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. angryjoggerz Says:

    Sick Boogie

  2. MiA Says:


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  4. MiA Says:

    Err… Never mind.

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    n00bs 🙂

  6. MiA Says:

    Ha. This is better.

  7. seif Says:

    that WAS the guy forget riff. i was listening to it earlier today.

  8. ThePigSong Says:

    Carini->Taste, Ghost>Boogie On>If I could

  9. ThePigSong Says:

    Guy Forget confuses me I think because Trey teased it a lot before it was ever a ‘song’.

  10. Aquaman Says:

    Mohawk no mas?

  11. Slicksasquatch Says:

    Spooks brain anyone?

  12. Leo Weaver Says:

    flyfamous is streaming

  13. ThePigSong Says:

    flyfamousandybird is streaming something…

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  17. Slicksasquatch Says:

    ^Now that is kinda funny

  18. Aquaman Says:

    It’s either jinks, or “Great minds think alike.” Both work.

  19. ThePigSong Says:

    or jinx

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  21. ThePigSong Says:

    I feel good about this show so far.

  22. MiA Says:

    Glad to see they’re releasing the jams a bit.

    This bodes well.

  23. ThePigSong Says:

    ah, Mohawk has been back and sounds much better than flyfamous

  24. MiA Says:

    Haven’t heard a note of second set actually. But based on twitter and bb comments

  25. RoosterPizza Says:

    I have lost track of which stream I am listening to, but I know they see the jams as a time to pick up on their casual chit chat.

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