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.

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1,346 Responses to “Chicago Reader Reviews”

  1. kenny powers Says:


  2. DukeOfLizards Says:


    It’s really bad.

    He just walked in.

    “Come on dude.”

    His girlfriend: “He did get here first…”

    Atta girl.

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Ghost is a hell of a 1st set opener. Not very often they drop a bomb like that on you to open a show, especially now.

  4. vegas wolfmans Says:

    “This is me every night, dude. Just staring at buttholes, and gettin’ a buzz on.” -Kenny Powers

  5. SillyWilly Says:


    I try and stay on my roommates’ girls good sides as a general rule.

    nothing like using the girls as leverage.

    For instance, whenever a girl comes over I act like Im cleaning and stressed about how the apartment looks. Then the girl says: See, Will’s cleaning…

    then roommate feels bad for a week and I don’t have to do dishes

  6. kenny powers Says:

    lol @ vw

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    nice. darts for stereo control is a good call. I used to hustle darts for pitchers of beer in college. used the inigo montoya method to great effect*

    *the relevant line is at around 1:15, but that whole scene is top notch

    “please know that I hold you in the highest regard…”

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    will do. I have a few things to do in the morning but by about 1pm or so I’ll be ready to go.

  9. kenny powers Says:

    it’s the funniest thing…i came upon some real ganj…

  10. kenny powers Says:

    7/3/00 Runaway JIm = hello.

  11. SillyWilly Says:

    My roommates dad gave us these old vintage Thruster speakers.

    we’re broke as hell, so we weren’t gonna turn them down.

    they don’t sound too bad either.

    When my roommate’s dad (Big Bill) comes in he always grills me about the Thrusters. makes sure Im takin care of them. Treating them with respect.

    He always says: “I know you’re USING them, Silly”

  12. DukeOfLizards Says:


    That’s brilliant.

    Although my other roommate is a total neat freak. He loses the doing-the-dishes game of chicken every time.

    I would feel bad, but his favorite recent musical acquisition is “Do It Like Berney.”

    So, yeah.

  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    so has that been treating you well then, kp? 😉

  14. fat bastard Says:

    PT 109.. Phish Thoughts 109er. new theme song. next track “nice it up” perfect folllow.

  15. KfL Says:

    slick work from mike in this shoreline ghost

    nicin’ up my livin room

  16. kenny powers Says:


  17. kenny powers Says:

    goes particularly well with a hoppy….well…….you know.

  18. SillyWilly Says:


    i got a neat freak roommate

    and a horribly messy roommate

    Having a neat freak is great for his labor, but sometimes I feel bad.

    I’m always saying: “I was gonna clean that up in a minute, man. I swear to god.”

    doesn’t work so well when you pass out holding your bowl with an open pizza box on your lap…

  19. kenny powers Says:

    the 4.2.98 Twist is really intense.

  20. poop goblin Says:

    Love it fb

    Hot track

  21. KfL Says:

    how sick is this ghost>ya mar to start a show

  22. SillyWilly Says:



  23. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB

    How goes it?

  24. kenny powers Says:


    wait til the YEM….srslyy….

  25. Mr. Palmer Says:

    KP going Phish’s greatest hits tonight?

    the 7..31.97 is as advertised. And i’m only on Dirt so far. Limb By Limb is sick as well.

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