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. SillyWilly Says:


  2. Mr. Murph Says:

    Because were talking about it, they wont do it 😉

  3. BTB Says:

    The boys brought the PHiSH tonight.

    Amazing. Can’t wait to spin this.

  4. DukeOfLizards Says:


    You being tired will last for just tomorrow morning.

    But me spinning the boards at work tomorrow morning will last a lifetime.

    Just remember that.

  5. AintNoTele Says:

    Blat boom>ball drop NYE

  6. Jtran Says:

    I think they just set a new bar for themselves in this era. They know that, they’ll work to surpass it. 7 more this tour.

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    @murph: I’ve been talking about splitting Split incessantly, I’m a bit of a bore on the topic I suspect, and they did that, so…

  8. KWL Says:

    pretty sure this is the first show that i’ll have the ‘post show glow’ when i wasn’t actually in attendance

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    lol @duke

  10. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah I got a little lifted off the stream there @kwl

  11. Jtran Says:

    I’m still not sure why the opened with Drownded.

    Did Page wanna sing?

  12. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    Really wishing I could have made it, holy mother of god that was a mind babby fest

  13. JP Says:

    hope so jtran

    when does the next TTE drop?

  14. Jtran Says:

    Remember that monster Sand?

  15. Mr. Murph Says:

    Well the split sammie had to happen. They only jammed it for a bit before moving on. Split is the number one song I want to hear the most. Almost got it in SC.

  16. Jtran Says:


  17. BrandonKayda Says:

    I honestly have no idea how Miner can review this.

    Tonight was a HUGE development for 3.0 – and not in the same sense as Albany last year. Albany seemed to be a one-time thing for that tour. Here, Phish has taken their time this tout, getting all of the elements together (segues/creative improv/song choices/placement/etc), then promptly blew the fuck up tonight, with two sets of outrageous improv and surprises all around. Split->Have Mercy->JAM->Piper->Split, Drowned->Sand, David Wilson Buyutelope, Wolfunk->Cities, etc

    I am just speechless.

  18. Mr. Completely Says:

    lol, drowned, right

    kind of forgot about that part

  19. jdub Says:

    Did they jam out Wilson or something? So they made the big step from WTF to OMFG. So happy for Sumo, HH, and any other person in attendance. I have never seen the BB couch tour comments so off the wall gushing about a show. And the setlist looks insane with all those arrows and a split Split. Gonna be fun hearing this one and reading the reviews roll in.

  20. DaNcInG fOoL Says:


  21. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    ^that is an acronym, i assure you

  22. oneshowatatime Says:

    it’s really too bad guys, tonight COULD have been epic, but trey forced the > into Sand so i doubt many will remember this show 😉

  23. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Fucking. Sangwiches.

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    dear sweet pink little chubby lord baby jesus, we’ve had a squirrel in our attic before, but I just heard something about the size of a shetland pony sprint across my ceiling…fucking A

    not sure the trap is going to cut it

  25. JMelby Says:

    Have Mercy you elude me again.

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