Any Team Phil members going tonight> I am in Orch Row N Seats 40-44 My Team Phil uni is #24
PHIL on Fried-Day, YAHOOOOOO, Back in the Apple and the 2nd Full Moon of November.A blue mmon too.
I'll be there, Taper dude with glo sticks on Mic Stand. Peace All
Hey Phil do a moon show thingomajig
Mare Della Serenita MoonJam>
Blue Moon>Standing on Moon
Man on the Moon
Moon Boot>Fire on the Moon
SpaceJam>Oceano Delle Tempeste
Dark Star (v1)>
Dark Side of the Moon
Dark Star (v2)>
Moon of Cheese
Uncle John's Moon>
Mare Della Tranquillita
LunarJam>Mts on the Moon>
Cryptical Moon>Lunar Eclipse Jam
E: My Head Feels Like The Moon
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.
whats up heads? good to be back in the mix...saw the show in Bethlehem PA which rocked.
have friday and saturday at the beacon. which will also rock.
BTW, i have an extra for friday nite, but i am in need of one for saturday nite. i know it is a tough trade, but anyone interested, or perhaps cash or trade??
appreciate it, and have good shows....
Does anyone have a single ticket to sell for the show next Monday, 12/3? Please e-mail me at Howard60@aol.com and I'll gladly make arrangements to pay and pick-up the ticket.
How are the seats in the upper Balcony?
Does anyone have an extra for this show ?
Hey... this is my first post to philzone ever, though I've been reading reviews here for a long time.... Have tickets for Friday and Saturday and very excited! Although I've been in NYC for about a year and a half now (a displaced Californian), I don't hang on the Upper West Side much.... is there a bar or some such anyone can recommend near the Beacon for pre-post show vibes and good beer? (I miss the easy-to-find good beer bars in the Pacific Northwest) It'd be great to meet some of you folks whose reviews I've been reading... in any case EVERYONE HAVE A GOOD SHOW! ---Rob
Check the gatherings/meetings section of the board. There's a heading there for a Saturday Meet n Greet. That's where most of the meetings are posted for the different nights.
Ahhh, they say third time's a charm...
Well this being my 3rd show of tour I don't
know how much more charmed I could be after
my first 2 shows (STELLAR GUYS)....
But bring on round 3 Phil...
I AM OUT HERE FROM COLORADO AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE MY GOOD FRIEND PHIL AGAIN. LOOKING FOR TICKETS TO ANY SHOW THIS WEEKEND. IF ANYONE HAS ANY FOR SALE IT WOULD MAKE MY YEAR. THANKS SO MUCH. 303-641-7314
Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues - tonight
Blues for Allah
Caution (long long overdue)
Expressway to Your heart (instrumental, Legion of Mary style) <-- pure wish there
Meant to post those for the Saturday show, got waylaid. They're still valid but if it's friday i won't be there for them!
I have two balcony seats together for Sunday night that I will trade for 2 Friday seats. Also willing to pay cash for any Friday extras. Love you long time.
I can't really decide on what I think they are going to play but Eyes is overdue as is Fire on the Mountain. Hoping for Viola, Hard to Handle, and Alligator.
Waking up this morning to the sad news of the passing of George Harrison, making me think of all the possiblities of how special tonight will be. Prayers to you George and say hi to John, Jerry and the others.
I would think tonight's shows just might be special the same way Louisville was.
Think a Revolution will be happening tonight. Would love a George tune though...Here Comes the Sun? My Sweet Lord? While My Guitar...?
can anyone help me out with a ticket for tonights(11/30) show. i would be happy to pay cash and meet you at the show. if you can help me out please email me at email@example.com. thanks all
Quite a loss. George was definitely my favorite Beatle. With that being said, tonight should be a real special evening with Phil.
With Harrison passing I can't even think
of what Phil will do as a tribute..
Hopefully something up beat to celebrate
George's life tonight...Maybe Sgt Peppers..
hey all...turns out i can trade a sunday ticket for a ticket to tonights show. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help me out.
'He's Gone' looks good for tonight
please, please, please does anyone have extra(s) for tonight's (friday) show. i don't usually do this and i won't bore anyone with details, but it is so crucial that i get there tonight. email me at email@example.com. i will pay cash or work out whatever makes sense. thanks so much everybody
>please, please, please does anyone have extra(s) for tonight's (friday) show. i don't usually do this and i won't bore anyone with details, but it is so crucial that i get there tonight
Couple of things you may find a ticket outside
the show...Monday I found many..The hot shows
left are Sat and Mon..So I think you'll find one.. Also they release standing room only
tickets the day of the show...Standing room
is not as bad as it sounds...They let you into
the lodge area and the sound is good...
