This is a great sounding room, seats 2300. I hope everyone has safe travels to and from this one as the winter weather is on the way!
Cold Rain to open... Chain, Playing > Uncle John's > Playing is my call. Also Unbroken Chain.
I just found my stub from last Phil visit - in 2006. Did not realize it had been that long.
Mountain Jim, I was just thinking about that show. Great great venue with EXCELLENT, inexpensive (relative to most venues) local beer.
Well that last show was in the Civic - a bigger, hockey-rink shaped room. The Thomas Wolfe Aud (next door)is more of a theater, though a little run-down.
Ahhh, memory (or lack there of).
Thanks! Yes it was in the Civic Center.
Smaller venue is probably better IMHO.
This show is going to smoke!
Yes, yes it is! And there will actually be room for all those people to stand and breathe too. Unlike last night's floor.
Can't wait. Kiss the wife on the way out the door and grab a couple of pints at the new Lexington Ave Brewery. Then proceed straight to mind melt-down.
Be sure to get there early folks. They really will start at 7:30 like the ticket says.
The Thomas Wolfe IS the Civic Center (Hockey Rink). I think you guys were thinking of the Orange Peel. Furthur is in the same room as the Warren Haynes Xmas Jam as well as Phil's last appearance in Asheville.
uh no its not . i saw Tom Waits there 3 years ago and its not a hocky rink !!!!! Its a small opra house . its awsome .
I am oh so jealous that I will miss a cold rain and snow.
Hang on to your hats the boys have been smokin
Easy mistake to make. They sell tickets for both venues from the Civic Center website.
Thomas Wolfe is in the same building as the civic center , X-mas jam 2000 only w/Allman's/Herring , Ratdog only no Phil , Phil played the civic center ,which holds 7700 in 06 , which is where all X-mas jams are held now. Thomas Wolfe 2300, Civic Center 7700.
Anyone updating from the show?
i just saw pics on Hucks FB page..
ahhh---What are they playing...???
Furthur 2/9 Asheville Set 1: Alabama Getaway, Mama Tried, Pride of Cucamunga, Loose Lucy, SILVIO, Loser
Pride Of Cucamunga
Hell In A Bucket
hey if anybody knows muletaper and is at this show, tell him to check his mail, if he still needs a tick to charlotte I got one for him
that's my fav 1st set (on virtual paper) so far
funny, that is about my least fave.
I loathe the loose Lucy dirge.
and casey jones is a throw away.
what Mt looking for freebies again
misingfinger, One man gathers what another man spills and perception is everything. I'd be bumming if that was my first set (with the exception of Cucamonga). Glad you liked it.
it was great live u guys should be here
maybe coyotte . . . but taping is one expensive hobby can't blame a guy for tryin'
New potato caboose>
yeah, this is bs, I'm bored...
What can I say....I like me some Alabama....
Jam out of Cucamonga must have been monster!
I'll give ya the looce lucy....I can take or leave that..
perhaps I'm just overly partial to Bucket...but that put it over the top 4 me.
everything else was just gravy....
That all being said, first set in Miami looked boring to me on virtual paper, but after listening to the download I thought it was as good or better than any of the 5 sets I saw over New Years, so yes... looks can be deceiving.....anyway, you keep spilling, I'll keep gathering!
no zoners in the show tonight relaying out setlists?
i can volunteer to hit somebody on txt tomorrow if it comes to that
feel like a stranger
hes gone birdsong
Yep... The "on paper" doesn't always add up or coincide with the music. In fact I've always found it a blast to get blown away by a setlist that I was unsure of from the rendering on paper.
That's generally when the Fellas are on fiyo and at the top of their game!
thank you ratdog.org:
Set One: Alabama Getaway, Mama Tried, Pride of Cucamunga, Loose Lucy, Silvio, Loser, Hell In A Bucket, Casey Jones
Set Two: Feels Like A Stranger, He's Gone > Bird Song > Unbroken Chain, Magnolia Mountain, Strawberry Fields Forever > Stella Blue, Not Fade Away
Encore: Donor Rap, Sugar Magnolia
looks killer folks,can't wait for phil's b-day,wish I was at the show like y'all,love eddieboy!
Just home. Tough blowing snow up-and-down icy mountain roads...
Great energy, great show! For me anyways.
Tough luck that my set 2nd He's Gone > Jam > Birdsong is unplayable on the dds-at-show boards.
Mountain Jim -- If you contact livedownloads they will hook you up if your CD is defective.
Good show! But drop Silvio!!
Amazing time. Even the weather held out for us. Cold leaving the place but no rain or snow in sight. VEnue was real loose about just about everything. Security pats going in for everybody but at least I didn't miss the opener like last night because of it. Came pretty close to it though. I had front row seats for this one after sitting in the cold for a couple of hours with a few other folks that Friday moring and was super excited to be that close and personal. Apparently nobody cared about the tix though so it got a little tight in the space between the stage and my chair. So much for my own personal 4' radius of fun between my seat, which was never used, and the railing, but most of the real assholes left after a short period of time and the place eventually settled down. Ectasy boy was the only exception - I didn't have the heart to muscle him out of my way and he calmed into periods self wonder enough times to not be too big of a problem. My friend Tamra is a little on the short side though so we had to take a wide and commanding stance during the dead times to be sure we kept our ground.
