Weekend Nuggets: Festival 8


11.1.09 Festival 8, Indio, CA < Torrent

11.1.09 Festival 8, Indio, CA < Megaupload

After the Halloween festivities, Phish ripped one of their strongest two-set shows of the year. Much more to come about this one, but both sets contained highlights galore. The night, and weekend, peaked with a second frame filled with thick, festival-sized dance grooves. A write-up will follow next week. The acoustic set – a story all its own – is included in this download.


11.1.09 (Photo: Graham Lucas)

Acoustic Set: Water In The Sky, Back On The Train, Brian and Robert, Invisible, Strange Design, Mountains in the Mist, The Curtain With, Army of One, Sleep Again, My Sweet One, Let Me Lie, Bouncing Around The Room, Train Song, Wilson, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters E: Driver, Talk, Secret Smile

II: AC/DC Bag, Rift, Gotta Jiboo, Heavy Things, Reba, The Wedge, Guelah Papyrus, Undermind, Sparkle, Split Open & Melt

III: Tweezer > Maze, Free, Sugar Shack, Limb By Limb, Theme From The Bottom, Mike’s Song > 2001 > Light > Slave To The Traffic Light

E: Grind, Esther, Tweezer Reprise

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’S(din) > Lunatec V2  >Benchmark AD2K >
Sound Devices 722 (24/48) (Taper – Z-Man)


Jams of the Weekend: 11.1 Set I





Split Open & Melt




“Torn and Frayed” 10.31.09 II


“Suzy Greenberg” 10.31.09 E


99 Albums In 4:20

Here is the mesmerizing video montage of all 99 albums that was played on Halloween before The Exile Set. Eclectic Method, a trio of video remix artists, created the entertaining mash-up. Attached to this segment was a final Rolling Stones clip that is missing. Check it out!

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348 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Festival 8”

  1. albert wakler Says:

    the Wolfman’s is a little rough getting going which is weird cuz this one has been nailed almost every time this year

    but once the jam starts the open spacious funk similar to Hampton) that segues into the rockier jam into the feedback space that melts into Piper is really beautiful

    great version of Piper also. like mentioned here numerous times the slower trippy jam with the vocal thing is some of the cooler moments this weekend

    although contained the DWD was just destroyed. I though they were going to drop into a type II once it started getting funky at the end but this one for a straight up rocker was exceptionally played

    I’m really enjoying this set

  2. empire01 Says:

    @Marshall, I ripped the clifford ball dvd and converted it to 320kb mp3.
    I can upload it somewhere to share if you and others are interested.

    anyone from New Orleans? I thinking ahead for jazzfest this year and though I have been there a couple of times before, I was wondering if anyone knows of a cool place to stay at maybe in the french quarters. you can email me at empire01@bellsouth.net

  3. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    Looking back on last page between GP420 and others about Mountains and Mexican Cousin….I also can’t stand the tequila song, but Mountains holds a special place in my heart after hearing Trey sing the line “on the road again” at Rothbury last year. What a poignant moment…

    Just my $0.02

  4. GuitarPicker420! Says:

    @Robear – Close, about 2 feet left, but the Texans don’t have it, again. 8-0 looks pretty good with the Pats coming to town next week.

  5. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    lucky ass Colts

  6. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    How do you throw for over 110 yards in your first two drives and then don’t do shit again until the 4th quarter? So frustrating….

  7. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    And please pardon me for my ignorance, but I was really surprised that there wasn’t any Love & Happiness on the funk mix.

    I took the liberty 🙂

  8. GuitarPicker420! Says:

    @Uncle E – nothing really matters until the playoffs, but nobody cares how you win, its that you win that matters. Just like Phish, the Colts. Always. Win.

  9. Marshall Says:

    @ Empire01 – I’m interested, but am more interested in finding out how you can rip the audio from a DVD. There are two audio versions on the discs, right? Stereo and a 5.1 mix, I think. I’m assuming you ripped the stereo versions. What format are they in on the DVD natively?

    Sorry for all the questions.

