It looks like no rain in the forcast.
Gonna be a grate time! Safe travels zoners!!!
Anyone with a hotel recommendation near the show? Anyone riding up from NYC area, and want to share a ride?
the seaport hotel is about 2 blocks from the pavilion, but its an expensive business type hotel - rooms are about $250 a night
very psyched for tonight!
Take a shower and leave your garbage in cans!
nice clean venue with seats, for those who care.
levon looking and sounding good
band at their positions
w TW, slowish
some nice phil bombs
a nice breeze blows through
it's Jerry, of course, he is everywhere
Dire Wolf larry on pedal steel
tw still onstage
me and my uncle.
no tw on this one
pride, larry on ps
Looks great - thanks Sun Ra!
Space Is The Place. . .
so hard to find my way
so hard to find my way
end of set
thanks Sunra - you make the phans pheel phiner!
you are all welcome
I love phil, and I love the 'zone
I really was blown away to meet the peeps at the BBQ in Chitown last fall. props to all youz who maintain this special place.
Here Comes Sunshine!!! w TW
you grovelera are appeased!
into Eyes of the World without TW
Lc just ripped the solo and Phil is singing it right on!!
(so wotf is an album not done in SF?!)
think they do a full blown wrs?
(second set way, way higher energy!!)
new potato caboose
molitz leads us into a smoking jam!!!
larry realty nailed a beautiful solo/lead toward end of Inc.
still just the boys
get funky steve...
and thanks sunra for the updates.
help on the way.
molitz craziness! into Larry slide-wailing craziness
into franklins tower.
tw on for this
Sunra: it was a question among those in the audience at the Warfield whether Phil was going to do Wake and Blues for Allah or live albums. It would have been nice to hear them, but no such luck. Not that I was complaining too much over what we got. (One person i met had written down song lists from six albums, and Phil did none of them!)
and Theresa is so professional, she steps back between sm and jm forbthe wild jam
end of set
best we of the last 4 shows I've seen
phil says this is always one of the topbyhtee places they like to play
then donor rap
ikyr with tw
I wish I was a headlight, and we miss you jerry!
we miss you rollin in our arms, jerry
end of show
attics w tw
this is actual end show time
omfg what a set.
and of course phil was saying "one of the top three places we like to play"
and what I meant was 'best set of the last 4 shows', IMHO
though always the best is the next!!!!!
Awesome...thanks so much!
best show ever.............. give thanks to the powers above........ beautiful woman surrounding me with the scarlet of music...... blessings make the world go round... Phil and Friends you are all wonderful people with the biggest of hearts..... just plain giving thanks..... goodnight dear friends.......
Thanks, Sunra! Great night.
Looking forward to tomorrow evening!
Bring BUG SPRAY!
Sleep well everyone.
This show was enjoyable end to end. To see Phil at 68 and Levon recovered from Throat Cancer up on stage rocking out like it was 1968 is simply mind-blowing.
The last time I saw the band was in Boston in October, and they have improved significantly. Larry, in particular, while always a fine guitarist, has come a long way in learning how to play Grateful Dead music. Jackie Greene seemed much more relaxed and confident.
Highlights for me include:
Loser (Nice Teresa Williams harmonies)
Lovelight (Surprise first set closer coming out of So Hard to Find My Way - Jackie nailed this one and I bet Pig Pen had a big smile up in heaven)
Eyes of the World (Phil and Molo found this primordial groove that sounded like it was coming from the center of the earth. At times Molo's arms moved so fast and so forcefully they seemed like a blur)
Help-Slipknot-Franklin's (Extremely tight and Powerful. Sometimes Franklin's can go on for too long, but each jam was more intense than the last, building to a incredible shredding climax)
The band has finally found a good balance between tight professionalism and adventurous improvisation.
Thanks Phil - you moved me brightly tonight.
what an awesome show!
Well put Andy.
any Levon setlist floating around?
