The Mountain Life

Town Park - Telluride, CO (Amanda Lansing)

I: Down with Disease, Camel Walk, Ocelot, Light Up Or Leave Me Alone, Summer of ’89, Stash, Cavern, The Wedge, Possum, Julius

II: Sand, Backwards Down the Number Line, Prince Caspian > Tweezer > Boogie On Reggae Woman, Piper > Mountains in the Mist, David Bowie, A Day in the Life

E: Quinn the Eskimo, Tweezer Reprise

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1,449 Responses to “The Mountain Life”

  1. Mr. Completely Says:

    hey @scott glad you’re dropping by again, I liked your posts the other night

    good to see @randomreader again too

  2. c0wfunk Says:

    words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words words

    ^^^^don’t do justice

    back in asheville ya’ll

  3. gavinsdad Says:

    someone liked him some shows

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    hey I just read back to 55 to catch up

    @oldskool I love your post contrasting 8.5 and 8.6. like randomreader, I disagree aesthetically with the key point – that is, I prefer the Simple to the Tweezer – but your post was so well written it was easy to separate the subjective opinion from the objective analysis.

    Other than that I agree with your critique of the choppy aspects of the Friday show in particular – so it goes, eh?

    For me it largely comes down to what for me was a flat stretch in the middle of each set of Thursday’s show, the “custy anthem” sections…the playing was crisp throughout, though.

    It is another great little Tweezer. Have we had a Tweez stretch out much beyond that length? I don’t think so, and won’t read anyone’s answer, ’cause I’m out for the night

  5. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey @gdad

    How are you doing?

  6. Rod Farva Says:

    @ Mr. C from pg 49

    You described what I was trying to say about Hood perfectly. Better than I did. Thanks!

  7. c0wfunk Says:

    personal highlight list:

    light up, stash, cavernwedgepossumjulius first set closer; SAND!! Holy crap I thought this went on all night it was super dense.. kept coming and going, love what mike did w/ the bassline trey was tearin it up.

    Caspian > MLBJ/Space gorgeous with the stars and the mountians just breathtaking

    boogie on!! Mike went nuts and then hit the bell 5 times or something totally approved, Trey finally just let him go and go and he went. Piper was a great reset and big time jam.

    Bowie I don’t know if it’ll translate but the vibe was there for sure. At the peak I ascended into the peaks of the heavens and sprouted 15 eyes and all was well in the universe. ADITL nice classy way to end it up give the locals something to hang their hats on.

    Mighty Quinn seemed like the nice fun way to do a jerry nod. (MLBJ too for those who heard – I was w/ zzyzx that set and he was losin it! )

    night 2 in a minute.

  8. c0wfunk Says:

    coil opener w/ the backdrop was perfect. ya mar (regarding lovely day / love you dead , they’ve been going back and forth between those 2 as long as I can remember..)

    Timber got growly

    let me lie if ther’es a perfect place – up on the mountain in the bike town at sunset was one. There was this big pink cloud over the horizon utterly sublime. Divided Sky on its heels was gorgeous. Walk away blew it up big time that little jam at the end is still there real nice to hear. Antelope saw it coming but it worked out real nice.

    So that’s about the whole set which really was just set 3, not a set 1, I heard this said 3 or 4 times at setbreak.

    party time perfect call and mikes was a scorcher nice -> into crosseyed the dance party was fierce nice crawl into hydrogen and then paug more dance party in the mountain.

    Funny we live in a world where destiny unbound is the break song? Got real funky here too.

    The jam out of carini is probably the jam of the evening and then a real nice free out.

    YEM got funky as hell and then blew it up big. Trey’s little speech was nice and shine your light is always welcome.

    So maybe that’s not coherent. But hell I was in the rocky mtns this morning so maybe not so bad.

    Honorable mention goes to the gondola rides – such a cool way to encounter random folks and learn about the area.

  9. BrandonKayda Says:

    Great posts!!!

  10. whole tour! Says:

    Hope everyone hitting the creek this weekend has EPIC times of EPICNESS!

    Shout out to the whole MMPT crew. you know who you are. RespecK!

  11. albert walker Says:

    Home sweet home

    Got to spin Greek light simple and cities on the way home

    Damn those shows smoked

    Goodnight kids
    Be safe at the creek
    Cops mean bizness out there

  12. butter Says:

    supp AW

    great times

    just got checked into hotel in Indy, much needed rest coming

    can’t wait to spin last night

  13. albert walker Says:

    Have fun butter
    Throw it down for me

    I’ll be resting up

    I’ll call you on Saturday from alpine

  14. postnernutbag Says:

    trying to get ready to fly to indy in 4 hrs and the dl of set II last night froze halfway through… hopefully my luck will turn

  15. butter Says:

    the stewardess announced on our flight from Denver to Indy that they would turn the lights down for the Phish fans, and if that didn’t work they would start serving alcohol soon

    when we landed she announced “welcome all you fluff heads”

  16. Mr. Murph Says:

    thats funny butter. I wonder if shes been to a show

  17. whole tour! Says:

    new greek simple vid up @!

  18. Guyute711 Says:

    at dc, my crew is weak and tired.

  19. ThePigSong Says:

    Greek Simple Vid – yesss

  20. Gregg Says:

    Home after so much travel…

    What an amazing place Telluride is. Its like a dream of the perfect town.

    As far as shows – I think the Greek run was musically superior to Telluride hands down. Telluride had a ton of rare tunes and a lot of firsts for me (Light Up, Timber, Roses, Destiny, Quinn, Crosseyed, Carini…probably others?), but as far as musical jamming highlights – for me, I think Piper and Carini. Much of the rest was great, solid Phish and lots of cool setlist choices but not jams for the ages.

    The Greek on the other hand – that Light, as has been said, was probably the best jam in the past 2 years. Cities was phenomenal. Simple?? WTF. The Tweezer from the Greek is fantastic for me – I’ve listened to it many many times and my only complaint is they didn’t continue the jam instead of playing Fluff (though Fluff was cool for my wife and kid at his first show). The Tweezer from Telluride unfortunately is entirely non-notable.

    That was a big disappointment, music-wise, at Telluride, when they stopped the Tweezer. I had hoped they’d throw out the rules and go with patient forever jams in the mountains. But they didn’t really ever let go completely. There seemed to be too much effort to play lots of rare songs and fit in a lot of songs in general.

    I thought the Harry Hood at Greek was one for the ages.

    Sure there weren’t many bust outs at the Greek, but looking back I couldn’t care less. I hoped for more of what happened at the Greek at Telluride and it only materialized a few brief times. I have my own thoughts about why they played Telluride the way they did. It was an incredible time and far and away the most beautifully scenic Phish show experience ever for me including several fests, Red Rocks, Gorge, etc, etc.

    Sorry for the rambling – I guess I’m saying that when the dust settles I’ll be playing the Greek shows on my iPod a lot more often.

  21. fatbunch Says:

    “new greek simple vid up @!”

    ^ although I swear I’m listening to a Mike’s jam?

  22. fatbunch Says:

    ahhh…the whole jam yes here we go!

  23. fatbunch Says:

    ^ late night moment there…
    Man, that was sweet! 🙂

  24. fatbunch Says:

    btw nice write-up @Gregg!

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