The Windy City Awaits

I had no time for writing yesterday as I had to tie up loose ends at home and pack for the next few weeks. Until Chicago…

Red Rocks 7-31-09 (G.Lucas)


Jam of the Day:

Ghost > NO2” 12.31.09 II

One of Miami’s stellar segments of music.




7.1.00 The Meadows, Hartford, CT < Torrent

7.1.00 The Meadows, Hartford, CT < Megaupload

Hartford 2000

This second night of the band’s two night stand in Hartford featured a strong second set, with the most compelling jam coming right at the end in a set-closing “Ghost.” Phish will be back at “The Meadows” in a matter of a week.

I: Buried Alive, Wolfman’s Brother, Axilla, Poor Heart, Sample in a Jar, Tube, Beauty of My Dreams, Roggae, Vultures, Dirt, Split Open and Melt

II: Gotta Jibboo, Bug, First Tube, Mike’s Song > Swept Away > Steep > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove* > Nellie Kane, Ghost

E: While My Guitar Gently Weeps


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1,184 Responses to “The Windy City Awaits”

  1. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    evenin’ all

    love reading the pre-tour planning and jitters. we’re doing the same out here.

    I still owe you that gear info. I’m on a plane to Wisco tomorrow so that’ll give me the time I need to get er done.

  2. BrandonKayda Says:

    Mr C – You’re seeing The Greek shows this summer? That’s great man, I hope you have a great time considering you only hit Gorge last year. Greek will be HUGE.

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    Cooler: check
    Bowl: check
    tickets: check
    road food: check
    sweatshirt for possible cool weather: check
    bane: check
    clothes: check
    brews for BTB Fest: check
    Car cleaned for Cal and his girl: check

    tickets: double check

    Let’s go.

  4. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Just checking out my hotel in Saratoga. Only 1.3 miles from venue. No driving! Sweet.

  5. butter Says:

    nice checklist Silly, safe travels

    Greek is bound to blow up, Mr. C is there , boys will shred

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    Oh, typeIII, your wisco trip is this weekend?


    is it just a quick weekend? or can I buy you and yours a beer Sunday night or something?

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah BK

    with all our obligations and whatnot about one run a year is all that’s realistic unless they come right through our backyard.

    I went into this summer figuring I’d try to pick one set of shows to hit when the dates came out Greeks were the obvious choice for many reasons, including west coastness, personal show history there, and general awesomeness.

    and a kind soul from the BB helped make it happen…Robear is helping with the logistics too, so thanks for that as well brother Bear

  8. SillyWilly Says:

    thanks, butter

    am I all caught up on reading? will you be there tomorrow and saturday?

  9. fee4zy Says:

    Love Robbins. Read all his books.

    Saw Dweezil Zappa two nights ago. Any Zappa fans must check him out. He is making his pappa proud.

    Would love to be there for leg 1 of tour, but alas life gets in the way and I will be doing the couch tour. Hoping for a AC/DC opener. That would be a great way to start a tour.

  10. butter Says:

    yes sir Willy , waiting out a flight delay on my way to Chi currently

  11. BrandonKayda Says:

    Well I hope you have a great time @Mr C

    Silly you’re catching Chicago-Hershey right? Have fun man. Just got done with all my classes today, so summer is officially ON!

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    don’t forget your raincoat. and sunglasses. good list though. I’d check for those tickets about five more times before leaving.

    what hotel in ‘Toga? you’re not at the Dowentowner right?

    btw, any of you going to SPAC really should spend one of the days at the races. it is a huge party and a ton of fun. that is a really fun way to spend a hallucinogenic afternoon. lots of pretty ladies all gussied up taboot taboot.

  13. Mr. Completely Says:

    also for the first time in many moons I will be rolling solo

    I mean no wife and kid

    will be kicking it with BB peeps and other friends but also means I get to spend some show time doing it my old school way which is to say alone

    which is fucking awesome

    I love my family but I also really like when it’s just me and I have the freedom to come and go as I please

  14. BrandonKayda Says:

    Fee4zy – Zappa Plays Zappa is incredible.

  15. Mr.Palmer Says:

    TIII- Yes the Downtowner is the spot. No races yet in Saratoga. schedule starts up in July . 🙁

  16. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Waiting in the sky lounge no less, Butter. How many skymiles do you rack up per tour? Surely enough to get you in the business lounge with a couple of free cocktails before each flight.

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    also with the kid in tow I wasn’t able to swim in the puddles.

    that will not be the case this time, if I can…


  18. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    @ Mr. C – which shows are you catching?

  19. fee4zy Says:

    No hubby and kids was wonderful at Indio. I’m so glad I went even though it pissed my hubby off. I LOVED not having to worry about anyone except myself.

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    quick weekend. flying back home sunday afternoon so I’ll have to take a rain check on that.

  21. SillyWilly Says:


    unfortunately no Hershey for me…gotta save the vacation days for Deer Creek.

    even though I might be making a mistake.

    Thanks for the well wishes, man


    I might have to go wisconsin poncho style: cut a garbage bag out.

  22. VoidBoy Says:

    Hey BBer’s… whew… busy week… one more day and it’s all worth it!

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    yeah, too bad it had to work out like that Type III.

  24. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    right, forgot the races haven’t started yet. well, next year, I guess. it was fun last year…

  25. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    No such thing as a mistake when you are heading to Deer Creek. They never disappoint.

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