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. Murph Says:

    Gotta give my Kitty back to the SPCA, a sad day for Molly the kitteh.

  2. AintNoTele Says:

    As a charleston local I just got 2 people to kangfirm phish in charleston oct 15 and 16th! One was a charleston venue owner and one is a livenation rep. F-yes!!!!!! 1st hometown shows, boooyaaaaahhh and a :ting:

  3. El Duderino Says:

    The lossless flacs of AV 2 are now up @ demon

  4. El Duderino Says:


    Leo just told me the news a couple of hours ago.

    The Charlotte crew will be in town!

  5. gavinsdad Says:

    @dude – thx for posting those photos…i’d seen btb fest pics of silly and that wasn’t what i thought the Fool would look like (Ro’s lil bro…that’s funny). hopefully someone can get some snaps off at JB since there will be a mess of us. beyond the heat, that looked like a real nice camping zone at DC.

  6. Frycanthropist Says:

    charleston SC?

  7. halcyon Says:

    Liquid Time is looming……. it has to be!

    AV1 is so good. That Reba blew me away on the drive in to work this am. Srsly….what a great place for fans and the band to be. The progression this tour has been is beautiful.

  8. InAMinute Says:

    anything for sit ins in the works tonight? I figure they’re probably all happy to be “home”, but after last year’s mike b-day show downtown around the jones beach shows, figured something might be happening – i’ve heard seen nothing, so…

  9. AintNoTele Says:

    @Dude: I told leo!!! Just got home to post to the masses

  10. gavinsdad Says:

    damn Charleston would be hot fire! i just finished up a big old chat about “my hobby” with my wife who has been feeling the short end of the stick lately. for prudence’s sake, i may only call in AC if they do it and MSG NYE run (but no NYE itself). somewhere ZZ is playing a very small violin for me.

    but i’d sure as hell like some more southern phish. so chill down there!

  11. joe Says:

    watching football from the new meadowlands stadium. looks nice but I’m sad to see the old giants stadium now be a parking lot. fond memories of the dead in there. anyone ever see them there? if so remember the video with Mikey Hart as sportscaster telling fans “don’t jump over the wall. you could get hurt. remember, you can’t dance with a broken ankle.”?

    poker update (I’m sure you’re dying to know). finished 23 out of 92. not in the money. needed top 10. lousy day of not getting cards and just wasting about 3 hours waiting for my inevitable demise.

  12. Frycanthropist Says:

    I could totally MAKE THAT!!

  13. AintNoTele Says:

    Yessir Fry, the word sounds legit. 2 sources randomly dropped it on my today. I would put money on it but you never know. This sounds pretty concrete so I am gonna guess hampton to follow, plus knoxville into atlantic city halloween

  14. Mr. Murph Says:

    Yummy, Phish in one state away. I will be there will my crew.

  15. AintNoTele Says:

    I wish I had a place for the crew to stay down here, not enough room at my pad but hotels are soooo cheap…its a friday/sat taboot. we shall rage in the chucktown no doubt. me and llamalee will set up some souther shindig, maybe a hootinannee, I dont know just yet

  16. gavinsdad Says:

    and one more Pinot post type thing….just want to say how pleased i am that people from this board are getting to/are continuing to meet one another. even if it’s just a handshake, that strengthens the bond of a real powerful force in the phish audience. a community. even at our most contentious, we all have a common bond as fans of the phish and i can feel that. good vibes help other “stuck” people share in the groove…some folks just need a little push…some need to see what show etiquette is, some need to know it’s ok to be a little freaky and to express oneself…and some need to STFU and get the Fuck out of AW’s girls seat. whatever it is, good stuff over the past 2 years. here’s to more this Fall/Winter.

  17. zzyzx Says:

    Looks like I might be right then about T-ride being my last shows…

    …well at least until the NYE run…

  18. AintNoTele Says:

    I head 3 nights in CO as well zzyzx…

  19. sumodie Says:

    what are standing room only tickets at JB?

    I believe this is a better diagram of the SRO section (it’s not as elongated as in the diagram Willow posted a couple pages back):

    Photo here -see triangular flat concrete section next to ocean:

    I’m a little invested in SRO as that’s where we’ll be (but I’ve never been to JB). Never did end up with JB2 extras either

  20. El Duderino Says:

    @ AintNo

    I know you did man.
    he told me that.
    I was just sayin’

  21. halcyon Says:

    SC Stingrays Hockey President announces schedule changes….

    To stoke the rumor mill fire…another possible confirmation for Charleston

  22. AintNoTele Says:

    That was an excited statement dude, not a “matter of fact” type thing. Damn man, who knows if it will even come to fruition, but I’m down regardless. Super psyched to even have the rumor down here! Gotta love meeting good people in the bar

  23. zzyzx Says:

    The SC and CO rumors conflict…

  24. willowed Says:

    well said gdad. you sound like me after i drink the Pinot!!

  25. AintNoTele Says:

    Awesome halcy. Good to meet you too my man, sorry I was so out of it in Telly when we met, I wasnt expecting that ganga food to hit me so hard. I got kinda antisocial all the way untill showtime, my bad…we’ll meet againa

    @zzyzx: ACL>CO back to east coast…maybe. The CO rumor was from a diff guy though…

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