Well its only monday but before you know it'll be Saturday!!! i just saw the Deer Creek post and got all pumped for the alpine show also so i figured i make this one. can't wait!!! String Cheese & Phil = Grand old time!!! i've never seen Claypool so that will also be a treat. see you all there. HAVE A GREAT SHOW!!! PeAcE!!!!!!!!
Same to you Dave. It will be a great time. Alpine always is, that's a given. I went online for tickets thru thicketmaster yesterday and scored 20th row center. I had been checking periodically the last month or so and they had been sold out, so I'm thinking it's that sweet Wisconsin karma coming through. That's really what I need right about now.
From what I've read about the tour so far, the band should be pretty ripe right about now. I'm sure we're in for a treat.
Les Claypool will be pretty cool to see as well, and his band is pretty sweet. Ive heard some of his recent shows and they've been doing a nice bit of Pink Floyd.
Never have really got the chance to hear String Cheese, so that will be interesting too. The only thing I dont like about this show is that it is sooo long. That's way cool and all, but once your in the venue, you are in for good. No pass outs or stamps to get back in which makes for a real long day.
Have a grate time...
wow, nice score on the 20th row. I use SCI ticketing before they went on sale at ticketmaster and got about 30th row center.
Alpine has never let you back in at any of the shows i seen there(since 1995) so i figured as much. i hear ya on being stuck in there once you're in. I'm a huge cheese head though so i don't think it will phase me much ;-)
SCI is hotter than hot right now..with the PLQ being NOVA....Alpine will be the mind fry of 2001...See y'all there..I'll be wearing my Cryptical 98-99 NYE shirt, ya know the one with the skeleton hoopin'
Life by the Drop!
SCI is playin well now. Heard there new album anyone? Roll Over! Hope to hear that song this Midwest run. Phil's got the right idea touring w/ all the new jam bands. Keep the spirit alive w/ the new gen.
Alpine's gonna be SWEEEEEEEEEET!! Can't wait to jam and party! Leaving Friday. See you all there :):):)
I'm in agreement w/ all of you. Alpine is gonna be a sweet show. Alpine Valley is only about three minutes from my house so i will be there bright and early looking for a good time. Anyone want to meet up and drink some beers before the show? Let me know and I will try to arrange something. Show you all some Wisconsin Kindness! Yeahawwwwwww!
Zach Kuester email at email@example.com
Can I park at your place? Please O please.
Everyone Quick ask to park at his place. j/k
you don't pay for parking at alpine usually so is there a need to park at his place?? i know you kidding though. although i guess you could get out of there quicker. i remember being stuck for hours at alpine after Phish last year. "not that there is anything wrong with that" ;-)
Was there Dave. 97. Stuck for 3 hours and had to be at Deer Creek the next day.
yep, me too. deer creek was always the next day(for phish) accept for last year when phil played the next day which was very cool because i got a break from mind warping phish and heard some dead in between....oh and don't forget about Bob
Here is wishing Maura, Becky, Cindy, and Josh a great time at Alpine. Red Rocks was a mindbender, a transpersonal experience, some Gestalt therapy, and a whole lot-o-fun. The vibes continue on to you! Love ya.
We(LadyTC is going) will see you folks VERY soon, I'll be at Wheelers Campground in Baraboo the night before(So leave a note at the desk letting me know which site your in, Mark or Lolly will be glad to keep it).
Then on the 14th I start my tour, Life is GOOD!
Section 102 Row B...yeah baby
What the hell, Shakedown opener. GDTRFB>NFA second set closer. Throw in Broken Arrow, Terrapin, St Steve, Masons, Blue Sky, Golden Road, Cumberland, Mtns of the Moon, Other One, Days Btwn, Low Spark and end it all with a Box encore and I'll be happy. Hey, I only get to see one show this tour, humor me. I forgot to mention I am the Walrus, Hard to Handle, Eyes, Brown Eyed Women, Mr Fantasy, Warf Rat, and definetly Crazy Fingers.
scarlet/fire is my prediction. but, mitch, i would love to hear juat about anything!!!! A low spark would be nice. I think warren on Mr. Fantesy sounds just like brent. would love to hear it too!! Hell, it don't matter really. No matter what they play and no matter who sings it WILL BE A GRAND TIME!!!!!!
see ya there
Have a great time all. Stay Safe. And shake those bones..and twirl until you hurl..lol
golden road opener
Posa, If mercy's in business I wish it for you! Scarlet>Fire is about as likely as Mitch's post, but will guarantee you'll have a great time. You'll not get the Great Jerry ballad we all want to wash our soul. Go with no expectations, shake yer bones, and stay in the present.
Here Comes Sunshine more likely…
Maybe a Dew?
Have a Great Show!
Greeting to Scott,Phil, Joe, Sarah, Emily, and Deadicated Mamma from Vermont. I am waiting impatiently to for Great Woods, The Meadows, and SPAC next weekend. I hope Phil and the boys treat you well and play an amazing show!!!!!!!
I miss you guys!!!!
Peace and Love
Once again- the west coast technogeeks are sitting idly by waiting for a setlist... anyone on tour with a cell phone is welcome to call me and I'll post list updates....
Blues, Broken Arrow>Masons
jam>cryptical>walrus>oo>viola e:gldn rd
Viola Lee Blues>
Night of 1000 Stars>
I Am The Walrus>
The Other One>
How 'bout some reviews folks?
Was it as good as it looks?
Damn is all I can say...I should have gone I have always said I would love to see a show start and end with Viola...
sounds great! shakedown, broken arrow (which i really enjoyed in santa barbara summer sesssions) stephen, o one -cosmic encore? wow
anyone have a les claypool setlist from alpine last night?
HAS PHIL GONE COMPLETELY BONKERS!...Is he trying to make some sort of heavy metal biker Grateful Skynyrd! The music at Alpine was an unrelenting piledriver 3 lead axe choppersnort. Mason's Children was revved up beyond the ancient Dead version. The Viola sandwich was a roadhouse bouncer throwin you out of the bar twice! Highlight by far was St.Stephen/Eleven deleriously circular but like the Tilt-A-Whirl spun of its track and careened for the parking lot filled with schoolbuses! Oh imho leave the Other1 til Bobby comes back..and Barracco
comes off a little too happyboy compared to the 3 guitarists from the Church of Screaming Diz Busters!
