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:

    best groove of 3.0 noooo where did the stream go

  2. ThePigSong Says:

    so a fee coming?

  3. Selector J Says:

    I just asked what the random songs were all about. I was just too lazy to look back and find the reason. Was just curious.

    Wasn’t planning on going to Chs but after that Ghost, I’m looking at flights… 😉

  4. butterflyeffect Says:


  5. EL Duderino Says:

    Frank Zappa – Gumbo Variations – Hot Rats

  6. Selector J Says:

    did I hear a Glide intro thru that choppy stream?

  7. sumodie Says:

    Genesis poster & AC phish ticket -seems too obvious. Phish knows some fan would uncover that connection. Still could be a hint though…

  8. Selector J Says:


  9. Mr. Murph Says:

    Im assuming its a Fee without a megafone. It just doesn’t seem like the right time for one

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    missing phish is stupid.

    it should be illegal.

  11. Selector J Says:

    Maybe Genesis is gonna cover Phish for the set?

  12. butterflyeffect Says:

    agree silly

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    All Phish albums on Halloween have had tunes that they’ve done before

  14. butterflyeffect Says:

    almost never a bad time for fee imho

  15. neemor Says:

    Something tells me that there will be plenty more where that came from!
    I just got goosebumps.

  16. ThePigSong Says:

    def has a megaphone – two separate tweets ’bout it

  17. butterflyeffect Says:

    what is this?

  18. Selector J Says:

    If I’m not mistaken, ‘Remain In The Light’ were all debuts, Dude.

  19. butterflyeffect Says:

    haha awesome

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    Fee is definitely in am unusual slot…

    at least for 3.0 right?


  21. neemor Says:

    “missing phish is stupid. ”

    Dude, is that statement fact?
    I don’t recall Crosseyed prior to 10.31.96….did they play something else off that album prior?

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    Really RIL?

  23. Selector J Says:

    reclaiming the megaphone from Arcade Fire, methinks.

    Always down for this one…
    Wonder what the keyword will be..

  24. neemor Says:

    Damn, there’s nothing I’d rather be doing right now than watching Phish play.

  25. ThePigSong Says:

    are folks struggling with 10/29 and 10/30 tix? I kind of scratched the AC trip when we didn’t get Halloween, but since we’ve got the time off – why not?

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