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Looking at all the songs played in November so far (91 different tunes), and throwing out the ones played in the last 5 shows, here's what may be on the list for tonight (most recent show played at indicated):
Acadian Driftwood 14-Nov
Beautifully Broken 24-Nov
Box of Rain 20-Nov
Built To Last 23-Nov
Casey Jones 24-Nov
Dear Mr Fantasy 23-Nov
Dire Wolf 20-Nov
Doin' That Rag 20-Nov
Hard To Handle 24-Nov
Into The Mystic 23-Nov
Lay Sunflower 21-Nov
Little Light 24-Nov
Low Spark 23-Nov
Lucy Sky 23-Nov
Mts of the Moon 21-Nov
Real Thing 23-Nov
She Said 21-Nov
Stella Blue 16-Nov
Sunshine of Your Love 23-Nov
Tennessee Jed 20-Nov
Tom Thumb's 21-Nov
Viola Lee 24-Nov
Wharf Rat 23-Nov
I don't know about you, but I could constuct quite a setlist outta that bunch of tunes...
Here's hoping for a Lay of the Sunflower, Patchwork Quilt (love the way Warren sings those!), Viola Lee, and a sweet Stella Blue or Wharf Rat late in the second set... Gosh I miss the "Jerry crooner slot"...
If anybody needs an extra ticket for tonight, I have an extra right orchestra row p seat 21 and am willing to sell for face value. Just shoot me an email at email@example.com or call my cell 347-546-0127. See ya tonight.
Got Two extras for tonite for high quality trade. Get back to me if interested. thanks jack
the Tom Thumbs was the scheduled encore for last night (as per the bands printed setlist)
That might have been better, to simply finish slip>franklin's...then maybe a stella(or SOTM) to close the set. then encore with the Tom Thumbs in my dreams..it was still sweet though with the Golden Road and the full slipknot>franklin's encore. Nice.
PLQ, Tower Theatre, 11/30/03
Fire On The Mountain>
Wharf Rat> Jam>
Viola Lee Blues> Jam>
The Real Thing>
this tour definitely has had some songs in some weird places... first set wharf rat???
in Boston, there was a cryptical/ other one in the 1st set too..
just some food for thought...not upset though, im sure it all still rocks!
PLQ, Tower Theatre, 11/30/03
Fire On The Mountain>
Wharf Rat> Jam>
Viola Lee Blues> Jam>
The Real Thing>
Cryptical Envelopment> Jam>
The Eleven> Jam>
Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys (v1 & v2)>
Dark Star (v1)>
She Said She Said> Jam>
Dark Star (v2)>
The Other One>
All Along The Watchtower>
I just found myself gazing at that set list like a kid looking into a toy store window..
Sunday night shows like that make me wish I was a damn Wook
oh well, least we got to see Allen Iverson after Saturdays show. He was sitting at a traffic light next to us on our way down to Delaware ave..he was low ridin' in his Rolls "chillin'" HARD..tunes kickin'..head bobbin'
Woooooweeeee!!!!!! Can't wait to hear that!!!!
Nice call on the tunes WillDawg. The band puts them together best. Really though, What a show. This has got to be a highlight of the tour unless they ran into several trainwrecks.
I did have some solace, watching 'Closing of the Winterland' on Vermont PBS at 10:00PM. Still waiting for my DVD from Santa.
what a phreakin setlist !!!!!!!!
Bucky that ones for you!!!
>>what a phreakin setlist !!!!!!!!
Bucky that ones for you!!!
Even sent him off with a Stella LMAO!
AWESOME SHOW TONIGHT!!!!
THANK YOU PHIL, WARREN, JIMMY, JOHN AND ROB!!
BRAVO BOYS -- BRAVO!!!
Heard everything I was asking for - got my ELEVEN!!!! They totally crushed it tonight!
What a great weekend. Three great shows - met lotsa cool zoners - and the Eagles win! I'll be sleeping with a huge grin on my face tonight!
See you freaks at the Beacon!
sic sic SICK!!!! best f***ing show thank you thank you thank you watchtower insane! people u have to catch the beacon.
just listen to the whole show on stream (thanks Rob!!)
all i have to say is.......the universe is vibrating
>>>Even sent him off with a Stella LMAO!<<<<
AFTER THE 3 SHOWS HE SAW I RELLY DON'T THINK HE CARED IF THEY PLAYED STELLA FOR AN HOUR
Holy Amazing Set List!!!!!!!
holy shit....going on setlist alone, that's gotta be the show of the tour....crap that looks good.
Unreal. Great show, best show I saw all weekend in fact. Thanks Shag for the amazing seats and great company! You made my first Phil show Thank You!!!!
Even I'LL be surprised if Buckaroni complains afta LAST Night!
When music sounds that good outta small pc speakers I be thinkin it might just be a good show..
Watchtower was heroic.
this show will be on the Live365 thru tuesday night......
She Said, She Said was pretty smoking too.
what a weekend!!!!!
after seeing 7 shows this summer and now 3 "Q" shows(for the first time in 15 months) i can say i like "the Q" just a little bit more than "the dead".
these 5 guys are just insane, and having a ball up there. smiles from ear to ear from all five.