Also try online in the next couple of
hours...Thats how I got my opening night ticket...
Went online 3 days before the show and found one...
TO: IAN BLACKFORD (IAN67)
I would love to trade. I have two BB Center Orchestra seats for Friday (today) together that I would be willing to trade for your last row nose bleed seats on Sunday. Call me at 867-5309. I love last row because I can relax to Phil. I love the nose bleed section because the air is better up there. Let me know.
P.S. Maybe we could go together?
Love You Long Time Too!
okay...quick. I think that Bucky's Dark Star is definitely up, along with my girlfriend's Eyes & Box. ;) George H...Here comes the sun, I think...but I Want To Tell You...I like that too. What a day, sad to lose a great man/musician, once again I look to Phil for a healing stroke.
and YESTERDAY...I woke up at 830 A to a rather challenged person in my apartment building SCREAMING outside in the hallway..."The Other One is here! The Other One is here!" Ok, maybe I was half asleep, but I heard what I heard. So....see ya there...Peace out, pals. (and while Wed night at the Beacon was a rocker...Monday was just sheer power. If I MUST choose, I choose 11/26...or tonight???? hee hee hee)
and...oh, YES...the MOON...Mountains, eh?
anyone check out Project Z last night?
>Monday was just sheer power. If I MUST choose, I choose 11/26...or tonight
I agree with monday...blew my ass away...
Tonight has that same kind of vibe...
Yes somber with GH passing...But I think
we are gonna celebrate some life tonight...
Dark Star.. I hope so...But I think Phil see's
me comin cause I have yet to get one...
Hope Im not the jinx....But if this turns
out anything like monday..My jinx can't be
it's all too much
While My Guitar Gently Weeps, My Sweet Lord.
Irisguy- IT'S ALL TOO MUCH is right!!
Maybe the best Beatles song, or my favorite at least, and a George song taboot. If they play that tonight, I'll be the one losing my shit. Just thinking about it brings tears...
It's All Too Much sounds like the right call. But I think hearing P & F do Tell Me Why would be a wicked pissa. Built To Spill has been covering it live, and it makes for a pretty good guitar conduit. Bon Voyage, George.
Wow- It's All Too Much would be a truly fine tribute to a truly fine gentleman... I Want To Tell You could be really great as well (anyone who saw the boys do it in summer '94 can attest, I'm sure...)
On another subject, PROJECT Z IS F'IN' SICK! Wow, what a great show- sick improv by some amazing musicians and really swell guys to boot (met them all after the show)...Got to see Jimmy rip it up from about 5 feet away- I've never seen anybody outside of Eddie Van Halen play so FAST. And Ricky Keller is a madman... rolling across the stage, jumping around all over the place and not missing a beat... Sipe was amazing as always, and Jason Crosby added some really tasty keys and fiddle... all I can say is GO SEE THE Z! You won't be dissapointed...
Happy Friday everyone, not going to be able to make it to NYC until 12/03 for the benefit but had a question for anyone that has already made it into the beacon. How is the security in there as far as partying is concerned?
Beacon security is some of the coolest I have ever encountered. Feel free to party.
You could probably roll a nitrous tank into the Beacon.
King Sol's Ms-->
anything goes at the Beacon! it is such a GREAT venue!! and the sound is fantastic.
prepare to enjoy the best music being played today in one of the best venues in one of the best cities in the world!
ps. 6 hours and 15 minutes to show time!!
wow I had no idea people responded so promptly to questions on here, I am so pumped for the 12/03 shows. Hey do they let you take your own camera into the beacon, and how is the view from the balcony?
hey hello to all you fellow zoner's. i just want to thank everyone for there reviews this week. i went to all 3 show's and enjoyed myself immensly, it was just like the old days, cool scene and some mind blowing show's(still can't decide on which show was best 1 or 3 its a tough call, they both have there own flavor) i'm thinkin of heading in tonite (i can't stop, it takes me somewhere in my soul that i havn't reached into lately), i would luv to meet up with some of you before the show u all seem like really cool heads.
Peace my brothers and sisters
to all the young scammers outside rippin people off with bunk weed and fake tickets, and then going into the show and soak up the luv and good vibes with other heads money u stole, i just want to tell you (wow freudian slip, ie. GH) your not a dead-head your a scum head and we don't need you!!!! sorry but i had to get that off my chest, met some cool people who got screwed over from supposed dead heads
I won't be able to make it tonight either....but I am sure Phil will acknowladge Mr. Harrison in some way or another. While My Guitar Gently Weeps would be perfect since it was a George song.
