Weekend Nuggets: Mullins Center

10.23.10 - Amherst (Ryan Gilbertie)


These weekend’s shows from Amherst were split down the middle. Phish brought a legitimate smoker on Saturday night and a  bona fide snoozefest on Sunday. Coming off three special shows in Augusta, Utica, and Providence, however, these shows just didn’t elevate in the same way. The first night has plenty of engaging jamming in “Tweezer,” Disease > My Friend > Caspian > Halfway to the Moon > Boogie On,” and  set-ending sequence – “Piper > Hood, YEM.” But aside from the first-set “Stash,” Sunday never really got off the ground. The  old-school first set would have been fine had there been any action in the second. But there wasn’t. When a second set’s highlight is “Roggae > Taste” you know something strange is afoot at the Circle K. Another smoking “Bowie” could do nothing to salvage this long-lost second half. But the band popped right back in Manchester like nothing had happened.

10.23.2010 Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

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10/23 (Pollock)

I: Meatstick, Party Time, Golgi Apparatus, Kill Devil Falls, Tweezer, Lawn Boy, Sparkle, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Possum, Tweezer Reprise

II: Down with Disease > My Friend, My Friend > Prince Caspian > Halfway to the Moon > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Maze, Wading in the Velvet Sea,  Piper > Harry Hood, You Enjoy Myself

E: Shine a Light

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10.24.2010 Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

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10/24 (Jim Pollock)

I: AC/DC Bag, Camel Walk, The Divided Sky, Ride Captain Ride, Stash, Fee > Time Turns Elastic, Cavern, Run Like an Antelope

II: Seven Below, Wolfman’s Brother, Backwards Down the Number Line, Alaska, Free, The Lizards, Brother, Roggae > Taste, Waste, David Bowie

E: Quinn the Eskimo, Chalk Dust Torture

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Jam of the Weekend:

Piper > Hood” 10.23 II

A standout, late second-set segment of Saturday night’s UMass show.




“Tweezer” 10.23.10 II – Amherst, MA (MKDevo)


.10″Camel Walk” 10.24.10 I – Amherst, MA (MKDevo)

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367 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Mullins Center”

  1. phoammhead Says:

    good call, MrP – yes, Feats in NYC – love it!

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Sounds like a plan LW.

    My buddy from Portland is coming in and staying at my place for a few of those nights. I think we may head into the city on the 28th as well.

  3. phoammhead Says:

    speaking of NYC

    i’ll have a day in NYC before the run – what’s a don’t miss in NYC?

  4. Mr.Palmer Says:

    jeez Phoamm, thats an impossible question to answer. 🙂 first time?

  5. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @phoam. same. the MOMA for one

  6. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Disco Biscuits are playing at terminal 5 that night, if you like them. ( 28th)

  7. garretc Says:

    Doesn’t a BBer have a SLF that works at MOMA? Didn’t that come up at some point? BB art tour, hell yeah!

  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “BB art tour, hell yeah!”

    i’m so there

  9. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Garretc- that was me. It was my uncle’s fiancee. I spent time with them a few weeks ago. She doesn’t work at Moma anymore unfortunately.

  10. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @phoam, you hitting worcester?

  11. garretc Says:

    Also, I asked this last night, but it was much too late for anyway to actually be awake to answer, so:

    Was the 2.0 lighting rig actually awesomer than the 3.0 one is? Cause, based solely on still pictures, and zero personal experience with 2.0, the post-hiatus rig just looks monstrously epic, like a hulking spaceship or something… Yes, no maybe?

  12. garretc Says:

    Well damn her then, Mr. P!

    I’m sorry, I didn’t mean that, I’m sure she’s a lovely lady, I just got frustrated…


  13. Mr.Palmer Says:

    it’s still worth going. Costs you $20. Money well spent. Better than 3 balloons on the corner of 33rd and 7th after the show, thats for sure.

  14. lastwaltzer Says:

    The MOMA is a must see. My recommendation is to start at the top and work your way down. All of the classics are on the top floor and it takes quite a bit of time work your way through the whole place, don’t skip it.

    anybody done the whole ellis island thing? I’ve been to new york a ton but never made it out there. Always been on my list of things to do.

  15. phoammhead Says:

    wow – nice suggestions

    for me, first time in 15 years

    first time for BEK

  16. Jon Says:

    Sunday Amherst had good versions of Stash, Antelope, Seven Below, Wolfman’s, Roggae, and David Bowie. There was a generous encore and the first Ride Captain Ride since 99. The problem was the standard #Line followed by Alaska in a key setlist position.

  17. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    isn’t the moma $10? but yeah $20 for the moma is still a bargain

  18. lastwaltzer Says:

    aw you got mail.

  19. phoammhead Says:

    no woosta for me 🙁

  20. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    anyone know if there’s anything special going on at the MOMA at that time? last time i was there they did a dali exhibit, best fucking thing ever. but starry night wasn’t there, so i’m excited to see that

  21. phoammhead Says:

    is ground zero worth checking out at this time?

  22. garretc Says:



  23. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    isn’t there a mosk there now phoam? lol

    thanks garret

  24. garretc Says:

    So I also said this yesterday, but “ground zero” reminded me of it:

    If you haven’t seen the documentary “Man on Wire” yet, you should do that asap. Absolutely stunning. I’m sure most of you know the story, but it was to do with wirewalking and the World Trade Center towers, when they were still there.

    It’s on netflix instant play, you don’t even need to wait!

  25. lastwaltzer Says:


    Starry Starry Night is SOOOO SMALL, was really surprised by that.

    I saw a Dali exhibit in philly a few years back, I hear it was the largest showing of his work ever, pretty freaking amazing.

    Last time I was in NYC they had a Kandinsky exhibit at the Guggenheim, looks like some of it is still on display.

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