THE BEST BAND IN THE LAND
I'm at work now recovering from 3 nights at the Beacon before catching a ride up to Albany for Phish tonight. Last night was a great time. Our row JJ loge seats in the corner on Warren's side turned out to be great. We were right below the wide aisle between the upper balcony and loge. And security let us stand in the aisles and dance as much as we wanted. I think it was the most room I've had to dance at an indoor jam show ever. The security was pretty tight about smoking. They seemed to give you a warning first if you were just smoking tobacco. But if you had pot they seemed to stop at nothing to find it. If they smelled it they would shine the flashlight until they found it, on the floor and everywhere. A 20-something security guard even confiscated someone's glass piece (I wondered if an hour after the show the security guard was lighting it up himself in his bedroom) All in all, 2 people got kicked out in my area. But I don't smoke anything, I only dance so security was ok with me, though the constant roving of them up and down the aisles was a bit distracting at times.
Anyway, the music (I took detailed notes again.)
First, Phil's bass sounded really nice from where I was, a much fuller and resonating tone than what I heard from my orchestra seats the previous two evenings. The opener jam was hard-drivin'. Molo keep a good danceable beat going for 80% of this show. Even when the rest of the band spaced out, he held the rhythm down. Overall, the jams on Sunday seemed the most focused of the whole run. For better or worse (depending on your preference and state of mind) there were no 20 minute chaos space outs like set 1 of friday night. Sunday was much more focused on songs and the soloing in them. Warren sang passiomate leads on 6 songs and did a fair amount of soloing. I turned to my friend and said "if Warren had the flu, he's over it now." Warren ands Jimmy also "chased" each other on guitar, tag-teaming on phrases.
thr Scarlet>Fire that came out of the jam was nothing like the Grateful Dead's version, at least in the transitions. Phil gave a strong vocal performance on Scarlet. Molo didn't do a drum breakdown after the vocals like he did at the Warfield but the jam raged for a while. Then it got spacey and I figured they were transitioning to something else. The I recognized it almost sounded like the post-Scarlet jam but in a minor key with some dissonance worked in. Then they surprised me by busting back into the major key for the Scarlet coda and then they went directly into Fire. Fire was hot and danceable. Last time I heard it at GOTV 2002 it had a weird timed (7/3, i think) section. But tonight it sounded like it was in straight up 4/4. Warren and Rob traded vocals for the verses (I just remember it being Rob and Phil last time.) During the jam all the strings hit a chord together and the feeling changed. They started veering off into what I figured was Dark Star intro territory but instead we got a good Wharf Rat. The vocal delivery seemed just a tad laid back and slow but it's a always a great feeling when everyone cheers for the "fucker" line and sings along to "I'll get up and fly away!" After the "got up and wandered" line the jam turned into a chugging blues. It would've been the perfect segue for Cosmic Charlie if they hadn't already done it Friday night. Molo picked up the pace and sudenly we were in Viola Lee territory. This tune was probably the highlight of the first set for me. They played it straight through. Warren and Jimmy did some guitar dueling and there was a great syncopated section that led up to the "some got 6 months..." line. Warren and Jimmy then chased each other on guitar until the jam wound down to near silence to give way to "the Real Thing." Warren was definitely singing full force and Rob took a very Hornsby-sounding solo that seemed right out of the Sept 1990 MSG run. The song came to a stop but Phil kicked right in with the Lovelight bassline. Warren has created a nice rave up out of this tune that's neither Pig nor Bobby. The middle jam got spacey for a while. Rob did a Blues For Allah "under eternity blue" tease again. I think he really wants the band to play this tune. I thought a LL>BforA>LL sandwich would've been wild but the band soon returned to the Lovelight theme for a strong finish to the set.
set 2 review in a minute
during the set break I got to meet up and compare notes with my lovely friend Kerri. After such a great set (esp. one ending w/ Lovelight) I was in a very loving, huggy mood. Fortunately so was Kerri so we spent a good portion of setbreak arm in arm. I had good luck running into people at this show too. I got to meet Damon from the zone, and saw Gary (i dunno what he posts under but he's 40s/50s, got dark hair and a rat tail)
Set two sarted with a St. Stephen without much warm-up or tuning. I like when the second set starts w/ a song. It was a good version but it didn't strike me like some of the monster versions I heard in 01/02. I figured the Eleven was coming next so it was cool to get Cryptical instead. Despite Phil's quirky voice, he sounds a lot better singing it than all the 1985 versions I heard Jerry croak out on tape. The jam picked up into the 11 and I was in dancers' heaven. I was having a lot of fun dancing in the aisle with Jill from Cleveland who was wearing a black P-funk T. She seemed as seriously into the spiritual experience of moving to the music as I was. It seemed like a real long time before the chord change in the jam hits (y'know, when Warren strikes the lead. I think that's a chord/key change) The jam then got mellow and yielded to my first live Low Sparks, with a white spotlight on Warren as he sang. During one of his solos Warren quoted a phrase from "Elizabeth Reed." After Low Sparks we got the Dark Star that I knew was coming. Jimmy did some fast runs that sounded very Jerry-esque and got a big cheer from the crowd before they busted into "She Said." A girl in my section wirh long dark straight hair and an open-back top seemed to be really happy to hear the Beatles. She went crazy dancing in the aisles. She was quite pretty too, large lovely rear end that she insisted on shaking. For the rest of the set set was very touchy-feely with the guys in the aisle. She must have kissed 2 or 3 of them (not me though) She was having a blast and it made me smile.
