The Boys' are back in town!! Looking forward to seeing Phil & Bob tomorrow night at Riverport!! I hope we get a mind blowing show like Phil played at Red Rocks on July 7th!! Wow what a set list!! Phil just keeps on Truckin'!! You Go Phil!!
I'm on my way...on my way. Heading out the door
for St. Louis, can't wait. See you all at the
show. It's going to be hot (both the weather
and the show), so drink lots of water.
Hope everybody stays cool :)
Just a friendly reminder, if you're posting to this while the show is on-going, fill in the folks on the chat room as well...Bring on the TOG opener!!
anybody got a setlist?????
hey now - anybody have some kind of update on tonights really big show.. setlists, etc.
Hello??? Riverport??? Are you there????
Come on folks, you've got to share with world sooner or later. How about sooner!!!
1st set *Playin> *She Belongs> *truckin> *playin, rag> mid train> pass> rag
wow- passenger without bobby.. that's a trip even though phil's band rocks it everytime!! ..and ratdog performed playin' last night.. trippy.
phil sure knows how to create cosmic setlists..
peace to all on tour and is there a second set update for us..
man, these mid-western folks must be too stoned to figure out how to turn on their damn computers....
All I remember from the second set was alligator,sugaree,dire wolf,VIOLA lee,encore was into the mystic
if my memory serves me correctly, this is the list for tonight:
1: jam > playin > she belongs > truckin > playin (bobby leaves), doin that rag > midnight train > passenger > doin that rag
2: alligator > sugaree, dire wolf, viola lee > eleven jam > tons of steel > viola lee > strawberry fields > viola lee > lovelight > viola lee (e) into the mystic
super phat show...my mind got melted during the second set tonight...the alligator was super phunky, i couldn't believe it was alligator until phil started in with the vocals...sugaree was out of this world, and the viola lee club sandwich speaks for itself. Bobby put on a pretty good show too, but had nothing on phil. this band is absolutely amazing.
Oh my Lord !!!!!!This band is sooooooooooo tight,just got into mempho from the show.I had to see the set list in writing to believe thats what I just heard.I wanna go on tour again so bad,Oh well responsibilities .I was at Panic/SCI on Saturday nite at the same venue and I cant believe that drew a bigger crowd than Phil,If you arent planning on going to any of these shows this summer,change your plans,you can't miss this!!!!!!!! later ,time to sleep now.
Hey everybody-Saw the best show I've seen in
quite a while last nite in St. Louie. If you're in
doubt about braving the heat, or if you cant
make the early start time for the shows (4.30),
don't stay home-you'll be sorry when you hear
it later! The direction seems to be to blend the
dead tunes in with a twin lead guitar duo and
improved overall vocals. The second set jams
are mind bending to say the least. Many
would agree though that the super long jams
should be for after dark, and more emphasis
on songs in the 1st set. Also-where are the
blues-Warren sings his ass off--and I believe
he is near being tied to the WHIPPING
POST-I'm old enough to have seen Duane
and Dickie together, and if anyone thinks this
song is a cliche will only need to see it done
by a band of this incredible quality to become
a believer--Just incredible--I only hope none of
them leave--Keep Bobby in there, and Where
is Mickey-some of that voodoo shit would
spice things up just right-Molo kicks ass but 2
drummers are twice as powerful--Make that
audience give it up-we love you all.
If your going to the show tonight, please try to pass this info onto Phil or anyone else in the band.
Eyes of the World has Never been played at Deer Creek. Please help the Creek Phil!!
What a great show. Ratdog was solid. Phil and Friends were monsters!
Ratdog notes: The set started at 4:30 on the button (second straight night of on-time starts). GET THERE ON TIME IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE SET. More than two hours without a break. Some stage hand (who kind of looks like Wonka's evil-looking assistant who lurks in the background in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)had to wave the band off the stage (got to keep to the designated schedule, you know!). Bobby brought Johnnie Johnson (St. Louis - based keyboardist who used to play/collaborate with Chuck Berry) for two numbers: Red Rooster and Johnson's own "Tanqueray." Very hot. Late in the set highlights: Bird Song, a very nice "Easy to Slip" and a killer "Franklin's" to close the set. No encore.
As he did in Oklahoma City, Bob joined Phil for the opening of the P+F show. Unlike the Dead, these guys throw it into full-throttle, jam-like-hell mode from the first note. With Bobby leading the way, they opened with Jam > Playin > She Belongs to Me > Truckin > Playin. For those who have heard the Jam > Truckin opener from 6-10-01 (Crusader Rabbit), you ain't heard nothin yet. The St. Louis version was tight, high-energy and simply awesome. It helped to have Warren along for the ride (he didn't play for most of the Crusader Rabbit show). This was Bobby's best performance of the night! Speaking of Warren...all of the lofty praise is well-deserved. First of all, he has a great voice. He adds a soulful, bluesy quality to tunes we all love. Sugaree was beautiful! And oh what a guitar player. Monster jams on Passenger, Sugaree and most tunes in the second set. The entire second set was a huge, beautiful, jam -- interspered with fine songs and tight vocals -- all built around The Eleven and Viola Lee (which popped in and out of the set three times). Strawberry Fields was peaceful. Even Tons of Steel worked. Every jam includes countless teases and references. A first-set jam hinted at up-tempo FOTD; there were constant references to I Know You Rider; Warren slipped some Eleanor Rigby into one of his solos; they teased the Other One from time to time and there must have been countless others that slipped our notice. Great show!
