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Partied a little too hard on couch tour last night





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Anybody have a link for last night?






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7-3-13 Bangor, ME










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Lol @ Mike's hair





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quote:

Lol @ Mike's hair
killer chinstrap beard too






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3 year anniversary of the most fun I've ever had at a show. Great times in Alpharetta

7.4.10

Set 1: The Star Spangled Banner, Punch You In the Eye > Colonel Forbin's Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Camel Walk, Ocelot, Heavy Things > My Friend, My Friend > Lawn Boy, David Bowie, Gotta Jibboo

Set 2: Down with Disease > Piper > Ghost > Waste, Julius > Mike's Song > Tela, Harpua > Killing in the Name > Harpua > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: First Tube






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Summer tour 2012, as we are all well aware, left something to be desired by the end of it all. With our $200 scalped tickets in hand, we were greeted with golf humor. We were met with overused jokes about "tucking," which really weren't all that funny to begin with, but frick it, we played along like we always have. We were met with the aged members of Phish, mere caricatures of their former, youthful selves, providing puns and jest and pulling out all the stops to have a good time. But at what cost? Much like the burrito I bought on lot yesterday afternoon, the act got stale quick.

I stepped into Darling's Waterfront Pavilion with nothing in my possession but a couple grams of mushrooms and the utmost optimism and anticipation for this show. I was really excited and I was ready to walk into it with an open mind. After all, this is a new year. The start of a new beginning. A new era for Phish. Right? Because it COULDN'T have been as bad as it was last year…right?

WRONG.

The opening notes of Possum hit me square in the fricking face like my stepfather after a night on the town. I was stunned for a few seconds. I remember telling myself, "No. That can't be it." And then the wave of realization washed over me, and after I realized they were actually opening the tour with Possum, I laughed. I kid you not PT, I just stood there laughing. A tear might have actually escaped one of my eyes and rolled down my cheek - not because this was an especially beautiful version of Possum, but because it literally must have been a fricking joke. This is the big one - the "first impression" of the tour, so to speak. You can tell a lot about how an entire tour is going to go based on the first song they played.

They played a song about hitting a fricking animal with their car.

Painfully, I listened to the entire song, hoping "hey, maybe something amazing will happen." But no, it was standard 3.0 Possum - shitty and unbearable. I only wish I'd drank something prior to walking into the venue so I could take a remarkably satisfying piss, because that would have been 5 minutes well-fricking-spent in comparison to standing there, flabbergasted, listening to the band try to get through that standard, shitty blues song as fast as possible (which, by the way, should be completely shelved. Nothing good has ever come of that song and that won't change in 3.0.)






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So they lazily segued it into another standard fricking Phish song, Runaway Jim (I know, how original. They're really expanding out of their comfort zone and trying new things!) which, in turn, segued into Stash. Stash has had some of its good moments in the past. This was definitely not one of them.

The set was boring until NICU - now don't get me wrong, this song was just as boring as the three before it, but I noticed something very interesting. After Trey had finished singing the verses, his opiate-crackled voice let out an ear-piercing shrill and he hollered, "PLAY IT LEO!!!!!" This was clearly the impossibly old fossil's cue to play something cool and "groovy," but the decrepit, hunchback, balding neanderthal must have completely forgotten who Leo was (or where he was, for that matter,) because he didn't do anything. Nothing. Sure, he mashed his bony taquito fingers into the keys of his piano a few times, but there was no life in that solo. There was absolutely nothing. It was made clear that Page's skull at that exact moment was nothing more than a vast, open ended wasteland. Completely empty, with perchance an occasional thought of the episode of Matlock he had waiting for him on the DVR of his hotel room - but other than that, the man was nothing more than a vegetable neatly propped behind a piano.

From that point on, it was evident that the set had become little more than a game or the boys to play. A game called "let's see how awful of a set we can play to open up an entire tour, and if our fans will still revere it like the second coming." I could hear screams of terror from all directions when they busted into a carbon-copy rendition of Rift; I saw somebody practically choke on a goo ball when Trey attempted that part in Theme (and ultimately failed;) but the true joke came when Mike's Song began to transcend into the "jam." The "second jam" that all of the fricking 3.0 noobs were so excited to hear. "OH MY GOD, TREY'S GOING TO DO IT!!! HE'S GOING TO RAGE THE SECOND JAM SO frickING HARD BECAUSE WE TOLD HIM TO!!!"






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And guess what happened? Silent in the Morning. That's right. I shite you not. At that point, I couldn't hold my laughter. It was actually a stroke of genius on Trey's part, possibly the first he's had since he debuted Jennifer Dances (which was nearly just as funny.) They didn't even play The Horse, which is just a short warning to the crowd to tell them to get in line for the bathroom. With no warning whatsoever, Page leaned forward and croaked some inaudible words into the microphone with a hint of what could have possibly been singing, but he was really just raising and lowering the pitch of his voice as he dribbled senselessly into the mic. I actually saw somebody vomit.

And (you guessed it,) they wrapped the set up with a lackluster Weekapaug Groove.

Trey had done his job, as well as the rest of the band. They had just played a set so fricking bad, if this was any other audience instead of the standard Phish crowd, the entire venue would have been completely empty. I was baffled. Endlessly confused. THAT was it? THAT was the set they decided to play for their big comeback for summer tour 2013? THAT'S what we have to expect for the rest of this tour?