  10. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    I get it, but maybe I’m harder on the Colts because I’ve been watching them for so long. Just like Phish 🙂

  11. beepaphone Says:

    You said it GP420…
    Can’t take it too much for granted though…I’m not used to breaking a sweat like we did today.
    Hatin’ on Moutains like that, though….shooooo……

  12. randomreader Says:

    after finally watching the vid of that epic Suzy, all i have to say is:

    I believe in Suzy Greenberg.

  13. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    Has anyone else ever noticed Suzy Greenburg getting a producer credit for Seinfeld?

  14. GuitarPicker420! Says:

    @beep – I will hate on Mountains ’til the day I die. Like I said, it flat ruined a number of shows in 1999. I don’t mind a slow, catch your breath, song in the middle of the second set, just don’t make it 15 minutes long!

  15. Robear Says:

    re: ‘Brian and Robert’, the lyrics make the song. It was much easier to make them out listening to the acoustic than during the electric sets. I would also love to see some acoustic mini-sets. The one on 12/28?/98 went over really well at the Garden. Once in awhile, nice touch.

    ‘Tweezer>Maze’ 🙂

  16. beepaphone Says:

    @GP – gotcha…yeah that song is not meant for 15 minutes…or even 7 for that matter…I dig the album and acoustic versions, but agree on the typical live performance.

  17. Mdawg Says:

    Reba 8 flub

    re-listening now and it sound like page was the only one keeping it together

  18. Mr. Completely Says:

    And please pardon me for my ignorance, but I was really surprised that there wasn’t any Love & Happiness on the funk mix.

    Hook me up then. Seriously. In fact if anyone else has suggestions for 70s funk songs I missed, let me know. Always looking for more. Is that a band? There’s a Chambers Bros. album I don’t have with a similar name…

  19. jay Says:

    great discussions this weekend and killer links to some cool as music. Thanks everyone. Raining cats and dogs here ruining our Fun Fun Fun Fest so staying indoors all snugglie like.

  20. Pencilneck Says:

    How does one hook ones self up with this funk miix one keeps hearing about?

  21. jay Says:

    I never the nose up in the air attitude toward Phish (even though I should have as I did to everything else not The Dead). I went to thier shows way back then and came out saying they are the only other band other than the Dead that got me THERE. After witnessing them play I said, these guys can play anything. No ambientness? Just you wait. No, funk? again just wait. They will tackle all these jam vehicles in time. When they are ready. I always felt the limited jam style of the early ’90s was just the tip of the iceberg. I guess what I am saying is I fell for them early, I fell for them hard, and I had faith that they would be as awesome as they are right now.

  22. gus Says:

    off topic, but who know the 20 minute weekapaug from LivePhish 06? this shit is craaaaazy. it’s madness. It gets going soo fast, then they tease buried alive, then it ends, but then they decide to start again, at that same extremely fast pace, and then trey is using crazy effects during the second part, like a reverse pedal (?). I think this is DEFINITELY in my top 5 weekapaugs. thoughts?

  23. BTB Says:

    ^ Jay – be sure to order the Phisthoughts Snuggie…?!

    My only comment for the weekend is I spent 45 minutes modeling out my budget and counting all expenses for Fall Tour (5 show). I will be eating a lot of pasta and taking my lunch to work for some time.

    I catch myself thinking “It’s pretty crazy I budget my next 2 months worth of spending around concerts” and then I smile. Yeah, it feels good to be doing that again!

  24. gus Says:

    oh whoops my bad, meant to say they tease “Wipe Out”, not “Buried Alive”.

  25. freshtracks420 Says:

    @ Marshall…yeah man, that’s pretty funny. If you recall…I was the guy standing behind you for a few minutes while you were speaking with Jared and filming the interview…waiting to speak with him myself. It’s also ironic, because I am aware that you are from SC from being a regular reader here. I also am a native South Carolinian
    (originally from M.B., but now live in Portland, OR), and would have definitely said whassup had I known it was you! Small world…wish that we had of known so we could have puffed a nodge or something. Oh well…maybe in Miami!?!
    Also, FWIW…I am a big fan of Mountains AND Mexican Cousin. You can’t really go wrong with mountains or tequila…can you? 😉 .

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