Yes indeed Phil and Friends delivered the goods last night as only they can. That was my 9th show in the past 8 months (2 Orpheum, 2 Nokia, Langerado, and 2 Denver Fillmore)and the band keeps getting better as they evolve, what a lineup. Thanks for bearing the torch...only love can Phil! See you tonight in NH as we are so very blessed.
Absolutely fun as hell night!!! To my pleasant surprise I got a ticket from Snoey...2nd row!!! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!!!! That started the day off right for sure! it was great to boogie (even the security was letting me spin and dance in the eisle) as see Phil do his thang on stage.
That little Jackie Green is a spit-fire and fun as hell to watch up there doing what he loves to do. He's got a rockin' soul and seems to take his music very seriously.
As far as the music goes....The arrangement of Me and My Uncle was amazing, loved what they did with it!
If I remember correctly, I think the Pride got waaaay nasty at the end with Jackie shredding! This is where the highlights were for me. When Jackie just dug his heels in and played that guitar the way a guitar should be played!!!
Loser was good ~ nothing special, just a song that I am always happy to hear! (Sweet Suzy) ;)
The So Hard To Find My Way Home ~ good dancin' tune, good energy. But the:
LOVELIGHT kicked it hard last night!!! Absoloutely tore the house down!!!
Second set I found myself dancin' with Althea, Skads and LSB in the back during HCS ~ the sound seemed low and I didn't get the full feel of the music so I went back to my seat.
From the Wheel right on through to the end was great! New Potato was done just perfect, the Unbroked was electric and the turns in the music were done right on time. I love that song and Phil seems to give it to me everytime I want to hear it!
Wharf Rat seemed to be a tad bit lack-luster, I felt I wanted more punch to it...but then again I was in a puddle of tears listening. I think the band sensed that it was ho-hum cuz Jackie stepped up to the mic, let out a *yeah* then jumped back and played aggressively and the jam took off!
The Attics to end the show was PUUUURFECT!!!!
I do want to say that the music I think was consistantly good thoughout the whole show, however, it also leaves a big hole in my soul where I need a stronger guitar up there. when Jackie and Larry shined those few moments, I was in heaven and that is where the music hits my soul and being. I like this band and Phil is absolutely having a ball up there! He seems to like the incarnation so that is all good in my book! But to say this is the greatest line up would be a false statement on my part.
Once again ~ seeing all the Zoners in da house ~ even ones I didn't expect to see ~ was awesome!!!!
Laughing Bones ~ looking back at you and your friends through the show was a highlight for me!!! You guys are so cute!!!! I'll get that pic to ya soon!!!
Bank of America Pavillion, 6/21/08 ... Phil & Friends (LEVON opens)
Me and My Uncle,
Pride of Cucamonga,
So Hard to Find My Way > Lovelight*.
* = Caution Jam Tease
Here Comes Sunshine(!) > Eyes > Wheel > New Potato > Revolution#,
Unbroken Chain > Wharf Rat > Help > Slip > Franklin's Tower.
# -- (Beatles...der)
I know You Rider, ATTICS OF MY LIFE(!!!)
well'p ... out of the...I don't know, MANY P&F shows that I've attended, this one ranks within the top 3, maybe top 2 .. it may be THE most solid show I've ever seen him play, ever. I'll have to relisten.
Levon's voice is STRONG...his band has a lot of ragtime/blues/r&b flavor, great horns, Theresa Williams has a beautiful voice. I didn't dance much to Levon's band...just watched and listened in awe, while goosebumps and shivers went through me, and I got to hear THE MAN sings some of my favorite songs ever written (Ophelia, The Weight) ... Chest Fever was a highlight...um...shit, his whole set was a highlight, and a delight to see live.
OKAAAY...now onto Mr. Lesh and company,
again -- to be brief -- here are my personal highlights from his performance tonight.
the first three songs were great to open up with, lotta country flavor, and a LOT of Jackie Green. that young man can SING, and he can play that guitar. don't let anyone tell you different. Loser was particularly good, and featured some VERY soulful lyrics courtesy of JG.
then...from that point on, musically -- things got very psychedelic.
highlight(s): Cucamonga (first jam was A+++++ stuff),
So Hard...> Lovelight -- this segue into LL, and the subsequent jams that came from this sequence, and to end Lovelight, were INCREDIBLE! very exploratory, high energy jams...building up to a huge peak before ending the set.
