lets go go go
Lets hope for Eyes and a Dark Star???
I'm doubting Help>S>F, but i can hope right?
Can't believe they played Cryptical last night...wanted to see that, and China w/ Joan...
PHIL: we need some Phillin tonight!!!!!!!!!
PHIL ER UP!
when are you guys getting there 630?
will there be a sdown street?
411 me !
Don't expect much of a Shakedown. there isn't one central lot for people to congregate. There wasn't much of a police prescence there last year, it was a pleasant environment. The patdown wasn't very intrusive. Parking might be tough since it's Black Expo this weekend, you might want to leave a little early just in case.
Hoping for a Shakedown St.(the song) tonight, I'm not sure the last time they played it. Anyway, there isn't really a lot at the venue, I try searching around the grounds before every show here and there's not much going on. The venue is great and security is pretty chill. Never had a problem. Can't freakin' wait
I'm finally in town....and heading to see Trey at the Ryman manana. Still have to get a ticket for tonight. Plan on seeing WSP at this venue as well. Is Osby still in? Sless? Damn...I need to get on a ticket stat.
let it ridet
missing a few from the first set but the VIOLA LEE was worth the price of admission alone!
Thank you for the update! I am going to my only show of the tour tomorrow night, so I was eager to see this one. Looks like you got a good one there.
Allright, so putting together the list above and the one in Other Stuff, the show looks like it went down something like this. It looks like there is at least one tune missing between Peggy-O and Let It Ride. The rest looks good, real good. Is Barry playing some guitar (other than the pedal steel) now that Trey and Sco aren't around?
That 2nd set looks particularly smoking to me.
Phil Lesh & Friends
Lawn at White River State Park
Let It Ride
Viola Lee Blues
Playing In The Band>
Fire On The Mountain
Playing In The Band Reprise
Attics Of My Life
Just got in... Damn fine show tonight, better than the Columbus show I think. It was *hot* today and very sunny, it was 95 at show time. Venue was very mellow, plenty of room. I met some nice people, and everybody seemed really psyched to be there.
The first set was about an hour and was fun but not overwhelming. I think it was too hot to really rage right off the bat. But everything was a lot of fun, and they were firing on all cylinders by the end of the set. There was a fun "Scarlet/Bertha" jam that relsolved into a rockin' "Bertha." The set closing "Viola Lee Blues" was a scorcher, perfectly placed. That was the first set highlight for me.
The second set was intense. It was a keeper, as good as anything I saw last night in Columbus or at the Ryman. "Playing" started off kind of spacy and random but eventually found it's way into a more driving jam with a little "Other One" flavor. With a little tempo change, we got the "Scarlet" hinted at in the first set. Great jam in "Scarlet:" not too long but powerful. It dropped into a smoking "Fire..." Lots of solos from everybody, it was a good version. The "Shakedown" was unexpected coming after a litle spacy wind down jam after "Fire." Good Osby there. The "He's Gone" was gorgeous, the harmonies were perfect. I could list superlatives for all the songs, but you get the picture. Get the disks.
The venue was sweet, even if the day was a hot one. Everything was well played. The crowed was boogieing, it was one of those second sets where the music played the band and the audience both. Go Phil!
This sounds more or less confirmed then:
Phil Lesh & Friends
Lawn at White River State Park
Let It Ride
Next Time You See Me
Viola Lee Blues
Playing In The Band>
Fire On The Mountain
Playing In The Band Reprise
Attics Of My Life
Smokin' fucikin' hot show. Phil is the man, detractors go to hell. This is the shit. See ya in Chicago and Louisville.
ain't heard a single thing i can zing,......true dat'!!!!!
nice to see the faithful, still know where its at !!!!
Nice reviews everyone. Wow, this leg of the tour is great so far.
Once again, Barry wasn't listed on the setlist on this site. Is he really still there?
St. Stephen, I also heard that scarlet (jam/tease?) in bertha, I was psyched about the scarlet in the first set, but they saved it for later, which was a good call. I also got my SHAKEDOWN ST. that I called earlier in this thread, i was pumped for this. Peggy 0 and Viola in the first were my highlights of set 1, just as they are songs I love to hear. The whole second set was just a boat load of fun for me. Good times throughout. I had a grasspass so this ticket was cheap for me, but I'm seriously contemplating hitting Louisville but I don't know if I can drop the $40 that I heard tix were last night. We'll see. Anyway, this show was fun as hell, I need to get the discs asap
I need someone to tell me when Phil & Friends
played the last Scarlet\Fire? I am from the Bay Area and can't remeber when Phil has played this combo. I am a kid (only Jerry show Sat. Shorline, 1995) Found Scarlet as Sublime cover. Yes at one point thought Sublime cover was better (had only head Mar's a few times). The one and only version is the Scarlet\Fire live.