During "She Said" Rob took a very Hammond B3 Brent-sounding solo. Then we got a syncopated reggae-ish jam. The kept it going for a while too to my surprise (it seems PLQ so often will hit a good groove only to veer off in a new direction after a minute.) My friend said he wondered if Trey and Mike Gordon would bust on stage to lead it into "Boogie on Reggae Women" but no, despite rumors and a night off no one from Phish showed up to jam. After the reggae jam, things got jazzy/spacey again and we got the 2nd verse of Dark Star which then charged into the Other One. Me and Cleveland Jill were dancing hard next to each other, weaving in and out of each other's space amoeba-like, sliding across the slippery floor that seemed to be sweating with all the heat/condensation in the place (I wish the aisles were carpeted)
It was during the Other One that I came across the only truly annoying charcter of the evening. A drunk guy came down and started dancing near Jill. He kept bumping into her/dancing with her in ways that were just a bit too friendly, at the edge of copping a feel. And he started shouting wordlessly at the top of his lungs during the song. I know Other1 is a primal pssychedelic experience, but I wish the guy would find another way to channel his energy.
Watchtower came out of Other One in a way that made me think of a fast-paced 1980s Eyes of the World. Warren was on fire durin this tune, the highlight of the evening. I never really liked Bobby's GD versions and Warren's versions I heard in 01/02 were good but seemed to be lacking. Since Hendrix's cover is so definitive it's hard to play a version that engages me as much. But Warren did it tonight with the help of a very propulsive Molo beat. It almost seemed like the darker counterpart of the Afro-Cuban feel the PLQ gives UJB. Warren got many cheers after his solos and did some crazy fast fanning towards the end...yeah, he's definitely over his flu or on some really good cold medicine. I think he broke a string during the song but his stunt double roadie handed him another guitar and he didn't miss a beat.
After the intense sweaty work out of Watchtower, Stella Blue seemed like a great follow-up. Warren really puts soul into this one. The "I've stayed in every blue light..." bridge seemed to be lacking in power (I loved the way the GD and Jerry would build up to that part) but it was still sweet with some heart felt soloing with Warren on slide (I think.) The only really bad thing was the drunk guy started belting out "Stella Blue!" at the top of his lungs towards the end of the song.
The high energy returned for the encore with a great Cumberland. I was hoping for a Cumberland>Leave Me out of This since they both share that little part of their jams. But the straight up Cumberland was great and fairly long. Unfortunately drunk guy had taken off his shirt by this point and was bumping into me and trying to shake my hand like I was his best friend. I just moved away as I continued to dance and eventually he left.
After the show I got to give Kerri a big hug in the lobby and then headed home to rest up for Phish in Albany and then Tuesday with Phil at the Beacon.
I hope Phil returns to the Tower. I know folks have been bad-mouthing the security/staff, but my experince with them, as a non smoker/ non toker was good. The sound and sightlines in the venue were good too.
and Cleveland Jill, I hope I see you in Albany.
Always appreciated when revuer includes the chicks in section..
Thanks Sebastian..I need alink to your revue of tonights show on Phishnet..
I am looking forward to your Beacon reviews almost more than I am looking forward to the shows!
WOW. How the fuck are they going to keeping topping themselves?!?!?!?!?!?
After every first set, inevitably someone leans over to me and says....is it over? Just because the blowout at the end of the set (in the case the Lovelight) is over the top.
ScarletFire. Should we complain about this duo making a reappearance??? NO.....fun fun fun til daddy takes the T bird away. People are still getting adjusted and feeling the "No Mick" buzz....I heard it in Boston but I was buckled in for the ride. I knew it would not likely be the ScarFireLIGHT that had been so jawdropping in Boston.
Wharf Rat. Well, after the stink I made in Boston by calling it "Warren's Rat," I'm paying extra attention to the whole thing. To Myself. I was sober Sunday in Boston but I'm still trying to figure out if I really can validate my position. I know why I PERSONALLY like his so much.....because I never believed Jerry would really have the stamina to get up and FLY AWAY, at the end of his life, when I saw him play. After 92 the shows made me sad for Jerry and Wharf Rat just accentuated that. Now, Warren, I do actually imagine that he would have the hutzpah to get up and FLY. Boy do I think he's something else.
But he does do the song great justice, no comparisons necessary. I love the phrasing.....I Know SHEEEEEEE'S been TRUUUUUUUE to Me.......
Real Thing. For some reason this song got all in my head last night. After 3 nights of this and not much sleep my whole being was really teetering. The lyrics became ABOUT various folks in my life, alternating, mirroring, including of course myself. I mean, come on -- you know I'm a knife junkie.
And so I'm torn about fools deciding and nervous breakdowns and real things and LOVELIGHT comes. saved me, kinda, just like in SF. The innate heartbreak and dissapointment and constant falling short of desire in life (real thing) and yet the only answer is Love, forever Love....your heart.....BEGGIN YA BABY
ON MY KNEES
let it shine shine
LET IT - BOOOOOOOOMWHAAAAAAAAAAA
set break. screaming....yelling. Smoke Break. Lites and Robin and Kate and various folks I have smoked with at break have skipped this show, so I stand in the pen and chat up strange people. I'm sure they think I'M the strange one.
Back in the lobby, one last night at the Rob corner of the bar - chattin up Kate and Doss and The Birthday Bear et al.
I hear the band. Stephen. Now THIS is a song I ain't heard yet. Later.....ZONAHS
Book like a mofo to my seat right in front of the SBD (NICE, RUBY!!!!!! although it should be explained that when you have an aisle seat....it doesn't mean YOU are made to dance in the aisle while some bozo dances in front of your seat. Sure, I can give you space...but I want to be able to sit in my seat every once in a while and prop myself up on the seat in front of me. NOT be thrown in the aisle, relegated to glares from the usher and bumped about by roving wooks. Finally the dude picked up the chick he came to FIND at the show (gotta be intrusive when Huck declines free Lingers - HEH) one in 10,000 come for the Show no doubt.)