Tonight could be special in many ways with possibilities of "guests" and a probable tribute to one of the true legends of Rock&Roll.
Enjoy everyone. I am so jealous.
>to all the young scammers outside rippin people off with bunk weed and fake tickets
How does one buy bunk weed? Didn't these people look at the stuff before purchasing?
sorry bostanian, don't mean to bum you out, but from what your telling me you think the scammers are the real victims? come on dude!!
No, no I agree with you..that type of behavior is intolerable. I myself have been a victim with a bogus goo ball purchase (just a ball of seeds held togeter by God knows what) at the Philly Spectrum in 93-94'...boy was that tasty! I guess I was wondrin' what bunk weed was (shweg?) cause y'all should know what the good stuff looks like. Peace out.
Quick note about the Beacon's security
The Beacon staff is almost always very welcoming and laid back. Just remember not to take advantage of a good thing. Be respectful and cleanup after yourself and we'll always be welcomed back.
Everyone have a fantastic show tonight. Keep your ears and mind open. Phil's trying to tell u something!!!!!
The subject of security came up a few posts earlier. On that subject, I wanted to add that the two dudes working the right center orchestra aisle (long time Beacon employees) should be commended and treated with the utmost respect and kindness (at least five people tipped (not bribed) these gentlemen at the end of show 3). They do their job gently, politely, humorously and, most importantly, effectively. They lend to the feeling that these shows and this band are in fact bringing back the old Dead days. The scene is closer to the early 70's than anything that's come down the pike in as long as I can remember. Shit, it's easier to light up here than it was at the Fillmore. God Bless the Beacon. Enjoy, everyone.
see you all there.
thas cool bostonian, i'm sorry man i was just bummed at some cool folks gettin duped by supposed heads. and yes i've bought swome bunk tabs back in the day. peace out mr. beantown and have a great show brother
I can't fucking stand the anticipation. Going stir crazy at work here. One more hour till freedom!
Here Comes the Sun
>I can't fucking stand the anticipation. Going stir crazy at work here. One more hour till freedom!
You! Man I work in mid town...I was told
I could leave work at 2:00...I was like no
Im going to a show I will waite...Bad idea.
Yeah, I just saw Phil on cnn talking about George Harrison and he said his favorite George Harrison was "Here Comes the Sun"...look for it tonight! I hope Phil saves Eyes of the World for Monday...I just found out that my a girl I have hung out w/ my old roomate is related to the owner of the Beacon...so we will be going to Monday's benefit show for FREE!! Anyone hear any valid rumors about special guests for Monday? I say at least Trey will show up, especially in light of the CT Music Forum he did last night with Bob Weir and others.
Hey you got Bob sitting in with
PLQ..no Trey needed..Trust me on this..
bummer gcarlin, hang in there brother. i went to the first 3 show's and let me tell you the beacon is on fire!!!! "GET DOWN ON YOUR BAD-SELF!!!!"
PEACE, and have a great show!!!
Dude I went to monday's show don't I know it...
T minus 20 minutes now anyone meeting?
Gonna be hanging out at jakes dilmena 80th and amsterdam
2 for 1 drinks
i'llbe wearin' the baseball cap- tie dye brim with a stealie and a NY Giants sweatshirt
Do you think Phil might play Taxman or something in George's honor?
Anyone who can should stop by Strawberry Fields in Central Park before the show and pay your respects. It's a nice gathering.
Does anyone know if it is OK to take my camera in or should I leave it at home?
Peace, enjoy the music and vibes
While my guitar gently weeps.
And, I don't think you'll hear Fire on the Mountain in NYC this time around.
woza! Have a great show everyone. Greetings from Seattle
Strawberry fields is nice after the show, too
I'd keep the camera at home.
Two things: For future reference, Phil allows cameras. I took pictures at the 2000-04-22 show at the Beacon from the 4th row. Security asked to see it to make sure I wasn't using flash, they gave me the green light once they did. Second thing: Phil was just on CNN (22:15 EST or so) giving some George Harrison commentary. It looks like they pulled him into the CNN bureau in New York (he was definitely in a news room) to talk about it and they taped it.
Hey Now it's atleast 1/2 thru 2nd set by now???? Lets here it fellow Taper/setlist freaks!! Wish I were dancing with you all @ the Beacon! Atleast first set?????
NYE --West Coast Redemption!!!! We need another Roam The West Tour.... :-) :^) ;0)
RIP (((George Harrision)))
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where is the 2nd set?please anyone
Wheres any set list? First or 2nd. I had tiks for tonighjt but I had an emergency family issue which changed the plans. Some heads benfited from my selling tiks tues night. Hope they enjoyed.
