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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1,647 Responses to “A Postcard From Maine”

  1. Leo Weaver Says:

    helluva blowout jdub

  2. oneshowatatime Says:

    “wont be able to understand Miner’s review tomorrow… it’ll be written in tongues.”

    dually noted.

  3. Jtran Says:

    Remember how Miner said he’d right a full review on Augusta?

    Maybe in July

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    go to ustream channel taper420
    pwd is ‘please’

    sorry, figured ppl knew

    keep it on the DL, don’t talk about it on the board ok?

  5. AintNoTele Says:

    as your attorney I advise putting How Its Made on mute and watching it to this show, blow your f-ing mind brah

  6. JP Says:

    can they avoid a let down in providence after this beast?

  7. neemor Says:

    Missed Tela and McGrupp.
    Split Open and Melt[7] > Have Mercy > Piper -> Split Open and Melt
    Night all.

  8. Mr. Murph Says:

    Forbin in providence for sure. How could they not? With good banter by Trey and talk of donuts. Simpsons Signal, “mmmm doonnuttts”

  9. neemor Says:

    “can they avoid a let down in providence after this beast?”

    Easily, go with no expectations.
    Watch them perform magic again.
    Don’t forget the night off.

  10. Mr. Completely Says:


    super clean

  11. Mr. Completely Says:

    wow long time in the trill zone

  12. DukeOfLizards Says:


    If you were to hypothetically do something nice for us, I’d thank you for it.

  13. sneven Says:

    someone needs to photoshop a pic of the boys as they are wlaking off stage, and put steam/smoke coming off the instruments.

    I’d buy that poster.

  14. thedayman Says:

    whyflyers got some solid audio

  15. Jtran Says:

    Anyone watching this baseball game too?

  16. jdub Says:

    You guys are getting are taper stream? Sucks this is the last night my in laws are sleeping in our computer room, excited that get to hop back on in Providence.

  17. Jtran Says:

    Sorry, probably not the time for off topic blabber

  18. Mr. Completely Says:

    no worries duke

    I actually forgot about it for a big part of the show tonight

  19. BrandonKayda Says:

    How can they encore a night like tonight?


    Shit who knows

    I call Shine a Light

  20. Gavinsdad Says:

    Hell yes I am @Jtran

  21. Jtran Says:

    I honestly don’t know what they can do here

  22. jdub Says:

    Remember fall of ’97, Dec ’95, August ’93. They can and probably will keep this up through rest of tour.

  23. JP Says:

    hurts missing this show, but keeping the phaith for providence

    unless they encore with ghost > 2001 > ghost that is

  24. Jtran Says:

    Rooting for the Giants, sorry GD.

  25. oneshowatatime Says:

    i can’t find a stream and taper420 isn’t coming up in search results on ustream, help!

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