What really can one say about that second set??? It was glorious. I know I'm not really telling you about the music....but don't you know???? Jimmy GLOWED, Rob KICKS ASS, Phil is DA BOMB, Molo Connects the Dots and dang if it warnt - with ALLLLLL that band participation....a WARREN HAYNES ESTA LE HOMBRE show. Yow!!! The Steve into the Crypt. WOW!! When they hit the crypt intro....the Answer to the Answer....well....god....it just brought up more questions.
Crypt>>raging 11>>Low Spark (using this to thread venues, I see, boyz)....and in this context the Spark takes on serious resonance. When they the BOOMbah after the "low spark" line.....wow.
and She Said. Nice. Warren's obviously in good health now. Time for Me to LEEEEEAVE - yup, last night at the Tower.
After the She Said there's a huge jam out. Will it be the Other One....verse 2????
Verse 2. I'm stunned by Candace's lights. It's beams of white lights with blue backgrounds.....creating all these layers in thin air. Much like the band. ;)
and NOW the Other One!!!!! I'm not really sure how hard Phil hit the bomb bc when the song kicked it was like the entire venue EXPLODED.
WatchTOWER. oc oc oc. Ok, Franklin's for the Tower but indeed this TOO. A beaut....and when the "wind began to howl" I could feel the cosmic tsunami.
I felt the next song all night....but I wasn't sure if it was just me taunting Bucky in my head. Here - have the magnifique mofo juggernaut set and THEN freaking PROCESS STELLA BLUE.
I was exhausted. I wept shamelessly. All those blue light Priceline gigs that sometimes wear on my soul....all those lonely, lonely streets that ever been (in my own life, I think I've seen about 3/4 of them now)
nothing you can hold for very long
so very very true. As I get more jaded I wonder how long I've been clutching at things.....trying to deny the essence of that very line.
AND THEY END THE SET. How RUDE!!!! Leaving poor huckle in a pool of her own tears. Zoners and friends slapping me on the back (on the aisle, 'member) and all I can do is clutch my heart and wipe my face.
CUMBERLAND. Can't stay much longer....and YES YOU KEEP ME UP TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!! Left my tears and danced a jig. I love the WHA WHAAAAAAA they hit and emphasize in this song.
Thank you band. Killah show, Blowout Run. Phil is having a blast and I love being a part of it.
Thank you Zone. This trip was a disaster as far as having enough time for people. But I love you all very much.
Thank you Snizzzzzzzzzzzzz for the ride....and for singing Britney with me at the top of our lungs on the way back to the hotey . Spin memories with gold, ya do, my friend.
GOODBYE TOWER. I never had any run-ins with security (and I puffed ALL NIGHT in the AISLE next to the BOARD) -- but the tales of woe are WHOA WHOA WHOA. LATE!!!!!
And onto the hometown gig - Beacon Four Star. I'm so ready.
The enigma of that TOTALLY SATISFYING show is that I woke up wanting more.
oh, i forgot to mention. as I was walking into the lobby for the show, the lady who tore my ticket smiled exclaimed "Hey! You were here last night too!" in shock. The look on her face was priceless, as if to say "you saw it last night, why do you need to see it again?" I guess the rest of the world just doesn't know how us Deadheads operate.
Holy Guacamole, and I went home and missed this????? GREAT review Huck...WHAT a setlist.
I cant wait to have a listen
I'm speechless. What amazing shows.
Theres nothing you can hold for very long.
Saw Graffix up front. Also saw team phil #5 three rows down from me. Huck, did I see you front left near stage Fri and Sat?
>>>>>>>>Even sent him off with a Stella LMAO!<<<<
AFTER THE 3 SHOWS HE SAW I RELLY DON'T THINK HE CARED IF THEY PLAYED STELLA FOR AN HOUR
Exactly. Even at my most picky I wasn't THAT bad.
At this stage, it didn't bother me at all.
>>>>Set two sarted with a St. Stephen without much warm-up or tuning. I like when the second set starts w/ a song. It was a good version but it didn't strike me like some of the monster versions I heard in 01/02.
I suggest you listen to it again.
The end was GIGANTIC
IMHO, it was one of the best of the 15 P&F versions I've heard from 11-14-99 until
>>>>I think he broke a string during the song but his stunt double roadie handed him another guitar and he didn't miss a beat.
Actually, a stand was put up between sets & the other guitar - sorry I don't know brands - was handed to Warren by design at the start of Watchtower.
Just a sidenote to six......
IMHO, the highlight of the show was ST Stephen > Cryptical > 11......
The energy & band were ripping the place apart.....
The rest was too bad either.
>>>>WOW. How the fuck are they going to keeping topping themselves?!?!?!?!?!?
They may match it at times this week, but top it?
Face it, 4 nights at the Beacon, yeah, some will be great shows, but beginning to end, they'll NEVER match these 3 nights from beginning to end.
Too many songs to play that don't lend themselves to this level of greatness.
And, that's OK (LOL, I won't be there). People weren't coming out of Boston, Denver, Warfield or Chicago talking about each show being great & then building & topping the previous one......
It only comes together like that once in a great while.
Let's be glad we were there to experience it, Huck.
Sorry I missed you.
Wish I had your cell #......
Couldn't have been better definately feeling like the kid in the candy store ala Skins.
Right from the start of Scarlet, after talking to her a few hours ago, I knew we were going to have some ear candy. She said "you might get a Scarlet tonight" before we left for the show. The atmosphere was very GD, speckled with Low Spark, She Said, and Watchtower. I can't get She Said, She Said out of my head.
Everyone around us was super cool, not an asshole to be found the whole evening, even the ushers and guards were behaving properly. Just let the kids have fun, provide a safe environment for all.
