Weekend Nuggets: The Creek Opener


8.12.2010 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN < Torrent

8.12.2010 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN < Megaupload

"Fee" - 8.12.10 (M. Stein)

After a sloppy opening frame, Phish came back with one of their more creatively constructed sets of tour. “Drowned” brought the band into a new-school rhythmic-ambient jam, while they connected  “Jibboo > Gin” with a seamless segue. Trey left the whale behind on this second set “Bathtub Gin” using his Ocedoc to carve melodies into the summer night. After a quality mid-set interlude, Phish capped the evening by deconstructing “Split” into “Dog-Faced Boy,” and an impressive “Hood” which passes through an unorthodox segment of darkness on  the way to the top. All-in-all, this show is flying under the radar due to larger explosions at The Greek and Alpine Valley.

I: Runaway Jim, Punch You In the Eye, Roggae, Cars Trucks Buses, Sample in a Jar, NICU, Horn, Sugar Shack, Wolfman’s Brother, Time Turns Elastic

II: Drowned > Gotta Jibboo > Bathtub Gin, My Friend, My Friend, Buffalo Bill, Twist, The Horse > Silent in the Morning , Split Open and Melt > Dog Faced Boy, Harry Hood > Golgi Apparatus

E: Fee* > NO2* > Kung* > Fire

*w/ Megaphone

Source: MBHO KA200N/MB603>Edirol R44 @24/44.1


Jam of the Weekend:

Jibboo > Bathtub Gin”  8.12 II

A playful excerpt from Deer Creek’s opener.




“Fee > NO2 > Kung” – 8.12.10 E

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730 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: The Creek Opener”

  1. Leo Weaver Says:

    @kdub…that 12.29.98 2001 was a blowout. That entire run was pretty damn sick.

  2. Phamily Berzerker Says:


    The Theme opener was excellent evnthough it seemed too early for a repeat form the Dallas encore.

    Still they openned up on it. notice the “all right now” tease that showed up again in the possom later that show.

    I spent set two front and center puffin tough with everybody. Next day I met with admissions counselor for grad school all sorts of spun still. That game is only for the experienced.

  3. Mitch Says:

    did you mean to direct that at me? do i seem like i need some 96??

    i can usually call numbers better than where they were. looking at the dates on my ipod all the time helps. depends tho, certain shows i can rattle em off with the best of em.

  4. Livefreeordie Says:

    I listen to a Portland me radio station, wblm the blimp, while at work. I love how much the state of Maine loves phish! They have been talking about the Augusta show every day and then playing bouncin, fn sweet! Even more excited about home turf!

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    See Telas…that’s what sux…just cause I’m 40 and can’t remember what city a show is in and forgot to zip up my mediafire files people forget that I’ve been a web project manager since 98, am posting from my iPhone, and have been using my phanatic app all morning to research the songs you’ve all listed…peep my late 90s reviews on the phish net taboot…

    Sheesh :-p

  6. Gavinsdad Says:

    ^still can’t figure out the goddamned icons…hahaha

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Besides two trips to Vegas, Desert Sky ’97 is my only west coast Phish show. Great set I Gumbo and the set 2 Antelope is legendary. Twist made its US debut at that show as well i believe. Nice 20 minute Twist to debut to the US crowd. “97 was a band that did whatever they wanted. They knew they were the best band in the world.

  8. tela'smuff Says:

    HA! That’s hilarious! well, it’s sounds like you’re way more advanced than me.

    @Mitch – yeah, i guess. just throwing out some stuff to hear. seems we were on one of those “check this show out” swings. the Mike’s talk got me thinking about ’96 because I loved virtually every Mike’s from that Fall tour.

  9. lastwaltzer Says:

    “dtnl, light, those ones are easy”free

    ummm give it 20 years 😉

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    Def loving those 96 picks…I was just saying a couple days back that we needed to focus on 96 and 98 a little more on here

  11. KWL Says:

    llfa @gdad

    have a good one folks, time for some disc tossin’ & bane partakin’

    10-24-95 antelope sending me off right

  12. Mitch Says:

    but i wasnt in the mikes convo. i was talking about ghosts. 😯

  13. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Besides the Clifford Ball and Hershey Park, this was my favorite ’96 show.

