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. ThePigSong Says:


  2. ElJefe Says:


  3. purplehumpbackwhale Says:


  4. MiA Says:

    All I want is a stream for free

  5. RoosterPizza Says:

    The carini was the fucking shit. Oh man…

  6. RoosterPizza Says:

    MIA, you crack me up.

  7. angryjoggerz Says:

    fuck, did i miss carini?

  8. Esteban Says:

    That Carini had a beautiful landing pad laid out for Taste

  9. halcyon Says:

    what’s the tease?

  10. halcyon Says:

    norwegian wood…..that’s it

  11. JerZ Says:

    Loving the norwegen wood teases in taste

  12. RoosterPizza Says:

    lost my stream

  13. JerZ Says:

    Refresh- its still there

  14. RoosterPizza Says:

    i knew the tease, but never in a million years would i come up with norwegian wood

  15. JeffieM Says:

    Awesome Beatles tease… I couldn’t nail down what it is.
    This is exciting.

  16. Aquaman Says:

    Thanks guys…a few Lancome and evinrude ads later, I am streaming.

    What’s the buzzing all about?

  17. Aquaman Says:

    Seriously it’s like the stream have gotten worse since last tour.

    Am I just being a bizzle?

  18. RoosterPizza Says:

    are you guys on phishtwit or hoodstream?

  19. ThePigSong Says:


    pick your stream there, although i have nothing at the moment.

  20. halcyon Says:

    mohawk 1 aquaman has been good…..

    ahhh ghost …

  21. RoosterPizza Says:

    Oh, hey there stream, and Ghost!

  22. DavidSilver Says:

    Mohawk is back.



  23. JeffieM Says:

    A little fun at their own expense with the drop?

  24. Aquaman Says:

    I am stuck in some sort of Taste, buffering land. With douche bags shouting into the stream.

    This is not the stream I needs after a shitty day of work.


  25. RoosterPizza Says:

    Ok, i am giving up until tomorrow…for real this time. GOod luck to all of you working with the Mohawk stream.

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