^^^I said to my friend at setbreak, "if that first set was just a warm-up for what's to come...we're in for hell of a treat for set two!"
and we were. and oh my GOD, oh my, oh my.
highlight(s): Here Comes Sunshine(!) ... great opener ... crazy-drop segue into Eyes (out of nowhere, and got a huge ovation), and then just sheer musical madness thereafter during,
The Wheel > New Potato Caboose > Revolution.
Unbroken Chain > Wharf Rat > Help > Slip > Franklin's Tower ... oh jesus. I don't even know what to say about this sequence. it went everywhere that it could've gone, stylistically...Unbroken Chain first jam was so cool...onto an emotional/beautiful Wharf Rat (mostly Jackie and Phil on vox...though, Theresa Williams sat in for most/maybe all of 2nd set).
Help > Slip > Frank -- I don't know!!! out of ten stars, I'd give this set a ten. I would. and I'm not spun, don't drink, 100% sober, and I danced my ass off like I've not danced in a LONG time. look and listen for particularly amazing and rising/building jams throughout Slipknot...into a raucous and celebratory Franklin's finish. I'll let the tapes speak for themselves. I KNOW how freaking incredible this H > S > F, was/is, and I'm positive that the tapes will back up that ascertion.
Encore -- GREAT(!) Rider, followed by an emotional and powerful Attics, with everyone on stage singing, accompanied by VERY soft music behind...it almost sounded a'capella...it almost brought a tear to my eye.
to sum up -- a beautiful evening, beautiful venue ... and, again, out of over 50 or so Phil shows I've been -- I'd put this show right at the top of the list, if not at THE TOP. it was that good.
Jackie Greene impressed me (my first time seeing him in person), the rest of Phil's lineup always impresses me...no matter what project they're wrapped up in ... Molitz, Molo, Campbell, Lesh, Greene ... c'mon!!! can't beat that with bat! they were LOCKED IN throughout the entire show...very exploratory jams throughout the entire show (especially ending the 1st set, and all through set #2)...and I really hope this lineup continues on, and that I get to see them again sometime soon.
10 out of 10 from this SOBER phan. this show was something amazing, and one wild and free dance party ensued at the BOA-P tonight.
Great setting, great venue. Not as big as I imagined. Perfect weather for a summer solstice show. Good well behaved crowd, despite the beer flow, with great facilities and staff. Glad Phil stayed away from the Great Woods shit shack.
Phil knows how to weave a theme and setlist for any venue and occasion. Pretty inspired playing from start to finish. Special evening on Boston Harbor with a man that continues to amaze and some guys that have gotten so much better as a unit and band over the last year.
I couldn't have said it better myself Doug! :-)
On the LMA
hey man!! thanks so much!!!
cheers to the tapers!!
thank you phil and friends for a blast, met some peeps from canada who found our buds, lots of fun. Can't wait to listen to the recordings!
I still have a big place in my heart for the original "Q" with Warren, Jimmy and Rob but this show may well have been the best played set of any Phil line-up I have seen. (20+ shows over 8 years) Nice song selection, spot on playing, powerful jams and no meandering. Granted the crowd and setting had much to do with completing the package. Three nights later and I'm still blown away! Let it shine!
I had a great time seeing Phil in Boston and NH.
Please follow the link to see some video clips I posted.
They're a little big so I hope you all have a fast internet connection.
If you scroll down to the bottom of each videos page they are available for download.
Please feel free to download for PERSONAL USE ONLY. So load up your video Ipods people.
I have about 40 more clips to post but I'm not liking the speed of the Vimeo site.
Do any of you all have recommendations for another high quality free video upload site?
I'd love to hear your comments. I hope you like them. If you are only going to DL/stream one of them I would recommend 47 seconds of Franklins Tower ecstasy
See you all on the Phil Northeast Fall Tour.
