Creme de la Creme

8.9.10 (W.Rogell)

Due to family obligations I was unable to attend what sounds to be, hands down, the best show of 2010, if not the entire modern era. All I needed was one listen with headphones and closed eyes to know that. “Disease > What’s The Use” is a seminal piece of modern psychedelia and, in my opinion, leap-frogged over of anything from The Greek to hold the trophy for the greatest jam of the year. A segue for the ages created a single piece of music that flowed like few musical sequences we’ve heard thus far. Throughout the entire show, Phish nary flubbed a note while crushing an unrelenting setlist of dreams. Not to mention that Trey had one of his finest nights of since Phish’s return, providing scintillating work from the “Tube” opener, through the end of the show. First set highlights included a sublime “Reba” which ended in “Fuck Your Face,” a combination that must have had Alpine going bezerker. But through the headphones, the most impressive first set jam was the redonkulous “Antelope” that punctuated the first set. Wanna’ hear some shredding? Well, cue this one up; arguably the finest outing of the era for the song as well.

A furious “Mike’s Groove” with an even better “Sneakin’ Sally” in the middle? Forget about it. I’m not sure how much I can go on here. The entire show flowed effortlessly as Phish jammed all the way through a legendary second set. I had an undeniable instinct when I boarded a plane in Indy that I was flying away from the shows of the summer in Alpine, and lo and behold, one night later…Phish exploded. Shit, even “Bug” absolutely slayed. I hope everyone had a blast. I’m sure you did.

That’s why you don’t miss shows.

I: Tube, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Funky Bitch, Reba, Fuck Your Face, Alaska, Back on the Train, Taste , When the Circus Comes, Lawn Boy, Sparkle, Gumbo, Run Like an Antelope

II: The Sloth, Down With Disease > What’s the Use? > Scent of a Mule, Mike’s Song > Dirt, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley, Weekapaug Groove, Bug

E: Quinn the Eskimo

Tags: ,

1,468 Responses to “Creme de la Creme”

  1. Nagarjuna Says:

    @C – really love that definition.

    put that on a sign and hold it up for the band. 🙂

    although one question: what’s “outside” nondual reality? lol at words.

  2. KWL Says:

    phone posting – uh oh

  3. voopa Says:

    Oh shit! Nice to met you, however briefly Sumo!

  4. afroskully Says:

    Hey guys… its been a long time since I’ve posted here. But @vegaswolf… if what you say is true, I am even more excited than I was ten minutes ago about my only 2010 shows ill catch.

    Ive watched trey pre troubles, with troubles, and post troubles… and have been patiently waiting for a return to form. I haven’t listened to anything on leg II to attempt to catch that fresh listen I’ve denied myself since the invention of downloads many yrs ago.

    It’s hard to get that anticipation when you’re bombarded with up to date soundboards and reviews and comments and opinions, etc.

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    @nag – ‘unaware of’ is more accurate but doesn’t roll off the tongue as well

    I was recently reminded of the word ‘anamnesis’ – at the Greek shows of course – means ‘unforgetting’ or the realization of that which already is and was once known, before the formation of the separate-self, or in a clearer moment, in a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago…

  6. Mr. Completely Says:

    they’re rolling very very hot @afro

    that’s really all you need to know

    enjoy the shows, they will rage

  7. Mr. Murph Says:

    I thought this was pretty funny. “Leo is making that Hammond his bitch”

  8. KWL Says:

    Feeling like everything is back on the table for jb

  9. voopa Says:

    I’d imagine so, KWL.

  10. BigNasty Says:

    AV fist night, me and the missus having cocktails at the car. We were parked way up front by the venue. We had some open space next to the car. This chick walks by an lays down flat on her back on the gravel lot surface….feelin’ no pain…literally. AV emp’ees in golf cart swing by to check her out. They had to shout to get her attention and she just waved them off. A few more minutes went by and she stood up and walked off into the distance…her bare back covered in rocks.

    Wookette down, midwest stylee.

  11. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey all, how’s it going on BB tonight?

    Looking for piano keyboards to buy – listening to 8/15 set I

  12. KWL Says:

    Asihtos>light>waves plz

  13. Mr. Murph Says:

    Tis going well Brandon. Im watching the new jibboo release from Phish. Brings me back to the pit dancing with the wooks

  14. Nagarjuna Says:

    @Mr. C – That’s some poetry. Dig it.

  15. Selector J Says:

    Thanks for listening, reggae fans. Sorry that the show after me sucks so hard…
    Now to go drink some rum…

  16. gavinsdad Says:

    nite peeps. some work up until lunch then rolling with @chrisfromphilly to JB where we will celebrate life, and hopefully run into a mess of BB fools.

    leg 2 souplex.

  17. KWL Says:

    New post up

  18. makisupaMan Says:

    this show owned. got pavilion for once at this mammoth venue and it was something else. listen to the dwd > wtu. it’s amazing. sloth! fyf! c’mon. mike’s dirt sneaking groove was almost too much.

Leave a Reply