Three More From Fall

Let’s spotlight three more highlights from Fall Tour to take us into the holiday weekend. Enjoy the turkey, family, and football, and we’ll catch up on Monday!


Slave To The Traffic Light” – 10.10.10 II Broomfield, CO

10.12.10 - Broomfield (Brooks Perry)

Concluding a choppy but eventful second set of tour, Phish pulled everything together to close with a spectacular “Slave to the Traffic Light.” Bringing a sense of calm and exaltation over the room while preparing the audience for the next two nights, the band slowly ascended from a beat-less induction to a dizzying climax. As the jam dropped, the band took plenty of time to move from their initial sea of tranquility into music with a sense of forward motion. Riding a patient trip through terraces of hanging melodies, Trey led the band with transcendent phrasing – a sparkling thread sewing the piece together. The band locked together with Trey as he followed his heart to a fanning peak and beyond, sprouting divine melodies in a never-ending cascade of glory. Phish played a lot of awesome “Slaves” this year, and this version is certainly in the upper echelon.



Golden Age > Piper > Camel Walk” – 10.11.10 II Broomfield, CO

10.12.10 - Broomfield (Spencer Short)

Opening Broomfield’s second night’s second set with this threesome, Phish revived a one-time cover, thrashed through fall’s first “Piper” and made one of the slicker, most spontaneous transitions of tour. With Trey’s opening rhythm licks, the band brought the one-time cover of TV On the Radio’s “Golden Age.” The dancy interpretation of the indie pop-tronica track translated far more smoothly than Albany’s debut of ’09, super-charging the second half of the show. Taking the cathartic, groove-based jam for a legitimate ride, Phish provided a soulfully cleansing dance session to initiate the frame. Far smoother and more coherent that Albany’s version, “Golden Age” provided a show highlight while getting into slamming, piano led funk outside the song’s theme. Oozing to an ambient conclusion, Trey continued the up-tempo feel of the set’s beginning as he strummed the opening to “Piper.” Blasting their way through a furious passage, Phish introduced “Piper to Fall 2o1o with all four members locked in a space-aged chase. Growling through the outer rings of the solar system, the band settled into a sparser texture as many “Pipers” do. But instead of exploring this plane, Trey wove “Camel Walk’s” opening guitar lick into the high-speed play, and within seconds the band hopped on board, transforming the textures into gooey funk on the fly.



Cities > 46 Days” – 10.29.10 I Atlantic City, NJ

10.30.10 - Atlantic City (Dave Lavery)

This combination at the end of Atlantic City’s first set got the party started for real. A rather uneventful show up to this point, Phish migrated from a powerful groove into dissonant guitar heroics. Instead of the robotic power-funk of The Greek “Cities,” the band crafted a more subtle and nuanced groove. Trey used delicate, accented licks to build out of the jam as Mike bounced bass-note basketballs around Boardwalk Hall. Exiting the composed progression, the band drifted into a more abstract feel, stretching the music outwards while Fishman held a divergent semblance of groove. Behind a psychedelic pattern far from “Cities,” Page built a wall of synthesized effects as Trey painted the drone canvas with short brushstrokes. Amidst this darkening palette, Trey kicked into “46 Days,” ending the frame with a fierce dose of super-sized arena rock.



Jam of the Day:

Crosseyed and Painless” 10.16.10 II

This multi-tiered jam provided one of several highlights on a smoking night in South Carolina.



Happy Thanksgiving 2010!

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679 Responses to “Three More From Fall”

  1. Gavinsdad Says:

    Chill Palmer

  2. EL Duderino Says:

    Vick is starting to pick us apart here in the second quarter…


  3. Gavinsdad Says:

    I’ve been hearing about a liquid thc on the west coast too Jdub. Wondering if it’s the thing you’re talking about.

  4. Mr.Palmer Says:

    el dude- you think the Allman’s are gonna add more dates? 8 seems like a lot less than they have played in the past. No on-sale dates yet .

  5. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Palmer


    Greg had a liver transplant not that long ago

    The C. Bears have the best front 4 and linebacking crew in the league

  6. ae Says:

    as a J E T S season ticket holder, i’ll say the same about our new stadium. too big and all the real fans are in the upper deck which i like a mile from the field.

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    … but we also have the worst O-line in NFL history

  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    i’ve been hearing about a liquid time at worcester

  9. Robear Says:

    it’s not the same thing @ g’dad.

    i have a friend with a head shop in the midwest. he told me about the -18 stuff and he was making a killing selling it. some psychoactive synthetic component that’s not illegal yet. sprayed and sold on ‘smoking blends’

  10. phoammhead Says:

    same thing happened 20 plus years ago in 1986 when NC Tarheels built the Dean Dome . . . . went from about a 10,000 seat venue to a 20,000 plus arena – not good for the fans and home court advantage – bigger is not necessarily better, but we haven’t done too poorly over the years, anyway 😉 since 1986 > Natty Champs in 1993, 2005, 2009 🙂

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    My SLF is from a Duke family phoammhead… 🙁

    Love my Bears Defense

  12. Mr.Palmer Says:

    true @ dude. they still played a lot more than 8 in ’09.

    big pick right there for da bears.

    tough to top UNC hoops @ Phoamm. I’ve been a die-hard St. John’s fan since ’82 when i saw Ewing and Mullin go at as soph at msg. St. John’s has sucked for a while now but they got a new coach , Steve Lavin, and the number 2 recruiting class in the country coming in next year. So there is hope.. 🙂

  13. phoammhead Says:

    @El Dude

    my parents are huge Dookies, so i don’t hate Puke, i mean duke 😉 , as much as i want to 🙂

  14. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Palmer

    That was before the transplant… 15 shows in ’09

    @ phoammhead but they all went to NC State which doesn’t make sense

  15. phoammhead Says:

    right on @MrP

    UNC is already struggling this year and we’ve got a pre-season first team all-american – Harrison Barnes! I’m frustrated, dammit! We’re playin’ College of Charleston right now and i’m not even watching the game, yet – i’ll probably turn it on for a few minutes here shortly. I’m just not that into sports thez dayz – havin’ too much of a good time hangin’ with BEK! 8)

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    “That was before the transplant…”


  17. phoammhead Says:

    i see @El Dude – yeah, that’s a bit suspect, for sure

    both my parents went to Dook

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    They love NC State Football

    but the basketball team is a second to Duke Basketball in their house

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Bears looked good in that half.

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    They did…

    The Defense does look like the #1 D in the league

  21. phoammhead Says:

    @El Dude

    sounds like they like Duke BB because State only rarely can compete with the heels in bb, while State is typically a pretty good football team . . . fair weather fans . . .

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    4 TD’s and 0 INT’s
    Cutler today is looking like the Pro-Bowl QB he was in ’07

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    I love UNC BB for MJ being a Chicago guy

    Love me some Derek Rose now big time

  24. phoammhead Says:

    MJ was aMazing for sure

    i’m a big Bullz fan for obvious reasons – back in the day even in michael’s early years in the nba, i watched nearly every game mj played – we had a satellite dish way back and could get all the games – my dad and i loved watching those games – mj was so exciting to watch from the 1st time he stepped on an nba court – even and well before he started winning championships . . .

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    The best NBA play-offs ever…

    and you can pick so many.

    Super Sonicks
    Trail Blazers

    My old SLF’s uncle had a box, went to season and play-off games during the Rodman era

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