Chicago Reader Reviews

Today we have two reader reviews of Trey’s show in Chicago last Sunday. Denver downloads will be posted as soon as possible, and before long Trey will be wrapping up his tour this Saturday in the Bay Area! Stay tuned for all TAB downloads as they become available.


2.27.2011 TAB @ The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL – Mike Thong

2.25.11 (M.Stein)

…I was charmed by the well-played acoustic arrangements of Phish’s canon. Some songs were played on an alternately-tuned second guitar, and some called for a capo. An interesting moment occurred during “Dirt.” Toward the end of the song Trey’s bright disposition became rather sullen and contemplative and it remained that way through the end of “Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan.” It was almost as though some painful thought or unspoken dedication had taken place…Read on here!


2.27.2011 TAB @ The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL – The Real Guy Forget

…The floor was densely packed tight, leaving little wiggle room for elbows to send off last minute tweets and texts. The lights dropped at 8:28 and with little fanfare Trey was atop his stool strumming the opening notes to Backwards Down The Number Line. As plenty of audience recordings have proved, the crowd was eager to participate, showering Trey with chorus like waves on a sandy shore. It appeared Trey might have been thrown a curve, as he tried to realign his lyrics with the audience’s refrain, eventually leading to building finish and a large crowd eruption to greet the Bad Lieutenant…Read on here!


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer > 2001” 7.1.98 II

On the second night of Summer ’98, Phish dropped this monster sequence, melting many faces in the process.

[audio:,] Tags: ,

1,346 Responses to “Chicago Reader Reviews”

  1. Calpain Says:

    Happy bday Willowed!

    Still watering those office plants with the bottled water?

    Make it a great one!

  2. lastwaltzer Says:

    “You and El dude are making me feel young, i will be turning 31 this Sunday”littergand

    we can’t have that. I’m turning twenty five tomorrow.

  3. phoammhead Says:

    willowed, you’ve got great life energy and you’re an inspiration to all of us on this board – happy day, man!!!

  4. lastwaltzer Says:


    disc 3 of that show looks $$$$

  5. murray Says:

    any plans on fixing the TAB Riv link?? it’s 2/27/10 and not 2/27/11!

  6. nonoyolker Says:

    Happy B Day Willowed!

    Solid reader reviews for the Chicago shows – some talended folks on the blackboard. Def seems like the tour is gaining a head of steam. Should be a finely tuned machine once they hit the bay

  7. albert walker Says:

    a broker in Toronto just asked me if I am ever in Canada so we could have a meeting. When I told her I have been to Canada to see some concerts she immediately asked me if it was Phish. She then went on to discuss local strains vs some of her favorites from Humboldt and Oregon with me not even participating back.

    Kind of crazy way to start the day. fun shit.

    laterz ya’ll. have fun.

  8. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Love the creation rebel. Morning fellerz. Make it a great one.

  9. nonoyolker Says:

    Nice AW – WINNING!

  10. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Happy Birthday Willowed. Have a great day. Fuck the numbers. Its beautiful, your family rules, and the weekend is almost upon us. Plus, Selecta at the controls.

  11. Jtran Says:

    Happy bday willowed. Have a good one!

  12. willowed Says:

    I just jumped onto the show. Got caught in a meeting.

    Sunny Reggae Beats…..Nice

  13. Guyute711 Says:

    Happy b-day willowed. I got all Sheened up last night, I am hurting today. I started on the old standby Miller High Life but then moved to a Couple Fat tires after that. This obviously wasn’t enough so I had to try a Blue Point Toasted Head Lager. Wasn’t all that impressed so I tried to wash the taste out of my mouth with some Bell’s Amber Ale. Didn’t taste much different than the Fat Tires so I then had to throw some Dowtown Brown on top of that to close the night. My head no feel good. Need more tiger blood.

  14. Litteringandd Says:

    Thank you for shocking me back to reality.(As I grasp your face and in my best Billy Madison voice whisper “cherish it, you gotta cherish it”)

  15. mrfergie Says:

    Been a while since I’ve been around – glad to see everyone’s still here…

    Happy Birthday Willowed – make it special…

  16. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Guyute- Are you on Long Island or just drinking Toasted Lagers amongst your fine selection?

  17. kenny powers Says:

    happy birthday Willowed! we’re both March babies. the NCAA tourney saves this month from being the absolute worst month in New England.

  18. mitch Says:

    spun the antelope from IT on my way to work today. rocking the GHOST now. f-yeah.

    anyway, trey totally jinxed us. end of antelope trey talking “next year when we do IT again, we will have the traffic-less entry”


  19. mitch Says:

    happy bday willowed and pham berzerker!

  20. Spasm Waiter Says:

    In honor of Springs forthcoming arrival, I present to you, BBQ Porn—>

  21. MisterChristian Says:

    Hetty Birthday Willowed!

    I tried a couple Flying Dog Porters last night. Not bad at all, not quite as thick as some other porters, flavors were subdued but pleasant.

  22. Guyute711 Says:

    They have the toasted Lager here in Charlotte at a couple bars Spasm. I was at a NY themed bar last night. It’s nice to walk in a place in NC that has a Syracuse flag proudly displayed outside.

  23. kenny powers Says:

    dude i love Porters and feel like craft brewers totally overlook the style in favor of stouts (which i also love).

    any other Porter rec’s, besides Sammy Taddy, Geary’s, Smuttynose?

  24. willowed Says:

    That made me hard. Is that wrong???

  25. Kaveh Says:

    Happy Birthday Willowed! Have a great day today. Lot’s of March b-days (mine 30th).

    Selector J on the stream…I’m liking Thursday mornings.

Leave a Reply