Take Me To The River
Raven Black Night
Don't Step On The Grass Sam
Lay Your Burden Down
Lay Of The Sunflower
Lively Up Yourself
I've Been Working>
thanks LT & GT
PLQ, Philmore, Denver, CO 11/16/03
She Said She Said>
Night Of 1000 Stars
China Cat Sunflower>
Not Fade Away>
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>
We Bid You Goodnight (instrumental)
thanks Frankl, Gdad, SOG and GT
Thanks for posting and for calling, especially GT tonight. I was getting some water, and when I got back figured set started.
Phil Lesh & Friends
Denver Philmore 11/16/03
She Said, She Said>
Night of 1000 Stars,
China Cat Sunflower>
Not Fade Away>
Goin Down the Road Feeling Bad
Dear Mr. Fantasy>
Dark Star (V.1)>
Dark Star (v. 2)>
Help on the Way>
E: And We Bid You Goodnight>
Stella Blue (Instrumental ?)
******THANKS TO FRANKL, TAPERROB, AND LESSTHAN AND GREATERTHAN FOR SETLISTS*********
Stella Blue was full on, not instrumental.
I mean it was instrumental just not AN instrumental if you know what I mean. Not that I am mean, or that is was the mean either. This night was not the average in anyway. Of the two I would say it was more likely the ways. Becuase it certainly was heavy.
Hey LT..You a lucky dawg ya know that don;t ya..??...
every day above ground GDAD. Every day.
A great show, the china cat>NFA>GDTRFB was phenomenal, the highlight of the show for me, along with the terrific Stella Blue, a really special song and a great rendition, soulful vocals by Warren.
heaven help chicago is all I can say.
Dammit! I didn't have LT's number with me - and I missed him and his better half!!!!! Will see you two in a week or so... Woo Hoo!
Just too unbelievable for words! 2 people back from the stage right in front of Warren. I only hope when I croak,heaven is half as good as this show was. Wait til you here the discs. Phil and Warren had some real creative lines for gdtrfb. Gotta crash.
wahooo, you guys helped Phil rock the house. Great setlist tonight, thats one for the books.
FRANKL..Thanks for taking the time to relay songs from pit to chat room ..!!..we owe you..
yay you guys! i am super pumped about this setlist and am totally looking forward to listening to it. this whole co run just looks phenomenal. awesome.
sweet dreams, life will be even better tomorrow cuz it always is.
no earth shattering darkstar in chicago ?
what's the first nites show being played
the 3rd nite for ? this is the party show,
not the grateful dead huggy bear good bye.
I've got mixed up confusion,
man it's a killing me.
There was no "Jam" before "She Said"-they counted right into it. During the intro to China Cat Jimmy turned to Rob and said "SLOW!"-and indeed it was. Kind of said it all about the 1st set...all mid-tempo, not very dance-y. Probably the most boring 1st set if ever seen P&F do at the Fillmore. Left me wondering if the glory days of Fall 00-Summer 01 are behind them. 2nd set was a great improvement, but still really mellow. Didn't feel any urge to dance until "Franklin's". Dark Star>Unbroken>Dark Star was great as always, and Strawberry Fields was a treat. Heavy Rob night on the vocals. Molo chumped one of his drum fills in "Slipknot"- it was funny to see this band slightly stumbling (although they promptly recovered). We Bid You Goodnight was a cool surprise (for me), and Stella Blue with Warren singing was beautiful. Shorter sets, slow tunes...made me wonder if P&F feels some obligation to recede into "The Dead"'s shadow. Let's hope not.
Umm...uh....whoa. Denver's disposessed slain again by the sword of the mighty dragon. Whoa.
Glittering, sparkling, gorgeous. That's all I can say.
After the first two nights, I was CASHED. I needed a mid-tempo show for sure.
GDTRFB-- absolutely amazing.
I am a heap of smoking rubble this morning, as is the Philmore.
Man, same old setlists. Tired.
>>Probably the most boring 1st set if ever seen P&F do at the Fillmore.
Go figure -- my crew (myself included) thought the first set was one of the hottest we'd ever seen. After the closing ca-RUNCH! of GDTRFB, one happily dazed hippy wandered by and said "Man, I feel like the show oughtta be over." I thought the boys were spot-on. Missed Saturday night's show, but the bookends were hot enuff for me (taking for granted, of course, that you can never really get enough of kick ass music). Thanks, Boys. Chicago and beyond -- fasten you seatbelts!!
>>Man, same old setlists. Tired.
The setlists may look familiar, but the music is so new that it has never been heard before and will never be heard again (except by those lucky enough to get a cd of these shows). It is new every night. And I am ready to relive these 3 nights of music forever. I consider myself the luckiest person on earth to have been there at the rail for all 3 (kind of like how Phil looks after Warren and Jimmy have blazed a trail through a song he's played 500 times), and I am ready for tonight's show (except there isn't one).