What, did McCartney and Clapton show up for an impromptu playing of the White Album cover to cover? Is there radio silence on Broadway?
what did they play?????
here goes:set 1 nfa,tears of a clown,black peter,mr.fantasy,midnite train,fire set 2 no more do i,eyes,unbroken,dark star,while my guitar gently weeps,dark star bridge,the eleven,dark star,cosmic charlie enc:box of rain
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was very moving for me.
Ah, but you forgot that huge My Sweet Lord tease before they dropped back into Dark Star. You, know, the one when the audience went balistic.
Awesome show. I am speechless, and my head is numb.
I do have to say though, and I don't know if Phil & the boys were a little down b/c of George's passing, but there were alot of jams that went nowhere and/or broke down. Looking forward to a ROCKER tomorrow night!
Also, who can argue that the Beacon is not a great place to see a show? Especially once they opened those side doors and let some air in. But imagine seeing the Dead there in '76. With those setlists, WOW!!
Please!!!!!! A review!!!
The setlist looks great. I'm going with Dewits perspective. Two big bustouts in one night with a Dark Star sandwich. mmm mmmm good.
I would like to see if anyone heard " Beware of Darkness" in there. If they carry the Harrison theme forward on the run, as they did with Lennon songs last year, it's a great soulful tune. I bet Warren could belt it out, too!!!
Lots of anticipation in the crowd. They came out quietly and the applause came up once they were noticed on stage. But a boisterous crowd before the show, total NYC. The NFA threw me for a loop. I was hoping for a Harrison related tune. Beatles at least. Kind of mellow opener I thought. Tears of a Clown was great. Loved it. Black Peter I thought was a bit mangled. Nice sentiment, but dragging. Mr. Fantasy set the place on fire. Lit it up. Midnite Train was good. First time I had heard it. Fire erupted. I thought it smoked from start to finish. End of jammed out set.
BEACON SIDE DOORS OPEN - TEMP DROPS TO 85
No more do I? No comment. From then on in - it was as good as it appears. The setlist tells it all - amazing I thought. Energy boucning between the audience and the band. Cosmic Charlie was amazing. While My Guitar Gently Weeps was very well played and the crowd ate it up. RIP George. The BOX summed it all up perfectly I thought. Tomorrow can only get better!
well, not a review, but it was all worth it in my book. Unbroken Chain..yes again, but differently WOW...and..oooohhhhh....Guitar Gently Weeps. Yes yes yes...dark star convoluting around the eleven! I DO like Tears of a Clown...and thumbs up for an eyes, for a box. Fantasy solid, Black Peter lackluster (sorry, why Phil on vocals and not Warren??). NFA nice choice for an opener...yummy Fire, and Im still groovin pretty hard on the No More Do I thing. Cosmic C a great way to close after the classic brilliant Dark Star. Love the jams, and there were MANY...don't think they stopped the set once tonight...yes a couple went to a dead end but most, many, were well played.
love the view from the way upper balcony...totally different from the orchestra. spatial relationships explained.
The show started late and ended later. we didnt leave until almost 1...Fairway was closed!
and, surely I paraphrase (upper balcony and all)
"Ask and you shall receive..."
"It's something about this place...Hey, I'll take it!" Phil.
again great...and - What??? I aint goin tomorrow???? ah - See you for Sunday Communion...Tastes Like Wine & St Stephen anyone?
Looks like a special show indeed!
"night of 1,000 teases"
George Harrison was here, there, and everywhere tonite..
Phil apologized for being late, he said it very softly so i missed the explanation...the band launched into a jam that took awhile to warm up but gained some nice momentum into Not Fade Away..the jam in the middle of NFA was classic Phil and Friends, all sorts of stuff going on there, Jimmy and Warren not taking leads but intertwining in and out of each other as Phil moved around the center while at the same time never losing the NFA groove..
The jam out of NFA grooved along, keeping the tempo but moving into a whole other jam...as the jam started to a quieter space there was a clear Dear Prudence bit played by Warren...then a bit more jamming, more interlocking leads to a slow delicate descending bit of music, the kind that leads to excellent visuals when you close your eyes, like a Fall gust of wind blowing leaves from the trees, scenes like that...
Then we got yet another Tears of a Clown tease...then the intro, and then Warren started singing the words...as PLQ always does, they nailed the crucial sweet little riff that carries this song...
..the jam after Tears was another groove carpet ride, with a fast tempo..it sounded like a mix of China Cat and Dark Star, and for a moment the intro to the Eleven was right there and then left...this was shaping up to be my favorite brand of PLQ show, one loaded with this tempo and style of jammy jam...
