i danced my ASS off to that Antelope.
i’ve never sat through and enjoyed Velvet Sea before.
and that Piper may damn well be the best song i’ve ever heard.
these shows also definitely confirmed that Mike is indeed my favorite.
i enjoyed every moment, and was reminded that music is the only thing that really takes my mind away and enables me meditate and to enjoy each moment, uninterrupted by thoughts. all of the songs were over too soon, and all of them were perfect in every way, even with the missed lyrics and barely comprehensible rambling. what would a phish show be without that?Filed in phish | Comments (10)
although it’s not on the webnews yet, we got an email alert saying that Phish is currently not letting anyone else into Coventry due to wicked weather. this is so terrible. so many of my friends spent so much time, money, and energy to get to there, and now the Weather Gods are forcing it to become a huge, wet, sloppy, conceivably-cancelled mess. and, i don’t even want to think about the looks on their faces when the State Police pull up to their cars and tell them to turn around and go home (for now), after they’ve been waiting for hours (16 hours was the last i heard people had been waiting) to see one of the most momentus concert of their lives……….. this really sucks.Filed in phish | Comments (5)
i LOVED the simulcast!!
like all the others, our theatre was bumping -although it took a few songs to warm everyone up-, and when we saw all the Brooklyn peeps getting POURED on, i was certainly happy that I was warm, dry, and when we went out for set break, it was about 72 degrees and sunny, with a slight wind off the Bay . many of my Bay Arean friends were there, AND i got to see *some* of my friends on the screen, AND i got to chat with many of my friends in various spots watching the show. that feeling was really great.
people were dancing and singing along all over, but the moment the theatre REALLY exploded was the first chorus of Suzy Greenberg. EVERYONE busted out for that – what a fantastic song! i was pretty happy with the setlist overall – i have to say the Divided Sky encore kind of sucked – they messed it up, and it was SHORT. i really really really really wanted a Bowie for the encore; plus, i was really surpised there was no Harry Hood during the show at all. watching a glowstick war on screen would have been fabulous!!
right before Axilla, i got busted (i think that song is CURSED!) for taking pics of the screen with my digicam (i wasn’t even thinking they would care.) the guy was a jerk, but i understood what he was doing. it’s totally illegal to take pics in a movie theatre. *duh* he grabbed the camera out of my hand and then made me go out with him to show me where the lost and found was, so i could pick it up after the show. i got back in the theatre JUST as Axilla was ending.
I’m pretty sure i’m so lame that if they simulcast EVERY show, i would be there. EVERY SINGLE ONE. even my hometown shows (unless they had local blackouts, like for baseball games.) because getting to Shoreline is HELL, especially on a weekday afternoon, and it’s just a pain in the ass overall, and the sound ususally sucks and i can never see from the lawn. the theatre sound was GREAT, and obviously the view was like being ON STAGE. watching Trey’s fingers play, and I especially enjoyed being able to see Page’s hands. it really helped bring out the keyboard sound during the show.
I hope they simulcast at least ONE MORE SHOW!!!!! if not, it certainly wasn’t a bad way to see my last show. i enjoyed it very much.Filed in phish | Comments (4)
funny: quite a few of my phish phriends sent me this link yesterday, so for those of you out the phish loop, i thought i’d share: My idiot son wrecked my car, now I’m sellin his tickets – an Ebay auction.
almost, but not quite, as funny as the wedding dress auction in April, but close.
not funny: the Live from Coney Island theatre simulcast this evening will theoretically be my very last phish show.Filed in phish | Comments (3)
from rolling stone:
As disappointed as Gordon may be with Anastasio’s decision, he says there is no bitterness. “Trey is one of my biggest influences,” he says. “I have huge admiration for the way he sets goals. They are not too big and not too small. And then he follows through. One of the reasons he’s able to do that is he cuts out the extraneous stuff. He doesn’t use e-mail. Last year, he threw out his CD collection and burned his television. I have to see this as one of those things”
i’ve been thinking of doing the same thing.
*unplug*Filed in phish | Comments (2)
i think tonight will be the night of candelight vigils and proper mourning. bring your favorite show, your favorite brew, your favorite tastes and smells, a comfortable sweater and pair of jeans, a light heart, and come on over. we will dance.
strike that. didn’t happen. to be rescheduled for a time when more appropriate celebrations can take place.Filed in phish | Comment (1)
i think i’m over it. until, like, april 15th (which is also tax day and so it’s going to suck anyway) when everyone is on their way to vegas and i’m not.
i was telling jay last night: i always have these grandiose plans for trips. “Look! $250 to Barcelona! Let’s go!” or “OMG! $199 to Kashmir! We could totally go. We have to book in the next 10 minutes. Decide now!!”, etc. etc. etc. I like to make these grand plans and pretend i’m going somewhere and get all excited, knowing full well i’m not going to go.
same with Phish and Vegas – i know full well i’m not going. I have a conference to manage on the Phish dates and i have to fly to Michigan the next weekend and spend all kinds of money travelling around there. But I hate admitting outright that I’m not going. I like to pretend a miracle will happen and I can plan on buying at least one ticket and look around for cheap flights and get all excited, even though i know i’m not going. but i’m still going to pretend i am.
besides, while you asshats are in sweaty smoky dirty money-sucking Vegas, running around like idiots listening to the same old boring jams that you’ve heard a thousand times, my ass will be sitting somewhere on a mountain top high above pristine Lake Tahoe, possibly naked, absorbing high altitude sun and filling my lungs with the freshest air in the world, sunglasses on, smile on my face. And, I could have a discman and be listening to the NYE shows at the same time if i really wanted to get my Phish groove on in the BEST venue possible.
PLUS, i’m saving all my vacation time and money to do an extensive and utterly insane backpacking through Utah –> unbelievably decadent Burning Man trip in August that makes *any* Phish run practically transparent in comparison. i mean, c’mon: at Phish shows you have to wear clothes. at Burning man they’re totally optional, and everyone is truly beautiful.
So ha! there *is* more than life to Phish, you know.Filed in phish | Comments (17)