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

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1,468 Responses to “Creme de la Creme”

  1. Mr.Miner Says:

    need a JB 2 if anyone has an extra….just got to Long Island after two of the longest days of the summer…that dwd>use shot an arrow through my heart

  2. voopa Says:

    Great pics El Dude!

  3. willowed Says:

    More new Phish in one day Miner. You can make it!!!

  4. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I might have an extra tues and wed. Won’t know for sure till tomorrow.

  5. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Did silly get a JB2 yet?

  6. goochy Says:

    Totally agreed, Miner. I knew it as soon as we witnessed it that it was top shelf 3.0.

  7. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    I’d be shocked if they didn’t play either Waves or ASIHTOS the next couple days.

    Look for the ASIHTOS > Stealing Time one-two.

  8. Robear Says:

    lol @ df. my canadien brotha’

  9. Robear Says:

    re: last night’s show

    Piper contained a Close Encounters of the Third Kind tease from Trey.

    ^ from Yemblog. who comes up with this stuff? Does Trey know?

    In other news, Kanye West to work with Justin Bieber.

  10. willowed Says:

    Robear…Is your Ferret wearing a kayak on it’s head?

  11. Mr.Miner Says:

    Piper contained a Close Encounters of the Third Kind tease from Trey.

    ^ what does this even mean? Teasing a movie ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. locust the lurker Says:

    re close encounters, I didn’t hear Page’s DEG tease either. Or, for that matter, any overt musical reference to the MLB jam in the Greek Caspian.

  13. oneshowatatime Says:

    anyone have the latest rumors on Fall tour dates? trying to figure out if a CO trip back home is in the cards for October. What are the rumored Broomfield dates, anything else this side of the Mississippi?

  14. oneshowatatime Says:

    @locust – they didn’t even play caspian at the greek

  15. KWL Says:

    what up kidz??

    making my way to denver for an overnight flight to jfk

  16. Mr. Murph Says:

    @Miner, i think he means that weird tone “song” they play to the aliens to communicate.

  17. Robear Says:

    zzyzx, what does it mean? is trey teasing alien movie themes?

    I don’t know where they get that stuff, Miner.

  18. Mr.Miner Says:

    Or, for that matter, any overt musical reference to the MLB jam in the Greek Caspian.

    ^ this one is obvious. listen again.

  19. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^ re: telly caspian

  20. Lily Says:

    I just miracled my section 9r to jb2 to a most deserving recipient. I’m not gonna make it to jb, but all is well in the world. I’m hoping for awesome shows for all of you who are there, and Please dance extra hard for me…

    P.s. I can hardly contain my excitement over the return of wotc!!!! Waves waves waves!!

    See u all on fall tour…

  21. Mr.Miner Says:

    @Miner, i think he means that weird tone โ€œsongโ€ they play to the aliens to communicate.

    ^ ah, i always heard a interpretive melody of that part in lemonwheel’s ambient jam….

  22. Robear Says:

    way to go Lily.

  23. Mr.Miner Says:

    what are standing room only tickets at JB?

  24. willowed Says:

    They have a little area (Fishman side) for SRO.
    Off to the side near the water.

  25. willowed Says:

    blue area

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