Great show? Great review. Thanks Tom.
Glad to hear things continue to rock since the Red Rox shows. Great reviews!!!! Phil is THE MAN.
The Mercury is rising folks! Keep the great reviews coming! I think the surprises are just beginning. Cant wait for the SPAC Surprises! This is truley the GOLDEN ROAD!! This is like one continuous Birthday Party for Phil. And were all invited!!!!
Show sounds great. What is "She Belongs"? I was able to see all the Greek shows and Red Rocks. It is amazing they can keep the momentum going after those stellar shows. These guys are incredible. Wish I could see more of the tour, but I must now live vicariously through all you lucky people.
I think She Belongs to me is a Dylan song the Dead played a few times in the slow Jerry slot, circa '85 or '87. I could be mistaken too.
>>>Some stage hand (who kind of looks like Wonka's evil-looking assistant who lurks in the background in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)had to wave the band off the stage
That would be Dean Jones, the star of countless Disney & kid's movies in the 60's & 70's.
I had a tape from Chula Vista where they did she belongs to me, I think pretty early in the 2d set.
she's got an e-gyptian ring it sparkles when she speaks
She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan)
"She's got everything she needs
She's an artist
She don't look back
She can take the dark out of the night time
and paint the daytime black"
She Belongs to Me is definitely a Dylan tune a good choice for Bobby's vocals. ("She's got everything she needs, she's an artist, she don't look back") I personaly am I huge Dylan Phan and would love to see more Dylan covers like, Desolation Row! at The Creek circa '94 Summer Tour but minus the ensuing fiasco with the gate crash. I feel like it would be cool to see this song played there again but leaving a more positive legacy. Just a thought.
everybody here should know that the gate crashing took place in 1995. the same summer tour that saw jerry get a very serious death threat.
Speaking of songs that haven't been played in ages but are now given new birth by P+F. Something that would be truly amazing would be Lazy Lightening>Supplication with Bobby on vocals. Oh I can't wait to get to DeerCreek. I don't know if Ratdog has been playing this combo, cause I really don't keep up with thier set lists but.. Just four more days, four more days, four more........
Oh my bad...wrong year...I forgot. I guess that makes me an imposter!
> I guess that makes me an imposter!
. . . nope, just a stoner! :>)
Dear Phil, Thank you so much for the trip into The Phil Zone last night at Riverport!!! You made me feel like I was on a Space Ship, traveling at the speed of sound, through the galaxy, stopping at different Planets, where you would hear a song, get back on the Space Ship, stop at another Planet hear a song and so on!!! The light show was spectacular!!! The sound quality was superb!!! I think that may have been, one of the loudest shows, I ever attended. Also, your band mates are out of this world!!! 2001 A Space Odyssey indeed!!!
See u from Great Woods to Hershey
heard a rumor on local rock station whcn 105.9 that bill kreutzmann was killed out of the coast of california.....in the plane he was flying in.......anybody else hear this?.....was also reported on wfsb channel 3 local cbs hartford connecticut affiliate......
I just searched the net for news on that subject, but turned up nothing so far. Hopefully it's not true!
I heard the same rumor 8 months ago...Totally bogus
it's bullshit. LAst time he crashed off the coast of Hawaii.
I have seen several P+F shows over thepast couple of years. There have been some awesome moments. Each show is brilliant in its own unique way. Some seem to even carry a theme. A trip into the Phil Zone is something special. I have also seen RatDog several times in the past year. While I appreciate Bobby and all that he does, his band seems to stick to a bit more of a quantity based set. It is true to the originals and he delivers exquisite readings to these sacred tunes, but something is missing. No disrespect to Wasserman, who is a bonafide STUD on the upright, but Phil brought out what was missing tonight. AND Bobby and Warren and Jimmy brought out what was missing at last summers Riverport show. They were good then, they are AWESOME now.
The day started rather normally. I am a HS teacher and was teaching summer school English. After class let out I hurried to Gregs house to pick him up.It was his B-day. We always get hot (no pun intended about the scorching heat..yow!) shows on his b-day. We stopped at Riverport to get booze and snacks. We had a room at Harrahs, right next door, at the hotel. We dropped off some bags there and drank some beers while we waited for Barry and Nicole. When they arrived we went on to Riverport. After mingling with some old friends in the lot, we made our way inside. BEST DAMN TICKETS IN MY LIFE.3rd row center.