>>>I need someone to tell me when Phil & Friends
played the last Scarlet\Fire?
Last night. Plus 6/18/06, 6/25/06. 7/18/01 and 11/30/03 were some good ones as well.
He played Scarlet>Fire at Jones Beach. Before that was 2/19/06 at Hammerstein. Before that was Red Rocks July 05. It's become a rare combo these days.
Forgot about Bonnaroo this year.
Barry is still there, on pedal steel.
Scarlet > Fire in Atlanta also
Here are my pics:
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Nice Pics Jeff, I hope you tapes turned out good. I didn't even notice you snap that one of me when I was clamping on to your stand.
This was a monster show. The second set Playin > Scarlet > Fire > Shakedown was unbelievable. The band did not stop playing the entire second set. every song had a segue.
Wish I could make it up for tonight's show, but I can't.
>This was a monster show.
Best five word review I've heard.
An epic second set, maybe the best of the tour so far.
Have fun in Chicago everyone!
One thing no one mentioned was the nice Estimated tease b4 He's gone.
The Shakedown was sweet.
Attics was flawless vocally, amazing harmony!
The sound overall was mixed very well, the segues were pretty damn smooth, much tighter than Red Rocks, the last Phil I saw. Ryan Adams, good riddance for tightness sake.
Pedal steel was hard to hear, the words got way flubbed on Truckin, other than that, plus a minor flub in Dire Wolf, this show was a solid A-, or A. Excellent vibes at the venue, plenty of vapors coming from the crowd...what a blast, SEE YOU ALL IN THE VILLE!
who sang dire wolf?
Last Scarlet/Fire I saw was at The Warfield on 5/18/06. Can't wait for DVD release to see that one, both John Scofield and Larry Cambell were smoking on guitars!
ROB sang dire wolf
Damn, this is one I would have liked to be at.
Phil, O brother, where art thou? Not here in the NW, obviously.
...come and gone my oh my!!!
9:30 am Saturday morning brings KC to my door, we’re going to Indy to meet up with Purple Haines, Bird Dog and King B & Co. Roll on down the hot ass road and it was the type of mellow drive that can only be had while sharing a ride with someone who is used to daydreaming the miles away.
Swamp on in to Naptown and the venue has already got some smiles gathered in the shadepark out front. A good sign. After parking we went to sit in the shade and sip on something cold while waiting to hear from the others. No sooner had I sat down to the sweet sounds of Stella Blue>Blue Sky and thought “a swell day for a show” than two little kids come up and ask me if I’m interested in buying some quartz from Arkansas. I most certainly was so I had them pick me out 5. Bless the children, and we get the call with directions to the preshow. For some reason "Attics" is on my mind.
Woosh over to the garage and we start to notice that there were quite a few police cars, state trooper cars, sherriff’s cars etc etc and to top that we could not figure out how to go “up”, sweeet. Fuggit and park and take the elevator to… level 5.
Stretch, greet, the usual, everyone is here (or so I thought at the time). Gazing out at the city I remember seeing signs on the way in for the Black Expo. Don’t tell me this town aint got no heart ;)
Introduced, hydrated and well along my way to being soused I had the pleasure of eating some Alaskan halibut fresh off the grill. Good stuff man. Just about to head over to the show and up drives a kid I met at the beginning of the Fall 02 TOO tour. I’m lovin it all, bound to cover just a little more ground.
Of course we had to have just one good beer on the way in so we poke around and find some fresh Magic Hat, I had the Jinx and it was good. Bought some art for my house doop doop doop faint humming over the noise of the crowd= jam, they’re on! and we go to get in the cattle chute that the front entrance had become. Oozing slowly along we hear a staff lady tell us to go to the side, that there’s another entrance. After getting her assurance that it wasn’t some sort of trap we followed her advice and had a nice stroll along the river, witnessed the statue of Tecumseh outside of the American Indian Memorial Museum before getting whisked lovingly through the gates and into… a full bar with not one single person in line! Gin and tonic in the hot sun please, I beg of you don’t murder me. Its all starting to synch up now.
Met another good friend while standing in a bit of shade and realizing that I’m starting to get a little drunk so I better go and dance some clarity into my life.
Arrive at my seat to the cranking up of:
Big River. Pumping in the sweltering sun, eyes closed now I’m just getting warmed up.