Alpine was sweet. Phil and the gang delited all in attendance on a perfect Wisconsin evening. An enormous Viola Lee (V-1&2) evoked major energy from both sides of the rail, which later shifted into solid Shakedown madness. The Shakedown slowly evolved into the most out-there Cumberland, jammed beyond belief. After that 50+ minute trilogy opener, the band caught its breath. Only to return with a heart-felt Broken Arrow which rather abrubtly changed into a fast and furious Mason's Children. WOW! Everything worked. The second set was even bigger, with each jam reaching to the statospere time and time again. It's late and Deer Creek awaits. Tonight's Alpine experience was as good as it gets in an outdoor shed.
Don't miss this band.
Barraco beams good vibes and The Other One, out of the Walrus, ripped! St. Stephen was beautiful.
Holy mother of god, I don't think a more impressive setlist is even possible. Way to go guys! Kickin' ass and takin' names! Not bad for an old guy's band.
All I can say is ....... WOW!
Front row for Alpine was truly a treat! Warren Haynes is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING to watch up close. Herring as well. Highlights...Mason's Children, St. Stephen, Golden Road (Warren Haynes has this one nailed...seems to really enjoy playing it), Cosmic Charlie was a great close to a great evening.....Alpine is as great as it ever was....I had many great times there in the past...and last night really brought back some great memories and created some great new ones....YOU MUST NOT MISS THIS BAND!!!! Thanks PHIL!!!
holy mother of gawd is right!!!!!i listened to
several songs via my bud's cell phone last night.
and even whtough the telephone wires it was super
sick!! the future of sick music is the triple
threat of phil warren and jimmy. the super
sickness is back: what a releif! just knowing that
ther is greatness out there is so refreshing! and
from reading other posts i'm not the only one.
take me back to the 80's....jeesh. i haven't seen
sickness like this since the brent-era doo-doo!!!
i mean, dudes, it just gets better and better. how
sick can it get? here's to flying colored chuks of
I guess Zimi didn't like it. Oh well, more space for the rest of us. Glad to see such happy things posted. Phil seems to leave the most of us just jaw dropped and incapable of words. Good.
A short-haired shephard mix was lost at Saturday night's Alpine Valley show. The dog, Jack, is blond with black hair on his back and nose. He's wearing a silver choke chain and has big floppy ears and a due claw on his back left paw. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
the first set was very tight all the way through. the energy was high onstage and in the crowd. after the vlb->shakedown>cumberland segment the band stopped and all 35-40,000 of the Alpine faithful just stood, yelled and clapped while the band caught a breather on this perfect midwestern summer's evening with only slight orange remnants of the sun hitting some clouds ... it was truly an amazing experience
Alpine is the Red Rocks of the Midwest for sure!
this opening sequence was definitely a highlight of the entire show - every solo was blazing and the vocal harmonies were much tighter than ones i've heard in the past - the Cumberland was really the gem here (well, Viola is always cool!) - TIGHT - the entire band, but specially Phil/Herring/Haynes trio is super tight and explosive
Broken Arrow was very nice, just not a fav of mine
Mason's Children was reworked from the old GD versions and it's got some power to it now - awesome!
Unfortunately I caught an intense headache during the show that may have caused the rest of the show to be almost painfully loud for me (I was sitting about 30 feet behind the tapers in the center of the lawn) I don't know if anyone else had this experience that the sound became piercingly loud during the end of the show? It was probably my headache ...
St. Stephen - always special, especially when it ROCKS! the jam out of SS had hints of the 11 but it drifted somewhere else ... but luckily it was to be and the band drifted wonderfully into the 11, one of my fav songs they do and again it didn't disappoint - TIGHT! that's really the best way to describe most the show - the solos by Herring and Haynes are usually very sweet and/or driving hard to insanity - but the entire band is so tight with WH/JH and Barraco dancing around each other so gracefully and Phil and Molo pounding at the low end ... they can fill the entire soundscape in ways that rival what the GD or ABB have done/did for so long.
Unfortunately for me the hi-mids were super sensitive for me most of the 2nd set and I wasn't able to enjoy it nearly as much as I should have, so the rest of the show is kind of a blur for me as my brain was hurtin' -- except I knew the band was kickin ass.
Also, after the thunderous ovation after Cumberland Blues in the first set the energy of the crowd seemed to diminish throughout the night where by the time it was encore time the crowd just seemed to mill around waiting for the encore they knew was coming ... wasn't used to that! A lot of people seemed to leave too between the end of SCI and the end of PnF.
I saw about at hour of SCI and I'm really digging them. Saw them one other time at Red Rocks at '99 Summer Sessions and they were super trippy/jammy there and a lot more bluegrass feel yesterday at Alpine. Loved them both times I saw them - they seem to have the mass appeal to hit the big time, talent for sure! They got a heavy ovation after their set and were lured back onstage - "I guess we have a few more minutes for a quick one" -- HAPPY APPLAUSE - did SCI draw as many fans to this show as I think they did? Cool.
Got up to Alpine too late to see Claypool .. was he good? Would love to hear comments about that also.
I LOVE ALPINE VALLEY
The missing dog returned...
Lord above, that fucking set list! And lists don't usually do much for me. Whoa, holy shit, I'm dying here. luv, hil
Well first of all I would like to say..I dont get to see many shows due to my job and kids. But man-o-live Alpine couldnt have been more perfect for me! When he played Shakedown Street and Cosmic Charlie I went through the roof! Thoes are my 3 year olds 2 favorite songs. It was great!
what a wonderful evening of music! All the bands were great. Les Claypool was hands down the greatest. Not many people were there to check it out. they missed out! Check Les out! Super funky, super tripy, and really loud! It was also my first time seeing SCI. They are very talented and I will definatly be checking them out more, although they did sound like a Phish cover band at certain times. Now PnF's kicked major ass in the 1st set. I couldn't keep up after Shakedown. I mean Viola and SS were both monster jams. Mason's rocked bordering hard rock style. After St. Stephan in the 2nd set I was down for the count. The jams became repetitive with a lot of self-masturbation from Haynes.(he does kick major ass though!) Not too mention the volume was way too loud!!! I was dying by the encore. People were totally drained and leaving before the show was even over. I noticed they couldn't get the timing down to start singing after a jam so Haynes would just unleash another 5 min solo. Overall though PnF's were awesome. For a 60 yr. old too be wearing my 25 yr. old ass out, that is pretty impressive. Later!
self masssturbarion?! too loud?! are u kidding
me?! and saying viola lee is always
nice.....stephen is always good.....need i remind
you of these worthless posts that these songs
haven't seen the light of day in an eternity so be
grateful....for chrissakes....too loud?!
it's too loud you're to freakin' old!