The camera made it into the show, after two tries with the guys at the door. We should have some awesome photos to share next week. I was able to roam around for the whole scene shots, as well as some close-ups standing behind row BBB.
No work today, after the weekend weding, Derek Trucks before that, and this show after, I'm ready for some relaxation therapy.
>>>>>I felt the next song all night....but I wasn't sure if it was just me taunting Bucky in my head.
Mrs B talked me out of screaming "BATHROOM TIME!" at the top of my lungs from the 3rd row of the loge when Stella began......
I really couldn't have cared by then (or at all at this stage of my life), but I have a reputation to uphold & I thought you Zoners woulda loved it.....
Anyhow, I gottta go soak my achy body in my hot tub now.
I'll try to remember ALL 3 shows & review them later under 'Weekend In Philly' at the bottom of the Phil Show Reviews Section around 5-7PM.....
"She Saaaaaaid -- ba dah BAMMMMMMMM" -- the place just shook!!!
>>>Warren's stunt double roadie
"I know what it's like to be DEAD!!!!"---
what a show...
Met some cool Zoners, Splintered's Dad was a rare treat Met Shag, Energy_Love, Luke_b, someone with Bear in his name?, Lude714 for the first time. Saw Rasta, Vespa, Evan, David C., LT, Marc P. (got some Jimmy pics for you), and a few others I can't remember right now. Never made it up stairs to say hello to Rob, thanks in advance for the music bro.
Thanks to all who came by to say hello, I met some lurkers who new me by seeing my photos posted here, wierd feeling to have someone know you, but you don't know they know you. I forgot to grab my cards with my e-mail address to hand out to the kind peeps who lend a helping hand for me to get the pics that I do, he said that's OK, I know how to get your e-mail address. The Zone works in misterious ways.
There was a lot of love being spread around last night.
>>The Zone works in misterious ways.
Thanks to Admin
in chat last night, someone commented on the lack of 'Jams' in the 2nd set list.. my comment "the whole set is a jam with some words thrown in"
BEST SHOW EVER
You've GOT to be kidding me???
Was this a real show or am I dreaming??????
It's the Real Thing! It's time to get back on the Bus...
>>.Face it, 4 nights at the Beacon, yeah, some will be great shows, but beginning to end, they'll NEVER match these 3 nights from beginning to end.
Too many songs to play that don't lend themselves to this level of greatness. <<<<
Jesus Christ! Where do you get off making a statement like that! Have you ever seen Phil at the Beacon?!?!?!? I feel sick after reading that.
Hey, my professor is having us research this show and he wants to know how much the tickets were. could anyone tell me what they were selling for at the box office? Thank you soo much!
My stub says 39.50. There may have been tax involved at the box office; I'm ALLLLLL about GDTSTOO.
((((((((((((((RUBY & CO)))))))))))))))))
>>Have you ever seen Phil at the Beacon?!?!?!?
Did you see Phil at the Tower?!?!?!?
Thank you very much! :-)
I bought my ticket online from ticketbastards and it says $39.50 plus $8.00 convenience charge
plus $2.00 postage=$49.50 I had an extra and sold it outside the show for $45.00 because I don't burn somebody just because I got burned.I was looking at an old Garcia solo ticket stub from the tower theater in '87 and the price was $8.50
from ticketron with no convenience charge.Well anyway I didn't care what I paid for last nights show I've been following the G.D. since '79(as well as JGB,Bobby and the Midnights,Ratdog,TOO,The Dead,and Phil and Friends)and last night was the strongest show for me! the setlist,performance,venue,and audience were all top notch."All along the watchtower" was the best version I've ever heard from anyone(Hendrix included)!I don't know how they could top 11/30/03 but as long as they keep on trying I'll keep on touring.THANK YOU members of the Q. for a night to remember!!!
The Philly run was Priceless!!!!!!!!!
>>>>>in chat last night, someone commented on the lack of 'Jams' in the 2nd set list.. my comment "the whole set is a jam with some words thrown in"
The word 'jam' is used so totally subjectively on Philzone setlists......
For example, it actually went like this:
No Cryptical instrumental >
straight towards The Other One at a fast rolling pace >
>>>>>Jesus Christ! Where do you get off making a statement like that! Have you ever seen Phil at the Beacon?!?!?!? I feel sick after reading that.
Well, yes, I have.
And I know what you mean.....
P&F WILL blow the roof off the place.
Where 'I get off making a statement like that' is in response to 'How will P&F TOP THAT?' (this past weekend) Answer is, they won't....
They MAY equal it - I doubt it, but top it, I doubt it even more.
And, as I said, there's 4 straight nights of playing, 4 WEEKNIGHTS, and more material to play that doesn't necessarily lend itself to killer jamming - let's face it, not EVERY song P&F does is Shakedown, Watchtower, Cumberland Blues, Playin, Viola, Dark Star, St Stephen, The Eleven, or a 15 minute Slipknot.......
I'll bet you a show, Naha, that there's one 'off' or 'down' night between Tues & Thurs in some folks opinions........
Friday, I bet is unanymously acknowledged as killer......
Damn...damn....damn....knew I should have found a way to make it 3 for 3 at the tower......had a great two nights (hate to hear about all the folks getting hassled, I must lead a charmed life, b/c found security and all other inside matters to be quite easy), but sure hated pulling out of Philly sund. morn knowing I was leaving one on deck.....and you lucky folks got the Eleven I wanted to boot......
3 Cheers for the Q..........
I won't waste everyones time with my review. Everyone here seemed to sum it up pretty well.
