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:

    12:00pm – 5:00pm

  2. neemor Says:

    I need to hear Lizards, also, btw.

  3. EL Duderino Says:

    What about Charlotte silly willy

  4. ThePigSong Says:

    welp, night folks

  5. EL Duderino Says:

    We’re headin’ outa’ town @ 9:0am on Friday

  6. goat Says:

    is it wrong to conclude that, in this era of bold reinvention and great leaps forward, that the only reasonable thing they could do as the costume is an album NOT in the classic rock canon?

    dance party.

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    Into Charlotte’s a little better.

    about 450$

    im not sure I can swing that.

    Was thinking if I could find around 300$.

    But that might have been a pipe dream 4 or 5 days out.

  8. Mr. Murph Says:

    And if a flight into RDU is clear too, I am fixin to leave at 11:30ish on Friday. I’de like to split gas with phish heads.

    Anything to get another phan into the coliseum.

  9. EL Duderino Says:

    Columbia SC. Silly

  10. EL Duderino Says:


  11. EL Duderino Says:

    We could pick you up in Columbia…

    It’s on the way to charleston from charlotte

  12. Selector J Says:

    I’m with ya, goat.
    I’ve offered this idea up a few times.
    it’s not gonna happen… but if it did.
    Read Icculus.

  13. butterflyeffect Says:

    hmm only wonderred left now and not listenable atm

  14. Mr. Murph Says:

    That album is one of the best to smoke to ever. So chilll. So fuckin’ chill. Fishman has to do all the lyrics.

  15. butterflyeffect Says:

    woah wonderred coming back for a last hurrah?

  16. EL Duderino Says:

    Humble Pie – Four Day Creep – Rockin’ The Fillmore

  17. EL Duderino Says:

    Just make sure your return flight is around 3- 5:00pm

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    Im lookin’, El Dude.

    I don’t know if this is realistic, though.

    Put most of my eggs in the Halloween basket.


  19. EL Duderino Says:

    on sunday

  20. WharblGarbl Says:

    I’m hearing of Kang sightings at Broomfield.

    Hope AW’s not listening right now.

  21. neemor Says:

    Torn and Frayed….
    I just had a flashback to the first big couch tour experience, listening to that Festival on Sirius all night…putting me to sleep.
    Great memory.

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    Well, you got options

    Murph, will pick you up in raleigh, NC. maybe on Thursday if need be

    We can pick you up in Charlotte, Columbia, SC. and Charleston, SC.

  23. Selector J Says:

    Definitely. It’s one of my favorites, Murph.
    Haha I could hear Fish channeling his inner Michael Prophet.

  24. neemor Says:

    I hope to run into you on the 29th, SIlly…that’s prob. the only Halloween run show I can do.

    Night y’all

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    T.A.B. – Burlap Sack And Pumps – Horseshoe Curve

    Bubba Kush………

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