Tuesday, November 26, 2013
1: Runaway Jim, Foam, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan1, Timber (Jerry the Mule), Cities, Driver, Reba, Possum, Farmhouse, If I Could2
2: Mike's Song > Simple > Wolfman's Brother > Weekapaug Groove, When the Circus Comes to Town, Kill Devil Falls1, Harry Hood, Loving Cup
Encore: Suzy Greenberg
It didn't take too long into Phish's return to catch a local run. As luck would have it, they booked three nights at the site of my first concert ever, with this first date being added to the initial summer tour dates on the same day that Fenway was announced. Like Fenway, the first night at Jones featured a pre-show rainbow. This was my dad's first show, and they encored with a song whose lyrics he likes to bring up when diminishing the band. He and his buddy, Deadheads from way back, enjoyed the show, despite both taking a brief nap midway through the second set.1First Time Played2Last Played 6/28/2000 (101 Shows)
Monday, November 4, 2013
After failing to catch the Phish from Vermont at their ballyhooed return gigs in Virginia earlier in the year, we embarked to Boston for the weekend to see their first ever performance at one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the country, Fenway Park. I was so excited for the show that I could barely sleep the night before. When we finally entered the stadium, we were awash in baseball lore. The scoreboard proudly proclaimed, "PHISH."Set 1: The Star Spangled Banner1, Sample in a Jar, The Moma Dance, Chalkdust Torture, Ocelot2, Stash, Bouncing Around the Room, Poor Heart, Limb By Limb, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Down With Disease, Destiny Unbound3, Character ZeroSet 2: Tweezer > Light2, Bathtub Gin, David Bowie, Time Turns Elastic2, Free, The Ballad of Curtis Loew4, You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Cavern, Good Times Bad Times, Tweezer Reprise1Performed a cappella from the pitcher's mound2First Time Played3Last Played 2/28/2003 (52 Shows)4Last Played 8/2/1993 (620 shows)
All too soon, the show ended and we began the arduous late night drive back to New York to catch some rest for the next couple weeks, which would be jam packed with music and travel.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
With the success of Furthur, this might have been the final run for the remaining members of the Grateful Dead, sparked after a one-off gig for the Obama campaign. After failing to procure a reasonably priced ticket the previous night, I joined my dad for a solid show abetted by Branford Marsalis.
04/29/09 • IZOD Center • East Rutherford , NJ
Set 1: Touch of Grey, Pride of Cucamonga, Crazy Fingers, The Music Never Stopped, Deal, Days Between, Casey Jones
Set 2: Sitting On Top of the World, Doin That Rag, Ramble On Rose > Lady With A Fan > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Terrapin Station > I Know You Rider
Encore: Man Smart Woman Smarter