Last nights setlist and energy was one for the ages. But I have no doubt in my mind that some where along the way Phil and the boys will manage to play an even better show some where. They always do. My only hope is that I'm able to catch that one too. Do to family obligations i only caught last nights show this weekend but it seems that was one to catch if you could only catch one.
CK I have to have on of those stickers. Could you point me in the right direction.
stella blue most grateful dead song of the nite
warren did a great (not his day) job on vocals
first time seeing phil's band
>>>For better or worse (depending on your preference and state of mind) there were no 20 minute chaos space outs like set 1 of friday night<<<<<
Wasnt the first jam into Scarlet at least 20 minutes? First set was unreal spacy i thought at least, there was so much free form jamming in first set i thought my mind was melting. Wasnt the jam out of Wharf rat long? The first set was nearly 2 hrs. Maybe second set seemed a bit more "soloing" but i thought that first set was serious syncopated free-form brilliance. Jam inbetween the Viola verses is fucking serious.
There is WAY too many jams to try and comment on, but i specifically remember the bridge between Cryptical and 11 being absolutely paralyzingly intense sound waves aimed directly at everyones brainstem. I felt like i was physically assulted by music.
I am still buzzing from this show. Best show i have ever attended. I hope Phil releases this on SBD... if he doesnt thats just plain mean.
>>>>Wasnt the first jam into Scarlet at least 20 minutes?
You know, I was wondering if somebody was going to get there......
I'd say the jam out of Scarlet was pretty close to 15 minutes & got into a great space. Way further & longer than the one at Jones Beach 7-26-01 & that's 5the wildest version I'd ever heard before last night.
>>>>>i specifically remember the bridge between Cryptical and 11 being absolutely paralyzingly intense sound waves aimed directly at everyones brainstem. I felt like i was physically assulted by music.
VERY serious stuff.
IMHO, the peak of the show was the first 20-25 minutes of the 2nd set until the 11 wound down. Gripping.......
What came after was fun too.
so i'm just back from philly ...tired as shit...i was gonna give a detailed description of all three shows but the sunday rendered the first two reviews basically irrevelant(and they wouldn't be too favorable anyhow...but i will give a synopsis anyway)***and jeesh people I amexpressing my own opinion sokeep your shirts on***
basically i felt like the plq that i came to see didn't really show up the first 2 nights. sure there was some damn good stuff:the first night first set had some killer songs but unfortunately-with the exception of new potato caboose-were played rather poorly. jimmy was kicking but warrren was barely in the house. just not very tight. and shit i've been wating to hear them play dancin and alligator for a long time...they need to drop tons of steel.. the 2nd set was considerably better with a kick ass jam into blue sky wich was awesome....ujb was superfast and tight as hell...terrapin was nice with the full treatment except no jam out at the end...sugare and rider were passable...1,ooo stars and no more do i need to be dropped
the 2nd night was in hindsight not much better tahn the first. the first set didn't really even get cooking until the comes a time on which warren was devestating and the tommorow never knows>masons was big time...but the rest was very run of the mill. again and again needs to be dropped. the second set started out with great promise as the philly shakedown showed up, natch. nice work there but the overplayed wheel just didn't cut the mustard...cold rain was much fresher but was quickly forgotten with the doldrums of midnite train-this song should be dropped. help slip the old warhorse was tired this evening-one too many times out of the gate recently and the predictable encore of slip>frank sent us packing.
again let me say that these 2 shows were in no way bad but i was beginning to think that the 2nd sickest band of all time was on the wane-or the ebb shall we say, which all great bands are bound to do and experience. jimmy had played weel but warren just wasn't doing much. still hot shows but NOT the plq that i rememberd from before.
now this brings us to night 3. before we left the hotel i said to my lady "you know tonight will either be more of the same average stuff or they will rip the doors off". thankfully the latter prevailed.
from the beginning jam into scarlet>fire they were on, er...fire! after those beginning killer tunes i turned to the heads around me with whom we'd danced all three nights and said "tell me that that's the best shit they've played so far?!" the consensus was : sickest shit. i've been waiting to hear warf rat for awhile and the cyber-warren-brainsaw jam in the middle was anihilating only to be followed by viola in all her three verse cosmic shimmer. wheww....and the real thing-this song needs to be dropped( this is the only downer of the night. now irealize that they want to play new songs and it is important to write new material as a band to keep things fresh but unfortunately-do i even need to say in my opinion-none of these songs are very good.) lovelight was a rocking sendup that showed the band's infinite power to breathe new life into an american classic all said in done the best so far hands down and let's keep it going for the second set!
stephen starts out with no jam whatsoever-nice. from the start the boys are on fire. no momentum lost! stephen makes it's way into cryptical and by the time the eleven rolls around it's brutally apparent that we are in the middle of a psychedelic masterpiece! low spark balances things perfectly for the emerggence of the dark star:deep, drippy, thick with layers and layers of magma-molten energy-black hole...quark....the brilliance of warren haynes and his mastery of his craft explodes again with the she said...a relic of lennon's lost weekend...eclipsing back into the dark star and then finally, naturally slithering into the big daddy bus-ridin'-motherlode-of-sickness:otherone...puhleeze-yuck-this is sickening in its brillance...!!!!......watchtower is at light speed and a hurricane of flying colored chunks of air...and then...stella-what can you say except that jerry would be proud(not just of this song but of this band)..they slowed it down even more than garcia and showed it such complete reverence...mesmerizing.....and they ended it on that: genious. superb. cosmic
and unbeleiveably, returned to the stage to complete the psychedelic cowboy with a ripping cumberland. ripping doesn't even do this song justice but my adjectives are running thin.
all in all the very best show i've seen this band play. definitely the best second set. the music really played me and i have't felt that way in a long time. plq is the best hands down,it's THAT clear. best show of the tour no doubt.