Here is the link: http://www.vimeo.com/strobephil/videos/sort:date
Those video clips are awesome. Only problem is their short clips. They get going, remind me of being at the shows and then, that's it...Thanks for the clips...
Sorry to say but of the four shows in four nights that I `experienced this was by far the worst venue.No reflection on the tunage,or peeps but come on.Yep Phil brought it in typical GD fashion of playin a great show in a less then wonderful environment but the Venue Sucks.This was my third or fourth time there and each time I find myself excusing myself to find better SPACE.Uptight ticket checkers,$10 beers and the Po Po everywhere outside the venue.Un Cool.
And People I can hear through the lack of accoustics that place holds and still feel that Phil was playing his ass off.
Walkin outta a venue,after an Attics,how chill is that, to be herded like cattle,Pfffftt.
My vote is that Phil never plays there again.
If he does I'll go cuz I love him,though I'll be wary.
Thanks Phil for tryin to make that a better place than it is.
In closing I had a great time lookin past that shit and hangin out with Zoner Folk and I even ran into a HS buddy who I hadnt seen in 29 years.
You couldnt make a move without feelin you were in another line to BUY something.
Sorry you feel that way.
I thought the whole vibe and show was off the wall.
Loved every second of it.
what db said. that was my exact experience.
That might be my (one of?) only GD-related shows EVER, that I felt pretty disconnected throughout most of the evening. And it wasn't the playing. WAAAAY too many drunks, the venue police SUCK and way too many cops.
I thought it was overall a very unwelcoming, unfriendly vibe. oh well.
I was anything but impressed w/the venue.
Funny, I went to the show and didn't see a whole lot of cops. Every employee, ticket checker, etc who I said "Hi" to was pleasant and said "Hi" back. I was looking for a friend at the end of the show and when a security member asked me to move to the exit I explained what I was doing and he said no problem. It's amazing how nice people can be when you are nice to them. DB: what were you hiding from the cops? Were you trying to get to a seat that wasn't yours?
It is amazing what a good time you can have when you treat the people around you with the same respect you expect from them. The people I met were great, the vibe was great and the show was spectacular!!
Wow, i thought the security was extremely lax. I smoked the whole entire show. Was seen by ushers that did not care(so many people were all doing it at once). I actualy saw two ushers dancing together and hugging after franklins tower. The venue is so nice. Surrounded by the atlantic ocean on three sides, with the sun setting over the boston skyline behind you. Plus its like a big circus tent(kinda reminds me of bonnaroo) I thought the band gave tribute to the venue by playing wharf rat(way down by the docks of the city)Jackie also played a little circus music jam which i felt was very fitting under the big top. Maybe you guys just weren't feeling it that day. Like i say honey its you.
OK guys - I need some help from Phriends.
I was away all year aand I was planning on going to the Boston show with my girl. We're about to split up as we're moving away and it was going to be one of our last nights together. Unfortunately, we made brownies that were too strong. Instead of dancing in the aisles, we spent the night way too zoned out in the car.
To say I am disappointed and frustrated is an understatement. Especially after seeing the reviews. I can't stop thinking about this and it's driving me crazy. Anyone have some words of advice or anything to help me finally stop thinking about how badly I screwed up that night? It's been bugging me non-stop for days!
Hey Russell, its in the past! Leave it there and live for today, the moment, that's golden.
PS I'm sure the next show you see will be a smoker as well, just maybe ease up on the brownies.
>>>Surrounded by the atlantic ocean on three sides,
Dude the venue is not surrounded by the Atlantic on three sides. What were you On?
Despite spinnage I know you have to walk to the back of the venue and look north to see about fifty feet of rail that ACTUALLY is on the water!
I can only suggest that perhaps You Love the Bunk of America or work for a sponser.
Ummm, you are blind. The entire left side of the venue is waterfront with benches (you have to go behind the vendors)Behind the stage is all water. You can see the water a little to the right of the stage then logan airport (low flying planes also provided good visuals.)This place is notorious for being able to ride you boat right up next to the stage and hear the show for free. Maybe just a little less spinach for you next time poop eye.
sorry to go on about this, but i cant fathom how anyone could find something to complain about on this holy night. Seriously what venue would have been better? Phil loved it and i know he will be back.
