Welcome back to Atlanta Phil & Bob. JK so glad you are on board too!
Let's get it on Atlanta! I say Iko opener in honor of the Saints win. Miami saw great stuff already but here's hoping for Cucamunga, Unbroken Chain and The Dew!
I say it will be a weather related setlist. IE: Here Comes Sunshine, Weather Report Suite, LL Rain, Black Throated Wind + Dark Star is due.
Or cold rain & snow.
aiko aiko, here comes sunshine, cold rain and snow, darkstar, 1st set opener jack straw or maybe promised land
Whats Become of the Baby>
Barbed Wire Whipping Party>
Blues for Allah>
i would love that set, weird as it is.
The Jam between France and BFA would be monster!
is anyone there? hopeing for a setlist update tonight
Promised LandBrown Eyed WomenElPaso (Bob-electric)Just a Little Light (john)Money for Gasoline Estimated Prophet (from dead.net chat)
what time did the show start? that seems like it didn't take very long.
Brown Eyed Women
Just a Little Light (john)
Money for Gasoline
interesting, maybe it is a 3 set night??
I hadn't thought of that, what if?
i would love a 3set show
Passenger>END OF SET 1
i think this show began at 7 so the first set seems about right
unless it's Zorastrian New Year......
Brown Eyed Women
Just a Little Light (john)
Money for Gasoline
Eyes of the world
man smart women smarter
Mountains of the Moon
Death don't have no Mercy
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN!!
That Orlando show was so friggin' unbelievable. Bobby and phil really happy. John re-kindled them.
Heading East From Cali for Hampton & Fairfax! Love the great reviews and vibe! FURTHUR!
Lovin' the great reviews and VIBES as well Johnny!
Also leaving soon from CA for Hampton through Bethlehem. Glad to hear that everyone is stoked!
Wow looks like a grate show tonight. Glad I got to see them in Miami! Wish I could have went just a little further more.
Has anything been shakin in the lots beforehand. I've got some first timers coming with me the next 2 nights, and hope they won't miss out on the whole shakedown vibe, although i fear the weather will mess that up. Just wondering how many heads are on the bus this tour.
WAY oversold (agreed upon by a venue employee), but GOOD TIMES were to be had, regardless.
if you took 1/4 of the people out of the building it would still have been crowded. and that's not an exaggeration! good show though. phil was definitely having a good time, jk was smokin', and chimenti had some great solos. one of the best jackstraws i've ever heard.
02 Jet To The Promised Land
03 Brown-Eyed Women
04 El Paso
05 Little Light
06 Money And Gasoline >
07 Estimated Prophet >
02 Scarlet Begonias >
03 Jack Straw
04 Eyes Of The World >
05 Woman Are Smarter
06 Cumberland Blues
01 Cassidy >
02 Mountains Of The Moon >
03 Death Don't Have No Mercy
04 Fire On The Mountain
05 Phil Donor Rap/Tuning
is it on LMA yet?
one of the better shows that i've been priviledged to attend
Now, that setlist would have been just FINE with me!
It was nice. Fuller review once I get back to Asheville. I need to beat the weather up there. Lots of energy and smiles onstage.
Well played show last night. The 2nd set was on another level compared to the first. High energy & tight jams. Great MOTM. Venue wss oversold but crowd was well behaved nonetheless. Off to Asheville today. I hope to get Cucamunga, Chain, Sunshine....
Looking forward to my one show of this tour - Asheville - today. I live pretty deep in the mountains an hour away so the snow/sleet predictions means it's going to be an interesting journey.
I predict Cold Rain and Snow to open and a Playing > Uncle Johns > Playing and a Chain tonight.
I like the look of that second set. Anyone gonna post a review for us? I hope the tour folks beat the sun to Asheville
safe travels mountain Jim..looks like nasty weather coming
so, just to confirm, they are starting ON TIME n'est pas?
Want to make sure I get right and get in on time for every single note at Charlotte . . . listening to Miami now. All I can say is zomg thank you thank you thank you
venue was way oversold, crowded and loud.
I could not hear the drummers throughout the show, maybe it was were I was. Phil was Loud! Which is the way I like it.
Setlist wasn't my favorite..highlights for me. Great Estimated, especially the middle jam,peak after peak after peak. Scarlet/ Jackstraw was sweet, the rest was good but not great.
Passenger and Cumberland deserved some kudos.
Monday shows are tough. Much better shows are ahead for you lucky ones. Have fun!
Although we had a rough start,(We missed the first two songs because they were holding everyone outside the venue forever in order to give rist bands for alcohol) Things quickly picked up. The Estimated jam was excellent but I would have preferred the Eyes to have been at that point. The Liberty (which was good)completely broke up the momentum that was building in the first set.
The second set was mind blowing. The interplay between John and Jeff was excellent. I agree that Phil's bass was turned way up which was a definate plus. I loved watching Phil "managing the mood" during Mountains and the Death Don't was not to be missed.
Back home after the short trip up from ATL. First off, they are starting right on time. You will want to be where ever it is you want to be when the ticket says the show will start. I missed about 95% of Promised last night and talked to several people who missed most of the first set. Not really sure why as the line into the venue moved fairly briskly. I guess me and everybody else thought the bulk of the crowd went in at 5:30 to claim views when in fact it appeared that alot of us headed that way at 6:30 or so and may have missed a little. Better timing tonight. Of course, I'm already here so that helps.
First time in the Tabernacle and I was pleased. It was really packed down on the floor though. Completely asses-to-elbows the whole night. Well behaved crowd though so no problems, just not a lot of dacing room. You had to kind of hop most of the time. Sound was good where I was by the board and it was loud. I guess that happens in such a tiny place. They certainly had the bars covered too. You had options on both sides and in the back. that's good because it was hard to move anywhere else once you got somewhere.