>>>>>What came after was fun too.
glad you enjoyed it Bucky!
hope you enjoyed some sweet tunes on the ride home as well
Actually glad all you freaks enjoyed these shows so much, wish I could have been there for all them (instead of just fri. which was insane) with ya'
BRING ON THE BEACON!
Not to be contrary but Friday's MtnJam>BlueSky was as good as it gets,Saturday's Franklins Tower was astonishing, and IMHO they toned it down a notch Sunday as both they and we were getting a little worn out. Is Warren the only one fighting the flu at this point? I read where this flu from Colorado is an especially nasty one...
>>IMHO they toned it down a notch Sunday as both they and we were getting a little worn out
>>>>>>>Not to be contrary but Friday's MtnJam>BlueSky was as good as it gets
contrary, shmontrary THAT JAM KICKED SOME MAJOR ASS!!!!
No Way!!!! Not toned down at all!!! This was one of the highest energy shows that I have ever seen!!!! Way to go boys!
Nice review Devilsick......am ready for the stream to brighten up my day.....
Great reviews... great community! TaperRob you are a bodhisattva, Thank You and Happy Birthday. Now - please tell me I ain't crazy, right as St. Stephen is taking off, moving into the first jam, I think, I would swear Warren's solo or is it Jimmie, sounds like Page's solo in "Whole Lotta Love". Anybody else hear it?
I just listened again. Maybe a footprint in the sand, not a true quote...
Still scraping my brains off the floor of the Tower after that monster second set Sunday.
What a weekend. Even had the ushers dancin in the aisles.
Highlights for me were second set Friday, all of Saturday and second set Sunday.
Thank You PLQ! Till next time.............
INSANE IN THE MEMBRAIN!!!!!!
This show is sick, sick, sick... and i'm just lizstening to the live365 stream.. This musta been HUGE in person!!!!!!!!! C'mon PLQ, release the SBD beast.. It can be caged no longer!!!!!!
*The 11 is blowing my mind as i type..afnojdf 7u(#Q&**&@#??D Q#TN?@"_)*E?ASL
That show was really neat and fun and radical
oh super duper.. that's so wonderful, now finish your dinner
How can I find a copy of this show? Ill take any aud right now in hopes that mr Lesh will release the sbd...
almost 48 hrs and still cant get 'she said ' out of my head, long live the Q
maybe if i was there past the 1st set i could have an opinion...
Hey, the two ushers in the center aisle Sunday have 500+ Dead/Dead-related shows between us! When they rushed back from break to crank up Stephen, you knew we were in for a treat.
>>> “need to be dropped, they need to drop, needs to be dropped, this song should be dropped” LOL, I agree on all those you mention.
This Sunday show was EPIC. It had me flying off the walls and floating on the ceiling. It is at the top or tied at the top of everything I’ve been to. They were on a different level from start to finish than what I have heard in quite sometime.
Long jam…. Scarlet….Mickey-free Fire, we were all smiling and grooving. Slow down with a little Wharf Rat to find a little soul. VIOLA, they can sandwich this song in and out of a whole show, wouldn’t matter to me. What better song to get down to? Rock-and-Roll psychedelic shit at its best! The whole damn thing at once, probably the highlight for me. I’ve have had it in my head through these last two days. I’m not big on too many TABA tunes, but the Real Thing is the one I really dig. Nice way to slow down after all that Viola jammin. And then the nice even finish with Lovelight, crowd is very pleased….
The feeling during that intermission was different than the last two nights. You could feel the energy, the noise was a little louder, something great was happening. I made a call to let one know what was going on, he missed this night by one night going on Saturday, and this was before the second set even started!
Stephen/11 is always a killer combo, but throw Cryptical in there? Now I know the Other One is not far behind! Low Spark was great when they broke it up at the Warfield. It was now official that Warren was over whatever sickness he had when he nailed this one. Dark Star/She Said/Dark Star/, some nice slow down with great lights hovering all over. There’s not a better lead-in jam to a song other than the Other One. They could do this forever….. (Some asked me “What do you think they will play tonight?” I remember saying just Stephen, 11, Dark Star, Other One to more than a couple people. I’m bound to get one or two right, but all four in the right order?) Watchtower was as smooth as ever, wish Weir appeared! Come on, we all heard the Playin’ jam on Saturday, how many of you thought it was possible?
The Stella ending was the perfect way to slow us down, reflect on time passed, and pay tribute. Very nice picking at the strings at the end, the whole room had a little sway to it. Now I know I’m going to get a shitty TABA encore or some quick diddy…. Friggin CUMBERLAND! Send us out moving and rocking, the place was electric.
I know the Beacon can’t top this, but I’m looking forward them giving it a shot this Thursday and Friday.
And it was cool as hell seeing Iverson in his Rolls Saturday night, the night he scored 50! My man wouldn’t give us a look as I sat five feet away giving him props, just a little head boppin.