Hello Phil Fans,
Thought I'd put my two cents in on the Alpine Experience. :) The weather turned out beautiful. Great day for good music.
I missed Les Claypool, so other than the music being LOUD enough to stop me in my tracks at the top of the hill, I can't really comment on the Frog Brigade.
SCI wasn't bad. Played a little too long I felt though. About 3/4 of the crowd seemed to be SCI fans, or at least aware of what they put out. Still, was standard jam band fare...good enough for an opening band.
Phil went on around 8:15. Warren had been on stage longer than the rest of the band tuning his guitars. We were wondering when he was going to leave the stage for the pre-show band huddle.
After a short quiet jam, Wham! off into Viola Lee Blues. :) Knew it was going to be a sweet show. Jimmy was doing a lot of the lead with Warren wailing on the slide. Lots of bass and keys heavy playing. We caught two verses before heading into a medium backbeat jam, and into Shakedown Street we swung. Heavy guitars and nice and Loud and rocking. :) Go Molo!
After a good Shakedown, there was a Lovelight tease with lots of bass, then a breakdown....Phil started to talk into his mic, then the jam took on Cumberland overtones. Sure enough, that's where it lead. I happened to notice Mars peaking through the canopy on the left side of the pavillion after the second verse.
There was a long lingering jam with breakdown, slowing down into a Dark Star tease before going back up into Cumberland. Rob singing Bobby's part and Warren following. Another good jam followed before Phil sang Jerry's closing part and ending.
The band started to decide what to do next as Barracco toyed with Tico Tico. Broken Arrow started up with solid harmony singing and good playing. This band really has improved since last fall. Phil is even singing better. This segued into a solid stompin' rocking Mason's Children with solid low guitar work. Warren wailed away on slide throughout and the three part singing was great. Glad to finally hear this gem. That was the end of set one.
Set two started with a slow jam evolving into St. Stephen with full rendition of said song. This led naturally into a long Eleven jam and finally the vocals for the 11. Spacey jam followed and we got Night of 1000 Stars following. Very good song with Warren doing a fine delivery. I really like this new Phil song and the bridge had nicely arranged harmony singing. That ended, another slow jam started which led into Cryptical. :) Phil sang Jerry's psychedelic lyrics before the band took it into an atonal out there, Outer Space, Forbidden Planet jam which after some deliberation led into I Am The Walrus! A collective whoop went up from the crowd once we figured out what it was. Rob sang a good version of the Beatles classic. :) That led into a jam and into the Other One with full bombs and then verse three of Viola Lee. To close, the boys bounded into the Golden Road with Molo even singing harmonies. They stretched it out longer than in October which was kinda nice. Got the standard rock ending and that was the end of set two.
After a short break, Phil came back to thank the audience, and give his organ donor speech. The band was lurking about back stage and Phil introduced them one by one. Celebration then started up. A very very good new Phil song, it threw me cause the opening intro jam sounds somewhat like Box. But all three vocalists traded leads and sang very well on the harmony parts. A pretty good addition to the canon. Keep going Phil, and I hope this one becomes a mainstay of future shows. That eventually segued into a double slide guitar version of Cosmic Charlie and then out. Great show, and looking forward to fall tour. Hope you pull off another four or even better, six night run at the Riv in Chicago. :)
I've never posted a review for any bands before, but, after Saturday night, I just had to add my 2 cents. I saw 130+ Dead shows, but had never seen Phil & Friends (too sad about the fatman's passing). Anyway, the only reason that I can't in good conscience say that this show was the best Dead show I've ever seen is on principle, since the Phat man wasn't in physical attendance. It is for sure at least tied with the best Dead I ever saw, though. I mean, come on: St. Stephen -> The Eleven?????? Golden Road?????? Cosmic Charlie?????? MASON'S CHILDREN, for God's sake??????!!!!!! All played with ferocious intensity, jammed to the hilt! My favorite period of the Dead was 1969-1971, and most of my tapes are from this era. I never thought I would see these songs played live, at least by a band other than some cheesy local Dead cover band. If you are reading this and considering going to any of the upcoming shows, DO IT! If you are a serious head, it will be AWESOME for you! That's all I've got to say, except THANK YOU SO MUCH PHIL!! WE LOVE YOU (and to all else, as Phil has said, please be an organ donor-if you don't need it anymore, somebody else does-"the wheel is turnin' and it can't slow down"). Peace
Alpine Valhalla 714 / 2001
For LadyTC & I this little trip started with Mojo on Thursday night, going to this show caused us to start up to Wisco way late (serious hangovers). It took us all day to get to Baraboo Wisco, and finally around 9:00 I pulled up to Cisco & Muadibs campsite. LET THE PARTYING BEGIN.
Saturday 714…First-Off we went to a favorite hangout for some B-Fast & then it was off to Devils Lake S.P. for a Monster wake & bake, in one of the most beautiful locations in all Wisconsin. Once we were sufficiently baked it was time to hit the road. With the TC’s Bronco in the lead we did a cool 90 mph. most of the way to the venue & even managed to get there just as the gates opened. With no time to spare I got right in line. The others were off for some shopping at Shakedown.The gates open & after security took a glance in my case I’m off, booking down the hill to get a good spot. Front row, Dead Center, Tapers section Woo Hoo !(Thanks to my most excellent friends Brian & Marty)
Les Claypool – This was my first Les show, I have some shows of his at home and wasn’t to excited about seeing this guy. That was then this is now……….Les Kick’s Ass! Wow what a show doing some excellent covers and jamming . Space oddity was extremely entertaining, but for me the best was the last tune a nameless jam that featured this stick thing , not like Tony Levins stick bass. This thing looked like a broomstick on steroids, he played it with a drumstick tapping out the rhythms, and also it had a kind of wha-wha handle on the top to bend the sounds. IT was WILD! Time Aprox. 1 Hr.
