A Postcard From Maine

Official Augusta Poster

After a 420 mile drive (on the nose) from Augusta to Utica and a hearty Denny’s breakfast, last night’s full-on review will have to wait a bit. In short, Phish dropped a standout second set centered around an experimental “Light” in a gymnasium taken right out of the 1980s. Amidst a burly “Fuck Your Mike’s Groove,” Phish took “Light” into original realms, building on the revised jam format unveiled in Broomfield – improvising out of the main build into percussive and futuristic funkscapes rather than reprising the lyrics and leading the piece into ambient psychedelia. Stellar versions of “Bathtub Gin” and “Harry Hood” also highlighted the show, but the most spectacular part may have come in the encore of all places! Usually an afterthought, Phish came out and dropped a absolutely sublime and exploratory “Reba” that showcased the band’s most cohesive improv of the evening. Stopping in a brief “Manteca” tease out of a surreal sequence, the jaw-dropping highlight of the night came last – and that is a rarity. More to come in the day off – gotta catch a nap before this evening…

I: Chalk Dust Torture, Back on the Train, Torn and Frayed, Bathtub Gin, Gumbo, The Divided Sky, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Nellie Kane, 46 Days, Possum

II: Fuck Your Face > Mike’s Song* > Light > Twenty Years Later > Fast Enough for You, Weekapaug Groove, Halley’s Comet > Free, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus, A Day in the Life

E: Reba**, Backwards Down the Number Line

* w/ “Fuck Your Face” quotes at the beginning and end of the jam, ** w/ “Manteca” quote

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  1. Dorn76 Says:

    You’re all business, Miner.

  2. oldskool Says:

    Looks like momentum and their playing are really starting to build every night, very exciting!!

  3. lastwaltzer Says:


    Somebody get this man a smoothie he’ll never make it through tour on that kind of diet.

  4. Al Says:

    just got it from Livephish

  5. SillyWilly Says:

    If you guys quit your job, I will too.

    We can still make most of tour.

    They’ll give us our job back in November when we come home.

  6. lastwaltzer Says:


    next thing your gonna tell me is Denny’s is a great way to start your day.

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    When we wake up on tour, we can just ease our way over to Denny’s for a Grand Slam.



    4.99, holla!

  8. Mr.palmer Says:


  9. kayatosh Says:

    go, miner. qual. postcard — gives us some flavor. still waiting on the aud. dl.

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Moons Over My Hammy FTW

  11. Paul Siegell Says:

    man, this tour. can’t wait for the AC run!

  12. kayatosh Says:

    speaking of “percussive and futuristic funkscapes,” — 10.11 tweezer. $$

  13. kenny powers Says:


    PA Deli Mike’s is up

  14. SillyWilly Says:

    2 words.

    Cracker Barrel.

  15. SillyWilly Says:

    so, our boy padelimike

    is really

    A deli in Pennsylvania, Mike?

  16. Guyute711 Says:

    I had some Denny’s in Charleston.

  17. BingosBrother Says:

    This Light is gettin wild. Trey needs to get out of the way a little more, seems to me thats almost always when things start to get really interesting lately.

  18. kayatosh Says:

    KP: i’m on the dl now. in the meantime, 10.11 delimike keeping me company. fiery shit.

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    sorry if you answered late night, but did you ever make the Carimi sign? i taped gameday but haven’t watched for you yet

  20. BingosBrother Says:

    last Fall, 5 hours to Detroit. Show. Dennys. 5 hours back. Dennys FTW.

  21. kenny powers Says:

    i like how we writes “set the first”, “set the second”, and calls Possum “Oh! Possum”, like an old school mislabeled tape. but on purpose.

  22. dusty Says:

    denny’s is one of the lower forms of breakfast grease, but you can’t fault the man. I’m more a waffle house kinda guy…chunked and covered.

  23. BingosBrother Says:


    All this time I thought this was a type of microphone, swear to Gob.

  24. kayatosh Says:

    trey getting out of the way (going ambient) = things get going; music opens.


  25. lastwaltzer Says:

    You people make me sick.

    Cracker Barrel?
    Waffle House?
    Ihop anyone?


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