Peggy O. Not too fast now, just right for pacing, we’re going places tonight.
Let It Ride. I didn’t know it and the band seemed to still be feeling their way around it. No problem, I don’t mind lending a hand, or a smile and some head bobbin in this case while everyone around started dropping into their seats.
Bertha. Well alright! Saw peeps up front feelin it, hell yeah those are my kinda freaks, and decided then that that’s where I’d be for 2nd set. GDad texts me the setlist up to Peggy O and I send him back a picture from where I was standing while they’re playing-
Next Time You See Me. Yeah the next time I’m going to see this band will be a whole ‘nother beast. Something happened during this song, something just sort of clicked. My ass was gaining momentum and I could no longer feel the heat but was getting closer and closer to the Light yaknow.
long break in between songs, I imagine the band taking a very deep collective breath and preparing to close this set with a banger.
Viola! Judge decreed it, nuff said. It’s on now folks. Sounded to me like Larry was getting a little lost in the easy rockin jazzy madness that was happening but thats ok, soon as he let up we got our freak back together and brought him along with it. Heard all sorts of hints at what the next set would bring. I have never heard Viola on it's own before this, nice and neat, not! it was nasty and downright dirty with a MONSTER finish that I loved. oh yeah.
little did I know...
that setlist is just ridiculous
i thought this one was the best of the 6 i saw, monster indeed !
when was the last stella blue ???? just wonderin...
I thought the 2nd set was good...real good. But I think, musically, 2nd set of BOCA was better. This was a solid show though. The next night I went to the Ryman to see The Duo w/ Mike and Trey...but that's a whole other review for later.
Again, though, I would put this after Boca and maybe ahead of Asheville (of the three I saw)
lombardi u saw the 3 best, imho ....
Moved on down front to hang out with Purp, KC, Bird Dog, and King B. Hey there’s PuffG and as fortune would have it, Tapecat, Muletaper and Art are there as well. Pleasure meeting you guys and now I know where the Viola came from.
B called me over and I signed the petition to get Chet Helms inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, can’t think of a better place to circulate that than at shows. Either that or I just gave up all of my personal information to the prettiest fed ever.
Gravity pulls me to the rail directly in front of the two monitors dead center on the front of the stage. No view to speak of but my bell was due for a ringing so that was fine.
A bit of tuning, everyone is back, the front of stage fills up nicely, I catch some eyes and recognize quite a few nameless faces from places I’ve been. I don’t seem to be in anybodies way so I settle in for whatever may come.
Playin’ In the Band. Starts off nice and easy, the band really comes together during the first bridge. Lyrics aren’t exactly on time but are they ever? Excellent communication between the players and the vibe starts bubbling. We go pretty far out there for this one. Deconstructed and put back together again in the form of
Scarlet Begonias! gains substance steadily through the intro. Phil makes me feel all warm inside singing this one. By the time we get to the jams and solos in it I realize that this may very well be the best sounding space I have ever been in at a show. Spin around for the strangers stopping strangers and just so happen to see every Zoner that was in attendance with that spin.
Purp and KC are dancing right behind me, I can feel their groove in my spine. A random mama next to me is into it just as much and the spot to my left has a rotating cast of characters. Another deconstruction and we clunk on into
Fire On the Mountain. Hey, rough start but we know by now how to get beyond all that. Barry is making some really sweet sounds to get this one up in the air. The crowd is moving as one body and Phil’s bass makes our heart beat right on time. Still, we don’t feel the heat. Joan takes a verse and that’s when I get to traveling along my memories and dreams, reflecting on and giving thanks for everything that has brought me this far, with Larry’s solo providing the perfect vehicle. Have I mentioned yet that the switch has been flipped and the show is most definitely ON at this point? Osby dancing perfectly in and around the rest of the players. Gets a bit melancholy. Fine by me, I don’t mind a little grounding from time to time. Does anyone else hear the long distance runner verse speaking to them? We cross that thin line and there will be no posers in this circle.
Whew that was heavy, about time for a good ol jammy
Jam. Sounds nice and loose, lots of flying around to shake off the spell that Fire cast and then Phil sneaks in, whispering
Shakedown St. real mellow, band is funky, Osby adds a N’awlins-ish flavor to it, this cat is good – he can turn it on and off just like that. I got poked a few times and it tickled. All giggly and sweaty and dancing, this is the good life. The vocal roundie was a blast. Full swing and then they set it down gently
Jam. Barry catches my ear from the start, goosebumps when Rob twinkles the keys
He’s Gone. You know how it goes, hot as a pistol but cool inside. Joan’s voice is gorgeous; I was absolutely chilly from the sustained goosebumps by this point.
