DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEKEND:
8.13.2009 Darien Lake PAC, Darien Center, NY < Megaupload
Overshadowed by Hartford and SPAC, the opening show of the summer’s final four-night run flowed well, had copious highlights, and set the tone for the end of tour. The first set under the tent featured the darker bustouts of “Dinner and a Movie” and “My Friend” while carrying one of the outstanding “Wolfman’s” of summer and, in my opinion, the most engaging “Bowie” of the second leg. The second set opened with a exploratory “Drowned,” sparking the unique highlight of “Drowned > Caspian > Rift.” A smoking mid-set “Antelope” set up a revelatory “Fluffhead” closer. This show is a real dark-horse, and deserves more attention than it has garnered.
I: Sample In A Jar, Dinner and a Movie, Wolfman’s Brother, My Friend, My Friend, Possum, Farmhouse, Sugar Shack, Brian And Robert, David Bowie, Bathtub Gin, How High The Moon, Golgi Apparatus
II: Drowned > Prince Caspian > Rift, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Sparkle, Run Like An Antelope, Suzy Greenberg, Fluffhead
E: Joy, First Tube
Source: Microtech Gefell M20 > JK Labs ECMS-23 > EAA PSP-2 > Sound Devices 722 (Line In, -0.3 dB) (Taper – Tim Burke)
Jam of the Weekend:
Phish cohesively strung together this unique run of songs to begin the second set at Darien. Look out for the standout “Drowned” jam- totally patient and fully realized.
VIDEO OF THE WEEKEND:
“Run Like An Antelope” Darien Lake 8.13 II (Part 1)
“Anrtelope” (Part 2)Tags: Summer '09, Venues, Weekend Nuggets