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. c0wfunk Says:

    stick with 1 computer.

    Also – if you can, go wired. It helps, it really does.

  2. angryjoggerz Says:

    Is computer better than phone?

  3. albert walker Says:

    except 95 el dude

    although all the earlier nights smoked the 12.31.95 is stacked

    totally true for the other runs I saw though in 94 and 96

    best show was always earlier

  4. AintNoTele Says:

    Im gonna be calling in in about 5 minutes and stalling the rep for 30 minutes. Just gotta luck out and get a hetty rep!

  5. fat bastard Says:

    nice words posternutbag. I was in austin for acl in 03? or something for WSP. It was a dustbowl! Nice to hear the grass was immaculate. I remember it being so hot that i had my shirt off by 9am.

  6. neemor Says:

    Sounds good, guys…about what we expected from last night but I think it’s really hard for the band to carry their ‘Phishy’ vibe into a Festival that isn’t theirs, so the fact that it was promising and fun sounds like we’re in for some facial destruction.

    On a seperate note, this guy made my morning:

  7. angryjoggerz Says:

    this is my first time on TM for this kinda thing. any sage advice?

  8. c0wfunk Says:

    phones’ a crapshoot – I’ve never had luck. I always do pretty well w/ the online thing. In these situations – if you get in right away, and get the captcha on first read, you’re in. If you think “WTF does that say?” even for a second, you’re screwed.

  9. c0wfunk Says:

    no pressure tho 😉

  10. William H. Bonney Says:

    @Dude Agreed Halloween > NYE
    wouldn’t call it over rated, but more a blow out, were Halloween tends to be more focused.

  11. Kaveh Says:

    Looking for some 30th tickets…if anyone has the time this morning. Just throwing it out there. Let me know. Thanks!

  12. angryjoggerz Says:

    do i need to log in early or something? keep refreshing?
    I am so screwed, aren’t i?

  13. albert walker Says:

    just be quick type that fucked up word that’s hard to read fast as fuck and hope for a little luck AJ

  14. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Curious to see how the 1/1/11 show pans out. Throwing a monkey wrench into the equation this year. I agree about NYE being a bit over rated. You do get 3 sets though. ’98 NYE was pretty bad ass as well. That whole 4 night run was the titties though. Hard to pick out a favorite.

  15. albert walker Says:

    set up a ticketmaster account now AJ

    put in all your card info

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    AJ- set up an account before hand with billing and shipping info including CC number. Saves you a lot of time if you get through. This is a must IMO.

  17. BeantownBoy Says:

    ^ what AW said, it is crucial to have a TM account setup ahead of time. Makes the process a lot quicker.

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    Make sure your clock is set properly from time.gov

    turn all other programs off. Empty cache`

    Make sure you have a billing acct. and are signed in before hand.

    Bookmark actual pages in your tool bar depending on how many different shows you’re going for

  19. BingosBrother Says:

    The PrAWphecy comtinues.


  20. Mr.Palmer Says:

    whats the link to the official time? please

  21. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    lol tele

  22. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    im gonna do that too tele actually, but in about 15 mins

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    Agreed on 12/31/95

  24. EL Duderino Says:

    time.gov i believe

  25. c0wfunk Says:

    load time.gov now, we have a tendency to crash that site on onsale day 😉

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