String Cheese – I’m not gonna try to review this but I will say that for me my first Incident was boring at best. This is sooo not what I expected; I have many shows from them on disc here at home and like them a lot. I thought they would be much more entertaining than they were. It seemed to me that they were very flat, no highs and lows in the show, just an even Elevator soundtrack. There was a cool moment though when Phil came walking through the crowd and went into the soundboard area to catch some SCI. We got some cool Photos of him walking around and enjoying Alpine Valley. One other thing, it was pretty weird seeing a half dozen of the SCI tapers leave after Cheese, choosing to blow off Phil……Time Aprox. 2: 15
On to the Real show…………………………
Set 1: Opening the show with a nice jam the boys built this up big and then Boom…. dropping the Viola Bomb on us to open the show, Nice! Alpine is up & Rockin now and when they flow into the Shakedown, Oh Baby it’s Grate to be back at Alpine again! Everyone is feeling good and in the groove, then when they rolled out Cumberland I knew it was gonna be Big! Man was I right, 20 minutes of intense jamming, stretching the limits of the Cumberland framework as far as possible without splitting off into a separate jam, Outstanding. After the short breather we were swept away with my summer fav Broken Arrow. Something about this tune makes it a little better in the summertime than in other seasons for me & this was a goodie. The Monstrous Masons Children that followed was simply ON FIRE! For my 20 years of seeing Dead shows this was one of the 2 tunes I always wanted but never got (the other being HTH). Even though the start and tempo had been changed there still was no mistaking what was coming and from the first notes I was in Heaven! Nearly 18 min. later I was Blown Away!
What a great day, 85° and partly cloudy, Excellent Venue, Phil & the Boy’s, Room everywhere, my oldest to newest friends coming and going, 4th row dead center tickets & first row Tapers section dead center, LadyTC with me, Hugs, Nugs & Liquid Refeshments. Seriously folks how the hell could you possibly have a better show????
Summer Tour is like Coming Home.
Set 2: The Sweet jamming to open the set was shorter than in the 1rst but none the less effective. It was a great way to sweep us into a ball rattling St.Stephen, & ooh lala it’s bone shakin’ time. The jamming that followed skirted on the 11 but nope, Millenium Jam came on strong much to my delight, with Warren tearing it up (don’t let the setlist fool you). From MJ they transitioned into the 11 and oh my, it was smooth as silk. I did feel that Rob’s vocals were too loud but as far as the band being too loud, please. Still flowing along the next stop was Night of a Thousand Stars, the Lesh/Hunter tune is following suite with the band and the rest of the repertoire & getting better and better every time. After a short break we get a Cryptical, this was a nice way to come off the breather. From Cryp the boys went into a very spacey jam reminiscent of Dead days past, then when I saw Molo pulling down his mic, I knew the crazy I am the Walrus was coming up next. Indeed I was right and what a crowd pleaser! *Passengers please buckle up for the turbulence to follow*……When the Other one rolled around Alpine turned into the old Maxell poster (w/ the dude being blown away by his speakers, glass sliding off table, & lampshade flying around, etc.). The Hillside was shocked to life like Frankenstein with Phil’s Huge Bass Assault ! The beauty if it was there was no let up to follow, with a Viola reprise & then a Golden Road the assault continued from some 20 mins. or so. To punctuate the show when the Golden Road was over Phil let his bass sit there and Humm, it was a very cool way to end the set.
Encore: Celebration was first up and I enjoyed it, but when we got the Charlie that followed I was ecstatic, this was the right choice for the evening. “Go on home your Mama’s callin’ you”, the harmonies in this tune have now reached a spooky level of perfection, and it is a nice little ditty for all the other bands out there to consider when the Big Boys-Phil & Friends are in town.
Can’t wait till Tuesday………..
Great reviews, thanks TC and PK. I got a few very good laughs...this tour is taking too long between Red Rocks and Hartford!!!
What a show, phil defenitley rocked the 25000 phans that were at the alpine. 1st set was a little slow. But i was still psyched to see Phil for the 10th time. String Cheese really got the crowd going earlier in the day. 2nd set was by far the best i've seen from phil in awhile. Last time i saw him was the 4 night stand in chicago last winter. The St. Stephen had me from sitting at the top of the hill to dancing my ass off at the bottom of the hill. I had to miss Deer Creek, but i'm on my way to Pine Knob, so hope to see all the Phil heads there. and don't forget to be an organ donor!!!!
Brad...If you think the 1st set was a little slow, could you please forward some of that wacky wack that you were smoking???
That 1st set was A+. I was sitting at set break and saying to a buddy that there is really no way that they could come out and top that. They damn near did, but the first set at Alpine was one to remember.
I had an awesome time at Alpine.. Alpine has always been kind to me, Its like hometown. Grew up around there. The staff i dont think has ever been so laid back... same with the cops. I did run into one cat that had said he got a 400 dollar ticket for gate jumping.... but other than that was completely chill.
Phil has definitely got a band going here.. its not the 'Dead, but it is the closest you will ever get. Even the Other Ones wernt as good as this configuration. There wasnt the same drive there to be inovative but yet revel in the old.
Way to go Phil! See you all IN Pine Knob
Oh an hey if LAEDY from Chicago or anyone who knows her reads this.. tell her to email me. Was great meeting her.
No wrong turn would stop me from making Alpine. for some reason, even thought i've been to apline several times i always make a wrong turn and end up in uncle billy's corn field. usually its on my way out but this time it was on my way there so i missed claypool who i wanted to check out for the first time. I did see the cheese, however. I thought SCI was pritty tight. i agree with tapecat that it was pritty steady with no highs or lows but for being a beautiful day at about 85 degrees with the sunny shining down on all of us i felt thet played some happy, jumpy tunes that fit the mood pritty good.
As for PLQ. WOW!! Viola is one of my more favorite jams and boy did they ever jam it out. and to play it again in the second set was alsome!! I was hopeing to get a shakedown and they hit me with one really hard. i had seats in the center, and to look back/up at about 30,000 people in that giant lawn gettin down put a HUGE smile on my face that lasted all weekend. Cumberland seemed a litte harder then i'm used to, but it kept up the fast pace that shakedown left off on. Broken Arrow is my favorite song that Phil sang while with the dead so for me to hear even a crappy version would have been nice, but this one was far from crappy, it was outstanding!! Barraco played impressive keys that really stood out durring that jam. phils voice was also pleasent. Masons also seemed kinda hard but i didn't care. To hear that song live was a real treat.
I had no clue what to expect for the second set other then a phat jam!! St. Stephen got the crowd back on their feet in a hurry. Cryptical came in the middle of the set like you would expect. I noticed a lot of "space type" jammin through out the show. More so then the deer creek show. and i don't mean space just in cryptical. Walrus was another harder jam that picked up all the people who satdown durring 1000 stars and cryptical. Rob did a great job on vocals for that one. Other one>viola>golded road was too much. i went crazy dancin all over. i couldn't have picked a better way to end such a hard jammin show. i noticed some people starting to leave durring Celebration and i thought to my self "what?!?" too bad for them though because the Cosmic Charlie was great.
i couldn't have asked for anything more. the show kept me on my toes the whole time woundering what was next? Now thats the way a great show is supposed to be.
hope you all enjoyed it all as much as i did. peace
Hi Paul K., I was wondering if I was the only one who caught that Tico Tico tease, thanks!!!!
