20 Questions For June


20. What lasting impact will Joy material have in setlists?

19.What will Trey’s “show shirt” be this tour?

18. What new covers, if any, will the band incorporate into their  shows?

17.”Free” : Do or Die?

16. Which shows will smoke harder – SPAC, Camden, or Atlanta?

15. What songs will emerge as the prominent jam vehicles of the month?

14. Will the band minimize or shelve “Time Turns Elastic” after leaving it off the New Year’s Run?


13. Will Exile have a lasting impact on the band’s setlists and/or style?

12. When will Phish bust out “Liquid Time?”

11. Will meathead Merriweather security guards ever stop pretending to be bouncers at New York night clubs?

10. How will the ticket scene shake out? Scarce? On the ground? In between?

9. Will Tuesdays prove tremendous at Portsmouth, Great Woods, and Canandaigua?

8. Will “Fluffhead” gracefully fade into the background as a symbol of 2009?

7. Will Miami prove to be a baseline for jams in 2010?

6. Will “Show of Life” debut in Chicago?

5. Was “Golden Age” one and done?

4. More open jamming?

3. Will “Mike’s Song” return to prominence or remain an eight-minute, custy anthem?

2. How will the Flyers fate in the NHL Finals effect Trey’s head space going into tour?

1. …Can you still have fun?


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer > Caspian” 12.29.09 II

My pick for jam of ’09,  multi-faceted adventure.



SBD UPDATE: Yesterday, YEMBlog followed up their Monday heroics by posting a pre-FM source of part two of Kevin Shapiro’s “From the Archives” show from Bonnaroo, broadcast on 6.14.09. Featured tracks include 10.24.95’s legendary, mind-melting “Antelope” from Madison, Wisconsin, the 20-plus minute “2001” from The Pyramid in ’99, and a sublime “Harry Hood” from Kent State ’94. Here is the complete track listing.

1. Sing Me Back Home (Grateful Dead 8/27/1972)
2. Foreplay > Longtime (11/12/1994 @ Kent State University)
3. Theme From The Bottom (6/7/1995 @ Boise State University)
4. The Ballad of Curtis Loew (12/29/1999 @ Big Cypress)
5. Col. Forbin’s Ascent > Vibration of Life > Fly Famous Mockingbird (5/3/1993 @ State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ)
6. Dave’s Energy Guide (9/26/1985 for WRUV’s Exposure)
7. 2001 (9/29/1999 @ Pyramid Arena, Memphis, TN)
8. Doomsday (Mike Gordon Demo Circa 1993)
9. Run Like An Antelope (10/24/1995 @ Dane Co. Coliseum, Madison, WI)
10. Harry Hood (11/12/1994 @ Kent State University, Kent, OH)



8.17.92 The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA SBD < Torrent

8.17.92 The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA SBD < Mega

'92 Tour Poster

On the home stretch out west in Summer ’92, soundboard style.

I: Buried Alive, Poor Heart, The Landlady, Reba, Rift, Wilson > All Things Reconsidered, Foam, My Friend, My Friend, Bouncing Around the Room, David Bowie

II: Suzy Greenberg, It’s Ice, Tweezer, Esther, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Horn, Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin* > Hold Your Head Up, Take the ‘A’ Train, Cavern

E: The Squirming Coil

Notes: Ninja Custodian opened this show. *Ninja Mike sat in on drums for “Terrapin”

Source: SBD

1,109 Responses to “20 Questions For June”

  1. KWL Says:

    thanks gdad! i will keep that in mind… still a long shot, but if the boys are on fire, i’ll probably try to do a couple extra shows if i can

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    @bouncin- lets hope your better at predicting the hockey game then you were calling Strasburg to get shelled last night. 🙂

  3. Robear Says:

    lmao at bouncin’.

    i nearly missed Phish at Laguna Seca Daze, when I found out it wasn’t in Laguna Beach!

    good call FB. will do.

  4. angryjoggerz Says:

    Bouncin, when the Hawks win tonight I think you should hit Michigan avenue looking for Trey for a proper rub it in

  5. bouncin fan Says:

    Making me jealous fb

    My medicali double with ice catcher is my normal pregame routine

    This vape only fast could be bad luck

    Gonna go break the fast


    Go Hawks

  6. bouncin fan Says:

    Yeah p

    I don’t trust hype but I watched that shit

    Kid is nasty

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    He sure was. 14k and 0 walks. impressive.

  8. sneven Says:

    OK all… lurking all afternoon with out a moment to comment.

    Always sad to hear about a beloved pooch going to the “big park in the sky.” I have cats who think they are dogs – roll over and rub my belly, fetch stuff, etc… still working on getting a beer from the fridge tho.