>>It is new every night.
What he said.
I was at the rail all three nights and there was nothing same old about this run.
Who gives a shit about the "set list." How many shows have you been to where the setlist looked kind of boring, but the way they played was out of this world awesome?
Grandiloquent! That, and silly. The no-jam-prelude She Said kicked things off right. The Birdsong > madness > Birdsong launched a thousand ships! Goin Down the Road to close the first set had everyone kickin' and a-grinnin'. The second set was off the charts. Fantasy > Star > Unbroken Chain ?!?! It doesn't get a whole lot better -- and the boys blew the lid off the Philmore with the Chain. Then a Strawberry Fields that signalled to everyone that we were in the deepest brightest womb of the enchanted kingdom. The Franklins had everybody dancing and sweating and screaming and waving their arms in the light. We Bid U Goodnight was a perfect way to end the run ... and then (ha!) a full-on Stella after that!! If that's tired I'm rip van winkle! Plus, better even than the raucous setlist was the playing. The weavings and twirlings and quilted vibes and notes were epic and stellar. Phil acknowledged as much after the show, bowing and shaking his head and smiling at us all. Phil shines on Denver -- or it may be the other way around!
>>>We Bid You Goodnight was a cool surprise
After the instrumental lead in from GDTRFB I am really unclear as to why this was a surprise, but then, I also am really baffled by anyone thinking this was a slow set at the Fillmore. I haven't missed a P&F Fillmore show, and I would have to disagree full on...btw, it wasn't a dirge by any comparison.
Friday had some huge repetition in its transition jams, but Saturday and Sunday were just like that cream with our cheesecake...
How many of you can mentally visualize the difference between IKEA furniture and Victorian antiques? Last evening, there was some serious furniture around...heavy, beautiful, solid, stubborn and RICH.
Check the first jam in NFA...wholly shit!
Saturday and Sunday were like having the band back again...all we need is some new surprises...these shows were all that and more, and it was wonderful to actually see a Phil show with Fred...a real one.
Evan, I looked everywhere for you all three nights...did you make it to a comfy spot I hope?
Joe, nice meeting you. Richie, nice seeing you, the Shupes, the Headlights, and Mermaid and K...nice seeing you all together last night. That one side seems to gather lots of good people.
>>The Birdsong > madness > Birdsong launched a thousand ships!
YES!!!! thats what I'm talkin about!
missed you all --- rain check for next time????
had a wonderful three nights
sat and sunday were some of the best ive seen
i enjoyed them
THE Q IS BACK JACK
I could see the way phil was beaming through his glasses sunday night after the show-- he looked proud. proud to be a leader, and proud to be a member.---- it was a great sight
im tired, but if someone offered me chi town ticks, id pack my bags
dewit--- hope you had a good time
it was refreshing wasnt it- hope fred is well
To add to it. The Mule set was smokin! The Lively up Yourself was F*cking Psycho. How do think Jerry would have sounded if he could've traded licks with someone the way Warren and Jimmy do?
Jerry would have sounded like he did whenever he played off of someone. Bobby was his favorite foil.
Mule is on top of the game, and seeing Jimmy playing with Warren was the bomb. It was great to see them beam like that...too often Phil was just there...exchanging looks with Rob.
I'd also add that this was the mellowest scene I'd ever experienced at the Fillmore. I arrived about halfway thru Mule's set, and walked right to the front (friends had tipped me off to their presence there via cell phone), and there I remained for the remainder of the night. No crunch, no pushing, plenty of room. Right in front of Jimmy and Rob. The security guard allowed our recreational activities (we asked if it was OK).
yay Dewit !!
How about Brian holding up the cue cards during Don't Step On The Grass Sam. I've never seen that before. Has he been doing that lately?
The cue card bit was great in the Tabernacle (Atlanta, GA). The church was packed tight. The massive support timbers were bolstered holding in the sound and crowd energy. When the people started singing - YE HAHHHH! - I thought the roof was gonna blow. Big time Fun!
Sunday's show was a lot less packed than the previous two nights. Sounds like a ton of hippies got let in the side doors on saturday night.
Anyway, we caught Molo's set at Dolcinea's after the Q packed up. A couple guys from Banyon (horn and guitar) played with the bass player from the Firm and a dude on keys and one on congas for a mondo improvisional jam session in front of maybe 50 - 100 people. The couches were mostly empty and there were stools available at the bar. What way to end a smoking three day run.
