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. butterflyeffect Says:


  2. ThePigSong Says:

    I need some indoor Phish in my life – NYE can’t come soon enough

  3. EL Duderino Says:

    Pink Floyd – Seamus – Meddle

    Got the Rat Terrier howlin’…

    Funny shit

  4. Selector J Says:

    oh goodness my…

  5. butterflyeffect Says:


  6. EL Duderino Says:

    T.A.B. – The 5th round – Horseshoe Curve

  7. butterflyeffect Says:


  8. butterflyeffect Says:


  9. neemor Says:

    Minkin just popped on!

  10. goat Says:

    everyone’s going to be talking about this ghost tomorrow… holy shit.

  11. ThePigSong Says:

    this should be a good one once we get a real listen, thanks to our (former) caped crusader we know we’re about 16+ minutes in.

  12. neemor Says:

    Ghost is pimping?
    Nice…..hose working it’s way East…

  13. ThePigSong Says:

    okay, okay, 15:18 🙂

  14. Selector J Says:

    Day 1.
    This tour is gonna be outrageous.

    Just gonna leave me wondering, Dude?

  15. EL Duderino Says:

    Wonderin’ what Selector???

    You headin’ to Charleston?

  16. Mr. Murph Says:

    For a second you fooled me. If they really did play Minkin, everyones head would explode and Phish would quit.

  17. butterflyeffect Says:

    that ghost was the fuckin’ tits

  18. goat Says:

    sounds like some of the spook is working it’s way into weekapaug too… october is the best.

  19. butterflyeffect Says:

    this weekapaug is killin it as well they sound gooooooood

  20. neemor Says:

    Mom, can we buy a Marjorie Minkin painting, pleeeeease?
    Just as soon as you finish your breakfast…..

    I would like Faht>Gumbo at some point this tour (when I’m in house).
    Thank you.

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  22. Nagarjuna Says:

    Face melting ghost just dropped. 4 real.

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    Robert Palmer – How Much Fun – Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley

  24. butterflyeffect Says:

    whattt stream went evil for a few seconds

  25. ThePigSong Says:

    me likey the CO start time, had to spend some QT with the wifey earlier – but my ears perked up the second I heard her “lady snore” > couch tour

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