I had a few beers after the show so the mental notes I made during seem a little fuzzier now. Great detail I won't be giving until I hear the show again. First set was nicely played particularly the Estimated through Passenger. I am not familiar with the Money for Gasonline tune except that I saw it on one of the rehearsal setlists. The Little Light was a surprise since I wasn't expecting any Brent tunes really. John did a decent enough job on it but I'm personally partial to the Warren renderings of this song, especially the 4/19/01 in Asheville. Just a personal preference as I think he brings a little more grit to it that John did. The El Paso got a lot of crowd participation as did the BEW. I'm glad that phased out as the show went on. With so many people pressed at your back and sides even one sing-along person could easily ruin a good night.
I saw it stated above that the second set was a whole level up from the first and I have to agree. I tossed the Scarlet-Fire combo out as potential material with the guys behind me as they surfed through the previous 2 nights' setlist and we ruled out other options. It was nice to hear those opening notes. The Jack Straw that followed was a monster. REally. A monster. I was tickled with most everything in the second set. I was a little surprised that John handled all the Death Don't lyrics. I figured they would have traded off like the old days. The Cumberlan/Cassidy combo was really nice too. Had the joint rocking! I was apparently not the only one anticipating the return of Fire as I heard a couple of people shout "play Fire" as they were winding down the very end of Death Don't. As if on cue PHil started laying down that familiar and powerful bass line and we got treated to a nice Scarlet>whole damn set of stuff>Fire to close the show.
That was my first Satisfaction and it really cooked. Thankfully many people were starting to trail out and the floor cleared a little so you cold actually dance to it. Everybody was really animated during the show too. Phil in particular caught my eye for a couple of the first set songs. There must have been somebody or thing that really interested him as he would play big portions of the songs with this really curious, intent gaze at the front of the crowd. Couldn't see it though so I guess it remains a mystery. I might be confusing the drummers since I don't really know them but I think it was Jay Lane (percussion) that was also really animated. He bounced for a good bit of the show too. Seemed to be having a really good time.
This is the first of 3 for me. Doing the home town tonight with a front row seat, right in front of John I would guess, and then Charlotte. I have not had the chance to do multiple shows since PHil at the Fox in 2005. Needless to say I'm super fucking excited about tonight. The sun has even come out a few times. Maybe this weather will hold out until we get out and walk back to the car. The whole process of these shows took on a special new meaning for me yesterday though. I had a old friend (25 years in the making) in Atlanta that I was going to try to hang out with before the show. He suffered a massive heart attack on Tuesday and was on life support the whole time. I figured I would just shift my visit time from neighborhood bar to ICU until I found out yesterday as I was packing the truck that he passed away Sunday night. Timing can be a real bitch in life sometimes. The drive down was a little rough but I figured I could not have been in a more positive environment to wash away the blues than in a tiny club with those guys on stage. I was not let down by my expectations of feeling much better when I left town than when I rolled into town. Again I realize how important this music and this scene are to me and I give thanks for the chance to take part in it still. I'm just glad Phil didn't do Box or I probably would have just melted into a puddle on the floor. Maybe tonight....
One more thing I need to mention. I've never seen so much fucking nitrous in a parking lot that small as I did beside the venue last night. It seemed like every other car had 20lb tank beside it. People were actually yelling "medical nitrous, make me an offer" because they couldn't get rid of the shit in their hands fast enough. It was insane.
mike's correct about the nitrous in the parking lot. so many balloons on the ground, you'd have thought a clown died there.
atlanta and crowd control are synonomous, sad to say. it's my home town, and it's an embarassment that folks miss the first parts of shows because of small minded people.
up in section 301 we sure had a real good time.
Mike, so sorry to hear about your comrade. I think you are right, there is no better place to salve the soul than in a show.
Just listening to Ripple from Miami when I read your ATL review, I must admit it got a little dusty up in here . . .
That's another one I'm actually glad was already played Judge. I think after two more nights I might be leaning towards the "feeling pretty good" side of life. Thanks.
Nice review Mr. Baldwin, thanks for the effort.
Had a great time and wish I could do more! Estimated..., Cumberland..., and Death Don't... were my highlights. Just a Little Light and Mountains were also up there...
The gas was stupid and crazy...everywhere, like spring and summer tour '95! Or any Phish show I was at in the early-mid 90's.
Man, I wish I could do more... :-(
This was my first show seeing any of the boys, and it was such a blast. I drove 6 hrs with wife in tow just for my one chance (and hopefully not my last). Met some cool folks; just so many good people there.
As for the show, it was pure fire. Set 2 was so so incredible, but a few parts are worth ringing up. Jack Straw, my word, what energy in that place, and so tight! Thought the roof would come clean off. Eyes - it was what I most hoped for, and got. MOTM had me completely mesmerized as it just shimmered into stillness, and Death just put it all over the top for me. My word. I had to slap my forehead after all that.
It's a night I will never forget.
Holy Jack Straw. This is a band that deserves major success. Feels like a real renaissance of GD music to me - nostalgia or not, this band is is playing some huge music.
+1 gazillion on the Jack Straw.
zomgs all around for first Jeff and then John. And some massive Phil bombs.
Grate Jack Straw!! Still making my way trough awesome Aud recoding.... so pumped for the upcoming VA shows... thanks to all you heads and phreaks that keep me so well informed...
The setlist for this show looked so intriguing to me that I ordered the soundboard! I'm hoping that it's a keeper!