I was bout 3rd row for the entire show and got a good view of everything. To start off the She Said was a surprise since Gov't Mule played it the first night. It was very tight and went into BirdSong. The BirdSong was awesome, the jam was very trizzy in a very interesting way that kept me 110% focused on the music. I actually forgot which song they were playing because the jam was so good and mind expanding. Then they went into Night of 1000 Stars. I think they really liked doing this one because its fairly new. I could just see the smiles and laughs pouring out of everyone especially Phil and Jimmy. Jimmy and Warren ripped it extremely hard on this one. It was very tight and well played, they had the energy pumping hard and the crowd going crazy. The China Cat and Not Fade Away were both very well played but nothing way out of the ordinary. The new stuff seems to be better than usual though. They're definately on fire. GDTRFB was good and definately got me going crizzy. Warren threw in a verse about jail, I can't exactly remember but it was very clever indeed. Setbreak was odd, the crowd was "different" I guess I could say. But nonetheless I survived setbreak with all the weirdness. The 2nd set started and if my eyes served me right Phil changed the setlist during setbreak and brought new ones out. The 2nd set opened with Dear Mr. Fantasy and after putting 2 and 2 together I figured we were gonna be in for the ride. Right out of Dear Mr. Fantasy the band pulls Dark Star out of the hat. Things got VERY crazy. This was one of the best Dark Star's I've seen them play. Jimmy was doing crazy stuff with a new pedal or something, it sounded like I was in transylvania. I got that eerie feeling that Jerry sometimes gives you during space, but usually Jimmy and Warren don't freak you out on that level. Well Jimmy freaked me out and it sounded EVIL. You have to hear it to understand, it was definately like no other Dark Star I've seen or heard. After the first verse, they kicked into Unbroken. I was really stoked, I never figured they'd do Dark Star>Unbroken, that is HARDCORE. Well the Unbroken was even more hardcore, it was long and intense. Words can't describe, I didn't even end up smoking or wanting to smoke because the music was that good. That is VERY VERY rare. Back into Dark Star v2 and then into Strawberry Fields. I was even more shocked than before that they kept playing these crazy songs. Phil kept laughing when Rob would say "Cuz I'm going to Strawberry Fields". I think he's probably stoked about the Beacon, that's why I was laughing at least. Damn I can't wait. Anyways, out of nowhere again they bust out Help. I mean they couldn't have picked much of a better song choice. The Help>Slip>Franklinks at the end was intense and heavy. They rocked out hard and ended the set. They came back out and sang a VERY well sung Bid You Goodnight, I was feeling it hard. I figured that would be it, I mean the 2nd set was so tight they didn't need to play anything else. I was so satisfied already, and the Bid You was so good I was about to turn and walk out and they didn't leave the stage. Then the first notes of Stella Blue came and again I was stunned. They played the hell out of it, Warren sang the hell out of it and they ended the show with a huddle (they were laughing and going nuts) then gathered and bowed. They even knew how sick the show was. During Phil's organ donor speech he even said something to the extent of how good it was. There wasn't a person in the room that could disagree, everyone was losing it. Perfect setlist, played with 110% soul. I even think I heard a new pedal or so. It's getting wild and I think we're going to see some more REALLY good stuff. They are FEEEEELIN it and so am I. I even had an older dude pass out on me the 2nd night during Watchtower I think. It was in the middle of one of Jimmy's licks where it doesn't get any intenser. Jimmy totally overwhelmed the dude, even his buddy said something about the music being too intense. I'd recommend getting a copy of the third night. Everything was great except the Fillmore's bass isn't very loud so the copies probably won't be too bassy. The copies I heard from the first night on Neumann KM184's (taper section) sounded INSANE INSANE, like 11 out of 10 on a scale. All I can say is see as much of it as you can cuz I sure as hell am.
Man I'm sorry I missed this one. Dew, it was nice meeting you and Fred, it's good to see two people so in LOVE. I'm sure you all had a real good time.
I talked to security and they said friday night almost sold out, saturday night sold out and sunday night they only sold 1000 tickets. That's why it was so empty. The average age must of been around 50. All the old heads came out...
Patrick is right...though most of Friday and Saturday were bought on Friday apparently.
Joe, nice meeting you all also...our cool little space was all trashed up on Sunday...boohoo, but a cool hang no matter what. Good show, nice people, and that Mule band, hey, they kick some ass. I missed Jimmy on Sunday evening though.
Saturday was PACKED. For some reason, come second set, the door people stopped using their ticket scanners and were just eyeballing for the correct date. This allowed many of the ticketless legion to enter on recirculated tickets. Perhaps the sardine effect pumped up the energy for all.
I cant believe I missed this show, how can I listen to what went on?
i was there
it was awesome
but im posting a year and one month too late
so its sort of weird
but i dont know the rules
and ever since that night i haven't been able to get the opening bass riff to Franklins Tower out of my mind. This is my therapy,
so that makes it OK,
i wont add a message
to an old topic
i just wanted to say,
that it was awesome