    Tuesday, 10/22/1996 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

    Set 1: The Curtain > Runaway Jim, Bouncing Around the Room, It’s Ice, Talk, Split Open and Melt, Sparkle, Free > You Enjoy Myself

    Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Down with Disease > Taste, The Mango Song, Lawn Boy, Scent of a Mule, Mike’s Song -> Swept Away > Steep > Weekapaug Groove

    Encore: All Along the Watchtower

    Notes: This Weekapaug, often referred to as the “Freakapaug,” included circus dancers and Mimi Fishman dancing around on stage towards the end. Watchtower (first since April 21, 1994, or 226 shows) featured Buddy Miles on drums and lead vocals, Merl Saunders on keys, and Fishman on Trey’s percussion rack. The circus dancers also appeared for the encore.

    ’96 does seem to get the shaft. Band adjusting to large venues seems to be the standard cop-out.

  14. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    12/29/98 2001 – Goes beyond words, I always keep it on hand because it is an instant mood changer for me. How can you NOT grin after hearing this thing? Had to split the original off of the SBD because I wore out the first disc I had of this.

    Definitely one of those “We have liftoff” moments. Hoo boy.

  15. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    I have to admit, most of 96 and some of 98 gets a pass usually when I’m show browsing. For the life of me I have no idea why that is.

    Spinning 7/17/98 now, I’ll save the rest of the recommendations for later.

  16. tela'smuff Says:

    oh . well, i guess now you can make a mental note on Mike’s and ’96 shit.

    who cares about Ghost?! 😈

  17. tela'smuff Says:

    @Palmer – for some reason, those ’96 NYC shows never did much for me. I remember checking Gadiel and seeing that setlist freaking out about the guests and the antics. maybe i need to revisit that show today.

  18. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Tela’s- i’m biased about that MSG show. PTBM hooked me up with front row, dead center for that one. Whole different perspective when your that close. I almost lost it during the Weekapaug with all those freaks dancing around. Good memories for sure.

  19. Mitch Says:

    i would like to go on a classic mikes run soon tho. however, it may make me bitter about all the short ones. prob not tho, cause the band has really been rocking mikes this summer. lots of good short versions.

  20. tela'smuff Says:

    i hear that. i had front row for Blossom this summer. When i came out of the mental madness and started talking to peeps after the show i assumed everybody clearly just saw the best show 3.0!!! whe they started saying things like “it was…..ok” i was stunned. being that close is other level shit.

    and i agree with ya Mitch. actually, Blossom is still my favorite Mike’s from 3.0. But that JB Mike’s was really good.

  21. gavinsdad Says:

    echoing Palmer on both of those Oct 96 MSG shows…i caught both totally solo (sometimes the best way) and found my portal diagonal behind Fishman…danced my ass off both nites…remember having to sit sideways on the subway bench cause my knees were dusted….10/22 has the edge for that 2nd set….esp that Week and the Watchtower…which was just fun for the buddy, merl and otherworldy dancer spectacle.

  22. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Buddy Myles was hysterical that night. Couldn’t hear Merl at all though. Buddy took that thing over. Trey was laughing his ass off.

  23. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    I think it was the Groove before CMAC where they started throwing Simple in the mix, and then Walrus showed up… at that point I had no idea they’d go as far as they would every time thereafter. They turned it – from a 3.0 standpoint – from a standard 15-20 minute footnote into one of the most unpredictable monsters of the tour.

  24. Mitch Says:

    blossom gets my vote for mikes of the summer. i was in the shed but was still one saying it was ok.

    we all had expectations going in after seeing the chi-town setlist. thats what expectations do for ya.

  25. gavinsdad Says:

    this is too hard of a point to refine but i think it’s easy to say that great sound (the PA conveying the true power of the band crisply and cleanly) give certain shows the edge for an individual. many people here have sung the praises of the lawn and i don’t wanna get into a lawn v pav snobbery debate or a 400 level vs first 10 rows debate but i think it’s pretty clear per @Palmer and @Telas. when you’re getting your head blown off via proximity or prime location near the PA…you are getting a little more of the band projected onto your experience…some top of the lawn peeps also have “acid ears” and it doesn’t matter that they’re that far away…one of the best bennies of L, M, or herb is the aural magnification.

    my time in the lower orch at JB1 definitely helped me to find magic in a KDF and Funky Bitch that i may not have gotten in other spots in a venue (also depends on who i’m surrounded by). by the time Funky Bitch hit i thought that show could do no wrong and i hadn’t even blazed at that point. it was just cause i could hear it so well. and it was THICK.

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