But "OH, POOPER!," I'm sure you're thinking to yourself, dear reader. "POOPER, THAT SECOND SET! THEY PULLED IT TOGETHER! THEY REALLY BROUGHT IT ALL BACK HOME WITH THAT SECOND SET! SURELY, THEY BROUGHT THE JAMS, DIDN'T THEY?"

Well, let's go ahead and take a look at this second set.

Golden Age opener. THAT ALONE SHOULD TELL YOU THIS SECOND SET IS JUST AS MUCH OF A frickING JOKE AS THE FIRST SET. WE GET IT TREY, YOU'RE INTO ART-ROCK! YOU'RE AN ARTSY, AGING, MUSICALLY DIVERSE frickING GINGER WHO LISTENS TO ART ROCK AND WRITES BROADWAY MUSICALS. I DON'T EVEN NEED TO GO INTO THE REST OF THE SECOND SET, but I will, for the sake of giving the truth to you fine people. Spoiler alert: IT WAS A frickING ABOMINATION.






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After Trey struggled to sing with the finesse of a black man to absolutely no avail, he said "frick it, let's hit them with a Twist." If you know anything about music, you know it does not get any more simple than the chord progression for Twist. Trey could have been on copious amounts of every drug under the sun (which he probably was) and even he could still struggle through his arthritis and miserably strum out that chord progression. Which he did, for far too long. That's when it happened.

Strumming in the key of G. "No," I said to myself. But he didn't stop strumming. Just that G chord over and over. "NO," I repeated to myself, and I saw audience member's heads turning and looking at me like I'd gone mad. But if they'd only known...I was the only one who realized what was about to happen. I wanted to give them a warning, but there was no time. Trey was still strumming that G chord, and I swear to God if I could have I would have told all of those wooks to get out while they still could, but I only had time to muster up one single syllable, and the shite was about to seriously hit the fan. I raised my hands to the skies, tears swelled up in the corners of my eyes, and with every little bit of breath in my lungs, I screamed:

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!"

But it was too late. It was Backwards Down the Number Line. This is not a joke, reader. Oh frick, how I wish it was a cruel, twisted joke. Trey had already shot this second set point-blank in the back of the head with Golden Age, and now he was just pissing on its corpse, laughing, clapping his hands and singing about his birthday.

I collapsed to the ground. I sobbed. I could hear screaming and chaos emitting from every head around me. I tried to warn them, but I just didn't have time. And when they segued into Ocelot, I cursed his name. I cursed his fricking name last night. I clasped my hands together in prayer and begged for the sweet kiss of death right then and there, but God never listens to what I say. Somewhere up there, that sick bearded frick was laughing at me and every other member of the audience. I could almost hear him whisper: "You deserve this."






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Not even a Velvet Underground cover could save this set. Not even a segue into an incredibly boring rendition of 2001 could save this set. Oh, they tried, but they lost my trust long ago. I could barely hear their uninspired interpretation of Cavern over the sounds of crying wooks which honestly sounded like an entire zoo filled with animals being hit with tear gas. I pressed my hands onto my ears, just hoping Antelope would end, but NO, Trey was milking every opportunity he had to make that ear-piercing whale call.

And when it finally ended, that was that. The entire crowd was quiet. You could hear a wook dropping his Bic lighter it was so silent. I looked around, and everybody had the same expression as me. Slack-jawed and dumbfounded. Every mouth in sight hung open. Not even Antelope Greg was moving a muscle, and they'd just fricking played Antelope.

The encore break felt like an hour of absolute stillness. It was beautiful, in a way, in comparison to what we'd just witnessed. And when the band came back out for Hood, nobody cared. A few people started walking away at first, then a dozen, and exponentially the number of people exiting the venue grew. As the "jam" began to peak, so did the audience members' movement. By the time the band was singing the "Feel good about hood" refrain, people were running with fright. It was almost ironic - nobody was feeling very good. But how could they?

And yet I stood there, observing the chaos on stage, feeling people rushing by me at either side, absolutely amazed - because never before has there been such an awful performance on any stage in the history of the world. Period.

And as the band members played nonsense on their instruments at the very end of the tune, Trey stepped up to the microphone, a devilish grin on his face. And when he stared right into my eyes, he said "Thank you so much for having us, we love playing here." And I saw him laugh. I saw this aged, pale ginger, seemingly possessed by the devil himself, channeling his energy as his rusted, copper hair stood upward toward the sky, laughing hysterically. Of course they loved playing here. I'm beginning to think they love the sight of their fans running. I'm beginning to think they still tour because they actually receive pleasure from giving their fans pain simply through music.

Let me end this review with a quote. I believe it was Bob Marley who once said "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."

Clearly, Marley has never listened to Phish.

I give this show a 2/10. Highlights: Tremors 4 was playing on the TV back in my hotel.






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TLDR





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anybody got a password?





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What's the link?





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Fixed Link



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Nice

Couch touring then hitting up free Gravity A show at Tips






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I might join you. I Get off at 11. What time are they starting you think?





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I think Khris Royal starts at 10 then Gravity A after





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Sweet, I'll head that way





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Possum opener?





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