Dear Mr Fantasy shook the house and the jams then settled into a moody section where they played a moment of what definitely sounded like the intro to Terrapin, with Phil playing a familiar high note from this as the center and revolving around that base, then into more uptempo Dark Star territory...
Midnight Train was sweet and Fire on the Mountain sounded fresh apart from its usual pairing, Warren going to town on the wha-wha effect...
2nd set opened with a jam that hinted strongly at Dark Star once more and found its way into No More Do I...outstanding harmonies here, very soulful gospel sounds carry this tune..
Eyes was a joyous romp, gushing merrily along on the the established uptempo groove like an inner tube ride through the rapids....after this we were treated to yet more jam goods and i believe i heard the guitar part to "if i needed someone" in this sequence..
Unbroken Chain, definitely with a completely different feel...Warren took the reins on the solo pieces, and was really getting down with some crazy psychedelia on the last solo section...the jam at the end developed into a slow undeniable Dark Star that fell apart then rebuilt with a fast beat, really escalating and building then suddenly it dropped into the classic Dark Star medium speed tempo and the intro stood front of us like the gates to OZ...
I thought of Bucky for a moment
*to be continued*
Dark Star was taken through a few different moods then quickly the jam changed to more of the groove thing and then into a few different jam spaces then settling into the intro to...
While My Guitar Gently Weeps..goosebump city...Warren played an emotional slide solo that brought the house down ...
...and then Warren played the guitar riff of "Something" to more huge applause right before dropping into Dark Star 2...
...this jam I MUST hear again, this few minutes after Dark Star part 2. there was some very, very tasty interplay going on here, groupmind at its best, Rob and Jimmy going at it, Molo juiced beyone belief and it all led into, oh yeah, here it is, the Eleven intro, again, this time launched with maximum velocity to another huge cheer and simmering throughout....whew...
....then back into the Dark Star ending, naturally...Cosmic Charlie gave us another heaping helping of excellent Warren slide...Phil gave everyone in the band strong hugs, he seemed extremely pleased with this one...
"if you become a donor you may be helping someone even weirder than me"...
someone right in front of me: "Let Jimmy SING"...Phil: "YOU make him sing"...
Box of Rain sent the happy crowd into the night in a mellow mood...
The 1st song i heard on my car radio after the show? While My Guitar Gently Weeps...i forgot to mention that as i drove to this show 104.3 FM in NYC was playing a GHarrison tribute and had a live feed from Strawberry Field, Central Park where 100's, then 1000's of folks paid their respects and celebrated today...
Hey, did Jeff Pevar play? I gotsta know!
Damn. Ran into Redneck last night and we were talking about whether the boys would pull out Guitar Gently Weeps last night. bet there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
Another special night with Phil and Friends. Show started late, which was good as we had a miserable time finding a parking spot and needed to catch our breaths a little before the show started. Phil apologized, although I couldn't hear the reason. Then they started by going right into Not Fade Away, no jam to kick this one off. NFA wailed, during the last jam I thought Warren wanted to take things into Dark Star, something we would have to wait for.
We then got the often teased Tears of a Clown, Warren singing his heart out and the band ripping it up. A very good rendition that dissolved into a jam that explored many different areas. We then got a slow and stately Black Peter, appropriate to the evening, that faded out into another tease-heavy jam. This lead to an almost complete stop before we got the opening of Dear Mr. Fantasy, always a great choice and as usual very well played. I thought I heard teases of the Hey Jude chorus at times, another small Beatles tribute.
Next up came Midnight Train, which was well done although not my favority new song of the bands. Still, like everything else this night it was played well, and lead into a good jam that made it's way over to Fire on the Mountain, which closed the set.
After a long set break, the band came out and started with a more traditional jam, which quickly moved to No More Than I. This song is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, although I've seen three out of the four they've played. Jam out into Eyes, which I thought was very well played, lots of interesting excursions during the breaks. After Eyes we got the true meat of the set, the first verse of Dark Star (heard it coming since early in the first set) which dissolved after the vocals and then the anticipated chords of While My Guitar Gently Weeps started, the crowd going nuts. This wailed, Warren singing his heart out and the band playing as if this was nothing new to them. Before going back into a Dark Star jam Warren played a riff from Something, getting the crowd really going. The Dark Star jam headed over to the Eleven, which never disappoints, into another Dark Star Jam and then a ripping Cosmic Charlie to end it all. Phil came back out, talked about the energy of New York and the need for organ donors and a sweet Box of Rain sent us all home, exhausted after 3.5 hours of music, on a high note.
Afterwards we headed over to Strawberry Fields for a while before finally heading home.
setlist is incorrect!
