it's 11:15, show should be about ending, and there's not even a thread for this show yet???
am i missing something? (except for the show that is!) Where's all the Chitown zoners?
ok...this is from live chat, so it may be wrong/incomplete....
Brown Eyed Women
Welcome to the Underground
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Cold Rain & Snow
Again & Again
Into the Mystic
...that's all they got so far...where's TaperRob when you need him!
Just home from the show. Most of the above is right on.
The opening was a Wheel jam, it cannot be denied, out which came Sunshine>Wheel>Bew>Low Spark
After BEW a jam ensued that sounded like Loose Lucy but worked it's way to Low Spark.
There was no Mr. Fantasy. Cold Rain and Snow was played HYPER fast, it was crazy I tellya.
Second set above is correct up to that point, I think.
Then after Into the Mystic came Crazy Fingers > Jam > The Eleven > Jam > Cumberland Blues
Enc: Donor Rap / Liberty
My impressions from the show:
Opening jam was so Wheel it was funny when they popped into HC Sunshine. Slow lumbering version, pretty joyous but not as rollicking as it could've been due to the laid back pace. Wheel was expected and sounded great, all the usual dynamic changes we've come to expect. More jamming into BEW was very nice and a good version, Phil on the old man lines. My Mom is fighting cancer and the line about Delilah Jones went to meet her god and the old man never was the same again had me thinking of my Dad, who I'd spoken to just before the show. Low Spark was nice but Warren seemed a little low-energy, maybe sick or something, so he wasn't too big a presence despite his lead vocal role, but it was a nice version, my first from this band. Cold Rain and Snow was really blazing fast and a nice pick-me-up from a solid but somewhat mid-tempo set. They waved goodnight after it as if they were done, and Phil picked up on our confusion and said "Oh, sorry, yea, we'll be back in a while to play some more", or something to that effect.
They took what I'd call a generous break (in that I hung out a while, then ventured for restrooms and drinks, got back and hung out a good bit more in the same spot before they returned.
Second set of PLQ originals sandwiched around St Stephen was interesting, in that I don't know the newer songs that well and wasn't even sure which was which. They sounded a little tame to me, but were plenty pleasant I guess, and they Ripped it up nicely on St. Stephen, lots of energy and some great dueling guitars. Into the Mystic was nice, but again I was wondering if Warren had a full tank - he looked a little taxed by it all and didn't belt like I expected, but he done good anyway. Second half was the meat of the set and brought back the jams, rising and falling, in and out of themes, I thought maybe we'd hear Terrapin at first before it became Crazy Fingers. The Eleven and the ensuing jams were definitely the most way out playing of the night - we had a serious Allman's moment for a while there, the guitarists were burning up, but Phil really commanded this whole long workout and steered things all over the place. Then suddenly he's doing a fast repetetive walking bass thing and we see him mouthe CUMBERLAND to Jimmy, and no sooner were they playing it. My pal Pete (who got me my tickets) said he didn't know why but he'd been expecting Cumberland all night, so that was cool, and it was a great version with some big departure jams before each of the last two verses. Funny to hear a show end on that song, surely a first for me, and a damn nice one at that!
Phil's rap was a bit tough to make out (despite being 8th row or so), but it was heartfelt and he mentioned being able to see his kids play baseball, then he introduced the band to excellent applause all around. Liberty was pretty straight up and wrapped things up neatly. I have to skip tomorrow but I'll be back Friday - see ya there.
Oh yea, nice last segment: On our way out we saw the entire band getting into two white vans and departing. I shook Molo's hand and got a nice smile from him while he rapped with another fan, Jimmy waived to us from the van with a HUGE grin, Warren had his head down and looked ready to sleep in the front seat, confirming our suspicions from the show - hopefully he'll be feeling better as the run progresses. Barraco was the only one we didn't really see or make eye contact with, but I think he was in the van that was pulling out ahead of the others and we missed him. A nice way to end the night, and very fun to yell THANK YOU PHIL and have him smile at us and wave as the van hit the street.
Brown Eyed Women
Welcome to the Underground
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Cold Rain & Snow
Thats crazy I saw Del MCourey play cold rain & smow in Cincinnati around the same time. They opened for Leftover Salmon.
the correct setlist... just got home from the show...
