Your Time Is Near, The Mission’s Clear

Aj Mathsay - Indio Part III

Aj Mathsay - Indio Part III

We are T-minus 36 hours and counting from blast off.  I, as I imagine many of you did, spent much of the last two days running around town getting last minute things for the biggest Phish party since the millennium. I have just put the final touches on things, packed the car, and am leaving in the morning. In fact, I’m probably on the road right now; gotta get down to SoCal before the World Series kicks off this evening. The waiting is over – the time is now!

Red Rocks and The Gorge are distant memories, and Phish is ready to put their next foot forward into the rest of their career. Phase one of the 3.0 era has ended, with nothing but continued musical evolution ahead. We are sure to hear new songs off Party Time, a release that has conveniently been pushed back beyond Halloween. And we are sure to catch a glimpse of where we might be headed. While all eyes fixate on Indio, fall tour will pop up soon after Festival 8’s final note. If the first half of this year was about getting their feet on the ground, it is now time again to see how high Phish can soar. It’s off to the races, and where we will wind up, nobody knows. But in the end, it’s all about the ride. Safe travels, folks. See you in Indio!

Let’s do this!


Jam of the Day: Festival Week

Reba” 8.17.96 I


A blissful daytime excursion from The Clifford Ball.



7.3.95 Sugarbush Summerstage, North Fayston, VT < Torrent

7.3.95 Sugarbush Summerstage, North Fayston, VT < Megaupload

Sugarbush '95 (D.Oug)

Sugarbush '95 (D.Oug)

Summer ’95’s finale centered around the colossal “Bowie” in the second set. Jams of this depth were par for the course during a stratospheric summer.

I: My Friend, My Friend[1], Poor Heart, Run Like an Antelope, Loving Cup, Sparkle, It’s Ice, If I Could, Maze, Strange Design, Free, Cavern

II: Timber Ho! > David Bowie > Johnny B. Goode > David Bowie > AC/DC Bag, The Lizards* > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, A Day in the Life, Possum, The Squirming Coil

E: Simple, Amazing Grace


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1,023 Responses to “Your Time Is Near, The Mission’s Clear”

  1. butter Says:

    chillin in la quinta, gonna get some rest, wanted to be the 1000th post!

  2. butter Says:

    10 am tee time at PGA west tomorrow, then some dinner and Phish.

  3. Marshall Says:

    You cannot wall down 50th Avenue nor can you cut through the concert field. Primary thoroughfare is 51st to go east or west. The yellow jackets don’t know any of the names of the camp sites.

  4. Marshall Says:

    Cannot walk down 50th

  5. butter Says:

    @Marshall are you with Robear?

  6. Marshall Says:

    Yep. Camping at The Oasis!

  7. Jay Says:

    Wish I was in Indio right now. Jammin’ out to The Bunny 95.9 right now though. Glad to hear they are broadcasting the festival on Sirius/XM. Still wish I was there with some of my buds. Enjoy it everybody who’s there…lucky bastards. See you on the Fall tour.

  8. Boris Says:

    so happy to be listening to the SOAM->Catapult from Cypress soundboard finally!!!

    i remember that moment like it was yesterday

  9. Boris Says:

    winston 97 GIN now…hopefully someone is getting all of these soundboard goodies that shapiro is dropping like juicy sausage all over our plates!

  10. BrandonKayda Says:

    Jamming on this soundcheck now…going to get more sleep. This Undermind is FUNKY.

    Pumped for 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sirius is broadcasting it on 17 (Jam on) right?

  11. butterflyeffect Says:

    From listening to the soundcheck jams, to hearing the bands progression in 2009 (not necessarily a linear progression, mind you), to just feeling that the demons of All Hallow’s Eve will imbue Indio’s playing with unheralded incantations of intricacy and inhuman irradiance, I have come to believe that Festival 8 will be one of Phish’s greatest performances of all time, on the same level as the Island Tour, Big Cypress, MSG 1995, and periods of 1994 and 1997.

    Let’s do this!

  12. butterflyeffect Says:

    Oh shit, I won’t be there.

    That’s OK! Viva la internet!

  13. Jay Says:

    I hope so boris. That was some nasty ish.

  14. Jay Says:

    The Festival 8 Soundcheck is sounding good too. And yeah, Jam_On 17 will be.

  15. BrandonKayda Says:

    So…what time will the first set start? 7:30-ish in CA? That means I should set up Sirius around 10-10:30.

    Moving on with the program, what will the opener be fellas? SANITY

  16. butterflyeffect Says:

    prob jim for the opener

  17. Gus Says:

    thriller is gone. my life is over.

  18. Robear Says:

    2nd sndchk was awesome last nite!!
    Great sign of things to come. Improv jam and some new songs

    indioasis open for RnR

    in ‘larks tongue’
    look for salmon banner on roof

    hard to get around today until 4 when they open concert Field

  19. BrandonKayda Says:

    ….I am going to go out on a limb and call Saturday Night Fever. That costume would be a PARTY

  20. BrandonKayda Says:

    …those two new songs weren’t too great. Liquid Time and ______, but the latter was better

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    I do like the jam out of Liquid Time though, could get into very dark/psychedelic territory

  22. b23 Says:

    Here we go!

  23. paul kemp Says:

    great call on “torn and frayed” can’t wait to hear this in the regular rotation. lots of potential

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