1st set should read:
Not Fade Away>
*Tears of a Clown>
Dear Mr. Fantasy>
Midnight Train (WH)>
Fire on the Mountain
2nd set should read:
No More Do I>
Dark Star v1>
Guitar Gently Weeps>
Dark Star Jam>
Dark Star v2>
Tears of a Clown into Mr. Fantasy!...basically the Entertainer who is sad on the inside..Black Peter who is dying..The Dark Star whose guitar gently weeps and "such a long time to be gone and a short time to be there."
A show for George.
What a wonderful night. The energy was even more stoked than on Monday! The sound was much better, but PLEASE get the vocals up!
The set list and vibe made last night magikal!
I am sooo pumped for Monday. Could be as important a show as any in a long long time. On December 6th I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of living with the dead! I got on the bus at the Felt Forum Dec 6, 1971 and life has never been the same!
I want you all to know though that this is as good as it has ever been! We are all so blessed to be able to gather as a tribe and witness the genius of Phil and Phriends as well as Bobby!
I love you all! Namaste, Myles
namaste to all. sorry aabout mistakes. i wasnt there hough i feel like i was
I'm at my sister in laws place in the city, no timer for a lengthy review but last night was something special, thoughts of George permeated the entire show. All day I was thinking "They have to play While My Guitar gently Weeps" and by the time it finally appeared it was just amazing. First set was really good but there was a lot of material I didn't really want to hear, our seats were all the way in the back stright back from Warren, the sound suffered a bit from being so far back under the loge but by the second set it was pretty sharp and clear, great job on the sound. Also, kuodos for the fantastic lights and projections all night long, especially in the second set. The second set was one for the ages, the set list is only half the story, as good as it looks think 200% better, absolutely unbelievable. This band never fails to blow my mind, can't wait for tonight, better seats up in the loge.
Wow... what can I say other than GET THE TAPES! A winner from start to finish. THANK YOU PLQ! ...for once again raising the bar!
THANK YOU PHIL!!!! You really are for the fans. We sat FIRST ROW AA center with tixs from Ticketmaster. Couple next to us tixs from Ticketmaster and on otherside Grateful Dead mail order tixs. How awesome to see those dueling guitars leaning on the stage. I didn't know which way to look both guitars were so smoking.
Its sooooo good to jump on the bus for five hours of a Phil and Friends vacation. YAHOOOO
what can i say, another great show!!! the new song, "no more do i " is already becoming a giant. the second set might have been the best since stabler arena. probably better. cant wait for tonight, more beatles. and thank you GEORGE! for a lifetime a great music, R. I. P.
Interesting little show this was...
This was like more of a mind warp show
that a ripping dance fest...
Many little Beatle tease "Hey Jude tease first\
set"..."Something" tease in the jam at the
end of "While my guitar"
Tears of a Clown...Neet tune to pull out again
fellas...Even if the Brooklyn knuckle heads
behind me were bitching about it at decibels that
came close to over shadowing P&F.
Finally Phil gives me a Dark Star...
Up tempo yet trippy version I felt.
While my Guitar....Well done..Much emotion
I felt...I remember watching Jimmy's face on
the first lead...Way into it..Warren cookin.
Eleven...I felt was alittle tighter than monday..
(If thats possible)...
Once again...another interesting show.
Great mental release...
Thanks again Phil, Rob, Jimmy, Warren and John..
Had a fine time.
Please note that The_Reverend (Timmy_Shabbazz) is a piss-poor attempt by someone (Sal) to pose as me...Get a hobby, ya knuckle-head...
Last night's show reminded me once again why you've got to keep coming back. After seeing Tuesday and Wednesday, which IMO were solid, but by no means earth shattering, I was considering blowing the weekend off and maybe doing the benefit. After having half the grey matter in my head sucked out of my ears and spread around the Beacon last night, I'm asking myself what could I have been thinking. Tingles and chills start to finish. Thanks boys.
BTW, was it me or did Black Peter keep phasing in and out of Rainy Day Women? And how cool was it when the long teased Tears of a Clown actually got busted out? Can't wait for tonight.
Actually scratch what I said.
I'm pretty schwilly right now
and can't quite figure out what
the hell's going on.
Please, don't mind me.
Really, Sally...First, I would never use the word, "Schwilly".
Second, you can try to pose as me all you like. The fact remains, you're a tool regardless of what name you use...Raheen_Shabazz, Timmy_Shabbazz, etc...
So, grow up, son...
BTW...Thanks for the reviews everyone! Last night looked like a scorcher! Bucky! You finally got your Dark Star!!