Looks like the folks are split on the first set contents but the Pride, Loser and bucket were are really fine. Getaway was a nice upbeat opener. I've heard Mama tried too many times. I love Bob but I could have done without that one. I knew we were gonna get some Phil singing and the Pride was a nice opener for that. He played that last time he was in town too. The jam to end it was hot. I prefer the quicker versions of Lucy (73-74)to the extended style they do now with the extra bars between verses. Whenever I heard Garcia do that I always just thought he needed the extra time to remember the words. I would have been quite content with the Bucket ending the first set. It was good, well played with lots of energy. Since the last time I saw Phil and Bob do that together was "the Dead" in Charlotte in 2004 - with much visible frustration from the band, visible even from the 15th row, this was a nice change. I think the Casey Jones is a popular throw in at the end too. Phil did the same thing in 2006 to end the first set. Sorta felt like they really just wanted to keep playing and that seems like a rocking crowd pleaser to fill those 5-6 minutes. Nothing wrong with the execution though. I just would have personally preferred to hear something else like a Cold Rain or Dupree's or something. Of course, I didn't seem to mind at all last night. My spot and my mindset just seemed to come together in a real good way for the whole show so you couldn't have force a negative thought on me. This wishful setlist hindsight or something.
Before I get to the second set, I have to say that I fucking love Unbroken Chain and have been waiting since Charlotte 2001 to hear it live again. I was really hoping for this one and was not disappointed. Monstrous, really.
The whole set really cooked for me. The Stranger was nice and funky and tight. Everything was really tight. Being close enough to really watch the guys and associate what I was hearing with what they were doing gave me a really good perspective on how together they were listening to each other and working off each other. There were some nice jamms after He's Gone before they settled into Bird Song. Teased the Other One a bit and then went into some jazzy exploratory territory for a bit. I can't wait for this download to finish so I can listen to this again. I really liked the Magnolia Mtn too. On paper it might seem that the meat of the second set was a little slower that desired but the playing was simply beautiful. Strawberry fields gave us Phil at the mic for the third time. I had a hard time hearing him on this one though. One drawback of my position was an occasional lack of vocal clarity. I could hear every note they played, particulary Bob, but I lost Phil's words on this one a few times.
Stella Blue gave John another chance to shine for us after He's Gone. I really like this guy. He's fun to watch and is obviously into whatever it is that he's doing at the moment. Really moved me on this one too. The NFA and Sugar Mag were fun and provided some much needed leg movement.
I got a chance to watch the ladies tonight. they were kind of hidden from my view at the Tabernacle. They really tickled me at times. You could see them pick somebody out in the crowd and smile and giggle between themselves at something. I think it's the Garcia-Becker girl with the longer hair that is really animated. She was fun to watch.
Had a few chuckles at Phil and Bobby too during the ending of Unbroken. Phil was waving his hand to the band to either pick up the volume a notch or lay it down and let his voice come through but Bob apparently was listening for clues instead of looking for them. Poor Phil looked so frustrated at one point, shaking his hand, slapping his thigh, that I wanted to tell Bob to pay attention to him. It was quite humorous to me. Wasn't a fuck up or anything. Phil just seems to really fill that conductor role during that song and Bob was not looking at the baton. Big hugs after the set though so I guess no harm, no foul on anyone's part. Phil also appeared to me to want to take the NFA into something else at one point before Bob led them back to the second verse. He kind of rolled his eyes and shrugged it off.I was personally hoping for a GDTRFB and may have heard Phil approach it but nobody else seemed to take the idea and it did not happen obviously. That would have been a good mind-bender for me.
Got to see lots of Phil and Jill action tonight too. The curtains to the on-stage green room on the right side, where she help court most of the night were widely parted. He stopped by for a little make out session between sets and before the Donor Rap too. It was cute. They looked like teenagers in between classes or something. Whatever it takes to keep him in good spirits and laying down this stuff is alright with me though.
Off to the gym and then down the hill to my last night, Charlotte. Much bigger venue tonight so I'm curious how the energy translates to that. This was my meat and potatoes so whatever happens tonight is simply gravy. Sure hope these guys come back in the winter or something again. I think they've got something good going and it would appear they are hip to that idea too.
Very nice review... Thanks LiquidMike!
set 2 looks great, cant wait to hear
great review Mike, thank you
worthless at work today, gonna peel out early. IT ON
TO ALL U FKED UP HEADS.
Why would anyone attempt to criticize the set list. It is what it is. Just be happy that you were able to see these guys to what they do best.
I have seen several hundred shows. Yes some are better than others. But at this point in time with they way the world is and the amount of energy that we get from these guys every night,
think of all the reviews that you were only able to read and not be there for the LIVE SHOW.
I am sure the show was GR8. Wish I was there.
I can honestly tell you that all 4 sets in Florida were over the top.
Pretty soon I will be reading that (SUGARMAG SUCKED) Give me a break.
JUST BE CONTENT that you were there.
It doesn't matter what you wear as long as you were there.
