A Festi Set

Amounting to an extended warm up for fall tour, Phish played the ultimate festival set in Austin last night that featured a smattering of songs and little creative improv. Staying wholly within the box for the indie festival, the only surprise came in the middle of “Harry Hood’s” jam when the band smoothly segued into “Light” – the biggest and brightest piece in their repertoire right now. But for the first time in memory, Phish didn’t jam the song, ending with its lyrical refrain. This represented the unifying theme of the band’s Austin appearance – no jams. Sounding perfectly proficient the entire night, particularly strong playing came in “Chalk Dust,” “Rock and Roll > 2001,” and “Harry Hood,” but all in all, this was a big pay day for the band and not much else. While I’m sure they had fun headlining a major festival, Phish played the most straight forward show possible with no risks whatsoever, making the night a non-factor for the many fans who didn’t attend – including myself. Even Phish didn’t list Austin City Limits as part of their Fall Tour on their website, because tour starts for real on Sunday. Broomfield awaits…

Down with Disease, Cities, Possum, Wolfman’s Brother, Chalk Dust Torture, Rock and Roll > Also Sprach Zarathustra, Backwards Down the Number Line, Harry Hood > Light,Suzy Greenberg, You Enjoy Myself

E: Cavern, First Tube

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1,630 Responses to “A Festi Set”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    wow this place is awesome. Thanks, folks.

    “sounds like you got a piece of 10/10/10′s binary significance”

    ^^^^ seriously

  2. kayatosh Says:

    I want to bounce all those good vibes back to you guys.

    Peace &LOVE

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    Kaya you’re $$$$$$

  4. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Same thing happened to me at work one day
    it sucked but i was fine… i was quitting smoking at the time, everybody i told including doctors thought i had a panic/anxiety attack…
    i was put on paxil and it has worked quite well, granted i am also smoking again, but
    the moral of the story is true. Dont abuse yourself u just got one life to live
    and although i bane daily and drink often, i never abuse anything, never understood that about shows. I bane everyday whenever i feel like, just cause im at a show doesnt mean i have to bane, drink and do as many extracurricular as i can manage to find like there aint no tomorrow…
    theres always the next show, pace yourself find your rhythm.
    glad to hear it was nothing serious

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