Too many great reviews here already, I couldn't ask for more!
Phil you are the man!!! The show at Alpine Valley on Saturday night was the BEST show you have ever performed, since you started Phil Lesh & Friends!!! Thank God, I returned to my seat in time to hear Mason's Children!!! Phil you blew me away with every song you played!!! What a smokin' Golden Road, it sounded just like it does on the album!!! Thank You so much Phil, Warren, Jimmy, Rob & John for the trip into the Phil Zone!!! It's something I will never forget!!!
Just got back and my head is still buzzing from Saturday. The first set was mindblowing. Nice crunchy Viola, started with the 2nd verse, thought that was kind of weird. Into an awesome Shakedown, which I was hoping they'd open with so I was quite surprised/ecstatic. Great version, awesome vocal jam at the end, better ending than the Dead ever did. Lovelight tease, but got a wicked Cumberland instead. Real long, I've heard better versions. Lyrical flub in there as well. Broken Arrow, I'd had been singing this one all day, and it was as beautiful as ever. Into Masons, which was my highlight. I don't give a crap how often the Dead played this, all I know is this thing blew my mind. Balls to the walls, shit your pants rock n roll. Guitars going off, but Molo just rumbling underneath the whole time, tying it all together. One of the best songs I've ever seen live.
Second set started great with nice, long, powerful Steve>11. 1000 stars was ok. Cryptical was great but a lot of the jamming that followed got boring and tedious. Some good moments, but over all not great. Was psyched to hear Walrus coming, best Beatles tune I've heard Phil do. Lennons ambiguous lyrigargle imagery is perfect for this scene. Then came Other 1. The jamming was on and off, some good moments, not very soulful. Phil's vocals were terrible. Never had a problem with his voice until this one. The transition back into Viola was way too forced. Got the first verse though. Transition into Golden Road was again forced, choppy. Alright version, not much jamming.
Overall a good show. Second set could have used a bit more direction, maybe another song or two. Phil probably just wanted to rock out since it was such a large crowd, but it left the show with an uneven feeling.
A few notes about the Alpine Valley gig.
1) Reading some of the posts above confirms what I have long observed: the sound OUTSIDE of the pavilion is almost always better than INSIDE. This holds true at almost every outdoor venue. I appreciate the desire to get up close, though. Been there so long, myself, I've got to calling it home. Well, not so much anymore :o)
2) Candace Brightman needs special mention for her wonderful lights, which, as always, painted a beautiful backdrop without ever upstaging the musicians or the music.
3) "Broken Arrow" was very special, the best I've heard. I almost fainted when they started to play "Mason's Children". What's next? "Lindy" or "Stealin"? "Viola Lee Blues" made for a great bookend, the first two verses opening the show, and the last verse as a powerful end. "Cosmic Charley" was the perfect was to end the night.
4) Be an organ donor. Tell your parents and siblings of your intentions. Give blood.
5) I was very pleased, indeed, to see so many college-aged people there. I am glad that many of them were drawn by SCI, who seem to have captured the scene. I felt as if I were back in college, 25 years ago, seeing some of my first Dead shows. Strangers stopping strangers, just to shake a hand.
It was a beautiful scene. It is your scene now. Just remember, without love in the dream, it will never some true.
6) Thanks to everyone sitting around me--all the old-timers, like me, and all the young folks--who made the whole afternoon and evening a special one. It was a nice scene.
Couple things...Tapecat, what is HTH? Probably obvious and I'll be kicking myself for asking...also, has PLQ played "He Was a Friend of Mine?" If not, they most definately should!..Dave I'm glad you found yer dog...and to whoever said the gap from RedRocks to Hartford is too long...damn straight...I can't stop reading the reviews, but that just makes it
worse :o) )o:< !!!
Couple things...Tapecat, what is HTH? Probably obvious and I'll be kicking myself for asking...also, has PLQ played "He Was a Friend of Mine?" If not, they most definately should!..Dave I'm glad you found yer dog...and to whoever said the gap from RedRocks to Hartford is too long...damn straight...I can't stop reading the reviews, but that just makes it
worse :o) )o:< !!!
Hard to Handle!
DUH! Shit...Oh well...
Any knowledge of P&F playing He Was?
Here are my two cents after seeing Phil at Somerset and Alpine. They rock!! Makes you wonder how much better the dead would have been if they practiced. After the three Phil shows I had seen 10/31/99, 11/01/99 and last year's alpine show I had pretty much given up or at least was not willing to make a great effort to see this band. After these two shows I am willing to travel and this raises my question to you all because if I am willing to travel a lot of other people are too, and already are. When you walk around in the scene doesn't it seem like we are going to blow it again? Huge piles of trash, people that disrespect the venue, loads of people at the show but not going in, fireworks all night in drought conditions etc. I only saw the dead from 1985-1995, so, in a sense, I only caught the end and as the years progressed you could really see the scene decline (I was in attendance at Deer Creek 95 and saw the worst). Camping went away, venues were lost etc. Do we have to do this again? I am not scolding. I like to party, I like beer, I love what Phil is doing and if the quality stays where it is this will only get bigger. Is it the impossible scene? Do we just have to see them in huge venues with a lot of security driving up ticket prices? I refuse to blame young people or fans of another band. This is happening at Phil shows so I assume it is Phil fans, and from what i saw, they were of all ages. I do not know the answer, but having found something to love here i am concerned and willing to try. Please at least pick up your garbage and if you like fireworks, shoot them straight up so they fall on you when they come down unlike the bozos in the B campground at Somerset.
By the way, the sound was much better on the lawn at Alpine. i wear musicians earplugs to concerts (ear specialists mold them to the shape of your ear and they block pretty flat across the frequency range, a really good investment for the frequent concert goer) with them in you could hear the pavilion rattling when Phil played.