I can only suggest that you are the bunk of america.
I liked the venue. It was nice to be able to walk over to the water's edge and look out over the harbor. Some cool jellyfish in there and some cormorants fishing.
The vendors were a little pricey, but the pizza was good and the beer OK.
The restrooms sucked on the water side. Totally flooded by set break.
Seating and sight lines were nice, and the sound was good.
A nice breeze was blowing across most of the Phil sets.
The security eventually let everyone dance on the side fire coorridors.
And there seemed to be plenty of freedom to smoke whatever.
The weather was great.
The music some of the best Phil and Friends I've seen.
Overall the night was very memorable and enjoyable, and the venue made a good impression on my crew.
Certainly way better than Philly's Fesival Pier. At least it was covered and clean in the seating area.
Sorry for those who had a bad night but once again I will reiterate that this one of the best Phil and Friends shows that I have ever seen. It's always a disappointment at any venue when somebody near you has had one too many of whatever they have chosen to eat,drink or smoke or the random security personel take their job too seriously.
Aside from a beer and a puff I feel that I had a pretty accurate and dialed in read on the band and the environment. (I used to work there and was very observant of the goings on that night.)
Let me repeat: the band was spot on, the venue staff were more than tolerant and it was a beautiful evening at a great venue.
The Pavillion has consistently been the best place in Boston to see a concert in the summer and I have personally been waiting years for Phil and Friends to play there. Would you rather see them at the Orpheum? How about they just don't play Boston period because it is too uptight? (A chronic complaint I have heard over the years!) Then why have members of the Dead always had a place in their heart for the city? Remember, the word "Grateful" has more meaning than just the name of Phil's former band...
In boston, the pavilion usually books acts that appeal to the "older" rock crowd, such as CSN, or Mark Knopfler or Chris Isaak - good music, but sort of tame stuff.
it usually attracts folks in the 50s who used to party, but have calmed down - have a respectable job, house in the suburbs, kids, blah, blah - you know. At least that's my impression.
So the typical act at the pavilion has people who sit through most of the show, dont smoke pot, sit in their assigned seat, even if others are vacant, and are generally "well-behaved" from security-guy's point-of-view.
This summer seems to be different - they booked phil, widespread panic, umphrey's mcgee - this is a very different type of crowd.
So I think that the security folks at the pavilion aren't really prepared to handle a "phil" crowd - I think they expected people to be more tame.
They let people dance in the aisles because they couldn't stop them. And if you were in the middle of a section, you could smoke pot easily - but near the aisles, you couldn't.
>>Ummm, you are blind.
So now the satellite imagary is lying too
Sounds like a conspiracy to me.
Let me know when you come down.
You make it sound like its Gilligan's Island
Just sit right back...
I enjoyed the show that funny afternoon/evening and now listening to the show again and having a goog laugh! Thank you phil and friends and TAPERS.
I saw Primus there a few years back and that was not the most tame crowd. But in general your are right about the bands that play there. I would love to see yonder play there but i dont think it would sell out. I wonder if the Umphreys show will sell out?
I was at the show, and also want to say how much I enjoyed it and the peaks they climbed to. Lots of fun!
I caught Phil at the (Boston) Orpheum a few years ago and Warren played a solo on Soulshine that was so good, that the band actually did "the thing" that the Dead used to do - you know, where everyone can feel it? that only lasted moments, but it was the only time I've experienced it since Jerry left the building.
Anyhow, this was an excellent show, and if they keep going like this, who knows what could happen.
its unfortunate that people feel the need to argue over whether or not the venue was surrounded by the ocean on three sides or one or none. the venue isnt the best: pavement and wierd seats, but i loved it and especially the music. after the loser and lovelight in the first set i knew it was gonna be one hell of an evening. second set smoked right through...how about the new potato>revolution? double encore...? anyone who didnt have a good time should go sit by a river and take it in for a while...
that show rocked
-and you'll never find another honest man-