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. Selector J Says:

    Greenville/Spartanburg has an airport, too. I doubt it’s cheaper than CLT or any of the others (besides Chs) but worth a shot.

  2. SillyWilly Says:

    I’ll be there, neemor.

    Ill make sure I find you.

  3. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    this fucking julius is the TITS

  4. butterflyeffect Says:

    haha i was listenin to that in china on sirius live with y’all good times

  5. EL Duderino Says:

    Marshall would have to pick you up in Spartanburg, SC. Silly

  6. EL Duderino Says:

    1:10am and the SLF and I just killed a fifth of Petrone Silver

  7. Selector J Says:

    oh yea.. Spartanburg’s a little detour from CLT, isn’t it?
    Not a huge detour but not on the way either.

  8. Mr. Murph Says:

    Damn Dude, I have been told that stuff is not cheap. *Rolls oo-wop of Bubba Kush* “So what”

  9. butterflyeffect Says:

    very crunchy cup encore there

  10. butterflyeffect Says:

    nite y’all! great show

  11. SillyWilly Says:

    Night, kids!

    Can’t wait for the auds to be up tomorrow.

    great show

    Phish does it again.

  12. Mr. Murph Says:

    Phinally done with studying. Put in my 6+ hours, almost time to walk a few miles home to play the tube.

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    My Problem Right There???

  14. halcyon Says:

    What a scorcher of a show. Fun fun fun!

  15. KWL Says:

    i got the plague

  16. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Great tour opener imo!!
    wasnt expecting ghost at all, and it went into some very nice exploration, Im sure miner dug the hell out of that. 6500 hundread all GA is really the way to go! Thanks Phish!
    Jdub, Kwl, Nagarjuna, all fine folks to share my tenth with!
    YeMatt we’ll be looking for that scarf tomorrow!
    NIght y’all

  17. yematt Says:

    very hot show. ghost mvp. had an incredible time!

    just got to a bed. been up for 2 days.

    the scarf has been returned @stup, haha that was a fun thing to have for the first set.

    lets do it all again tomorrow, yeah?

    my friend is looking for a ticket for tomorrows show. help wanted. yematt at gmail


  18. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    oh word
    i missed that, didnt see u after set 1 lol
    im down for doing it again tomorrow!

  19. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    anyone awake out there?

  20. BrandonKayda Says:

    Interesting show last night on paper

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    Sounds like a Lowrider jam on the tail end of this Ghost

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    …into some really cool droney ambience

    This is gonna be a fantastic fall. The boys are ON in this Ghost

  23. Hoedown Says:

    @BK- fall tour emails?? Show looks hot, hot, hot to me!

  24. Foul_Domain Says:

    show looks like it was pretty hot.

    Slave, SD, Julius seems like an odd way to end the 2nd set though.

    Very interested to hear Miner’s take.

  25. Jtran Says:

    Morning BB

    Had to go to bed before set 2..looks like Ghost was IT, what is this My Problem Right There tune?

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