Beth got a really kick out of it. It never fails me predicting the mindframe of my taper friends. YOU CATS ARE ON THE CLOCK! First ones in, last ones out! Good Work wassabe!