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. albert walker Says:

    yeah these festi sets are always fun but you leave feeling a little teased

    similar feelings when I saw the 96 jazz fest set which also featured a centerpiece YEM is the jam I believe

  2. kayatosh Says:

    My goal is to roll into AC positive in the trading account. Right now i’m up marginally, but this last trade could wipe that out and then some.

    My family and I are living on borrowed time. I have to start delivering results. I’ve had such a hard time getting long. When I am long i feel nervous and exit with minimal gains. However, every dip gets bought.

    It almost seems like the dips are engineered to give the longs buy opportunities. Bears are getting taken to the cleaners.

  3. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Anyone stubbles upon an extra 12/30 today. Keep me in mind. I’ve got commitments with the kids that will most likely prevent me from being in front of a cpu. Much thanks.

  4. Jtran Says:

    I haven’t been following this benefit talk. Is that Trey/Mike and Russo/Benevento duo a la 2006, or just Trey and Mike as a duo?

  5. albert walker Says:

    first thing you learn when I got a job in finance

    OPM = Other people’s money

    and as you all know. the markets can stay irrational for longer than you can stay solvent

    imagine being short the nasdaq in the tech bubble and just getting your ass handed to you everyday. that would be a lot of pain to take before the big pay off

    as Kaya knows these markets lately have been very irritional, mostly driven on technicals and very light volume.

    I started working there in 2007 Palmer so it seems I only know fuckin crazy markets. some crazy times.

  6. kayatosh Says:

    great advice, Palmer. The daytrading has definitely taken its toll on my funds and my health.

    Really looking fwd. to meeting you guys in person at AC and talkin turkey.

  7. albert walker Says:

    I’m out kids

    doubt I’ll have time to get my shit done between MSG ticket sales, packing, and a bunch of bullshit to get done.

    have a good one

    see ya’ll in Colorad

    good luck on Monday open Kaya

  8. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Kaya- something my father taught me. ” there are no called third strikes in trading”….. wait for the fastball down the middle.

    Looking forward to Ac as well.

  9. sumodie Says:

    Seems like the regular tapers also bypassed ACL -still no AUDs on etree

    I’m all for Phish dropping a festi set like this once a year, strategically placed so as not to cramp regular tour flow

    Would love to hear more from those who were at ACL

    Chops are now loosened up -on to the Kang & Broomcubed shows -am very curious to hear how tonight goes down

  10. kayatosh Says:

    You guys are solid. Grateful to have found you cats.

  11. kayatosh Says:

    One last mrkt. comment:

    I am amazed that the powers that be have decided that trashing the US dollar is the way to go.

    It has forced people to “invest” their dollars, killed savers, and driven up equity and commodity prices. However, all of this has done little to save the housing market and the employment picture.

  12. Jtran Says:


    Just saw your post last night, thanks for looking out, appreciate it.

  13. sumodie Says:

    How many 1000s of ACL tix barcodes will go unused at live phish?

    Does this make it okay for the rest of us to dl the show somewhere?

    Time to go exercise my captcha muscles at the gym in preparation for the noon day games

  14. Jtran Says:

    Went to see Assembly of Dust last night. They had 2 openers, so started around 11. I couldn’t even make it through the whole show.

    1. I feel like I’m getting old
    2. I’m glad Phish starts at 8, not 11

  15. kayatosh Says:

    Safe travels everyone. And have fun at the shows. Looking fwd. to seeing many of you in AC.


  16. Little Buddy Says:


    Aren’t you like 25 or something? Way to early to be feeling old. I’m 34. While I often act like a crotchety old man, I still feel young. Don’t think I could do an 11 PM show on a Friday night though. I was in bed by 9:30 last night because I had to get up for work at 5:30 this morning.

    Thanks again for making the trade. It’s nice not to have to stress out over every night of the MSG run this morning. Just trying to get 1/1.

  17. Jtran Says:


    23 llfa. BUT, I’ll be 24 in Amherst 🙂

    It’s just the waking up at 7:20 thing that’s still getting to me (started a new job a monthish ago)

    And yea, I’m glad that trade worked out too.

  18. halcyon Says:


    What LB said. I was drinking all night and got up at 4:30 am to work. Lets Go, Man Up!

  19. Little Buddy Says:


    23? Jeebus, you’re still in your prime! I don’t even want to tell you how I spent my time when I was 23. Well, I guess I couldn’t if I wanted to because I can’t remember a damn thing. I can tell you that I was on my feet for every second of the 13/31/99 Cypress long set though. Granted, I had some helpful “aids” to keep me upright…

  20. BeantownBoy Says:

    Mornin, BB!

    Looks like a straight forward set, last night, that serves as a good warm up for tour.

    Anyway, I had a pair of 10/29s fall in my lap that I wanted to offer up to the BB, first, before putting them out there to the other places. My friend couldn’t get that Friday off work, but is hitting the 30 and 31st.

    So first person who contacts me will get ’em.


  21. ThePigSong Says:

    I need to stop stressin about this onsale. The fact my people are 0/everything since hampton doesn’t help though.

  22. BeantownBoy Says:

    ^ and they’re reserved not GA.

  23. sumodie Says:

    @beantownb: morning! This missing letter thang bugs me -everyday I imagine it showing up

    perhaps I should just take it as a warning to always mail tix using certified mail or the like

    at least it wasn’t a tough ticket, but still

    Ok, got last night loaded on my pod -off to gym at last for captcha crunches. Will I again get the dreaded 3 word captchas at noon?

  24. BeantownBoy Says:

    @ Sumodie

    Yeah, it bugs me, too, but it was my call to mail the tix.
    So, live and learn. In that light, of learning, I researched that only between 3-5% of mail is lost each year. Looks like I’m the lucky one.

    But at least you got the 10/29, which is definitely the harder of the two tickets. And as long as I get into the show, which you’re seeing to, then I have no complaints.

  25. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    who knows the number i call to order tickets from ticketmaster??

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