Mason's Children was the highlight at alpine and the Slipnot jam at Somerset was unbelievable. The preceeding reviws have summed it all up well.
reflections on alpine....I think alpine has a special energy...when the dead played out there there was always a special vibe and that vibe is still here. Phil mentioned it, sci mentioned it, I think everyone there felt it. It was great to see so many old faces and people on tour. FFB was great, but way to short....I think everyone enjoyed being sodemized by les, came close to the brown note. The sci didn't thrill me this was the first time I saw them, there really tight good musicians but I was kinda waiting for there set to just be over. Phil& phriends was great, played a hot smoking show. The viola lite>shakedown>cumberland got everyone jumping/spinning/floating the broken arrow mellowed things out a bit masons left the stage and molos arms smoking(awesome rocking version-I liked it all hyped up) the stephen jam>11> got us all rolling again then the walrus came out and smked us(nice...everyone was up cucoo ca chu ing, and smkin hot)>other1>the gldrd its was a non stop ride left my head smokeing. cosmic charlie send us all home. It seems like this incarnation of phil&phriend has really started to gel and groove, but whats with the band reading from sheet music, come on guys if you forget the lyrics we can help you along.
didnt anyone else catch that mountain jam tease.........that would have been nice
Crispy: Too loud? The sound was crystal clear and at a desired level from Row-B (GDTS-TOO).
PKomp: Warren's roadie (guitar guy) looks a lot like Warren from the lawn. It wasn't Warren up there doing preshow tuning.
Mitch: Cryptical jamming boring and tedious for you? Envelopement jamming was ultra psychedelic and special for me.
Posa: Cumberland was a little too hard for you? It took me to places Cumberland had never seen before, all within the context of the tune.
Funkybch: Jams became repetitive with a lot of self masterbation? You must have been hanging out in the bathroom.
I could go on about the negative reviews but I'll refrain as, "...One man gathers what another man spills!"
Dave: Thank God Jack's back.
7-14-2001 Alpine was EPIC!!!
"Go on home, your mama's callin' you."
I too wanted to write a summation of all the posts from the last 24 hours regarding Alpine, but first I want to reply to you directly.
First, yes, from where I was sitting - 30 feet behind the tapers in the center of the lawn it was TOO LOUD (2nd set for sure). The sound from your seat in the fourth row has nothing to do with the sound on the lawn. The lawn is listening to the show on an almost entirely different sound system. A sound guy I know who also witnessed the levels in the lawn agreed. Others on this board have mentioned it as well.
Which leads to my second point. You criticize the negative reviews about the show and then give a negative review of the reviewers ...!?
I thought many of the show reviews were great and thanks to all of the contributors. It's nice to see if other people noticed some of the things you did, like people leaving early (some immediately after SCI!), too loud, how the scene was (I wasn't in the lot long enough to get a good feel) - it's great for people who were there and for those who weren't who want to feel like they were ...
I'm sorry you had a headache and sound problems at the P&F Alpine show. I didn't mean to offend you or any other posters. I was simply providing another viewpoint that reflects my own personal experience for those keeping up on the tour. I needed to reference the posters in order to keep my views concise.
If I wanted to express all of the good vibes this P&F Alpine show provided, I'd be typing about it for days. I'm simply redirecting the negativity previously posted. Everyone takes in a show at different levels. Sorry, but I have nothing bad to say about my experience. This one rocked!
Reply to Carter O'Brien: Nice to know someone else caught the Tico Tico. Those guys toss so many little quotes out there, i'm not surprised a few get passed up. I still liked the Well You Needn't (thelonious monk song) quote at the Creek 2000 show.
Reply to Tim: From my perspective in the Pavillion left side near the top, it was either Warren or Warren's twin, as Phil, Jimmy and Molo were also checking their equipment at the same time. Warren just happened to stick around a little longer. In any event, it was just an observation. That show was amazing...definitely one of the best I've seen thus far. It just keeps getting better and better, and that's why I can't wait for fall tour. The four night run in Chicago in October was phenomenal. Plus, I'm still hoping Phil resurrects Early Morning Rain, Hamstrung Blues (which I've never heard), Wave to the Wind and If The Shoe Fits. Wave can be tightened into a great jamming tune given proper rehearsal, and Shoe Fits is a little dark, but then again not all the GD songs are cheery either. I could picture Neil Young covering it, but I'm slightly twisted that way :) Anyway, Phil still has a lot of suprises for all of us music lovers, and I'm grateful he's around to keep pushing the music forward.
BTW, anyone happen to know what Tom Constanten is up to these days?
don't think i'm pissed here, but i said cumberland was harder then i'm used to. i didn't mean for it to sound like i was disapointed by it. i agree it went to places i couldn't have expected. i liked it though, it just took me by suprise which was one of the things i said i liked about the whole show at the end of my post.
Agreed. "Harder" and bigger and more elaborate jamming rules! (No, I'm not Bucky in disguise.)
Started the day off at Devil's Lake State Park for some hiking and fun.
TC shows up around 10:00 the night B/4 w/ his gang. Thanks TC for making the especially long haul just to meet Muadib and I. Was good to party w/ ya, Lady TC, and Harry. We crashed out about 2:30pm pretty hammered. And about 7:45am I hear a tap tap tapping at my tent, and its TC's crazy ass. He's all packed up and ready to hit town for breakfast So we had a Philzonian breakfast in town, and a nice morning hike / climb and bake. Great way to start the day of the Alpine show.
OK the Alpine show:
Got to the show a little later then I prefer but thats OK. Being my home base venue its always fun to wander the lot and see who you can find. This show was the best of the 3 mid-west I saw. Unbelievable set list! Almost 4 hour playing time (I heard). I was having a lot O phun this show.... so the specifics are hazy. I wandered the lot for Les Claypool. SCI again was great. Phil ripped! The show started off w/ lots O energy. Jam -> Viola Lee -> Shakedown. Just was blown away right from the get go. Nice Cumberland. Broken Arrow -> Manson's Children Im sure was good. Can't recall right now. 2nd set again kicked off w/ tons of power and energy. Phil broke out the older songs :-). St. Stephen -> Eleven, Cryp, Other One. Phil left me picking my jaw up off the ground several times. It was a long second set. Like I said B/4. I think that Phil show was the best out of the 3 WI. -> IN. shows. Sorry for the vague review but, like I said this show was a little hazy from my point of view. I heard Phil played nearly 4 hours total. So you know he was having PHUN.
Dose anyone know if Philzone will be putting the shows up for download after the tour is over?????
would love copies of the shows i was at.
Tim and all,
I guess I was being a bit overprotective - thanks for the cool response.