My brother was telling me about you, (the she of the two of you that is). He talked to you Saturday and saw you Sunday. He and I traded seats during the set break on Sunday. I was in the center aisle DD next to the guy in the cowboy hat. I was dancing around your flashlight . It wasn't just you dancin. I saw some of your fellow usherettes dancin on the left aisle on Saturday night behind the columns to Golden Road.
holy wow wow wow. thinking back this may have taken the cake for my favorite phil show. what a wonderful two nights at the tower.
sebastian ~ great reviews! and it was great to meet you. wish we could have talked more, next time for sure!
jill & ron ~ so sorry for my lack of conversation, great to see you guys again, hope i didn't sound like a total ass when i did open my mouth!
lude ~ emily and i had a blast hanging with you this weekend. always a pleasure bro. thanks for talking me into staying for the 2nd set. i would be one pissed dude if i had left. you rule mang.
huckster ~ great seeing you again, as always. wish i could've found you on sunday but i was having trouble finding myself that night.
jackstraw(fafa) & carolyn, hurricane, lites and robin, ark & ann, evan11 great seeing/meeting you guys!!!
THIS BAND IS THE REAL THING
great review but have to disagree with "The Real Thing".It might have slowed things down a bit but I thing it's a nice southern rock song with decent lyrics and licks.I've always liked Warren Haynes songwriting and "soulshine" became my favorite song the first time I heard it(long before Phil and friends).Other then that I agree with the rest being dropped.I need a copy of this show if anyone can help please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org thank you!
Loved this show. After not seeing PLF since 7/25 and 7/30 2002, I was thrilled just to see them. Second set, especially rocked, as did first set Viola and Wharf Rat. It's my impression that they are closer to flat-out guitar rock then ever.
But, did anyone else notice a major flaw in the first set? Every song, besides "The Real Thing," even "Lovelight," devloved into an energy-sapping, slow, amorphous, minor-key jazzy jam. I don't mind these space outs once a set. But every song? Or was I hearing things? Anxious to hear what you guys think. Either it happened, and you agree, it was overboard; it happened but you loved it; it didn't happen at all. My impression during these momenst was "boy, I'm not digging this, but when I hear the CDs I might."
Not ripping on the band or the show. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I feel privleged just to have been in the building.
>>But, did anyone else notice a major flaw in the first set? Every song, besides "The Real Thing," even "Lovelight," devloved into an energy-sapping, slow, amorphous, minor-key jazzy jam.
yup, thats why I agreed with the statement below. The songs were certainly on par, but the jams were constantly slowing down.
>>IMHO they toned it down a notch Sunday as both they and we were getting a little worn out
>>>it happened but you loved it
mike, i agree that did happen. and i love it when that happens! really happened during scarlet before they brought it back to the scarlet coda. i love that crazy space which way do we go and how the hell are we gonna get back to the song jams. thats one of the reasons why i love this band soooooooo super duper much.
>>>it happened but you loved it
Yup, i definately loved it. The jams in first set were unbelievable. They were free-form chaos jams and attempting to pull that off is very risky my friend. If one of them just happened to collapse then the rest of them would collapse as well and they pulled it off BEAUTIFULLY. I totally give them props for improvising first set, it was actually probly my favorite part of first set. If you dont like those jams, then you are probly there more or less for "songs" so im sure that second set got your rocks off. Me, i was there to hear some fucking chaos and i got it first set. Honestly, it was probly the best 1st sets ive ever heard either in person or on disc, maybe just because of my sheer love for musical madness. (a good example of my particular taste is the opening jam in 10/24/00). Second set songs were wonderful and it became more soloing then improvising, Stephen > Cryptical > 11 almost made the place crumble, i swear to god.
>>IMHO they toned it down a notch Sunday as both they and we were getting a little worn out
I wasnt there on saturday but i wouldnt say they toned it down, per say. Saturday was supposed to be a dance-your-ass-off kind of night by judging setlist alone. But, if you call St Stephen > cryptical > 11, and also Other One > Watchtower "toning it down" well man im not sure what show you were at. Im not even that big of a fan of watchtower but somehow, they absolutely devistated it, beautifully. While yes, they did throw in a few slow ones, they placed them so magnificently it didnt make them lose any momentum (particularly Real Thing, thats a risky song to throw into a set). Also i didnt get a sense of tiredness from them when they played Lovelight to end first set. That shit came way out of left feild. I dont think anyone saw that coming.
Question: I havent heard too many versions of Viola from them, how was sundays version compared to other versions? Ive seen them sandwich it in second sets before, but personally i thought it was the gratest viola ive ever seen them do just playing all verses straight through with a "punch you in the face" jam in the middle. I was shockingly impressed by viola considering its not always my favorite from them.
Adam, I was friggin floored by Viola on Sunday. I've heard this many times, but nothing like the feelings I got on Sunday.
You know when Phil is really jamming he kind of tries to lift his legs up? But it looks like his feet are stuck in tar? That's the best way I can describe it, he was having lots of fun up there on Sunday, especially jamming out VIOLA!
Ive seen many shows and many bands during my time and this was one of "those" nights. To me, this show goes up there with Giants 91 from the Dead and Jacksonville 99 from WSP.
It had flow...from start to finish. The slower songs were perfectly placed and everything was nailed to the wall. The person above that said there was something in the air at setbreak isnt lying...it was there and its no laughing matter.
Ive been trying to keep it in perspective but I cant....this really is the best show this band ever played and more importantly one of the best Dead related shows ever played....Jerry or not.
I flew from Atlanta for this run hoping for at least one home run.......well this night was a grand slam in the bottom of the 9th to with the 7th game of the world series.
Some might scoff at the above statement but just listen to the tapes and you'll see for yourself
>>>>>You know when Phil is really jamming he kind of tries to lift his legs up? But it looks like his feet are stuck in tar? That's the best way I can describe it
Perfect description. It makes me giggle just thinking about it.
Anyone hear teases of Here Comes Sunshine in 2nd set? (i think after the eleven)
Hey, I see this is now released in soundboard, over on etree's bit torrent section. Nice show..