I. H.C. Sunshine>wheel>B.E.Women
Low SparkVerse 1 & 2, Welcome to the Underground> Cold Rain & Snow
II. Celebration> St. Stephen>Again2> Mystic, Soulshine>Eleven>Crazy Fingers>Cumberland
no mr fantasy prof?!?
Prof, they played Crazy Fingers then The Eleven.
I think the band was sick with the exception of Phil. I thought the highlights from the first set were Brown Eyed Woman and Cold, Rain, and Snow. The second set Into the Mystic on. Hope the boys are feeling better, and I can't wait for more.
If, in fact they are sick, I can totally understand. After getting home from the Big D I hit the sheets like nobodies business with chills and sweats. The schedule they kept was off the hook with all the late night jamming.
gets yous some OJ and ampicillin. stat.
Denver has been hit by an early flu this fall. It's all over the news. I had it the week leading up to the shows at the Fillmore. I wouldn't be surprised if they picked it up while in town.
There was coughin and hackin all over the Philmore. Flu struck early in Denver too. The late nights, close quarters, and weakened systems got me a bit of the bug too. Resting up to be ready for the boston shows.
"Denver has been hit by an early flu this fall. It's all over the news"
I went and saw the denver shows and caught the flu there.
The Crazy Fingers was BEFORE The Eleven, not after.....
The Eleven was sick sick sick, and about 25 minutes long!
The official setlist had Midnight Hour coming out of the Eleven, and had Cumberland as the Encore..... Instead they went right into the Cumberland from the Eleven and encored with Liberty.
Looking forward to tonight!
I saw Warren retreat to the Kleenex box myself. He did seem under the weather.
Nice song selection for my taste.
Great bass player too.....
Don't know if it was just me, but all through the first set, I kept hearing some strange sounds coming out of a few of the speakers. Saw Rob motion to the techie a few times and Jimmy had to bend down and fix something once or twice. So because of the gremlins, the first set never really took off for me, despite an always welcome Low Spark (although I agree, looked like Warren was fighting off some kind of bug) and a rockin' Cold Rain.
The second set, however......oh, my God......
I knew they were going to come out up-tempo, so the Celebration was not a big surprise. Then, into St. Stephen, great version. Did you ever think, say about 10 years ago, that you'd say, "well, I seem to hear St. Stephen at almost every show?" This one was one of the better ones I've heard in the last few years. Then into Again and Again, my first time on this live and one I was hoping to hear tonight. Thank you, Q! Then we go Into the Mystic. These two back to back definitely were the high point of the show for me (well, until later...). Judging by the reaction, Mystic seems to be one of the favorite covers that the Q do. Short pause, then Crazy Fingers, another one that I sometimes think I hear all the time, but this one rode the momentum of what had gone before, and it eventually fell into the Eleven (knew that was coming as soon as we got St. Stephen). For my money, the jam that came after became Space and after a few minutes, I wasn't sure how they were going to work their way out of this. Then, Phil started plunking some Gs out of his bass in a fast tempo, and before I could even finish saying, "Cumberland at THIS point of the show?", there it was! Like someone else said, I never imagined Cumberland as a Set II closer, but this one was phat enough to Phil the bill! WOW!! When the song ended, the boys paused for a second like they thought sets don't end on Cumberland. Then they realized that this was indeed a proper one to end on and they walked off stage.
Phil came back after a few to do his donor rap, and at this point came my only pissed-off moment of the show. People, if you don't want to hear Phil's rap, at least be quiet and show respect for Phil and his need to keep bringing this message. There may be those in the crowd who need to hear it. Don't dis Phil by yelling out "Alligator" and all your other encore requests. (There, my $.02 spent). Donor rap and intros aside, a perfunctory Liberty encore came out. Interesting moment, when Rob started playing the chords in the song's intro, Phil looked at Molo first and then Rob with a big grin that I interpreted as "I didn't know you were going to play THAT!" Makes me wonder...
Well, that second set is why some of us still go to shows. Looking forward to another one tonight! Oh yeah, a first for me last night - complete stranger bought a round of beers for those in his vicinity, myself included. Viva random acts of kindness!
For those who were there...What time did this show end?
