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. halcyon Says:

    whelp good night folks….back to work….no spoilers rest of the night

  2. Aquaman Says:

    Mowhawk sound as if he is pooping directly into my ears with buzzing loose poops.

    Oh, and crap.

  3. DavidSilver Says:

    I’m w/ y’all. this ghost sounds way too good to be ruined by a shit stream. nighty night playaz.

  4. MiA Says:

    That’s Gross.

    Yo Aqua.

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    damn, spacetastic ghost

  6. angryjoggerz Says:


  7. Aquaman Says:

    I rarely spread venom during tour and streams.

    But let me remind you all that my day begun a 6:40 AM when Neemor sent me a text message telling me I could have an extra for tonight, if only I had the balls to take it. Believe me I wante to tell my boss to bite me and go to the show.

    But, alas as a good employee I say, “It’s my second to last day at work I should probably go.” I spent the day cleaning my bosses messes, and training a guy who is so large he stinks 24 hours a day.

    All I wanted to do was come home and stream with you folks…..now I can’t even do that.

    This sucks. Again I realize it’s not a Miner problem just a shitty problem all around.

    Great…missed all of Ghost for Boogie on…….

    -Aqua “angry”-

  8. ThePigSong Says:

    I can’t take an “angry aqua” seriously at all.

  9. angryjoggerz Says:

    Aqua, stream is back on, sounding good. chill. oh, and come on tour.

  10. Aquaman Says:

    Commencing angry wolf bane uptake.

    -Aqua “about to elevate for first time today”-

  11. JerZ Says:

    I do not know much about streams but the stream I am on is great. It sounds really good. First on on couch-tour.com

  12. MiA Says:

    At least your dog isn’t trippin’ balls.

    Sorry DNW. But … Had to be used.

  13. Aquaman Says:


    I am angry…and serious…like a heart attack.

    Ok. Now I will hit the bane.


  14. ThePigSong Says:

    my stream is working pretty good btw Aqua, I keep bouncing back and forth on the /streams page.

  15. JerZ Says:

    hoping they slow this boogie and dont start choppin

  16. Aquaman Says:

    OK, after a little Pineapple, I’m able to relax….

    Mike Gordon sound amazing on this Boogie.


  17. ThePigSong Says:

    I almost called it quits due to an early morning tomorrow, then I realized I’m in the central time zone. Party Time Bitches!

  18. ThePigSong Says:

    real slick playing by Red

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  20. ThePigSong Says:

    I think they practiced…

  21. Aquaman Says:

    Choppy = good this time around.

  22. JerZ Says:

    second set is the truth so far

  23. ThePigSong Says:

    That’s the GUy Forget riff, right?

  24. ThePigSong Says:

    I wish I had some beer to rage my hotey.

  25. Shafty Says:

    This boogie went to shreadsville.

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