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. butter Says:

    cool thanks, good luck

  2. Mitch Says:

    telly carini has me on edge

  3. Mr.Palmer Says:

    11:59 ?

  4. halcyon Says:

    1 minute

  5. BeantownBoy Says:

    Did anyone else see this note on TM’s page for NYE.
    Don’t remember seeing this before:
    ARRIVE EARLY: Please arrive one-hour prior to showtime. All packages, including briefcases and pocketbooks, will be inspected prior to entry.

  6. EL Duderino Says:

    less than

  7. halcyon Says:

    30 seconds

  8. sumodie Says:

    captcha captcha captcha be my friend….

    good luck all! 8)

  9. EL Duderino Says:

    and now…

  10. Mr.Palmer Says:

    14 min wait

  11. Mr.Palmer Says:

    7 min

  12. plord Says:

    In at 12:00:01 according to time.gov, got in on the first captcha…15 minute wait. What the fuck.

  13. AintNoTele Says:

    technical difficulties, you called it KWL!!!!!!! Just wasted 40 fucking minutes dicking with an automated server

  14. KWL Says:

    down to 3…

  15. plord Says:

    Cue Han Solo quote.

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    4 here

  17. KWL Says:

    wonder if 40 minutes is the ‘kick out’ time…

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    stay on. hang on.

    Almost there.

    Almost there.

    Almost there.

    Almost there.

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    going the wrong way…oh no!

  20. Mr.Palmer Says:

    1 minute

  21. plord Says:

    15…12…10…15 again?

    So screwed.

  22. c0wfunk Says:

    Hm gave it hell, the wife doing her ‘maybe we should go’ waffle and still spinning@ 4 min. Anyone get thru? Number going up now
    .. sold out nye

  23. KWL Says:

    shut out

  24. voopa Says:


  25. Mitch Says:

    jesus section 418

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