Gimme Shelter. Woooooo oooooooooh (note to self, when I make noise right in front of the stage it is sometimes picked up on the microphones, quiet down) Been hoping I’d catch one of these. Nice! The boogie is back on and the band gave me just the shot of shelter that I needed. Sharp turn that dissolves with Rob’s keys into
Stella Blue. Just beautiful. Very serious and it hurts so good. I surprise myself by not bawling uncontrollably. The middle is perfect, it sounds like a beginning of something new. By the time we dust off those rusty strings and make em shine, there is a certain sense of joy in the air. Hey guys, we’re alright, still dancing and still alive. It means more now than ever before. SHIIIIINE. Very strong finish and I hear the other one poke it’s head out for a quick second and then turn it’s face to show me
Truckin’. Silky intro and we’re all a few inches off the ground, great rockin’ dance number that gets the energy back truckin’ on. I swear I heard a Smokestack coming but alas it shall remain a dream of mine (to hear Joan sing it) for now. I forget who was driving but we jammed our happy asses right back into
Playin. Scattered fragments at first and then its hitting so hard I almost expected to hear Joan belt out one of those Donnas. All in all an exceptionally smooth reprise to close the show.
Knowing glances all around, we just shared in something precious.
How does Phil read my thoughts? I was thinking, “in this spot I have found the perfect pipeline”. Wacky.
God bless you Cody, thanks for helping Phil bring it after all these shows. Thank you Friends for being such great musicians and sharing all of that with us.
E:Attics of My Life. I let a few tears get away from me on this one. And you thought she nailed Stella.
In the attics of my life
Full of cloudy dreams unreal
Full of tastes no tongue can know
And lights no eye can see
When there was no ear to hear
You sang to me
I have spent my life
Seeking all that's still unsung
Bent my ear to hear the tune
And closed my eyes to see
When there were no strings to play
You played to me
In the book of love's own dreams
Where all the print is blood
Where all the pages are my days
And all my lights grow old
When I had no wings to fly
You flew to me
You flew to me
In the secret space of dreams
Where I dreaming lay amazed
When the secrets all are told
And the petals all unfold
When there was no dream of mine
You dreamed of me
Not a single moment of a show is disposable. Normal rules do not apply to our gatherings. Bring your lovelight lit or at least be prepared to get it turned on, otherwise please stay in the shadows. “IT” is so real.
Said goodbyes to some new friends and led the way over to the garage so Muletaper could meet up with King B before parting ways. Stopped and picked up my art. Walking past a cop before crossing the street I overhear on his radio “10-4, out of control”. Amen to that brother.
*No psychedelics were ingested by the author during this show nor during it’s review.
listening to the stream now (excellent recording btw), and wow! that jam after truckin is simply on fire!, and how they melt down into Playin' reprise... geez!!!
good, good stuff my friends
Yeah Nem..I never do psychedelics at shows anymore..I save them for when I get home and write my Philzone.Com reviews..
btw: Bigb called me during band intro and says here comes Encore....
Was in Nordstroms having a snack in Cafe w/ my daughter and..wow..that was..even via cellphone..beautiful..
yep. Attics was beautiful, even compressed into a digital signal and shot across the country to Cafe Bistro. Glad you got in for that one GDad
Maybe I'll squaredance for the 7-16 review :P
Marvelous show, by far the best out of Columbus/Indy/Chicago IMHO. Great venue; very relaxed and lots of dancing room for everyone, even up close to the stage. Second set was a monster; the runaway highlight of the entire weekend. I must say that I prefer the Scofield lineup, but both Barry and especially Greg Osby were outrageous on Saturday. One of the best shows of the tour, and I was glad as hell to be there, even though it was only slightly less hot than the surface of Mercury.
What a show! Nice reviews everyone. Nem, yours was fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Good photos Purplehaines!
>> Normal rules do not apply...
I heard that...
Thanks for the review Nem...
Kind of wish I'd made that one, but it wasn't to be...
From the pictures, it looks like there was hardly anyone there?
all the pics in this thread were taken from the "pit" or the 1st row, wont see a whole lot of folks when theyre all behind you ;) Wasn't crowded by any means but you could always reach out and touch someone from wherever you were.
My pics from the show:
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stlgdfan/album?.dir= 8a3escd&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.p hotos.yahoo.com/ph/stlgdfan/my_photos