My call from show with set 2 setlist complete came in at 11:44 PM..if that helps
11:15 or a little later maybe? Something like that anyway.
things that stood out last night for me where
the jams in the wheel with phil stirring everything up. There was one chill jam where molo started doin some real interesting beats and off tempo stuff and durin that moment i realized how well all these guys know each other musically now. they are very comfortable and that comes out in there music and improv. It was clearly apparent during this wheel
jimmy's solo during brown-eyed women smoked! Everyone was gettin down and rockin out
The jams that Phil would cue by use of his little mic were very tight musical exchanges. He was having fun with it using his bass and pulling it back when it was time for the change. Everytime they did it they did it better.
Warren sang Soulshine really nice. I thought it was great. I love this song and I loved thie emotion warren sang it with
New Speedway Boogie bass riffs, Loose lucy teases and terrapin theme was heard at some point.
I liked Jimmy's "Fillmore Denver" hoody sweatshirt.
St. Stephen was blazin the whole audience upfront was goin nuts.
The intro to craxzy fingers was great - phil and the rest of the band was havin fun with it.
All in all it was cool to be at the riv when it wasn't crowded and you coould walk up toward the fron with ease. The security was very cool and basically out of sight.
gotta crash ...more phil - yeeeehaw!!
>> went and saw the denver shows and caught the flu there.
OMG, I have been sick ever since getting home from the Philmore on SUnday night!
(((((((((((((HEALING VIBES TO THE BAND))))))))))))
This show looks pretty cool...It looks like a very "healing" show.
get well soon James
I had a pretty good eye on that Barraco/Soundman interaction in the first set. I noticed very similar looking monitors/speaker cabs behind each player on stage, with light tweed fronts with a single silver knob. It seems maybe these were on-stage monitors enhancing the in-the-ear mix on stage.
At the point of confusion, it sounded to me like Baracco's keyboard wasn't in that monitor, as he was messing with that knob and looking freaked out, then he gestured to a soundguy who quickly ran to the back of Rob's monitor and tweaked something, at which point his keyboard jumped into the mix and he looked happy.
I'm not POSITIVE this was a stage monitor and not actually his on-stage amp (it MIGHT have been mic'd, in which case it might've actually been the source of his audibility for the house AND the stage mixes), but either way, whatever it was got fixed fast and didn't seem to be an issue from that point forward. I think it happened somewhere in the HC Sunshine>Wheel section.
I also noticed Jimmy's wireless unit got unplugged once and he fell out of the mix abruptly. A soundguy rescued him and plugged it back in very quickly, at which point Jimmy smiled and kept rocking. He smiled alot last night, seemed real happy and confident - I think his tour of duty with the Dead was real good for his stage demeanor.
It was lots of fun to see this band so up close and personal - they certainly have a crack equipment crew.
I had to laugh at the older white haired man that came up behind Phil's amp and borrowed a tissue a few times.... Ya' know you're getting older when you're heroes have big tissue boxes on top of their amps for themselves AND their crew members. I guess that Denver flu is the real thing.
I wonder if the entire building caught the flu. I know I did (or a bad cold - whichever it is.)
Thanks serendipity... blessings....
Me and my boy both got sick after the philmore shows. He called me the next day and said he had the hippy flu---nad sure enough I got it the next day.
My dad is the exact age as phil...he limps a little with a bad knee, takes a lot of heart and blood pressure medication, and generally falls asleep at 9 o clock with the remote in his hand. From a sheerly physical standpoint, what LESH is doing is nothin short of AMAZING. Glod bless him.
Me and my girlfriend got sick after the Philmore shows. I think all of CO has the damn bug.
I was in bed for three days feeling absolutely deathly after the Denver shows. Poor Warren.
We appear to have made it through the entire denver run without getting that creepy crud. (lw raps head with nuckles.)
Sure have had the urge to hit Chicago, but am afraid its not in the cards, even though its half as far as Denver. Go figure.
>>Me and my boy both got sick after the philmore shows.
I've been sick in bed since I got back from Denver. Had to blow off Ani DiFranco last night and will have to miss at least the first two Boston shows.
I flew up to Chicago from Atlanta for the 1 night show on 11-19-03. I hooked up with my crew mid-afternoon for a night of partying. It was well worth the quick TRIP and the PLQ rocked ass as usual. I had a short wish list of songs and they came through for me with > Into the Mystic, Cold Rain, St. Stephen and Lowspark. What a cosmic vibration! I really dig Underground and Celebration from the album and the crowd knows them like old favorites. This goes down as one of my favorite PHIL shows. Hope they come down south in the spring!!!!