Just my thoughts.
Randy (BOCA RATON)
I was there and I am more than content - I am fullPHIL'd.
My first Furthur show, and most GD-like, best jamming I have attended in many years!
Not there, but I was looking at the setlist... it's very narrative... All the songs form a cycle of the outsider (Alabama, Mama tried), spurned by society (Pride of Cuc) and taken into the arms of rabble-rousing (Loose Lucy, Loser, Hell in a Bucket) until life gets out of control (Casey Jones [the climax], Feel like a Stranger) ... then there is death (He's Gone, Bird Song), rebirth/eternal life (UBC, Magnolia Mountain, and redemption (Strawberry Fields, NFA...).
Seems like a Phil setlist, what with the thematic connections and all...
LiquidMike.... Thanks for a great review... So pumped for Va...Can't wait..
Casey Jones and Strawberry Field videos posted here http://ohkeepahblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/setlist-t rey-anastasio-band-2122010.html
bringing it over from Other Stuff
written right after the show
The Getaway was a nice way to start. We dance. we smile. Jerry song
Mama tried? oh look a cowboy tune. I like me one every now and again. and everyone would like to sing along about turning 21 in prison. Much fun.
PRIDE! a phil night. I called it at the pre show, so well there you go. It is a song for country folk. We are here with people of the woods for sure.
"I see your silver shining town
But I know I can't go there
Your streets run deep with poisoned wine
Your doorways crawl with fear"
Lucy was awesome until something happened at the end (I dont remember - I went to the bathroom bc I could hear something not right) and from there I heard Silvio and laughed and went to get a beer.
Loser was good. John really does a fine job of singing the Jerry songs and playing them as well - I have gone past whatever was creepy into appreciating that he brings something to the mix....and that something makes Bob and Phil GEL FUSE MUTATE
is all good.
madame furious hates bucket and yet we have been laughing about it all day. I danced my ass off. It was a good dancing version. Bob fucked up the words but boy did that make it poignant when we got to
as I stumble and fall
oh bob we love you.
and I danced for your bucket.
Casey. I can barely remember. We will hear it tomorrow. It was a good casey. It built like Phil does with his band - and closed the set nicely. WOOO WOO CASEY
first off back to set 1
the band walks on the stage and Dr furious leans in and says
BOB LOOKS LIKE GRANDPAW
which of course makes me laugh
okay so back to set break.
long ass break as I said and before we come back there is sheet music brought to the stage
I text Schnee that I hope that means that everyone needs to remember the words to UBC
the slowest stranger EVER
poor joe russo and jay must have been like WTF
now that being said it built in the most beautiful way which could not have occurred had they started all ragey stranger as per usual.
then he's gone
madame furious was afraid bob sang it all so we were all happy when it was clear JK and Bob shared vocal duties. A really strong version. Jerry was missed. Slow Strong Power of He's Gone.
GOING WHERE THE WINDS DONT BLOW SO STRANGE
MAYBE OUT ON SOME HIGH COLD MOUNTAIN RANGE
mountain magic yes thanks mmmmmm
and then birdsong. this was so pretty. But everything was VERY SLOW
I would like to dance.
and then CHAIN
I hear it - I scream
I bet you hear it on the tapes ;)
and then wow yes we all click in
U B MOFO C
and wow it was really perfect
I am a stickler for the changes and I do believe they hit all or most of them dead on - so great to hear Bobby play Chain with Phil so beautifully
JK ripped out a solo at the end that was BEYOND
Phil took the song back at the end and made it his with the
out on the mountain it will drive you insane
listening to the wind howwwwwwwwl
whatever ok I think I need a beer and a twix bar
I am glad you like Ryan Adams Phil but wow you really took the KAPOW out of Chain and made it WHA!??!?!
okay but right now I have a full beer and I am walking to my seat
AND IT IS STRAWBERRY SHUT YO MOUTH FIELDS
I mean whatever I cannot talk about Strawberry Fields. Phil singing it. I will treasure THIS ONE, you BETCHYA.
omg stella blue.
wow how beautiful.
Can't Win for trying indeed. Would that we could hold this set forever. the band is firing on all cylinders. We will hear it tomorrow.
Not fade YES YES YES
of course exactly
and not only is it old school so fun but the
ENTIRE HOUSE SINGS IT WHEN THE BAND LEAVES THE STAGE UNTIL PHIL RETURNS FOR THE DONOR RAP
not bop bop bop
KNOW OUR LOVE WILL NOT FADE AWAY
and Phil says he is lucky to be alive and we should all tell the people we love that WE would like to be organ donors, if that is our wish
LOUD AND PROUD
IF ANYTHING EVER HAPPENS TO ME
I WANT TO BE AN ORGAN DONOR
but before that day comes
how bout we play SUGAR MAGNOLIA
and tear it up the way it should be done
dance our way out of the hall
NEVER FADE AWAY DREAM
I will be sorry to miss some shows along the way, in the next few days, but that was a great way to start.
Phil, the road leads to your birthday. Alleyoop and full steam ahead.
see you guys in Delaware.
THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN
I LOVE PHIL
and their wonderful band
Feel Like A Stranger