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:

    I keep getting interrupted, I’m just in the YEM now also

    great feedback control on the little space jam before Pages solo
    smooth keys on the solo with some nice compliments from Mike

    not a missed note in the composition
    great energy, I’ve felt this one getting better the last few I saw and it finally came together

  2. albert wakler Says:

    Page dirty ass organ solo, slickest shit all weekend by the chairman
    gets the jam grooving hard
    love it

    old school nice grand work by Page once the jam starts, Trey crisp, fluid, and funky

    Page hitting those synths just rhythm and Trey playing those chunky notes

    back to the grand, could have been a little smoother but real nice
    Mike starts hammering with the pedal

    a little Trey mailing, with some great Page piano back and forth
    great little 2009 YEM

  3. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah nice to finally hear YEM diverge from the basic template

    great info lycan and albert. I am really into Mingus right now, what a genius that guy is. someone mentioned on here awhile ago the beauty that is the recent remaster of Mingus Ah Um and man were they right. It is just so fucking beautiful and interesting and complex but in a way that’s accessible and above all musical

    this album has been in my rotation for years but this is a pretty huge upgrade

  4. Mr.Miner Says:

    Aw’s song by song listening blog pretty much mirrors my exact thougts on Exile. It’s funny bc I talked shit going in and now i can’t stop listening to it. More than any other set from the weekend

  5. sumodie Says:

    Having the flame throwers sequenced to fire off in synch with YEM was pretty frickin’ sweet too. For someone who normally doesn’t care about Phish videos, I’m dying to see that 3D film.

    While I normally don’t fantasize about being in the band, I would love to know what it felt like for even a few seconds to be on the stage that night looking out at the psychedelic spectacle knowing that you were causing/inspiring it.

  6. albert wakler Says:

    seeing Phish as long as I have
    it was real special to see them step out of their comfort zone practice, and present that performance

    Trey putting that soul into the vocal on Shine a Light is priceless
    makes me smile on every listen

    Fishman nailing Virginia and Happy
    what a night

    On Relisten it is amazing butI thought it worked great live and was fun as hell

  7. albert wakler Says:

    that suzy is bad, fuckin bad
    it’s like the Exile groove suzy, set bleeding in to the encore

    great Phish show. one of my favs out of way too many.
    can’t wait to get to the other 2

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    the thing that gets me is how far this band has come.

    i can’t even start to express it. so weird. first heard them half my life ago, almost exactly. the styles of music in the Exile and acoustic sets were just irrelevant to them back then, as were deep funk grooves, serious lyrical songs, ambient space, and extended open group improvisation. now they’ve mastered all those things. that’s a lot of fucking territory to cover, even in 20 years.

    i have to admit i looked down on them back then for not having more soul (my perception). it was a BS attitude, but not entirely inaccurate.

    i would never have imagined this future. would have bet everything, borrowed as much as i could, and bet that too while laughing at you the whole time for your delusional foolishness.

    life. it’s mighty weird.

  9. Mdawg Says:

    weird indeed

  10. albert wakler Says:

    word Mr C

    and the roads traveled with them

  11. oneshowatatime Says:

    indeed, such is life. i’m so happy to be just now basking in my first year of phish even though i’m already 25. what a great year to launch from. having the time of my life even with the psychedelics mostly behind me… complete revelry. still finding new favorites here and there all the time–new fave would have to be Water in the Sky after that SICK acoustic morning set!

  12. gus Says:

    I’m just happy to know who phish is. If not for my older brother, who knows what I would be listening to. The Jonas Brothers? Probably. I’m happy to be well into my 4th year of phish listening, and first year of phish concertgoing. is that two words or one? I can say I will keep seeing phish as long as they are around, which I hope to be as long as they can play music. They are still young, mid-fourties, they can play till they’re 80!

  13. Mr. Completely Says:

    i won’t lie, i had a condescending attitude towards phish for many years, even at first when I kinda liked them and saw them several times it was with my nose in the air a bit, haha, you silly kids, with your crazy antics

    to say they have proved me wrong is a bit of an understatement & very humbling to be honest

  14. albert wakler Says:

    Just started 10/30 I

    Party Time!
    sound great, love it in a !st set
    great addition, a lot more confident than last version
    perfect late afternoon get things started tune

  15. albert wakler Says:

    This is best stash 2009
    I love RR but this Stash is no joke

    this set through Stash is hot as hell

  16. Jam on Dude Says:

    Never talk shit to quick.

  17. stitchstash Says:

    @ sumodie
    That’s great you saw the I eat LSD sign. We were walking past just as the kids realized they could move the letters around. We encouraged them to do it, even though they didn’t need much more convincing. We didn’t stick around that night to see what they came up with, but it did make us laugh the next morning. The sign didn’t last long so I’m glad you got to enjoy it!

  18. Robear Says:

    What’s up ya’ll? I’m still downloading Miner’s dlotd. Just got home from a town run. Nice commentary today!

  19. stitchstash Says:

    Nice to see I’m not the only night owl. Robear, do you work the waterwheel for every show? I’ve made a $20 donation to every show I’ve attended since Hamptons. Maybe we have crossed paths.

  20. Robear Says:

    stich, I work the shows that I can make. In ’09, RR, Shore, Darien > Spac, Indio. Thanks for the donations. It helps and goes a long way. This has been a record year for the Waterwheel and we have sponsored a ton of great groups. Starting this fall, $0.50 per ticket will go to the Waterwheel! Jim Pollock wants to continue to do things like the masks at Indio. The light is growing brighter, thanks to fans like you!

  21. Robear Says:

    For the record, I’m usually the guy in front of the table, holding merch or posters, trying to inspire, or antagonize passer-by’s.

  22. stitchstash Says:

    I wish I knew about the waterwheel sooner. Sometimes I can be an oblivious fool. I’m new to this whole online community but have been seeing Phish since ’96. I went many years with no phone, TV, or computer. Darien was my birthday and hometown venue. I tried to convince everyone that wanted to get me something to donate to the waterwheel instead. I was the one throwing all that money at you guys at the end of the show. Thank you for all you do!

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    hahaha wtf this comment on that uber epic Stash video:

    “I am so in love with you. You are without wax. ”


  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    wow her Ripple is equally stunning


  25. stitchstash Says:

    stunning and without wax!

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