...did anyone find a cell phone in the loge center right section last nite? some asshole decided that once the house lights dimmed it was time to start pushing his way thru the crowd to his seat, that is if he even had one, and gave a hefty shove to one in my group where an "...excuse me man...I'm coming thru..." woulda worked...bad mistake to mess with drunken Irish boxer...needless to say a wrestling match ensued and phone and cigars were missing after the scuffle...no blood, no one kicked out and hands were shook afterwards...Friday night blue moon fever I guess...
...great response and many thanks to security who stepped right in to get situation in control but didn't overstep and feel the need to play the tuff guy bouncer roll...
...Rev it sounds like you may be in need of the drunken Megabrawlers to help with your 'schwilly' light work...
Holy Shite, MegaBuzz...Sounds like you had a mess on your hands! Hope you find your phone!
...other than my last post, the show was as expected...another impressive musical treat...second set WOW...how 'bout those Darkstars mixed in with 11 and While My Guitar Gently Weeps?...first set maybe it was because I was kinda road weary from 5 hour drive in pouring rain, but some of the jams seemed to wander off a bit, it was great to see Jimmy being given more of a featured role...well at least thats how it appeared to me after seeing Warren just play large and in charge at the Albany show (my last show before last nite)...my drunken friend was checking the set list this morning and says he doesn't remember Phil playing that Gladys Knight & the Pips song in the first set...the light show just seems to keep getting better and better...the only thing missing was a mouthful of 'shrooms...hmmmmmmm there's always tonite....
Phil Friends Sing 'Fire' in a crowded theater.
New York Friday 11/30/01: Length: 91í/115í Rating: 9.9999999 . . . After working the last 2 partial days, its time to go back on tour. A bizarre double life I am leading, nerd by day, oh, wait, Iím still a nerd by night . . . Another uneventful drive down, the forecasted heavy rains held off, light traffic. The gods, or God, (or space aliens, as I believe) are/is with us today. Classic BeBop on the radio today, 88.3. Check in to Hotel Beacon, staying in style with a bunch of people, thanks, Mark and Ben! Beats taking the train back and forth every day as for past Beacon runs. On the street, Iím approached repeatedly with "got any Pharmies, maaaannn?" It dawns on me that I am now "old", so the McHustles think I have some "back injury" that entitles me to unlimited Xanex, etc. Once again life imitates the Simpsons. Grampa Simpson: "I suddenly realized I could make money selling my medications to Deadheads." Also, some bright eyed bushy tailed kid is excitedly exclaiming that Trey is here, and that they are soundchecking Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. Oh, God, just kill me now! If they are going to do more Brent songs, do Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues, at least Phil co-wrote and co-sang it. In any case, the feeling that tonight will be "THE SHOW" is very strong. I wear my Dark Star T-shirt (actually a planet earth on a dark blue star-lit outer space background) that I happened to wear on 10/9/89, and then consciously wore on 10/16/89, 12/31/89, and every time thereafter I got the Star vibe. We breeze on in again, I check out Jillís secret room tonight, I would love to hang there, but the sound simply sucks, it is BEHIND the official tapers section. We once again have front row Loge, slightly right but on the aisle, ideal seats, or so I think. We end up with many sets of micís and decks. Nice to have a choice of patches, I go for the one that seems least likely to have technical difficulties as happened to me in Boston every night. Tonight they start really late, after 8:30, lots of people getting in late, a weekend crowd for sure. They open with Not Fade Away. Meh! Maybe theyíll break it up, but no, they come back and finish, go off into better jamming, the sound initially very muddy and low, improving slightly. The jamming hints the Tears of A Clown strongly, ZZZZZZZZZZ, but then, Warren actually starts singing that song! Hot Damn! PLQ does it again! They are all grinning ear to ear! So are we! This goes off into more jamming, here I expected a pause. The jam dissolves to Black Peter, here a tribute to George Harrison, whose passing was big news yesterday and still is today. The Peter dissolves to more jamming, and abruptly drops to Dear Mr. Fantasy, another surprising rarity this tour, and, as in Ohio, short and decent, not as good as some of the summer versions. The jamming after Fantasy picks up in intensity, suddenly The Eleven starts up, I index it on tape, they back off for more intense jamming, it is about 80í into the set, and only 4 songs, will this be a 4-song set? They start Midnight Train, good choice! Really well done, better than Bostonís, more intensity. Off to jamland once again, gotta be a short ender coming up, Golden Road, 1000 Stars perhaps? No, itís Fire On the Mountain! Yes! Just like Ohio, this version is on fire! Molo standing and drumming, giving it all they got, the Scarlet coda bringing an ascending, 91í+ set to an end. My favorite shows are the ones that start average and improve all the way through, with the best saved for the end. This first set was a great setup for a great second set, just like Ohioís! The Beacon now stationed a security staffer at the balcony edge next to my seat to keep drinks off the ledge. It seems something spilled on the board on Wednesday. Well, better than in Ohio. The staffer during the first set was having a great time, boogie-ing along with everyone else, even offering his lighter to SRO people to spark one up! He was replaced at set break by a guy who was about to make my favorite set ever a living hell!
