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. EL Duderino Says:


    Rock And Roll

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    this lack of knowing the official time is gonna kill me.

  3. BeantownBoy Says:

    T-minus 10 minutes…

  4. KWL Says:

    was in the automated system for 38 minutes

    and just got booted


  5. yematt Says:

    ::sends good vibes to BB::

    good luck getting tickets!

    got 2 computers set up here. lets hope 1 can get me in.

  6. JP Says:

    @ mitch

    what does this mean?:

    “so you only have the 2 min warning instead of 15 min”

  7. AintNoTele Says:

    booted from the phone automated phone system?!!!! Dont tell me that

  8. Mitch Says:

    when you enter the captcha it says “your wait is aprox 2 mins” or 15 mins as it waits for the dust to settle. you dont wanna be the 15 min guy when 3 shows are on sale at the same time.

  9. BeantownBoy Says:

    KWL, did you get that ‘ween ticket yet from my buddy?

  10. yematt Says:

    foolish to not go for “best available”?

    i’ve always chosen that. but floors would be my 1st pick. obv

  11. KWL Says:

    sorry tele…

    ‘we are experiencing technical difficulties’


  12. JP Says:

    thx mitch, gotcha

  13. Mitch Says:

    Telly Carini. It’s go time.

  14. KWL Says:

    dont think he has sent it yet beantown

    mailed the check out a couple days ago

  15. yematt Says:

    ouch. thats gotta sting @ kwl

  16. KWL Says:

    (which is not a problem, he seemed more comfortable getting the check before mailing, fine with me)

  17. butter Says:

    so Mitch when you get the 15 minute wait, start over?

  18. AintNoTele Says:

    wow, no beuno. Ive got 2 phones to my head and the computer up! My lady is working it tooo

  19. BeantownBoy Says:

    Yeah, he’s a trustworthy guy.
    I probably would have gone that route, too, of asking for the check first.

  20. Mr.Palmer Says:

    what are the chances my MAC has the correct time? time.gov won’t load and now its too late, i’m afraid it will screw everything up. Damn

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    I wouldn’t…

    If you’re already in the 15 min. line starting over wouldn’t help any IMO.

  22. Mitch Says:

    dont start over butter. just gotta wait. the line wont get any shorter ya know? unless you just go back for singles

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    11:57 am

  24. Mitch Says:

    palmer, 11:57:50

  25. BeantownBoy Says:

    Yeah, don’t believe the wait times

    Just wait it out, imo and experience.

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