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. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah hood and sumo are both DOWN FRONT RIGHT NOW and have been the whole time!!!!

    go boys go!

    team BB in the house!

    this is…a bit atypical, eh?

  2. Jtran Says:

    jamming into the blat boom

  3. thedayman Says:

    takin this thang for a ride right now, eh?

  4. KWL Says:

    what, no blat boom?

    phish sucks.

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    trey’s the only person on earth that forgot about the blat boom.

    I think we’ll forgive him this time

  6. oneshowatatime Says:

    no blat boom eh?

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    OMG @completely, there’s our split sandwich!!!!!! they read the BB!!

  8. AintNoTele Says:

    blatboom reprise would have been sick, -$

  9. Jtran Says:

    That was amazing.

  10. KWL Says:

    i dont know why you guys keep going to see this custy band anyway

  11. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Who’s got my h3tty Providence blat boom opener?

  12. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @BK, do you have the SBD yet?????

  13. Jtran Says:

    Providence set I: Wilson Reprise

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    blat boom opener in providence

  15. oneshowatatime Says:

    wow. well, now i remember why the entire course of my life as an adult has been shaped according to music.

  16. AintNoTele Says:

    split sammy +$$$$$

  17. thedayman Says:

    great show, glad i couched it uup, have a good night, all

  18. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Remember when they played Bowie?

  19. BrandonKayda Says:

    I said the atypical GTBT jam as a joke…then they push it sideways for a bit.

    Holy shit. I might just not sleep for another hour to wait for the boards. What a fucking show.

    Then again, I have to get up at 4:30-5, that’s a terrible idea….but then again….

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    remember when they played a phat wolf>cities???

  21. Jeffiem Says:

    with all the teases? what song?

  22. Jtran Says:

    I remember thinking to myself

    “Guyute, good choice, that’ll keep the energy up in the prog rock slot”

  23. BrandonKayda Says:



  24. oneshowatatime Says:

    remember when we were bitching because cities was really short?

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah blat boom to open next show, no doubt

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