Second set started off with more great jamming, leading to No More Do I, here glad for the repeat, this version topping Monday's, this leading to jamming themed on that song, transitioning wonderfully to Eyes! During this our new security neighbor was about as unhappy as anyone could be. He HATED this music with every molecule in his body! He was standing literally on top of me. There was no need for this as the aisle was 4'; wide. I made sure I brushed my sweaty arm on him several times so he recoiled in disgust. He arbitrarily expanded the no-drinks-on-the-ledge rule to any object at all. He was shining his giant flashlight on everyone who even touched the rail. He yelled at my friend Felix for having his setlist and pen on the ledge, and threatened to throw him out after the second "offense". He yelled at the guy next to us for having his cellphone there. I asked him not to yell, as he was yelling into 3 sets of mic's on the ledge, and volunteered to tell people to take their stuff off the ledge. He threatened to throw me out! I offered him $5 (usually very welcome at the Beacon). This Grinch just sneers at me. Then, he sees the side loge exit doors opening and shines his searchlight at them and then at the other staffers who are busy grooving to the music, imploring them to do something about it. Damn, this guy takes his job seriously. I refuse to let this jerk spoil my time. The Eyes moves into very serious dark jamming, then into Unbroken. It's getting late for the Star! A very serious Unbroken, as good as or better than Monday's, the set is definitely building in intensity. Every song and jam has been serious, deep, intense. They are not wasting a note. The post-Unbroken jam goes way deep, deeper, way back, GONE! DARK STAR! This Star puts all others that came before to shame (well, maybe Camden's comes close). Long and intense. Mr. Grinch now takes it upon himself to go close the Loge doors. I am hoping he is gone for good, but he returns, the doors open again, he leaves again. OK, this guy is going down. My tour flu, which has been dormant since Thanksgiving, is starting to return, so I cough into my hand and rub it on the rail where his hand has been. He returns and grabs the rail in the right spot, then rubs his nose! Bullseye! I then cough up some yellow phlegm, examine the open napkin held out in front of me; he finally moves away from me! VICTORY! Too bad I didn't eat the falafel sandwich I bought before the show, or I could have cut some gas bombs on him too! With that unpleasantness out of the way, the Star evolves into the opening chords of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The place goes bonkers! They play and Warren sings with intensity beyond mere words. Warren is playing lead perfectly. He mumbles a few words after the solo, obviously caught up in this moment. As at this point in Ohio, I am thinking this could end the show, being at the 80' mark on top of a 91' 1st set, finishing the Star Saturday or Sunday, but no, with a strong riff of Something, they are back to the Star! Playing it full tilt, approaching the verse, even stepping up to the mic's, they wonderfully pull back again, then drop into The Eleven! WOW, a dream setlist, can't believe it! The vocals in The Eleven always reminded me of a twisted 1920's fraternity or barbershop song if they were on acid, precisely the point! They power chord it back to the Star, thoroughly exploring all the familiar, and some unfamiliar themes. Both the between-song and final verse of the Star are very long and exploratory, not short as the Boston one was. Even longer than Ohio's, which I had considered way beyond expectations. The meltdown finally gives way to Cosmic Charlie, a vast release of tension, this is a damn good way to use this song to cap off such an extraordinary set. The Box encore tops off a most extraordinary show. Best of tour without a doubt, probably best PLQ show I have seen, at least in top 5 I have seen, and probably in the top 5 they have ever played, if not the gold, silver, or bronze medal winner. Could even be the best concert I have ever seen by anyone, including the GD, well, maybe not my first 2 mid-70's shows, when I was too young to know any better! Friday is THE NIGHT this tour! After the show I am so pumped up I am talked into going to the Village to see Zen Tricksters. This is pretty anticlimactic after such a show. I recall a pretty good Cassidy-New Riders Song-Cassidy. Would have enjoyed staying in Mike's car and listening to his Miles Davis CD more, though, and saved the $20 on admission and drinks. I party pooped on going to Strawberry Fields, well, I am ALMOST 41, after all. Back to the hotel at 4 am, room key doesn't work, get 3 more from the desk, still not working, have to wake Ben's poor friends, whom I doubly insult with my post-falafel sandwich gas bombs all night. Sorry guys!