I'm a bit sensitive with the hearing thing though as that's what I'm into. I go to too many shows that are too loud and Phil has been just right in the past (Riverport, Alpine, Riviera ..) and I found it interesting in the responses as to the loudness of this show. I was glad some people (without the headache factor) agreed with me as that tells me my somewhat incapacitated hearing was still intact. I have been told the sound in the pavilion was very good Saturday and have heard many concurring views with mine that the sound in the lawn was not that good (at least in many places). This is totally subjective thing for every person there ... the "if it's too loud you're too old" crap that I've already seen on this thread is really lame.
Again, great show at a great venue with great people. Thanks
Tom Constanten has played a few shows around the Colorado area that I know of and probably elsewhere that I am unaware of.
He played a few gigs recently with some friends of mine who have a Dead cover band called One Kind Favor.
I don't know if he is doing anythingmuch more than that but he is alive and well at least.
7/14/01 Alpine Valley
Thela Hun Ginjeet
Highball with the Devil (w/ short 1 min. Hair tease)
Stick Jam (Steve wham-ol-a bar jam/whatever it's called)
total time: 59 min.
Sound in the pavillion was very good from my viewpoint, about the 24th row just left of center but it was definitely very loud bordering on too loud by my standards and a number of others around us expressed the same viewpoint.
Not quite too loud for me but close. I almost had the feeling at times that they were playing so loud to just rock and perhaps not be as creative as I might prefer. In the end, I decided that was not the case and thought it was a hellacious rocker of a show.
I agree with many points of view adressed. Just a few notes from my prespective. The show was not loud at all. I sat in row D right in front of the stacks on the right side and it sounded great. Compared to the U2 show a month or so ago I sat in the middle of the floor, and had ringing in my ears for 2 days. I also sat in the lawn for part of the show and it sounded just fine. I've been to many other shows that were much louder. Don't know what all the fuss is about. Alpine has the best acoustics around, and they were not missing at this show.
The first set was fantastic. It was the best P&F show ive been to so far. The Shakedown, Cumberland and Mason's Children were played flawless. Again it never struck me as bieng played "heavy" or "hard", but more energized than maybe the Dead had ever played it. It sounded like a well rehearsed Grateful Dead. The result was fantastic. Pure bliss. Maybe the best playing I've heard of these songs ever, and i am a veteran of 75+ GD shows. I've never heard Mason's live, and it was the highlight of the show for me.
The 2nd set was also enjoyable, but after a long day in the sun partying and having fun I was a bit worn down towards the end and didn't enjoy it as much as the first, but it was fantastic as well. Some of the jamming did get a bit repetitive, but the flow and song selection were great. The Cosmic Charlie couldnt been a more perfect ending to the day. Phil has the mojo goin on, believe you me.
The scene at Alpine was as kind as ever. It was like a 70's Dead playlist, at an early 80's Alpine scene, played by a 2001 rejuvenated Grateful Dead. No, this band isnt the Grateful Dead, but you can feel and hear the love and magic in the performance. Phil is quite the man right now. I hope he continues to make us all smile =)
Well said Rick
Photos of the show available at photos.yahoo.com/skoorb22
I had great seats and got some great shots....feel free to use them as you wish. I will post a bunch of String Cheese pics tomorrow. Enjoy!!----Skoorb
Everyone always says that Alpine Valley brings out the magic in a band. We all know it did it to the Dead in 89. Well, Saturday night at Alpine was nothing short of magical. We had Row V V on the Warren side and I thought the sound was much better there in the pavilion than on the lawn. I was only in the lawn for the last part of SCI's set and thought it sounded pretty shitty. The sound was **loud** but I prefer it that way. Saw Phil at the soundboard on the way up to the lawn...that was pretty cool. Anyway, P&F opened up with a nice jam that made its way to Viola Lee. I was really suprised considering they played it four times in St. Louis a few nights before, but I do love this song. They did the first two verses, jammed a bit, then hit the opening Shakedown chord and the place went nuts. I don't think this show sold out, but it had to have come close because the place was packed. The lawn was hoppin and I didn't see any empty seat in the pavilion. After a nice funky Shakedown, I started to hear teases of Cumberland and they eventually got there. This was the mother of all Cumberlands folks. It must have been fifteen minutes long and was just non-stop jamming. They kind of melted down in the middle of it to where it was just *barely* recognizeable as Cumberland, then worked their way back in to it and finished it up. Viola > Shakedown > Cumberland = 50-55 minutes...unbelieveable. The ovation at the end of cumberland was ear blistering. A beautiful Broken Arrow followed, which I kept thinking was going to actually turn into HCSS but it never did. Instead it flowed into Mason's Children. This was the first time I ever heard this song played and it blew me away. This was hard core rock-n-roll here and *loud*. Mind bending solos from Haynes and Herring. These guys have got to be two of the greatest guitar players on earth. That was the end of the first set and the most amazing thing was, that was only the first set. What could they do to top that? How bout another set...
Second set started out with a nice jam that led to St. Stephen...pandamonium once again. Not a person in sight not moving. The eleven just kept relentlessly building and building and building until I thought my brain was going to explode. Night of 1000 stars was pretty cool I thought...it gave me a chance to sit down for a couple minutes and try to comprehend what had just happened. A short break followed and then they started Cryptical which was very well played. I think Phil handles the vocals nicely on this one. This flowed flawlessly into a tune that I couldn't quite place my finger on until Rob started in with the vocals...then everyone in the place realized what was happening...I am the Walrus. Amazing...everyone helped out nicely with the sound effects. Then came the best Other One I have ever seen. I'm not a big fan of Phil's vocals on this one, but musically it was flawless. Phil was very very generous with the bombs and Alpine was fucking shaking. This jam blew my mind. Very intense with a lot of psychadelic jamming. The jam kept building up and then when it just couldn't go any higher, they popped seamlessly back into viola lee and finished it up. I really thought that would end the second set, but instead they dove right into a smoking golden road which was something I was really hoping for. More great jams and then it was over. Everyone was trying to figure out what had happened to them in the past four hours. Smiles as far as the eye could see. I thought Celebration was a little strange for an encore...it was the first time I had heard it but I knew what it was. I'm still not quite sure what to think about it, maybe it'll grow on me. Lots of good jams though...then an impeccible segue into Cosmic Charlie which was just the perfect ending to a perfect night.
Surprised to hear reports of SCI fans and tapers not sticking around for Phil. I'm not huge on SCI...a little too world beat/caribbean cruise at times, but I'd make sure I caught them if they were nearby. Not a criticism, I was just suprised to hear that. I geuss the jamband thing really is its own thing.