    Very very funny stuff on the BB today. I can’t tell if I’m anxious or nervous or excited about the Fri tour start. I will be at Blossom only. Saw Toyo last year and had fun despite the strange setlist. I’m confident the boyz will set everything right on Fri.

    Gotta call the wife and child now, but I promise a funny story about Blossom ’00 before I go to bed.

    Wings fan here, rooting for Flyers! I think it will make a great CHI show!

  9. Robear Says:

    Phish = in chi town.

    excitement level rising

  10. gavinsdad Says:

    word AW it’s on…pouring one out for Millie…

    this game is gonna be nuthouse.

    KWL – i’m an hour from holmdel abouts and 15 mins from the venue. haddon township, nj.

  11. KWL Says:

    since i laughed so hard at those cleveland videos, here’s an oldie but a goodie


  12. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Gd – that was me re:holmdel. My buddy who’s joining me lives in Holmdel, probably crash at his house. Wondering how long post-show drive will be. Figured it was about an hour.

  13. Gavinsdad Says:

    Sorry Palmer. Couple cheaper hotels nearby if you wanna check hotels.com. In cherry hill…days inn on 38, holiday inn on 70. Feet from my house.

  14. Luther Justice Says:

    Nice @KWL

    Those postage stamp size hits will get you every time!

  15. BTB Says:

    Monna tried to raise me better…

    Monna tried, Monna tried

  16. sneven Says:

    okay, I’m feeling the brown-bottle-flu coming on for tomorrow. Gotta get my tolerance ready for Blossom.

    Should I tell my funny Blossom ’00 story now?

  17. BTB Says:

    Sneven – go for it. I was on the left side of the lawn in front of those ridiculous little speakers they had back then – hoping those are gone.

  18. Robear Says:

    yes sneven. i was on top of the lawn, directly up from Fishman.

  19. angryjoggerz Says:

    lets go hawkz!

  20. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Hello Blackboard. Checking in for second time today (first was on page one). Too busy to check the board much, but will be on this Saturday for sure to discuss the first show.

    And, it looks like I am going to make it to nTelos after all. It’s going to hit me like a brick, as I haven’t been able to immerse myself in much Phish lately. Probably best, as it will fill the void that I can’t even tell is there.

  21. voopa Says:

    Dammit why didn’t I move to the East Coast

  22. ChefBradford Says:

    I’ve been re-reading On The Road this week, haven’t touched it in maybe 8 or 10 years, other than the big scroll at the IT Festival

    “That’s what I was trying to tell you—that’s what I want to be. I want to be like him. He’s never hung-up, he goes every direction, he lets it all out, he knows time, he has nothing to do but rock back and forth. Man, he’s the end! You see, if you go like him all the time you’ll finally get it.

    Get what?

    IT! IT! I’ll tell you—now no time, we have no time now.”

    IT’s about to happen again, and we’re all in IT together

  23. voopa Says:

    …in like, 1990

  24. jdub Says:

    What a stinker of a day, why do architects have to design stuff without thinking about how to build it?

    Ahhhh… Thanks to AW and Mr. C for turning me onto and sharing Tinawiren and other African music. Just what my head needs right now.

    No bane or alcohol for about a week, might go straight through. Probably will with the bane, unlikely with the brews.

    Go Hawks.. Haven’t watched hokey since last cup, plan on taking this one in.

  25. sneven Says:

    Okay, here we go…
    In 2000, I worked for a major grocery chain in OH. I made friends with lots of beer/wine vendors, got invited to great parties, and always ran into sales reps at bars in Toledo, who would hook me up with free beers.

    So a sales rep gave me a huge, and I mean huge, inflateable football that was supposed to be a part of a fall football display in one of his stores. We’re talking 4 feet end-to-end, with a 3 foot diameter. HUGE.

    So we get the idea to take it to the Blossom show. It’s a 2 hr car ride, and adding the traffic delay, all 4 of us are pretty lit up before we even get out of the car. No one wants to take it past the Nazi security into the venue.

    My buddy and I get the “bright” idea to start to blow it up in the lot. All 4 of us take turns. Two hour job at minimum.

    People pass us in the lot and cheer us on, knowing what we are trying to accomplish. We are boozing and baning the whole time. Laughing hysterically, as good effed up friends do.

    So this “w0ok” chick passes by, and stops to look. We offer her to help us complete the “task.” She obliges. Puts the nozzle in her mouth, and commences to inhale as hard as possible, while laying on the giant football. Passes out from lack of oxygen and falls to the ground. Everyone laughs violently, and she gets up and thanks us for the “best buzz she’s had in five years on tour.”

    Carbon Dioxide. Good buzz there…

    I wish I hadn’t boxed up my pictures in preparation for the move, b/c ther are a couple pics of a lot football game from the show.

    We gave up the inflateable, but it still somehow made it into the show and got on stage.

    Good times… sorry for the long story 😉

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