The ratdog set was a thrilling ramble. Johnny Johnson is a legend in these here parts of missoura..aka Missouri. He is a blues/ Rock and Roll king. Bobbys work on Rooster was fantastic. I was in the john when they cranked it up and cut it off midstream to hurry back out. I made my way back to the RR to finish my releif when Tanquarey started and I rushed it again. We were sitting so close that I could hear the verbal interchange onstage. It was great to see them smiling like that. Johnny didn't seem to want to leave, and it was great to see him there again (played with the Other Ones at RP in 98). Since then I have been fortunate enough to see him with local bands and even some Dead Cover bands (schwag). He was greeted with a great response. Ratdogs Franklins Tower was a great way to end the set.
After a setbreak that seemed to last too long, P+F came out to start the show. BOBBY was there. I was thrilled. I called Johnny and I called the opener of P+F with "Playing in the Band" with Bobby. I was psyched. The smiles beemed from the stage and vise versa. I boogied in my row while Bobby roared "When its done and over I'm just playin in the band" they segued into a wonderful "She Belongs to Me" Several people around us asked "What is this? Is this Dylan?" Yes people...yes. I love this song. Then they tapped into tourist land with a short yet appreciated Truckin. Though this song is not usually a show stopper, I appreciated it for the relevance. They effortlessly swung the pendulum back into "Playin" before Bobby and Phil hugged and Bobby left the stage with a smile and a nod. LOOKS good for the future. Hope those ugly rumors of the immenant downfall of the boys isn't true.
As phil and his wonderful bandmates began to tune, we heard the beginning of "Doin that Rag" which was merely the beginning of the monster sandwich which made up this superhuman first set. "Rag" led into "Midnight Train" where Warren whaled and Phil dropped bombs. The small yet powerful crowd went bonkers as Passenger, a song which P+F regularly shred to pieces, unfurled in front of us like a warm and familiar blanket. Did anyone else wonder if Bobby was gonna re-emerge to sing this one. Though wonderful, it seemed odd since he had just been out there. The first set ended with a flourish as the bottom slice of bread for the sandwich was added with the end of "Rag".
We visited throughout the break with some old friends and talked about how Warren's vocals and scorching dual guitar attack with Herring brought this band to the forefront of the Jam scene. After seeing a good show from Widespread and SCI the previous sat night at RP, we were stunned that the crowd was lackluster to say the least, for this long awaited show.
As the lights dimmed, we made our way back down front. The long Jam allowed the guys to stretch out and flex their musical manhood and wow us with their skills. Warren showed why he is considered a god on slide, while Herring demonstrated his amazing prowess as a lead gunslinger himself. Mollo kept the time driven with thick polyrhythmic beats and thundering yet poigniant thumps of percussive mastery. Rob has earned the respect of so many including myself with his ability to blend style, sound, and technique without stepping on toes. Too often the Keyboard slot in this genere is filled with a virtuoso who steps into areas that were intended for driven smoking guitar solos, or tender and emotional tones of a somber and weeping guitar.
RB does a wonderful job of "doing his job". Phil SENT ME INTO THE ZONE...I was there for the remainder of the second set. He continually hit octaves that send shockwaves through my chest and sent a lump into my throat. HE IS DA MAN. I loved to see his smile and his obvious admiration for his bandmates.
ALLIGATOR ROCKED...totally caught me off guard. I loved every moment of it. Sleepy alligator..... Sugaree bounced and swayed with ease as the masters guided us in one big sing along "Shake it..shake it sugaree!!!" "Dire Wolf" was a nice and subtle slip that only Phil could pull off in the midst of a ramapging set. This song has never been appreciated for its musical value. Lyrically it is perfect now..."Don't Murder me....I beg of you". Then came the Coup de Gras..."Viola Lee" reared her head and amidst the roar of the crowd which sounded three times the size it really was, we all began to boogie with a little more vigor. "The ELEVAN"...NO WAY...did I catch some Rider in there as well. there were several teases all through the night showing these guys have a little strut in their step now. Even though "The 11" never fully transpired, I was in heaven. "Tons of steel" reminded me of my father who loved this song. I sand along for him, since he couldn't be there. Viola came back next and made us all smile with that sense that "Ah-ha thought you had fooled us didntcha!" I looked at Greg and we both knew it was special. Strawberry Fields was a wonderful surprise and allowed us to all prevent spontaneous human combustion with its mellow peaceful vibe. Then back to the frenzy of "Viola". Lovelight made my night. I have always loved this song. I had sat down to take a break and catch my breath when I heard the unmistakable bass line. I jumped to my feet with new life in my legs. I boogied and sang like a drunken school kid. Viola came back to wrap things up for us. AS my head spun with amazement, Phil emerged from the shaddows to tell us about the donor opportunities that I admire him for publicizing. then "Into the Mystic" for an encore. While not quite what I would have chosen, it was a well read rendition indeed.