Just seeing if i can track down a friend i made from Chicago. Her name is Laedy. And if anyone knows her or if you read this.. email me.
Alpine Valley is one fine venue..my first time there lived up to the legend..what a great place to hang out, a huge green grass parking lot with mist tents set up connected to water trucks so you could cool off..they know how to do it at Alpine, and don't even charge to park..i'm in love..i was so blissed by the good weather and vibes i missed les c..
as soon as i walked in i had an urge to hike right to the far right upper corner where the view opened up to the valley..this place is a definite vortex, just a lush geeen valley with a stage at the bottom. i flashed on all the great shows i had heard of here..i met a bass player from Pitt and watched a couple of lame losers try to jump the fence and was glad to see security was right on it..
SCI kicked it up a notch from the 1st nite somerset, played with great energy and had the dancers spinning..their crowd helped fill the place to a good size crowd and i met some very cool folks from their scene..it made for good fun, the crossing tours..you'd be talking about how you were going to for the next show and they'd say "cheese isn't going there" .."i'm following phil" .."oh, thats cool"..
the moment Phil and friends hit the stage you knew they meant business..it was instant intensity...BIG..the jam ebbed and flowed to some nice climaxes and quiet spaces..when they went into Viola they didn't sing the words for a couple of minutes, they just kept jamming the theme relentlessly..did i mention it was intense?
Shakedown was a bombfest and Cumberland smoked on and on, peak after peak like the Beacon Theatre version from the fall..during broken arrow i found myself in the 4th row courtesy of TC and enjoyed most of masons children there, a monster version that i swear had the front of my tshirt vibrating to the bassline..
2nd set: the jam to open was diffferent from most. it wasn't several themes, it was one piece, soothing and melodic like the Beautiful Jam or Mind Left Body..they played a short bit of this jam after st stephen, too..great stuff..st stephen just kept building and building, so did the 11, and the crowd was moving in a huge, dancing wave as the energy built. intense.
as others have said, there were lots of meltdown-space jams this show..phil put his all into this one, just all over his bass, pouring it out..i've seen many phil shows but this was a jawdropper and a soul stirrer, up there with 4-22-00 w/branford...
i believe it was right before cryptical where they played a he's gone jam for a minute or two..its tough to tag all the jams in the proper place after 5 shows, especially with this epic journey of a show but i believe it was in this spot..
Walrus was a great party favor to share w/ 30,000 people, the crowd really enjoyed the rolling psychedelia that cascades out of this one....by the time they went into Golden Road euphoric was the only way to describe the expressions on most faces i saw..40-50+ year old men in tie dyes were danceing like 18 year olds..
Alpine was THE show. Sweet beyond words.
I second that emotion!! Alpine did not disappoint!
To the kind person who sent me that lovely email recently regarding my review of Alpine....I already said earlier that from my perspective in the pavillion, it looked like Warren on stage, especially when all of the other band members were wandering about before the set, Phil included. You basically repeated someone else's comment on that and didn't notice that I admitted later on that it was a perspective thing. It's not that big of a deal. Calling me names isn't going to help your case anyway. It was a great show, and if I wasn't gushing about SCI, then don't get pissy about it. I didn't say they were bad, but they were not the highlight of the show for me. I came to see Phil, and his band blew SCI off the stage. SCI is just starting out and have a good sound, and make good use of a fiddle. I just don't feel that they are the greatest thing to come along since sliced bread. If you start sending off sarcastic emails to people, then you miss the point and didn't get anything out of the music or what it represents. Not everyone is going to have the same take on it, and this is an open forum anyway. Alpine was a GREAT show. Don't provoke people towards tarnishing that simple fact.
I LIKE MUSIC!
music is good.
Alpine Valley was sweet, & what a TRIP it was!! The show HOT!!!!!!Scene was mellow & so positive, except for some folks touched w/ some bad luck.(security).. I'll be back later w/ my story! :*)
My first time at Alpine and I was blown away. I've seen the Downhill from Here DVD a bunch of times but I was not prepared for the sheer size of the lawn and lot. It was great vibe except some of the security gaurds who were being complete assholes to some people. The actual show blew my mind. Claypool was fun and SCI, well they were just SCI, as fun and energetic as ever. Couldn't have picked a better opening act for such a beautiful day. The sound seemed to be a little off during their set, but they played through it and still sounded great. Then it happened.
That 1st Set left me in a great place. If Alpine had a roof, it would have been blown off by all of the energy during the whole 'Shakedown' and 'Cumberland' sequence. The end of the set settled me into a good groove and a good level of anticipation for the second set.
The 2nd Set did not dissappoint. It was intense and spacey at times and then just plain fun and happy at others. Gotta love how they play like it was just a big party for 30,000 of their closest friends. To sum it all up: Phil is incredible, he's got some pretty good Friends, the 14 hour drive was more than worth it and this show pretty much assured that I had to see as many shows as possible for the rest of the summer.
>Alpine was THE show. Sweet beyond words.
Right on Maudib!!
After the whole run is complete for me and still having not heard 6 shows, I'd have to concure Alpine was THE SHIT!!!!!
Truly one of the BEST phil shows ever!!!!
The first part of the first set was definetly the highlight. The first set had alot of energy. The second set was a little spacy and at times had very little direction, it did have some high points though: Walrus and Golden Road. I wasn't too happy to have to sit through 2 new songs. They were sort of boring. The written part of celebration was just awful although the jam towards the end showed some promise. Celebration put everyone to sleep. Cosmic Charlie was a clever way to end the night, but everyone was so tired that they didn't really enjoy it. All in all the show was good and would be worth getting the tapes for because of the 1st set and walrus.
Doesent Anyone Remember Hey Pocky Way in the First Set???? I'm not bullshiting. It seems Phil doesent even remember. I =f anyone recalls this and I wasent just hallucinating please say so. I know it happend.
I think your having a flashback......Phil's bass kinda has a Pocky tone to it but NO there isn't any Pocky there.
But your post caused me to revisit these reviews & then to Drop this smoking hot show in.....
Definitley in the top 5 shows of the year!
I had to add this...
Help I'm Dyin' ova here...
The Cumberland is F'in INSANE!
DROP WHAT YOUR DOING & Put this show in , go to the Cumberland and Blow your Mind !
It just don't get any bettah.
I got a four hundred dollar ticket(for what doesn't matter) at alpine, and once the other one came on, it didn't matter. SICK, SICK SHOW!!
I wish I had a copy of this concert. It's was an an amazing Show. If you can get me a copy email me a Jamband4@aol.com.