12.5.2009 (Graham Lucas)

After a long cross-country commute, I have finally plopped down a hundred yards from Worcetser’s DCU Center—the long off-season is about to come to an end. The band has been here rehearsing since the beginning of the week on the heels of extensive practice sessions behind closed doors, and i f I had to guess, the guys will be raring to go tonight. With all of summer ahead of them, in mere hours, Phish will take the first step—and an important step it will be. Here we are in the first week of June and the entire community is salivating for new music. If my own listening patterns were in any way indicative of the whole, those MSG shows haven’t seen the light of day on many stereos, as New Years Run didn’t give us that warm boost of Phishiness in the dark days of winter to which we are so accustomed. Labor Day weekend at Dick’s seems like a former lifetime as we sit on the brink of the tomorrow’s tour opener, as the excitement has been building for almost a year. With plenty of time to frolic in the lots and amphitheatres of summer, there’s nothing quite like kicking off tour in a grimy old arena with a rich Phish legacy.

I would wager big money that tonight’s show will elevate. Phish knows the situation, and I foresee them coming out with a two-set effort to knock the socks off the New England audience. Could I be wrong? Of course, but I just don’t see them coming out flat tonight. With a rabid Bostonian crowd who will clearly infuse Celtics chants into the show experience, the energy in the room will be sky high for a number of reasons. But first and foremost, the Phish are back in town and it’s time to step into the muthafahkin’ freezaaaaah!!!


“No Spoiler” Downloads—Summer 2012

This summer, thanks to mastermind, Craig Harris, Phish Thoughts’ Free No Spoiler Downloads will continue! If you have the ability to stay away from Phish sites during any show this summer, you’ll be able to live the unfolding experience as it happened. Each set will be downloadable with in a single, unlabled file, so that you can just press play and let it roll. The ETA of the download links will vary according to show locale, but we will always shoot for around 12 pm MST.


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743 Responses to “3…2…1…”

  1. RoosterPizza Says:

    what stream is everyone on now? everything i was using shit the bed pretty bad.

  2. b-rock Says:

    nice first set of ter. will enjoy the spin of the second tomorrow — looking for a song count less than half. things sounding aight in phish land.


  3. MiA Says:

    Im out for the night. Peace y’all.

  4. RoosterPizza Says:

    Saving the second set for no spoil. Got my first set fix enough to be confident something good is on the way

  5. m00nshake Says:

    First set was really interesting. Page tore Funky Bitch up. Ocelot was very good with a smile swanky build up and transition from jam back to song was flawless. Possum was not your normal one, the jam went deep slow and murky and then came back out twice. Also Possum had some sort of tease at the beginning but I couldn’t place it.

  6. m00nshake Says:

    God I hate auto correct. Slow swanky build…

  7. angryjoggerz Says:


    Spock’s Brain cake

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    Holy shit, look at all the condiments behind Page in that picture!


  9. hoedown Says:

    I believe I heard beauty broken heart riffs during the possum intro. Not a bad 1st set. Boys sounding polished and pumped. Bring on the Jamz!

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    or shudders, you know what i meant

  11. JerZ Says:

    I’m really expecting a big time second set. I think they knew that they lost momentum going into NYR and are ready to start shredding again. I’m expecting a great tour from show 1, and not the ramp up that some recent tours have been

  12. Wantaghost Says:

    Fluff fluff fluff. No

  13. ElJefe Says:

    How was the Rift?

  14. RoosterPizza Says:

    Year four of 3.0…it is time to rip for the whole summer

  15. tela'smuff Says:

    you love condiments

  16. RoosterPizza Says:

    This carini is getting dark! love it

  17. ThePigSong Says:

    that SPocks Brain cake looks pretty awesome!

    Streaming now for the dirty nasty Carini that’s about to come.

  18. tela'smuff Says:

    do i hear My Left Toe?

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    😉 that shit would be crazy. Phish reading the BB.

  20. halcyon Says:

    whats the use?

  21. ThePigSong Says:

    lotsa type twoery

  22. Aquaman Says:

    Just joining now.

    Whereis my stream?
    I just got home from work. Last day at my hell job is tomorrow. New job starts on Monday.

    Look at that….I have two days of coming up…in a row. (Like normal people)


  23. tela'smuff Says:


  24. ThePigSong Says:

    pretty seamless into Taste.

  25. angryjoggerz Says:

    Taste, nice. Love this one.

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